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Garden Ring
0.5 km from State Tretyakov Gallery
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

If you are looking for a cozy place with typical food in the center of Moscow - visit the restaurant. By the way it is located close to Tretyakov gallery - 5 min walk.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Since I visited this restaurant last time it has dropped in quality dramatically. The portions are microscopic and overpriced, one third of the menu is not available, my dumplings were overcooked and therefore opened. We received an unexpected 10% service charge at the end, but...the service was not there. Given how many nice restaurants there are in the area, I'm surprised they still survived.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The only outstanding thing about this restaurant is the guy who greets visitors outside, otherwise the place is pretty average at best - food is fine, not amazing, decor is nice but nothing special; however the service is bad.

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was warm August evening. We sat outside. The food was simple but tasteful. The menu was long, tradional and in english. With food we drank kvas which was like our home-made beer. Only minus goes to the, we guess they were owners kids. They...only had 5 tables outside and one table was occupied by those kids. We think if they eat at the restaurant they should eat at the kitchen and not take the table from paying customers.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Convenient and satisfying in every way. This comfortable and welcoming Russian restaurant is easy to find near the Tretyakov Gallery and metro stations. The tasty, reasonably priced food includes wonderful dishes from Siberia, including nutritious fish specialties and healthy meat dishes of venison and moose....Helpful, English-speaking staff and English-language menus are a convenience for visitors who read little or no Russian. The decor is tasteful and pleasing, touristy but enjoyably so, from the embroidered tablecloths and handpainted ceiling decorations to the delightful traditional dress and hairstyles of the pleasant servers. It is as if paintings of Russian people from the old days had come to life and seemed surprisingly natural and genuine. I especially liked the venison with cowberry sauce and the smoked whitefish. I had two different types of smoked whitefish, both delicious, named "nelma" and "muksus".More

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

If you are looking forward to experiencing the Russian culture and its unique cuisine you will definitely fulfill your wish at this restaurant. The huge variety of local dishes from northern part of Russia will please you indeed alongside with the interior. You will be...met by the friendly staff who will make your visit a unique experience. Personally I was impressed by the decor of the dining area. There are traditional art drawings and chandeliers, local dishes which you can find at every babushka's country side, carving furniture and delicious meals. The only issue is that everything is written in russian. In addition, the location is quite convenient. Good luck with your travels !More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Probably the only reason why we went there was because we lived nearby and every evening, when we were passing by, the guy in front of the entrance wished us good health. The restaurant itself is quite nice, with a big selection of traditional meals...for reasonable prices. The food was fresh and good, they also have different types of home-made kvas, and it was really good. The only thing that I would change is the music, to traditional folk songs or russian rock, to anything other than that trash-pop that they were playing.More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

It could be a challenge to find a Russian restaurant in Russia. I'm not speaking of chain-restaurants or a fast-food, I mean nice places with a traditional dishes. So I came by here to see what this place could offer. From the first sight it's...more like for tourists than for locals: waiters are in traditional costumes, nice but "too Russian" design. I was here in the evening, so music (old Russian one) could be a little bit too loud but the dim light makes the place cozier. I found that the service is good: waiters don't make you wait for them to appear for a long, the food was ready not in a minute, so probably it was really cooked and not re-warmed. The menu is pretty much interesting in terms of dishes, drinks but no Russian deserts at all! I can recommend this place even for locals who never been to the north of Russia or Siberia.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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  • Yes, Altay offers takeaway services.

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  • Altay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4