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“Beautiful inside and lovely patio, very nice food”
Review of Moscow on the Hill

Moscow on the Hill
Ranked #11 of 889 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,065 reviews
619 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
“Beautiful inside and lovely patio, very nice food”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Had a very nice meal recently on their patio - beautiful fall night. Patio is very pleasant, inside also very nice.
We had chicken kiev which was very good, with chocolate mouse for dessert. Previously have had beef strogonoff here - also very good.

Lots of vodka and other options for those interested.

A nice option in the Twin Cities restaurant scene - this place is quite distinctive.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Seniordad
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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Eagan, Minnesota
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Food - Good Atmosphere - Service Could use Improvement”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went to Moscow on the Hill for the first time a few weeks ago for happy hour. I found the food to be very good. The menu was simple, but the flavors were authentic and the food was satisfying. If you are new to Russian food, come during happy hour. You can sample small plates of some of their best choices for great prices. The vodka drinks were good and the outdoor patio was a nice relaxing choice for happy hour. The only downside was the service was consistently poor and slow. When we first arrived the waitress was very attentive and helpful. But after our drinks and food arrived, she never stopped back. We had ordered a bread basket, which didn't arrive with our meals (which took quite awhile). We asked the gentleman who brought our food about it and he said it was coming. Near the end of the meal we had to eventually flag down someone else to ask about it again. We never really saw our waitress again, and we sat with empty water and drink glasses for most of the time there.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Angie E
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Charming Restaurant & Excellent Service”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Moscow on the Hill is a charming restaurant. We took out of town guests on a Friday evening and the restaurant was packed. The restaurant is charming but tends to be a bit loud (it didn't bother me). If you think of it when making your reservation, asked to be seated next to the window -- very pretty, especially in the evening.

We had some mixed reviews on the food with our group. First of all, everybody agreed that the herring appitizer was bad news - very mushy and tasteless - a real disappointment. I personally was disappointed with my chicken Keiv as whatever spice they used to fill the chicken was completely overbearing. The pork medallions and steak were done to perfection. Further, the choice of vodkas were excellent with some unusual choices. The service was second to none.

I'd also like to mention that their outdoor seating is beautiful -- once again -- the outdoor lighting adds a lot of ambiance. I also couldn't help but think it would be ideal for a large event/dinner.

We will definately be back to this neighborhood gem!!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Annie-MN
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Philadelphia
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448 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Good family restaurant”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The restaurant had no problem in promptly accommodating our party of 8, which included three
children. We selected from among a variety of specialties, and every thing was well prepared
and presented. Among our favorites were the dumplings, two types of borscht, pork tenderloin
and chicken Kiev, just to name a few. The portions sizes were such that we had alas no room for
dessert. All in all highly recommended and reasonable in price.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank redramPhiladelphia
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Chicago
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Flavors from Bland to Explosive”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Dinned here after hearing good things about ir for years from local family members. Our reservation was durring the busy weekend of Labor Day and we were very lucky to get in on such short notice. The servers ranged from bland to amazing and so did the flavors of the dishes we were to consume. We ordered some Beef Stroganoff the was lacking flavor and was nothing to wrote home about in any sense. Then, we had some amazing Blini with Chicken and the Peasant Pelmeni. Food really went to both extremes of great to basic. I was a tad let down by the interior decor also. After hear so many things about this place I was expecting maybe a bit more. Staff was pleasant but the servers fluctuated between our table so we didn't really have a server that was memorable. All in all, it was good just was looking fro more wow factor.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank cityboyctr
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