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Review of Strelka Bar

Strelka Bar
Ranked #484 of 14,543 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $29
Cuisines: European, International, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 2, 2012

For those that know Moscow, is no surprise that service is not good, except in a few selected places in city center... but Strelka Bar takes the low service to the extrem!

I have been there a few months ago in the winter time, and returned twice in the last month following friends requests , and had the opportunity to confirm my worst expectations:

Visit 1: we were told at arrival that all tables were reserved (is typical in Moscow to place reserved table signs even when 80 %of the restaurant is empty, this is part of the "face and drinking control" process) .. after few minutes discussion we were directed to the table... and waited more than 30 minutes without any contact from the staff. After so long without being attended or asked even what to drink we decided to leave the place and moved to a close by alternative

Visit 2: Arrived earlier for dinner at 7pm on a Friday - tried to book a table by phone the day before, but they do not do it, even claimed was easy to get a table if I waited 5-10 minutes next day - we were told different instructions from 30 min to 90 minutes waiting time ... we left our mobile numbers and departed to another restaurant (located 50 meters away and enjoying the same great view over the river into the cathedral) ... and glad we did it as we receive a phone call saying our table was ready at 11pm , 4 hours later!!!!

So if you are thinking about having dinner, forget Strelka, is a great location and view but you can have exactly the same with food and much better service in all other places around...

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Thank ruienc
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

This is a really cool bar located just behind Christ the savior church over the bridge. The staff are incredibly friendly with great English and there are English menus too!
Must try the Strelka Lemonades = delicious!

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Thank Alhalp
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

rooftop terrace with river views, great cocktails, beautiful people, no oligarchs

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

In an excellent position looking over the Moscow river. Very good cocktails and a fun sophisticated vibe. The only negative is slow service despite a lot of staff

Thank mark w
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

This is a great place to have simple but delicious dishes (probably the best burger in Moscow, fantastic tapas, good meat-dishes, great deserts), interact or just observe the Moscow intellectual in-crowd in its latest (spendrift) incarnation, enjoy the trendy yet cozy decor and look out at the Moscow River and Savior's Cathedral. Quite lively - most people in their 20's and 30's. Nice balcony with a great view in the summer. Fantastic for a week-end brunch - they have all-day breakfast. Friendly and efficient service. Not too expensive - for Moscow. A bit hard to find - ask !

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Thank GulliverE_10
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