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“Restaurant?? I thought this was a pub!”
Review of Delicatessen

Delicatessen
Ranked #125 of 13,980 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: One of the World's 50 Best Bars, best bar in Moscow and legendary food.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived at 10:30pm on a Friday night and were told the kitchen was closed. This news was surprising in two ways. First, we were sure we were arriving at a pub/bar without a kitchen and second, what kind of a Moscow restaurant closes it's kitchen by 10:30pm? Isn't everything in Moscow open 24 hours??
If you can't tell by now, my review of Delicatessen is as a bar/pub. If you are lucky enough to find this place (down a dark alley and tucked away in the corner of a hidden parking lot) then you're in for a treat! My fellow travelers and I only speak English and the waitress who helped us couldn't have been more gracious. Her excitement about the bar's craft-cocktails was infectious and we stayed well into the small hours of the morning.
The bar itself was super-smoky (as are ALL places in Moscow) and the lighting was VERY BRIGHT bordering on horrendous (isn't this the case in most bars in Russia?) but the well worn tables and funky patrons made the overall vibe very welcoming. This isn't the place to find your monied oligarch or your overly made-up Russian beauty. Leave your gold chains and high heels at home but bring your thirst.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

But a good experience, culinary and other teen, once you get there. Try the umami burger! You won't be disappointed

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Thank Josemolina20
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Eclectic restaurant accessed from back alley of a central Moscow residential block. You'd need to know this place existed to find it. I doubt many cabbies know where it is.

You drop down a flight of stairs to what would have been a back door to a basement that's now fitted out like a corner of an old library / college frat' room. A dark wood (pub-style) bar stretches out in one corner and wood floor and simple tables and chairs are scattered about.

Popular with young professionals. This feels like an informal college-room come hide-away. Super-informal, friendly staff. Simple menu that is available in English. Burgers and local Russian dishes. I'd go back because it's as unpretentious as you can get in Moscow. Good for a quick lunch but I reckon even better for an evening drink with friends. Not remotely expensive.

Thank Xplor138
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The location is not that easy to find, but when you go downstairs you will find a simple Russian restaurant with traditional food. We had some starters recommended by the chef which tasted very delicious. The served cocktails also tasted well and I can recommend the red snapper. See you again next time in Moscow, ...

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Thank eLeCtRo69
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you enter the restaurant it will feel like home immediately! The atmosphere is very relaxed and you can enjoy the best dinner there or just hang out at the bar and have some drinks. I recommend both. We had a blast there!!

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Thank Mathias N
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