And again, exactly as it was last summer, restaurant verandas are in great demand. This year sitting outside is the only option for those who does not have a QR-code of a COVID-vaccinated. At least until the 12th of July terraces will remain open for everyone.
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 and vibe.
If you're looking for a roof-deck with a nice view, check our "best roofdeck" blog: https://www.moscowliving.org/blog/best-roof-decks-moscow-top11
1 - Vodny
This terrace makes you feel like you're in the South of France. Perfect harbor views, tasty food and comfortable seats. Inside it's nothing special, so only go here for the terrace experience.
Location: Leningradskoe schosse 39
2 - Didi
This quiet and 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
3 - Valenok
Their food is just ok, their service quite a mess, but the location and 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
4 - 32.05 Hermitage garden
This terrace in Hermitage Garden is perfect for lunch while the kids are playing in the park or on the playground. At night it's more lively and yet very peaceful in one of Moscow's prettiest parks downtwon.
Location: Karetny Ryad
5 - Beer&Brut
This Chistye Prudi terrace is absolutely fabulous! Lots of tasty stuff on the menu, an extensive wine list and for those who need it, free parking!
Location: Pokrovka 26/1
6 - Dom 12
This is one of Moscow's coziest terraces in their courtyard. The food was of very good quality for a very reasonable price. No pretentions, just good atmosphere, good food, good drinks and good service. Just the way we like it!
Location: Mansoerovsky perelok 12
7 - Gorynych
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Moscow in terms of food and 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
8 - Catch Bistro
The quality of the food is very high and it's quite 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 Teatralnya. Sunny & lively!
Location: Petrovka Ulitsa 30/7
9 - Strelka
This terrace on the water has a unique setting with a great view on Christ the Savior church. The late night vibe in their courtyard is great with music and dancing, movie nights and other events.
Location: Red October
10 - Wine&Crab
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
11 - Cevicheria & Tartaria
The perfect terrace for ceviche and 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.
Location: Prechistenskaya Naberezhnaya, 15, стр.1
12 - Probka
Probka is one of the most popular and best Italian restaurants in town. Enjoy their tasty pasta, pizza, risotto and seafood on the lively terrace on Tsvetnoy Bulvar.
Location: Tsvetnoy Bulvar 2
13 - My fish "рыба моя"
You wouldn't expect such a green gem on a corner of a roaring Tverskaya Ulitsa. But the terrace of "My fish" is a great place where you can enjoy very fresh seafood and good service.
Location: Tverskaya-Yamskaya 21
14 - Margarita bistro
The location is brilliant for people watching, which is never boring on this street! The food is nice and delicate. They do not book the tables on the terrace, so just come and try your luck!
Location: Malaya Bronnaya 28/2
15 - Remy
We like Remy a lot, especially in summer times, when you can sit outside and watch the hustle and bussle of Malaya Bronnaya street. The food is delicious, sometimes the service is rather slow, but overall a great restaurant to enjoy
Location: Malaya Bronnaya 2
16 - Medusa
This is a small Asian restaurant with delicious food, hidden in a courtyard on Red October. The terrace is small but really cozy, a bit quiet for a Saturday night, but perfect if you want to go afterwards to one of the bars or nightclubs nearby.
Location: Bersenevsky perelok 1 https://en.novikovgroup.ru/restaurants/medusa/
17 - Prichal
If you're looking to have a relaxed dinner in a quiet nature setting, Prichal is the place to be. Only 30 minutes drive from the city you find this picturesque place on the river and across and among trees. The food is good, not outstanding, but try their fish, sushi, the mangal roasts and fish soup.
All in all a great "city escape" only 30 minutes drive from Moscow. And this year they also have SUP boards for rent.
Location: Ilinskoye highway 2
Don't forget to make a reservation, as the terrace seats are always in great demand and it can be difficult to get a seat.
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