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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010, 05:01:15 PM »
Regarding your PM about restaurants in the area, here is a good tool:

http://www.moscowcity.com/restaurants/restaurants.htm

Search by either location or Metro station.

Search locations by: Kremlin, Red Square, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Operetta,

Search Metro stations by: Ploschad Revolutsii, Teatralnaya, Okhotny Ryad, Kuznetsky Most, Lubyanka, Novokuznetskaya, and Kitai-Gorod.


A sampling of suggestions to research:
Fun, ethnic yet still upscale: we've enjoyed the Uzbekistan Restaurant nearby at Neglinnaya St., 29/14; Phone 7-095-9230585.  


Romantic location and impressive wine collection: A very nice date spot is the Grillage (http://www.grillage.ru/), very near the Kremlin at Pyatnitskaya St., 1. Closest metro station is: Novokuznetskaya


Stunning view of Kremlin at night: The restaurant at Hotel Baltschug, located at Baltschug Ul. 1, Metro station Novokuznetskaya. http://www.kempinski-moscow.com  (Sunday brunch to die for!)


Excellent decor and food: Noah's Ark Armenian restaurant at Maly Ivanovsky Lane, 9, in China Town (Kitai-Gorod) at the Kitai-Gorod metro station. You won't see many Chinese folks however as this is an ancient Moscow trading and business district, not a residential area. Great lamb, fish, beef, etc. Famous for Oriental sweets, cognacs and Armenian wines.


Great history and food: Godunov Restaurant is located at 5,Teatralnaya Square, on the opposite side from the Bolshoi Theatre, near the Metropol hotel and a stones throw away from Red Square. In the middle Ages this building was part of Zaikonospassky Monastery, built in 1600, during the rule of Boris Godunov.


Of course the Arbat area is close by via Metro and there are lots of good places to eat there. Everyone should at least once in life dine at Cafe Pushkin just to say you've done it. Cafe Pushkin is upscale. The “right” address. Its easy to find in the very centre of Moscow, a few steps from Tverskaya Street and not far from such sights as the Museum of Oriental Art, Pushkin Square, and Pushkin Theatre.


More restaurants here: http://www.russkaya-storona.ru/moscow/restaurants/


I'm certain that other members will have some great suggestions, too.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2010, 05:14:36 PM »
Regarding your PM about restaurants in the area, here is a good tool:

http://www.moscowcity.com/restaurants/restaurants.htm

Search by either location or Metro station.

Search locations by: Kremlin, Red Square, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Operetta,

Search Metro stations by: Ploschad Revolutsii, Teatralnaya, Okhotny Ryad, Kuznetsky Most, Lubyanka, Novokuznetskaya, and Kitai-Gorod.


A sampling of suggestions to research:
Fun, ethnic yet still upscale: we've enjoyed the Uzbekistan Restaurant nearby at Neglinnaya St., 29/14; Phone 7-095-9230585.  


Romantic location and impressive wine collection: A very nice date spot is the Grillage (http://www.grillage.ru/), very near the Kremlin at Pyatnitskaya St., 1. Closest metro station is: Novokuznetskaya


Stunning view of Kremlin at night: The restaurant at Hotel Baltschug, located at Baltschug Ul. 1, Metro station Novokuznetskaya. http://www.kempinski-moscow.com  (Sunday brunch to die for!)


Excellent decor and food: Noah's Ark Armenian restaurant at Maly Ivanovsky Lane, 9, in China Town (Kitai-Gorod) at the Kitai-Gorod metro station. You won't see many Chinese folks however as this is an ancient Moscow trading and business district, not a residential area. Great lamb, fish, beef, etc. Famous for Oriental sweets, cognacs and Armenian wines.


Great history and food: Godunov Restaurant is located at 5,Teatralnaya Square, on the opposite side from the Bolshoi Theatre, near the Metropol hotel and a stones throw away from Red Square. In the middle Ages this building was part of Zaikonospassky Monastery, built in 1600, during the rule of Boris Godunov.


Of course the Arbat area is close by via Metro and there are lots of good places to eat there. Everyone should at least once in life dine at Cafe Pushkin just to say you've done it. Cafe Pushkin is upscale. The “right” address. Its easy to find in the very centre of Moscow, a few steps from Tverskaya Street and not far from such sights as the Museum of Oriental Art, Pushkin Square, and Pushkin Theatre.


More restaurants here: http://www.russkaya-storona.ru/moscow/restaurants/


I'm certain that other members will have some great suggestions, too.

Just out of curiosity Mendy do any of the Moscow restaurants that you've visited offer service in English or at least an English language menu?  Even in Paris I can get an English language menu at an increasing number of restaurants.  In other countries in Europe it is even more common.   
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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010, 05:20:59 PM »
Most of these class will have either an English menu available and some may have dual language menus--very fashionable these days at better places. If not, it shouldn't be difficult for a waiter, or one of his associates, to find someone close by to assist with ordering translation.

When all else fails, live with anticipation and excitement by allowing the lady to order for you!  :)


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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2010, 11:37:31 PM »
Here is a cool map of Moscow Centre. It shows practically all we've written about, including your hotel, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kremlin area, etc. I've left it small so that it can be printed as large as possible.


