One feels more a guest than a customer in the 19th centruy mansion that houses the Gusyatnikoff restaurant. With elegant pleasures waiting around every corner, diners are free to wander from the leather sofas of the cigar lounge to the poker tables of the Billiard room, to visit the wine cellar or to browse amongst the rare books in the library as the urge takes them. Next door is the Gusyatnikoff Club, which in addition to tunes from Moscow’s hottest DJs features karaoke backed by a live band. With so much distraction, it’s easy to overlook the main attraction of this establishment – the food.
The restaurant serves traditional Russain cuisine at its best. Think freshly made pâtés, bread baskets filled with warm pirozhki, and vast selections of pickles – not to mention duck, the house speciality. And lets not forget the desserts. Including the traditional Russian apple cake sharlotka, and a huge array of pies and dumplings, these tasty treats are sure to delight any sweet tooth, particularly since every evening from 5 until 7 they’re offered at half price.