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Starlite Diner

#286 of 11,926 Restaurants in Moscow
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Patriarch Ponds
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Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 16, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 650-02-46
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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 Starlites are still the original and best. They now have four 24 hour 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
Usual American Restaurant

The place is quiet and cozy and most of all the food is delicious and tasty. Nice place for hanging with friends. Interior design is really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting Starlight for the past 20 years. Ownership has changed over the years, but the service and food have generally been reliable if not fancy. Their Thanksgiving turkey dinner is quite good. However, last night's meal with my family will be the last one for a long time. Soviet-style attitude from the waitress. Burgers were cold, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I have spent many a relaxing Sunday morning over brunch here. The setting is in a beautiful little park just inside the Garden Ring, and is quite peaceful. They serve standard American diner fare and it is all good. Only twist is that they also have a full bar so bloody mary's/mimosas pair nicely with your brunch. In warm weather... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Unbelievably dirty! Didn't want to try any food, take cocktail - it was ok. Service not nice and unfriendly. Never come back and never recommend

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The place is quiet and cozy and most of all the food is delicious and tasty. Nice place for hanging with friends. Interior design is really nice.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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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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 11, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 Starlites are still the original and best. They now have four 24 hour 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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Staying in Patriarch Ponds

Neighborhood Profile
Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.