Grand-Café Dr.Живаго, Moscow


One of my absolute favorite places in Moscow is Dr.Zhivago located in Hotel “National”. I come very regularly to this place at least once a week. To get a table is quite hard there so if you have a particular day and time you are planning to visit, book a week in advance especially for dinner time. Once I came with a friend without a reservation, they told us that we are second in the queue and the waiting time will be around 20 min. We waited 2 hours, then we gave up and ate in the hotel lobby. However, the other day I came for a lunch on my birthday and I was lucky to have a lovely meal on such memorable day. So to be sure you will get a table, better to call and make a reservation.


The food and prices in Dr.Zhivago are amazing. They have a great choice of Russian cuisine, and dishes prepared in an excellent way with a beautiful presentation. In fact, I think it is the best place to be introduced to our cuisine. I tried almost everything from the menu and all dishes were excellent. I don’t even have a favorite dish there as in most of restaurants because I really like everything they cook. Regarding the prices, you will be  surprised that in such luxury restaurant you can have a meal and a drink for $20 or a starter, main, dessert and wine just for $50. So it is up to you to stay within a budget or to go crazy and try everything. Last but not least, the interior is just lovely, done in the SSSR style but with luxury modern touch. If you are planning to travel to Moscow, Dr.Zhivago is a must visit place.

  • Location – Dr.Zhivago, Hotel “National”
  • Cuisine – Russian
  • Food quality – excellent
  • Food Presentation – amazing, everything looking delicious and looks great on photo
  • Service – excellent, all staff very helpful and friendly
  • Ambiance – beautiful interior and nice music
  • Parking – yes, hotel parking
  • Price – $20-… (average bill $50)
  • Overall Experience – ★★★★★


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