The award-winning (23th of 50 World Best restaurants) White Rabbit is often called a “Michelin Star”, if only Michelin awarded stars in Russia.
Located at the glass rooftop of the Smolensky Passage, with a beautiful view over Moscow, I love how it’s filled with romantic atmosphere and state-of-the-art cuisine by famous Chef Vladimir Mukhin. I like having a dinner there with my girlfriend for some rare events like birthdays.
To get the best of White Rabbit, order a “Tasting set” of exciting foods and drinks, 8500RUR per person, but their A La Carte menu is good also. All the meals are perfectly made and perfectly served, with a choice ranging from simple (but tasty) seafood, meat and salads to very complex dishes.
I also like their reinventions of national Russian cuisine: crispy Borodinsky Bread, Borsch, Northern fish or Wild Boar.
It’s virtually impossible to get there without booking a table, so do it at least some days in advance. “Tasting Sets” have to be booked in advance as well.
To get a table with a nice view over Moscow, be specific about that, as these tables are very limited.
Hint: To get there, go through the Smolensky Passage trade center, heading straight and slightly to the right. There will be a door to the “office center”. Inside, take a lift to the 5th floor, change the lift to another that goes to the 16th floor (there is a White Rabbit logo near the lift), and you’re there.