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Starlite Diner

#684 of 11,189 Restaurants in Moscow
#722 of 11,794 Places to Eat in Moscow
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Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 16, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 650-02-46
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: It's most certainly American and those red booths are the real thing - the...
It's most certainly American and those red booths are the real thing - the only Russian elements here are the electric sockets. You'll hear more English spoken in this diner than anywhere else in Moscow, which adds to the otherworldly home-away-from-home experience. The menu spins out all the classics in authentic style, including huge waffles, burgers and giant milkshakes made with Oreo cookies, massive breakfast and huge filter coffees from the pot. American diners are now de rigeur in Moscow but Starlite are still the original and best. They now have five 24hour venues with the original being the giant silver truck in a leafy garden near Mayakovskaya metro (Bol. Sadovaya 16), Oktyabrskaya metro (Korovy Val, 9a), metro Universitet (Vernadskogo Ave., 6) although our favourite is the latest spacious venue on Stastnoy bulvar - metro Pushkinskaya.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good enough to go back

I used to study in Moscow and whenever I got a craving for a burger, this is where I would come. I just came back to Moscow 5 years later and was living in a hotel near Mayakovskaya and we went to see if this place was still open. It was, and it was just as fun as I remember.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have been a regular for a good 10 years. The good food, especially breakfast compensated for the slow service in the past. Now the food became a hit or miss. Omelettes are still pretty good but anything with chicken and burgers should be avoided.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I used to study in Moscow and whenever I got a craving for a burger, this is where I would come. I just came back to Moscow 5 years later and was living in a hotel near Mayakovskaya and we went to see if this place was still open. It was, and it was just as fun as I remember.... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a great place to have a relaxing US style breakfast with the bottomless cup of good coffee a highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Has only gotten better with time. Saved many lives with hangover preventative food 24/7. Loooove the pelmeni, borscht and cheeseburgers. Yes, those are three complementary food groups that go together. Excellent for outdoor dining in a city that excels at seasonal outdoor dining. Finally, the Fudge Fantasy, warm brownie with ice cream, for dessert completes the experience.

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Damansara, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Came here for breakfast twice in a row when I was in Moscow! The bacon cheese omelette here is awesome!

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We speak about the Starlite located at the Auchan city. We have been there many times. The very first time because we were looking for some American style breakfast and we did not like it because the waiter and the kitchen messed up our order. Anyway we decided to go back because they deserved a second chance and the Manager... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

used to go here quite often, it's a great place to get american-style food, and the design is really cute. I love the burgers and milkshakes!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was an interesting experience. It is an American style diner in the heart of Moscow Russia. After having been in Russia for a week, it was nice to see this place. The decor is that of a 50s style US diner. The burger I had was not the freshest, but nothing I had in Russia seemed very fresh, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

50's american diner in the heart of Moscow. love the decor, get a booth rather than a table. all the staff were helpful, menus in Russian and English so you choose what you want and point if you don't speak the lingo. although our excellent waiter new enough English to my 8 words of Russian so that between us we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The place is an attempt to recreate an atmosphere of circa 50's American diner. Hence red benches/chairs, polished metal, life-size mannequins of celebrities and the Statue of Liberty at the entrance. To keep with tradition of American Diner it is also open 24x7. There is a waiter call buttons at the table so one don't have to pantomime to call... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 16, Moscow, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow
  • Phone Number: +7 495 650-02-46

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Description

It's most certainly American and those red booths are the real thing - the only Russian elements here are the electric sockets. You'll hear more English spoken in this diner than anywhere else in Moscow, which adds to the otherworldly home-away-from-home experience. The menu spins out all the classics in authentic style, including huge waffles, burgers and giant milkshakes made with Oreo cookies, massive breakfast and huge filter coffees from the pot. American diners are now de rigeur in Moscow but Starlite are still the original and best. They now have five 24hour venues with the original being the giant silver truck in a leafy garden near Mayakovskaya metro (Bol. Sadovaya 16), Oktyabrskaya metro (Korovy Val, 9a), metro Universitet (Vernadskogo Ave., 6) although our favourite is the latest spacious venue on Stastnoy bulvar - metro Pushkinskaya.

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