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8a Strastnoy Blvd, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #323 of 9,467 restaurants in Moscow
Cuisines: Russian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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27 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Newport Beach, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
855 helpful votes 855 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My husband and I dined at Varvary on our final night in Moscow (having canceled it a few days before while suffering from jet lag and not wanting to ruin our experience here). And what a dinner it was! The restaurant looks like Philip Starcke exploded with Russian madness. Dark crystal, chandeliers, reds, blacks, and whites, very dramatic. Yet on... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The first time that I was at Varvary Chef Komm served us Haute Cuisine with a capital A. The A from Art. Art... I can't find an other word for his Cuisine and all my guests agreed with me. Varvary stand for an innovative creative interpretation of the traditional Russian cuisine. Last weekend I had the honor to be at... More

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The restaurant is located off to the side of the building and wasn't obvious to find. You then take an elevator up to the restaurant. When we arrived, there was no one in the restaurant to greet us - in fact, the restaurant looked mostly empty. After a few minutes of waiting around, a waiter came by from upstairs and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Talking about average tourist program in Moscow with number of "the must" places regardless cultural experience and personal taste : Bolshoy theatre and Pushkin restaurant would be on top 5 attractions together with Red square, Kremlin, Tretiakov gallery and a number of Stalin buildings or Churches ( depending on preferences ) I wonder why VARVARY is not ranked as a... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

After having decided to visit some top class restaurants in Moscow (cafe Pushkin, Turandot) we decided to move on and to visit Komm's Barvary. We decided to go for the 13 course menu, a "gastronomitscheskiy spectacle"; that sounded pretty promising. We dined at several great places like Fischer's Fritze, Margaux, The French Laundry, Commis and so on, so I'd say... More

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A trip to Moscow would not be complete without the experience of Varvary. I was promised an experience and I wasn't disappointed- well worth a visit from the UK. The attention to detail even down to the personalised AK cutlery was just wonderful, nothing escaped the perfection of this fabulous restaurant. The front of house staff were friendly and very... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

as a group of 4 foodie friends on a "working trip" to Moscow it was the place to go. we are all chefs /food writters and it is rare for us to be able to say Amazing / fantastic / wonderful .. evern the excelent word kept coming into the conversation. the starter had to be seen to believed just... More

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Sitges, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We came to this restaurant to experience the cuisine of Anatoli Komm after having read quite a bit about the character. We often go to Michelin star restaurants so that will be my frame of reference. Before going into details let me just say that we were very pleasantly surprised by the innovative take on traditional Russian cuisine but I... More

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Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

We had the so called Gastronomic Show. The word Show .does not describe our culinary experience properly. The preparations, quality and the ideas behind each dish were ART, class as well as an extraordinary ability of Anatoly Komm to go his own way. We also do not agree with other reviewers stating a dominance of molecular cuisine. What Anatoly and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

VARVARY (BARBARIANS) is conveniently located on the Strastnoy blvd not far from Tverskaya on the top floor of the building. It gives you a nice view and they have a spacious terrace for alfresco dining as it gets warm enough in Moscow. The interior is as posh as you would expect in a top class Moscow fine dining restaurant. No... More

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