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Seafood, European, Central European, French, Japanese, Mediterranean, Grill, Russian
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Ostozhenka St., 1, Moscow 119034, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 495 637-10-82
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everywhere in the world, especially in big cities, there are places, where food means more then just a mix of products grilled, boiled, fried etc. There are places where you can enjoy the atmosphere, the feeling of care and enjoy the esthetic of colors and tastes that are combining the melody and the painting. This is really the place like... More 

Thank George S
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vanil is quite an expensive restaurant, but it is definately a kind of place where you will never regret the time and money you spend. Being a symbol of a pre-crisis sumptuous Moscow, Vanil has actually showed its ability to evolve and change, staying at the same time one of Moscow's major "Grand restaurants". What makes it particularly special is... More 

Thank Michael G
Aarhus, Denmark
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

traditionally expensive restaurant with good cuisine and great service. This place has own niche and style. For many years in row quality level and service level is high. menu selection is professional and fresh. in two words - restaurant for reach people

Thank Mikhail053
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

...for the given quality, taste and appearance. We were visiting the Temple across the street, and this place was our choice simply because it was nearest (rain started). It was not planned visit to a restaurant. This place was fancy and contemporary a couple years ago (or more). We saw many parked (improperly) SUVs and drivers/guards waiting their bosses to... More 

Thank Vladimir M
Istanbul, Turkey
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Vanil used to be famous and can't get over it. Its the epitome of a certain kind of pre-crisis Moscow eatery where the cheapest wine on the menu used to be $100 and the food was minimalist-pretentious. Times have changed but Vanil hasn't - the food is perfectly fine, and the view of Christ the Savior is nice. Moscow is... More 

Thank owen m
Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I've been there two years ago and a friend of mine recently and we agree that restaurant is very posh, the interior design and atmosphere are fantastic. Very good service, a little bit expensive but worth it.

Thank 76brankita
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant dinner here. The tomatoes tasted like the ones you find in the Mediterranean and the huge tender octopus tentacles were better than scallops or lobster. Super service too but as is typical in Moscow, they don't get the concept of wine by the full bottle! Maybe I'm just greedy but those funny little half bottles didn't cut the mustard.....

Thank GuernseyForager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere and location, but the food was just average. Have had much better meals in Moscow in the same price range. Unlikely to go again.

Thank cp076
Budapest, Hungary
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Quality, service and prices are of high level, we found them adequate to the siting for a coffee, cappuccino and tea in Sunday afternoon.. Worth if you're looking for a classy place or you're on business trip. The scenery excellent , with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in front of it.

Thank Janos H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Highly recommended: Relaxed atmosphere. Adequate clientele. Excellent service! Two waiters were constantly watching the table. Well-designed menu. I went on the patio to make a phone call – gorgeous. Reasonable prices.

Thank LeshkaY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Central European, French, Japanese, Mediterranean, Grill, Russian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ostozhenka St., 1, Moscow 119034, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Khamovniki
  • Neighborhood: Khamovniki
  • Phone Number: +7 495 637-10-82
Vanil is status. Personalities of the owners, Arkady Novikov, Stepan Mikhalkov, Fedor Bondarchuk, a famous Russian director, interior from a famous architect Juri Andreev, the view from the window, altogether creates the atmosphere of the restaurant, which is the atmosphere of success. It was not without reason that right from the beginning the restaurant won the popularity of a mature successful audience. Furthermore, saying “Vanil” we mean Bohemia, secular audience, elite. The movie about a beautiful life. This is the right place to partake in a feeling of belonging to this state of mind. Everything stars from the interior. Juri Andreev in one his interviews says: "The space of the restaurant is universal. In the interior as to the form, untroubled by any pronounced history, you can put any desired content. The interior is fashionable without any intellectualizing. It's a loft studio.This is one integrated area, of inward and outward openness. It's decorations of a modern play”. “Vanil” is current. A place solely for successful people. And the loser should be left in tears: this city doesn't believe in tears, it believes in success. Restaurant “Vanil” opened July 5, 2001.

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Staying in Khamovniki

Neighborhood Profile
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own – here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or river cruise during the summer and taxi in winter as many of the great places are situated beyond a short walk.