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“Nice interior, but not for Russian food/drink lovers”
Review of Cafe Esenin

Cafe Esenin
Ranked #857 of 15,503 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
Neighborhood: Red Square & Kitay-gorod
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Red Square & Kitay-gorod
Reviewed October 18, 2017

We were taken to this place by a Russian friend of us. The place, the service was excellent, however they were unable to serve us a few items from the Menu. They neither had a russian vodka to drink, only grey goose. We survived:) But if you are looking for a real russian style (and taste) place, go further.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This elegant and modern restaurant serves delicious Russian as well as European cuisine. Delightful staff. Jazz is performed several nights a week. There is a library and semi secret bar down stairs which is a good place to go for an evening drink. Will definitely return on another trip to Moscow.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

We were three for lunch with reservations. We were kind of short on time and this is a restaurant you could spend more time in side of. It was casual elegant decor and an open kitchen with counter seating as well as table and chairs. Im vegan so they prepared for me vegetable soup, salad, and beans and veges. Mine was all good. One companion had fish and brussel sprouts and my husband had a ravioli. They had a good layer cake dessert. I just had a coffee. I would say they were very nice, attentive and timely. The food was good.

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Reviewed April 1, 2017

We were recommended to this restaurant by a hotel concierge, and it was great. Modern decor, and great food and service at reasonable prices. As we speak no Russian, we were very happy with our waiter who put in the extra time to help us figure out the menu. I would recommend the "bulls knuckle". It is not something I would have chosen on my own, but at the recommendation of our waiter we tried it and it was great, don't worry, no bones. There is a Karaoke bar downstairs, but we ate early so that had not started yet.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

First Moscow meal and we loved it. Our waiter gave great recommendations. The bull knuckle was excellent especially with sauces. Potatoes with cream excellent. The restaurant was empty but much better than expected given the ranking. They don't take Amex :(

1  Thank James B
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