After the long winters when overnight summer starts you just want to go outside to enjoy the sun. The best place to do this, in the sometimes hectic city of Moscow, is on a nice roof deck, enjoying the peacefulness and the view.
Kazbek is located on 1905 Goda and is not only beautifully decorated, but also serves very tasty Georgian food. Besides a brilliant private room, they have the nicest roof deck of the city with river view on the Radisson hotel. Perfect for a romantic night out, a group dinner or a party!
Location: 1905 Goda Ulitsa 2
2- Twins Garden
This is the "new" Twins restaurant (previously on Malaya Bronnaya). The food is very pure & high quality, but not always very impressive. Their interior feels a bit sterile, but their roof deck is very cozy with a great view.
Location: Stratsnoy Bulvar 8
This small&cozy roof deck is hidden next to Black Thai. Take the elevator to the top floor and you'll discover this hidden gem on a very quiet spot with great view. Nice living room style restaurant, also perfect for afternoon drinks.
Location: Bolshoy Putinkovski per 5
Enjoy the best meat in town with one of Moscow's prettiest views in town. Voronezh near Kropotkinskaya is the perfect place to top of a sightseeing walk from Kremlin to Christ the Saviour church. And don't forget to buy some fresh meat at their butcher downstairs!
Location: Prechistenka Ulitsa 4
5- Jerusalem (Synagoge)
The food is simple, but good but the key thing here is that the atmosphere is great. Very relaxed unpretentious place with very informal service on a cozy roof deck.
Location: Bolshaya Bronnaya 6
6- White Rabbit
The terrace of White Rabbit is very comfortable and the food is always good here. It's voted at the 23rd best restaurant of the world and that combined with this view is hard to beat.
This summer paradise in the heart of Teatralnya is the perfect lunch break in summer. The food is simple but nice and the atmosphere lively. At night it turns in to a great outdoor bar!
8- O2 Lounge (Ritz Carlton)
Location, location, location! They also serve nice snacks and drinks, but prepare to spend money. Friday nights they often have DJ's spinning, so check out their schedule for a night of dancing at the Kremlin background ;)
Location: Ritz Carlton, Tverskaya
9- Cafe Pushkin
Indoor Cafe Pushkin is a bit too classical to our taste, but their roof deck is a very attractive spot to enjoy their high quality Russian food. And don't get nervous of the bit too attentively waiters ;). And they don't serve the business lunch on the roof deck!
Location: Tverskoy Bulvar 26A
10- Ararat Park Hyatt
On the roof deck of the Park Hyatt hotel you pay for the view on Red Square & Tealtranya, but sometimes that's worth it!
Location: Neglinnaya Ulitsa 4
11- Buro Tsum
This would be a perfect dinner spot before going to Bolshoi Theater. We like the view, elegant setting and the menu which has a good mix of new trends and classic dishes.
Location: Petrovka ulitsa 2 http://burotsum.com/en
The restaurant is located on the top floor of trendy clothes store. The menu is a very modern and healthy as it concentrates on vegetables and fish. This place is great for a nice healthy breakfast or a grown up lunch.
Location: Stoleshnikov perelok 2 http://km20food.ru/
Karlsson restaurant has probably the best view on the Moskva river and the Kremlin grounds. From the restaurant and the huge terrace you will see Moscow by night at it's best. The food is not impressive and service medium, but the setting is more than great!
Location: Tretyakov Gallery, at the river http://en.ginza.ru/msk/restaurant/karlson
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