La Marée serves some of the best seafood in Moscow. This may sounds strange in a city that could not be further from the sea if it tried but it is exceptional.
This French seafood restaurant is certainly not the cheapest place in town by virtue of the fact that everything is flown in fresh each day, in addition to which it’s opposite the popular Novikov restaurant Galereya.
The interior has been simply designed in white and cream throughout, and muslin curtains with rope and shells randomly sewn in give it a wonderfully fresh feel. The head chef, Jerome Coustillas, is from Nice and seems to have a sixth sense about seafood and Mediterranean cuisine.
The ‘fish boutique’ offers fresh fish for sale, as well as acting as a kind of menu, and includes the delicious Kamchatka crab. Choose your fish, decide how you’d like it cooked and pick an accompanying sauce, anything from beurre blanc to tomato salsa.
The friendly and efficient service includes the knowledgeable sommelier to help you select from the extensive wine list.