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Karlson

#952 of 11,187 Restaurants in Moscow
#1,003 of 11,792 Places to Eat in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, European, Russian
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Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow, Russia
7 (495) 280-04-28
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great views over Moscow and a lively yet informal atmosphere

I wasn't paying but my friend and local entrepreneur chose this restaurant for a summer evening meal in Moscow. It feels like a giant conservatory but there are plenty of seats outside as well as in. It was very busy so book in advance but it did not feel crowded and the service managed to keep up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Chris M
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Reading, UK
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Reading, UK
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I wasn't paying but my friend and local entrepreneur chose this restaurant for a summer evening meal in Moscow. It feels like a giant conservatory but there are plenty of seats outside as well as in. It was very busy so book in advance but it did not feel crowded and the service managed to keep up. Our food and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Modern place with open kitchen. Tasty food, good choice. Excellent glass-covered terrace with city view.

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Dubai
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It's worth coming here for the views alone but food was a little hit and miss. Whilst it tasted fine the portions felt pretty small and many of the group came away still feeling hungry. Having said that the service was both efficient and fast (something we don't seem to have seen in many other restaurants in Moscow). We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed such a wonderfull evening in this great restaurant. First of all its location with its spectaculair vieuw over Moscow and Kremlin Second, great food and as being dutch, for very reasonable prices Staff is very friendly a realy makes effort to forfill al your needs, and then after diner chill with sisha and a nice glass of whiskey... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I came in my last night of Moscow and exceeded all expectations. The sea bass, the green fetucini and the black spaghetti with crab meat were excellent. This is the perfect good bye last seen. Ask for a table on the terrace. The view could not be better anywhere in world.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Karlson, is one of the best place where you can spend at least few hours. During the summer you can book a table outside, enjoying one of the best views on Moscow. Just one thing is better than the view: the food prepared by Giacomo Lombardi, one of the best Chef in town. You can also decide to have an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have been to this place with our business partners for dinner. The restaurant is nice, but food is just ordinary.

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

patchy service and unimpressive food, expensive wine list if stripped of the summer terrace, it poses no interest whatsoever, but it's definitely worth visiting in one of the quiet and mild August evenings, when a good half of the moscovites have left for a vacation, and you own a perfect city view a little more to yourself. Very romantic and... More 

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Novara, Italy
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great surprise by this restaurant. Very good view of the city center, fresh, modern, stylish location. Service is good and the food, surprisingly was basically Italian. And I have to say, being Italian, the the quality was very high. Great chef with fantasy but respecting the tradition, I was there with colleagues coming from different countries and all were happy.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The roof top terrace gets you a great view of Moscow. The food menu is as usual in Moscow very large. The food is good but I wonder how traditional Russian, Sushi, Burger and Pasta fit together... And who is in the kitchen to prepare it all authentically! The service was not attentive at all, even if the restaurant wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow
  • Phone Number: 7 (495) 280-04-28

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, European, Russian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?