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“Authentic Russian style”
Review of Pavilion

Pavilion
Ranked #1,865 of 14,259 Restaurants in Moscow
Price range: $70 - $100
Cuisines: Russian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Patriarch Ponds
Reviewed August 12, 2014

The restaurant is located directly on the Patriarshiy Ponds. A nice location inside and outside for coffee, lunch, dinners, and receptions of any kind. The interior is cozy, set in a Russian style from the turn of the century. The service is very friendly and helpful and some staff speak English very well.
The food selection offers many traditional Russian dishes starting from salads (Mimosa), appetizers (minced herring), all the way through to the desserts. We found all dishes to be very tasty and nicely presented. They also manage to serve "European style", meaning all appetizers arrive at the same time, all main courses arrive at the same time, etc. This is not very common in Russia, where often dishes are brought to the table when they are ready.

The prices for the dishes are very fair as well.
Overall, the restaurant is a strong recommendation.

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Thank Jan K
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

We booked a table at 7:30pm and arrived on time. Since there was a private functions downstairs, no one attending us, so we patiently wait and reading the menu. After 30 minutes, a waiter came to serve us but cannot speak English, then he served another table which came after us, but those guests left the table immediately after talked with that waiter. After 10 more minutes, we lost our patient and went to the receptionist for assist, afterwards a waiter came to serve us but told us the main course needs 2 hours to prepare. Then, we realized why those guests left immediately, we are so disappointed and left the restaurant.

Why the receptionist not advise us immediately when we enter the restaurant? We stayed there for 45 minutes without any foods and drinks, it is ridiculous services!

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6  Thank HKCKYC
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

All good except asked for help getting a taxi back to hotel from staff. Could not help / so a long walk late at night. My tip for foreigners is to make sure you arrange your transport in advance or do not go.

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Thank Giles W
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Russian food in a beautiful setting overlooking a pond. The borscht with duck was delicious. Beef stroganoff had a nice sauce and the veal was solid. Kind people at every turn, along with live music made it a nice evening.

Thank betona
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Really pleasant dining experience here last week. The interior of the restaurant, split over two levels, is very elegant. Like a dining room in a sophisticated house. The location is good by a rectangular lake that was frozen when I visited. Food was Russian and tasty and the vodka was good. Service excellent. Not cheap, but worth it. Would recommend.

Thank Camber74
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