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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2010, 01:00:18 AM »
Of course the Arbat area is close by via Metro and there are lots of good places to eat there.
Yes, a definite must see. Take a gypsy taxi though from the Metropol, 150-200ru will do the trick. You have to take this type of taxi while here, you'll enjoy the process.

Everyone should at least once in life dine at Cafe Pushkin just to say you've done it.
No. Way, way overrated. Do yourself a favor and skip it.

Just out of curiosity Mendy do any of the Moscow restaurants that you've visited offer service in English or at least an English language menu?  Even in Paris I can get an English language menu at an increasing number of restaurants.  In other countries in Europe it is even more common.  
Yes. Moscow is easily the most English friendly city in Russia.

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Restaurants in Moscow
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2010, 03:14:22 AM »
Chivo: +1  :nod:


Stunning view of Kremlin at night: The restaurant at Hotel Baltschug, located at Baltschug Ul. 1, Metro station Novokuznetskaya. http://www.kempinski-moscow.com  (Sunday brunch to die for!)


Oh yes... that's where I got the second best food poisoning (first was due to McDrive french fries in 2002) in my life back in 2005 - after ordering a borsch that has cost me 9 EUR  :sick0012:

Will never order anything else there but a still water (provided they'll open the bottle in front of me!) or black tea...  >:(
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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2010, 09:51:43 AM »
Excellent decor and food: Noah's Ark Armenian restaurant at Maly Ivanovsky Lane, 9, in China Town (Kitai-Gorod) at the Kitai-Gorod metro station. You won't see many Chinese folks however as this is an ancient Moscow trading and business district, not a residential area. Great lamb, fish, beef, etc. Famous for Oriental sweets, cognacs and Armenian wines.

Noah's Ark was good.  I had a soup that I just couldn't finish.  The broth had a flavor I just couldn't get past.  Forgot what it's called. It had pieces of lamb in it, but those had the flavor of the broth . . .  

I did enjoy the rest of the dishes in the meal.  It was a good experience.


I was treated for my birthday at the Amazonia Club, on Strastnoy, I think.  REALLY NICE!   ;D  don't know if it's still there.   The dance floor was quite an experience.   ;D   ;D


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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2010, 11:04:18 PM »
Yes it does seem the main stage at the Bolshoi is closed - I reserved tickets at the beginning of July for Iolanta on Oct 2nd at  the New Hall, starts at midnight - never been to a show that late - should be interesting!

Thanks for all the suggestions of restaurants to try when we are in Moscow. It will be a tough choice, but I'm sure any of the highly recommended establishments will be well worth the time.

Everyones posts are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2010, 02:07:28 AM »
I've been to Noah's Ark a couple of times (http://www.noevkovcheg.ru/en/_online/. The food and service is good. But what makes it great is the building and decor.

I wouldn't advise taking a Gypsy cab unless you know what you're doing. There are now plenty of affordable taxis in the city.

Have a great one. I think you'll enjoy the Russian ballet whatever building it's in.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2010, 12:58:29 PM »
I wouldn't advise taking a Gypsy cab unless you know what you're doing. There are now plenty of affordable taxis in the city.

Stop the paranoia, nothing is going to happen if they walk out across the street from the Metropol and flag a car. Well other than get a ride to the Arbat. (:)

I use to do it before I moved here and I have done about who knows, at least 500 times. Yes by myself without mommy ;D

Regular taxi's are OK, but you have to wait and the prices will usually be more especially for shorter distances to make it worth their while. It's literally a 5 minute ride to the Arbat from that point. People it's time to stop being afraid to come to Russia and live like the locals, the bogeyman doesn't live here.

Enjoy the flavor.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2010, 01:28:11 AM »
It would be much easier, cheaper and faster to get the Metro.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2010, 02:05:57 AM »
It would be much easier, cheaper and faster to get the Metro.
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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2010, 06:11:27 AM »

People it's time to stop being afraid to come to Russia and live like the locals, the bogeyman doesn't live here.


This made me think about when I traveled to Chelyabinsk, both the lady I went to visit and her friend ask, were you afraid to visit Russia?? My reply - "Why would I be afraid?? You  have a beautiful country, believe it or not, I feel safer here than I do in some areas of my own city in America." 

Maybe a good new thread - Ill post one - maybe we can discuss others experiences.

I know there is seeing something new in Rose colored glass's thing going on with me about Russia, just like anywhere you visit - safety and keeping aware of your surroundings is of up-most importance, visiting Russia is no different than visiting any country in the world, there is no reason to be paranoid about getting on a plane and making the trip.  Personally, I cant wait to return, for many reasons.

My time in the South Urals was very enjoyable and I look forward to visiting Chelyabinsk again sometime after the Moscow trip, who knows maybe I go direct from Moscow.


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« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2014, 01:08:16 PM »
A forum member sent a girl in Moscow flowers from this florist.  He showed a photo of them and they look beautiful.

http://www.flower-shop.ru/

He got the bouquet of 101 roses, delivered, for only $119:

http://www.flower-shop.ru/136066.html

Were any of you aware that some Russian girls are made incredibly happy when they receive 101 roses?