Some friends of ours had told us about this place and its strange that we had never heard about it before, as we had such a great experience compared to the normal Moscow standards. We were immediately seated on arrival and given menus by a very helpful waitress and left to browse for a few minutes. When she returned we ordered a bottle of wine off of the not so cheap wine list but it was great quality wine and well worth the money, while we waited for the wine we were offered a variety of home-made breads and a complement from the chef (a glass with celery, prawn and apple ). The menu has something for everybody, we started with the Autumn salad which was lovely and the quail salad also very seasonal and tasty. Moving on to main courses we had chestnut crusted veal and seabass with smoked pork, both dished were good size portions and the cooking was flawless. Desserts are difficult to choose as we wanted to try everything but settled on passionfruit cream and pumpkin dessert, weird combinations that worked perfectly. The atmosphere was lively and the staff were courteous and friendly, a very intimate restaurant that we will be returning to in the near future. It is a bit more expensive than the restaurants situated in the near vicinity but it's definitely better value for money and when you consider other Moscow restaurants with the same quality of food and service its a steal. A great experience we just could'nt understand what the pictures of writers and poets on the walls are supposed to add to the experience? Strangely wonderful.