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Voronezh

a butcher's shop and restaurant from Alexander Rappoport

Voronezh

Prechistinka street 4, Moscow
Phone:
+ 7 (495) 695-06-41
Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00
Cost: 500–2500 Rub
www.voronej.com

Add one more destination to the meat lover's map of Moscow. Restaurateur Alexander Rappoport  opened Voronezh in an old mansion on Prechistenka street. The first floor is a hip butcher's shop and cafe with fast casual menu that features sandwiches (pastrami being the most popular), burgers, and homemade sausages. Voronezh had barely opened its doors before gourmands started lining up for steaks, burgers, and pastrami sandwiches. All of the meat is locally produced in the Voronezh region, hence the name.

The restaurant on the second floor is the definition of eclectic, with influences from grunge, vintage, glamorous chic, and even references to Russian culture. And yet it's completely harmonious. "Russian provincial cuisine," according to the restaurant, is based on a selection of Russian produce. Sebbie invents the most unexpected combinations. But most of all, meat lovers will enjoy the steaks, of which there are about 30 varieties.

We recommend: pastrami sandwich with mustard and pickles from the cafe; roasted squash with stewed tomatoes, sour cream, pike caviar and dill; cauliflower with ponzu sauce, and smoked short ribs; and the steak (try the Quasimodo and the Machete) – an absolute must.

Cuisine: European/Russian/original

Atmosphere: lively

The crowd: Meat lovers, white-collar types, businessmen, couples, creative minds

FYI: The menu also contains fish and seafood, including sturgeon and even sea urchin. They also have an excellent wine list, as you'd expect from a steak joint.