With money and investments floating constantly to Moscow, Russian businessman prefer to hold meetings non-stop not to loose any profit. Lunch time is a perfect opportunity to seal yet another deal. For occasions like this, a restaurant’s reputation for attracting the best of the business world is just as important as its ability to serve an exquisite meal. Haute Living has selected top 5 power lunch spots in Moscow.
1 Mario Restaurant
Come here if you want to make a lasting impression on a colleague or client.
This restaurant is a long-term shelter for Russian oligarchs and politicians because only they can afford sky high prices. Being a proven venue for billionaires is also consistently one of the city’s best Italian restaurants. Ingredients are flown in twice a week from Italy and the fresh pasta is excellent on all counts. It has an impressive elegant interior and is simply marvelously decorated summer terrace.
2 Bolshoi Restaurant
It’s a perfect venue for formal dining where nothing distracts you from talking business. The main hall of the Bolshoi restaurant is grand, stylish and spacious (perfect for private business conversations). It is furnished with elegant furniture by Ralph Lauren. A smaller dining room has a more classical and intimate feel. It is located at the crossing of Petrovka and Kuznetsky Most Streets, close to the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre, hence its name.
3 Cantinetta Antinori
Cantinetta Antinori is a restaurant about food and wine, which were born from the fertile ground and were generously covered by Toscana sun. The interior of the restaurant is the house, the wine cellar or even the landscape. The main hall is with light walls covered with photographs and dark furniture — it is the classics of style. This restaurant is the venue of choice if you need a cozy venue for lunch with colleagues.
4 Gusyatnikoff Restaurant
Gusyatnikoff is a multifaceted project. The first floor is taken up by VIP rooms. The classical billiards room, the Eastern smoking room and the splendid ceremonial dinner’s halls provide perfect facilities for power lunches.
In the main dining room on the second floor, the decor is imbued with imperial grandeur: restored original parquet flooring from the 19th century, monumental black plaster busts and furniture of dazzling opulence. There are also additional private rooms on the second floor that are ideal for business meetings that you may want hidden from prying eyes.
Mediterranean restaurant Rete opened less then a week ago, but promises to become the best lunch spot in town. It has a great central location in a major business center right across the Kremlin. It is decorated in ae ’60s theme: bright colors, stylish details, exclusive furniture. The restaurant is light, airy and chic, the perfect ingredients to soften an edgy business lunch.