There’s something for every taste and budget in this weeks news and openings. Sample flavorsome Vietnamese food on your travels between Moscow’s galleries, tuck into a goat burger — yes, you heard us right — or experience a cafe where all you pay is an entrance fee and the cost-price of your meal.
A burger joint founded by farmers
Okhota Myasa can be roughly translated as “hungry for meat.” The eatery was founded by the eco-farm Melbard, located in the Penza region. The distinguishing feature of Okhota is that for every burger on the menu, you can ask for either a beef or goat patty. Try the burger with pesto and mozzarella or truffle paste and caramelized onions (both 350 rubles).
+7 (495) 605 7172
5 Shmitovsky Proyezd, Metro Ulitsa 1905 Goda
Stylish cocktail den
With its long wooden counter, red leather bar stools and jaunty tiled floors, Rumor bar on Pokrovka brings a little bit of New York cool to central Moscow. Dapperly dressed bar staff serve up a variety of classic and contemporary cocktails at 500 rubles a pop. Try the quirky gin-based “basil smash” or a “old pal,” made from bourbon and Campari.
+7 (967) 001 2052
21-23 Ulitsa Pokrovka, Metro Chistiye Prudy, Kitai-Gorod
Fast, flavorsome Vietnamese
PhoBo is located in the former Arma factory complex, which makes it the perfect pit stop on your way from the Winzavod gallery to the Gogol Center theater. The eponymous pho bo soup is excellent (310 rubles), as are the other noodle dishes, like pho chon with stewed beef and vegetables (320 rubles). Indulge in a traditional Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk to end your meal on a sweet note (150 rubles).
5/1 Nizhny Susalny Pereulok, Metro Kurskaya
DOME is Moscow’s second restaurant to offer diners cut-price food and drink in return for a small entrance fee. Tucked away in the basement of the city’s Lopukhin mansion, the restaurant is cozy, but stylish. The menu is not extensive, but what is there proves to be good quality. Try the rich mushroom soup (77 rubles) and the delicate salmon and lavender salad (274 rubles).
+7 (499) 551 5583
13 Komsomolsky Prospekt, Metro Park Kultury