We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vanil

Neighborhood:
Khamovniki
French, Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Russian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Ostozhenka St., 1, Moscow 119034, Russia
+7 495 637-10-82
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Vanil is status. Personalities of the owners, Arkady Novikov, Stepan...
Vanil is status. Personalities of the owners, Arkady Novikov, Stepan Mikhalkov, Fedor Bondarchuk, a famous Russian director, interior from a famous architect Juri Andreev, the view from the window, altogether creates the atmosphere of the restaurant, which is the atmosphere of success. It was not without reason that right from the beginning the restaurant won the popularity of a mature successful audience. Furthermore, saying “Vanil” we mean Bohemia, secular audience, elite. The movie about a beautiful life. This is the right place to partake in a feeling of belonging to this state of mind. Everything stars from the interior. Juri Andreev in one his interviews says: "The space of the restaurant is universal. In the interior as to the form, untroubled by any pronounced history, you can put any desired content. The interior is fashionable without any intellectualizing. It's a loft studio.This is one integrated area, of inward and outward openness. It's decorations of a modern play”. “Vanil” is current. A place solely for successful people. And the loser should be left in tears: this city doesn't believe in tears, it believes in success. Restaurant “Vanil” opened July 5, 2001.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 66 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Attractive restaurant close to Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Quality, service and prices are of high level, we found them adequate to the siting for a coffee, cappuccino and tea in Sunday afternoon.. Worth if you're looking for a classy place or you're on business trip. The scenery excellent , with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in front of it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Janos H
,
Budapest, Hungary
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I've been there two years ago and a friend of mine recently and we agree that restaurant is very posh, the interior design and atmosphere are fantastic. Very good service, a little bit expensive but worth it.

Helpful?
Thank 76brankita
Guernsey
Level Contributor
37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant dinner here. The tomatoes tasted like the ones you find in the Mediterranean and the huge tender octopus tentacles were better than scallops or lobster. Super service too but as is typical in Moscow, they don't get the concept of wine by the full bottle! Maybe I'm just greedy but those funny little half bottles didn't cut the mustard.....

Helpful?
Thank GuernseyForager
Level Contributor
112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere and location, but the food was just average. Have had much better meals in Moscow in the same price range. Unlikely to go again.

Helpful?
Thank cp076
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Quality, service and prices are of high level, we found them adequate to the siting for a coffee, cappuccino and tea in Sunday afternoon.. Worth if you're looking for a classy place or you're on business trip. The scenery excellent , with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in front of it.

Helpful?
Thank Janos H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Highly recommended: Relaxed atmosphere. Adequate clientele. Excellent service! Two waiters were constantly watching the table. Well-designed menu. I went on the patio to make a phone call – gorgeous. Reasonable prices.

Helpful?
Thank LeshkaY
Ilkeston, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My wife & I visited this restaurant with 2 friends in March 2014 we had looked at the menu & wine list before our visit. The food seemed very reasonably priced for such an exalted establishment ( Hg2 has it as the 3rd. best in Moscow) the wine, as with all wine in Russia, was expensive the cheapest being a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rogerlocal
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
334 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This place has it all: excellent location, perfect interior, wonderul service, exquisite fusion cuisine & impressive wine list. One of the best places in Moscow, which I highly recommend. Beware that prices are rather high.

Helpful?
1 Thank amk2f
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Delicious constellation of high cuisine, excellent location, and discreet service, that not everyone may appreciate at its just valour.

Helpful?
Thank Paul K
Hudson, MA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very nice atmosphere, comfortable furniture and beautiful view of Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The food was absolutely delicious, our waitress spoke very decent English and was checking on us constantly. The menu was pricey but not overly so, the quality of the food and service definitely justify it. We left quite happy.

Helpful?
Thank Mur32
Moscow
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We sat on the terrace overlooking the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, which was a great table. The menu was very extensive, but I stuck to the Asian food which was cooked to perfection. Perfectly spiced squid and soft, moist sea bass. Very good. The only negative was that the services was so slow. There were plenty of waiters around, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank moskvaboy

Travelers who viewed Vanil also viewed

Moscow, Central Russia
Moscow, Central Russia
 
Moscow, Central Russia
Moscow, Central Russia
 

Been to Vanil? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ostozhenka St., 1, Moscow 119034, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Khamovniki
  • Neighborhood: Khamovniki
  • Phone Number: +7 495 637-10-82

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Russian

Description

Vanil is status. Personalities of the owners, Arkady Novikov, Stepan Mikhalkov, Fedor Bondarchuk, a famous Russian director, interior from a famous architect Juri Andreev, the view from the window, altogether creates the atmosphere of the restaurant, which is the atmosphere of success. It was not without reason that right from the beginning the restaurant won the popularity of a mature successful audience. Furthermore, saying “Vanil” we mean Bohemia, secular audience, elite. The movie about a beautiful life. This is the right place to partake in a feeling of belonging to this state of mind. Everything stars from the interior. Juri Andreev in one his interviews says: "The space of the restaurant is universal. In the interior as to the form, untroubled by any pronounced history, you can put any desired content. The interior is fashionable without any intellectualizing. It's a loft studio.This is one integrated area, of inward and outward openness. It's decorations of a modern play”. “Vanil” is current. A place solely for successful people. And the loser should be left in tears: this city doesn't believe in tears, it believes in success. Restaurant “Vanil” opened July 5, 2001.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vanil staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Khamovniki

Neighborhood Profile
Khamovniki
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own – here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or river cruise during the summer and taxi in winter as many of the great places are situated beyond a short walk.