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Moscow on the Hill

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371 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1822
+1 651-291-1236
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Moscow on the Hill was an impulse destination when we discovered that the wait at a nearby restaurant would be far too long. We got in right away at Moscow on the Hill. Lovely, quiet restaurant, great for conversation. Even the accordionist's rendition of Otchi Chornya was not intrusive. We split an order of Moscow Fries--small, tender slices of potato,... More 

Thank CalmDownJethro
Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Moscow for Sunday brunch for the first time and at first were concerned about the lack of other diners. Of course it was a really nice day and the Vikings were playing later so that could have impacted it. We don't usually order breakfast items for brunch so the meal was a little lacking in other meals... More 

Thank NotyetRetired2018
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We have had dinner here several times in the past and have uniformly had good service and meals. However, last week, when we invited a couple to join us for dinner, it was not a good experience. We ordered 3 appetizers to share, and a cup of borscht before our entrees. When we asked the server how many pieces were... More 

Thank RSfromPriorLake
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The food here is terrific. The setting is nice and the patio in back is great in warm weather. They have interesting flights of different flavored vodkas. You also should not miss the champagne cocktail with cherry infused vodka. We have taken Russian immigrants here and they have liked it!

Thank Jan K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Most times that we have a kid-free night, Moscow on the Hill is our go-to place. It feels fancy enough for a date, and we are never disappointed by the food and drinks. The vodka is fantastic--I recommend the horseradish shot--and their martinis are excellent. The appetizers are good (I particularly love the Moscow fries and whatever pickled vegetables are... More 

Thank Kathy B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Always fun to try something new and love the beet soup! Husband likes about everything and he is Norwegian/Swedish. They have outdoor seating but have never sat there - give me A/C

Thank Whitebear134
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Just went to Moscow on the Hill last night. I guess my expectations were set high after seeing other reviews, but perhaps you have to like this type of food to appreciate it. To me, the gravies seemed like they were made from a dehydrated mix. The lamb was just so-so and tasted like bar food to me. I'm used... More 

Thank JMMEagan
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This was our second visit. The ambiance is babushka's living room and as with our first visit, the food did not disappointment. Don't let the wild rice in the cabbage rolls dissuade you, as the preparation is otherwise very traditional with a delicious result. The pork medallions melt in your mouth and the appetizers are varied and wonderful. There are... More 

Thank NorthstarTravellers
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Our family stopped here for dinner while visiting University of Minnesota. Everything about the visit was great. The decor was inviting - it seems a little bit old-fashioned to us but we liked it. Everything we ordered was tasty and good quality - and it was indeed authentic Russian cuisine. The service was great - probably better than we experienced... More 

Thank Vlad043
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great patio for summer and really good drink and food specials for happy hour. Nice to be able to order a lot of small plates to figure out what you like. Really good Pelmeni, blini and the creamy mushrooms were excellent. Service was good, the friendly staff keeps busy with the number of tables on the patio.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 371 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-291-1236

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