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Karlson

Ovchinnikovskaya Emb.,20, Bldg 1 | Central City Tower, Moscow, Russia
7 (495) 280-04-28
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Ranked #527 of 9,851 restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $57 - $86
Cuisines: European, Russian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very helpful and friendly staff, the kitchen offers mostly italian food, but also the traditional Bortsch. So the evening started well and the food, includiing the sweet was delicious. Then we asked for green tea. We got a cup with water with a little bit of green color. The answer of the waiter was that the tea is good like... More

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice place, beautiful view, good service and delicious Stroganov beef. The lounge music is perfect. The price worth it. I've ever eaten there twice...

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

you can't fault the location,views, winelist and the decor. Service was only Ok - probably needs work. Very pricey, small bite size meals wasn't value for money at all

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The best view in Moscow. On your seat you can see the Red Square and Kremlin. Moscow is olive green. Walking around the restaurant is breathless. We asked for Russian Stroagnof and Lamb Rips. It was wonderfull. Cold beer. It was expensive, however the view is astonishing. Flowers all over the place. Really amazing. We recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have nothing bad to say, but nothing overly positive either. The view is nice, but there are many places in Moscow with equally strong views. The service was above average for Moscow. The food was average. It's an Italian menu, and I simply wasn't impressed. I had a pasta starter, which was adequately prepared, but my main course of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The place is amazing in terms of the design and view, you will feel yourself in some sort of the heaven, well at least until they start serving you. The food is average and the service is Moscow style but definitely worth a visit.

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Beijing, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The food was fine, as well as the service, the restaurant was packed on Saturday night. We were not particularly lucky to get there on the day there was kid's birthday. I'm sure for kids it was great, they've got to sing and perform and all that, but the stage was not separated from main seating area, so it was... More

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Moscow, Russia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is a place that every traveller MUST visit at least once - especially in the summer. It boasts arguably the best view of Moscow, with Kremlin, the Kotelniky Stalin-era skyscraper, and other attractions being just few hundred meters away. Make sure to request the North-Western side of the terrace for the Kremlin view. Inside, the atmosphere is good and... More

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Padova
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33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Experience at Karlson Restaurant was very positive. Service is good, food is also tasteful. Menu is international with a lot of Italian dishes. We appreciated very much desserts. Restaurant is located on the top floor of a tower which stands about 2 km from Kremlin. In summer it is possible to eat in the terrace that surrounds restaurant. From there,... More

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