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Cafe Michel

#54 of 11,393 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, French, Cafe, European, Central European
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Krasnaya Presnya St., 13, Moscow 123242, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 968 878-81-42
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat - Sun 11:59 am - 11:59 pm
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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant, romantic, generous french restaurant. The best of the city. Exclusive interios. Exemplary service. Excellent food. Serious price. For lunch, diner, or teatime. I will be back every month.

Thank Pierre Y
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Our favourite restaurant this trip to Moscow. Make sure you go upstairs where the room is much bigger and ambience more restaurant than cafe. Food is French style and although a little variable in quality overall standard high and some hidden gems. Beware that if not all having starters they will bring the mains out with the starters for those... More 

Thank Albert Z
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Definitely one of the best meals we've had in Moscow, the chestnut soup was particularly delicious. Tastefully decorated interior and attentive service.

Thank AtwoZed
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I came there on my 20th bday, but not for celebration purpose. I just decided to have a nice dinner with my best friend, so I ask my another friend the coziest and tasty restaurant in Moscow, her answer was Michel. French cuisine with very loyal prices (I would even say, underrated! As good as in more premium restaurants. The... More 

Thank Mary M
New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Came here for dinner with friends a few weeks ago and the best part of being there was our hostess, who was super accommodating. No one explained what was it as being placed on the table. We ordered family style . The waiter forgot our duck after raving about how great it was when we ordered it. Drinks are over... More 

Thank jhones69
Moscow, Russia
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Michel is in a nice Moscow city center area close to the Pond. It's a good place for breakfast and to meet with friends.

Thank Filippo B
Moscow, Russia
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198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to visit in Moscow center. Try great pastries, macaroons, coffee or hot chocolate. Prices are really high but it's not a place for dinner just for coffee.)

Thank Pavel V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

This bakery has by far the best freshly baked French pastry, from croissants, to quiche and bread, they have it all. I love their spicy tomato soup and tea with fresh fruit, accompanied, of course, by fresh croissants!

Thank Vonkhan
Moscow, Russia
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Only reason to go to the cafe Michel you live just around the coner. Otherwise I would recomend to choose another place. Waiters don't speak English. Food is nothing I only liked sheese and cream-brulee.

1 Thank Наташа И
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant in the central area!!! Going here with the husband 2 years already and each and every time is the pleasure to eat here while enjoying French music or live royal on the second floor:) prices are low comparing to the rest of the same level Moscow restaurants!!!!

Thank Natasha B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $34
Mediterranean, French, Cafe, European, Central European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krasnaya Presnya St., 13, Moscow 123242, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Presnensky
  • Neighborhood: Presnensky
  • Phone Number: +7 968 878-81-42
Cafe Michel is a place where you can have a delicious breakfast, lunch with business partners or dinner in an unforgettably romantic atmosphere. The head chef invites guests on a gastronomic journey. The taste and aroma of the coffee at Cafe Michel leave no doubt that this restaurant really is a small corner of France on Krasnaya Presnya13.

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Staying in Presnensky

Neighborhood Profile
The neighborhood is divided into two major halves by Krasnaya Presnya street: the southern part highlights Moscow city – businesses contained in skyscrapers along with the White House - where the Russian government works. The north is a bit more relaxed and casual, visitors here will find the Moscow zoo, National Centre for Contemporary Arts and a number of fine restaurants. The beautiful neo-gothic Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is usually packed with the events such as organ music concerts.
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