Moscow is packed with terraces, but we only share our favorites in this list. Some have a lovely water view, some are in a quiet courtyard and some are on a lively street, but they all have a great setting&vibe. If you're looking for a roof-deck with a nice view, check our blog on that: https://www.moscowliving.org/blog/best-roof-decks-moscow-top11
This terrace makes you feel like you're in the South of France. Perfect harbor views, tasty food & comfortable seats. Inside it's nothing special, so only go here for the terrace experience.
Location: Leningradskoe schosse 39
This quiet & cozy courtyard hidden behind Tverskoy Bulvar, is the perfect terrace for tasty Georgian food. The service is good and the atmosphere is great!
Location: Tverskoy Bulvar14/4
Nofar offer very tasty Maroccan & Middle eastern food and has great interior decoration taste. Not only inside, but also their terrace is super cozy and makes you feel on holiday.
Location: Kutozovsky prospect 12/3
Their food is ok, their service quite a mess, but the location&atmosphere at night is hard to beat. Especially if you want to stick around for drinks, this might be Moscow's best outdoor option!
Location: Tsvetnoy Bulvar 5
5- 32.05 Hermitage garden
This terrace in Hermitage Garden is perfect for lunch while the kids are playing in the park. At night it's more lively and yet very peaceful in one of Moscow's prettiest parks.
Location: Karetny Ryad
This Chistye Prudi terrace is absolutely fabulous! Lots of tasty stuff on the menu, an extensive winelist and for those who need it, free parking!
Location: Pokrovka Ulitsa 26/1
A great concept; from food, to interior, to exterior, to music. The terrace is very large, comfortable and cozy on the rough former brewery terrain behind the Radisson Royal hotel. Very lively area with bars&restaurants!
Location: Kutozovsky avenue 12/1
8- Dom 12
Besides the fact that it has one of Moscow's coziest terraces in their courtyard, the food was of very good quality for a very reasonable price. No pretensions, just good atmosphere, good food, good drinks and good service. Definitely worth checking out this summer!
Location: Mansoerovsky perelok 12
This is one of our favourite restaurants in Moscow in terms of food & atmosphere and they even have a nice terrace. Packed between 2 busy streets, but with a very stylish atmosphere. Perfect for long summer nights!
Location: Rozhdetsvensky Bulvar 1
10- Catch Bistro
The quality of the food is very high and it's very affordable. We had bad luck with the service though, but give them the benefit of the doubt. Inside it's pretty sterile, but the terrace is on a great spot in Tealtranya. Sunny&lively!
Location: Petrovka Ulitsa 30/7
This terrace on the water has a unique setting with a view on Christ the Savior church. The food is fine but nothing special, but the late night vibe in their courtyard is great with music&dancing, movie nights and other events.
Location: Red October
Located in the most expensive alley of Moscow this is not a very low key place. But very tasty, cozy and calm. Fresh seafood, but do have a look at the prices as they can vary a lot! Perfect for a romantic dinner.
Location: Nikolskaya Ulitsa 19-21
13- Cevicheria & Tartaria
The perfect terrace for ceviche & tartare lovers. Overlooking the river and with a bustling city vibe, this terrace is a guarantee for a great night out. Go for after dinner drinks to the next door wine bar with relaxed terrace & DJ music.
Probka is one of the most popular and best Italian restaurants in town. Enjoy their fresh and high quality pasta, pizza, risotto and seafood on the lively terrace on Tsvetnoy Bulvar.
Location: Tsvetnoy Bulvar 2
15- My fish "рыба моя"
You wouldn't expect such a green gem on a corner of Tverskaya Ulitsa. But the terrace of "My fish" is a great place where you can enjoy very fresh seafood and good service. They also have a location on Tsvetnoy Bulvar. Perfect place for lunch.
Location: Tverskaya Ulitsa 21 http://www.myfish.msk.ru/
16- Margarita bistro
The location is brilliant for people watching, which is never boring on this street! The food is delicate and nice and it has a great view on Patriarchy's Pond and this vibrant street.
Location: Malaya Bronnaya 28/2
Photo credits: Tripadvisor, restaurant Facebook pages