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Karlson

#728 of 10,584 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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 location, views but very $$$

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

??????? ???? ??? ???? - 616 ??????! ?????? ?? ????? ????! ?? ??? ? ??????? ????????! Terrible place! Arrogant waiters! Cosmic pricing - small bottle of water 15 euro!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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 39 - 59
  • Cuisine: European, Russian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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