This is an amazing experience, a very traditional imperial Russian restaurant with a stunning interior. I think it's important to start from the building. It used to be the heart of Russia's artistic and cultural life, the reason we came there is because it features heavily in the novel "Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. In addition to gorgeous surroundings, the food is great: Russian classics like blinis & caviar, excellent sturgeon, the menu is like a spectacle of old early 1900s dishes. Wine list has some decent finds at reasonable price, although the restaurant is definitely at the high end of the price scale. Do not miss tea, as it's served in a very special way.
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