Recalling the splendor of prerevolutionary Russia, the opulent interiors of the Metropol hotel's grand dining hall are a stunning memorial to Russian art nouveau. The nearly three-story-high dining room is replete with stained-glass windows, marble pillars, and a leaded-glass roof. Among the famous guests to have dined here are George Bernard Shaw, Vladimir Lenin, and Michael Jackson. The menu is laden with French and Russian delicacies, such as the popular fried duck with wild-cherry sauce and a baked apple. Cap your meal off with wine from the extensive list and cheese. There is also live music at breakfast and in the evenings.
- Address: Metropol Hotel, 1/4 pr. Teatralny, Kremlin/Red Square, Moscow, 109012 | Map It
- Phone: 499/270–1061
- Website: www.metropol-moscow.ru
- Subway: Ploshchad Revolutsii or Teatralnaya
- Location: Kremlin-Red Square
- Jacket and tie
- Reservations essential
- Credit cards accepted.