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“Lovely cafe with live singing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistrot Canaille

Bistrot Canaille
Bolshaya Bronnaya St., 11, Moscow, Russia
+7(499)391-01-78
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Ranked #4,453 of 10,330 Restaurants in Moscow
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Riga, Latvia
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“Lovely cafe with live singing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This cafe is located 5 minutes from Pushkin metro and has big terrace. In the evening they have live singers that are French.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“French enclave in Moscow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We just had a lovely dinner on the veranda of Bistrot Canaille, in a laid back setting under large trees that face a small street in the Patriarshiy quarter of Moscow. We started with a fish tartar and a (rather expensive) foie gras de canard, followed by two versions of lamb. We especially liked the lamb leg cooked in goose fat that my wife had. Not as fatty as it may sound, but highly recommendable. This left us full, so we shared a very good creme brûlée.

Service was speedy and attentive, something that makes this place rather special in Moscow. Wine prices are elevated, as usual, we got decent wine by the glas for 320 RUB. Not sure whether the glasses contained 150ml as promised, the looked smaller. They also serve french mineral water at comparatively decent prices (1 liter of Vittel for 250 RUB). We can definitely recommend the place, will visit again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“One of our favorite places in Moscow for weekend lunch or dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We visit the restaurant quite constantly. My fiance is french and even he appreciates the menu and the tastes.
Interior is very simple, reminding french bistrot , but cozy and friendly. Lately they even improved by placing fabric napkins instead of paper ones. Staff is always friendly and efficient.
Menu is in Russian, English and French.
Everything what we tasted from menu was really good, my favorite still :) is "croque madame".
Really recommend for informal lunch or dinner for everyone: couples, families, solo or groups of friends.
Prices are very reasonable for Moscow and very good for the quality of food served.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Not bad at all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This is a cosy wee restaurant, very centrally located.

The food was better than average and the prices were good for Moscow.

The food is typically French bistrot, and it is always good to find a menu that does not try to cater for all possible Muscovite tastes!

I do recommend a visit. Even the service was good!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great french food at modest prices for Moscow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

This French bistro offers excellent homestyle French cooking at decent prices especially for Moscow. 180-ruble French onion soup is a filling meal on its own, as is the 200-ruble croque madame. Half liter of the housewine is only 300 rubel. We also tried boeuf bourguignon, grilled vegetables, grilled Dorade and grilled seabass as a whole. Everything was excellent, also the desserts. It is easy to reach - only about 5 Minutes from Tverskaya Metro station. We certainly will come back.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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