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Bar Nikolay

#491 of 11,324 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, European, Pub, Russian
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Pyatnitskaya St., 53, Moscow 115184, Russia
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+7 495 258-45-59
09:00 - 23:00
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Not far from the Red Square you will find this hipster gem with a grand variety of Russian pirogi (pies), etc. The mors (soft refreshing drink made of berries) is house made and is excellent. All dishes are made from scratch, watchout for the time if you are in a hurry, consult the person at the bar. The interior is... More 

Thank Gabdulhakov
washington dc
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174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Nikolai has one of the best pie I've ever had. I didn't try savory one but all fruit/sweet pies are great. Apple, blueberry pies are often sold out so don't wait till evening if you want a particular kind. I liked pumpkin, cheese pie too. All ingredients taste fresh with right sweetness level. Nice tables and comfortable ambiance. Breakfast is... More 

Thank bubbleDC
Moscow, Russia
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

this place stands apart from other places. very good Russian pies to try and simple but friendly service. Highly recommended

Thank Tatiana J
Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I don't write these often, but this time once again was forced to... Went to Nikolai to grab something for lunch to take with me. Passed the place a number of times, so decided to go into check it out. Ordered some pies (pirogi) and a salad - duck salad with ala rossa leaves. The pies were lying on the... More 

Thank Anton L
Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We visited Nikolai as a company of 10. To be honest I don't eat pies, and that might've be the reason why I disliked it so much. I've ordered a chicken soup and salmon carpaccio. It was the very basic soup, the one you can taste in every house, absolutely nothing special. Carpaccio was OK though. There were few people... More 

Thank Roman A
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Nikolay specialises in pies, and the fruit pies I has here are some of the best I have ever eaten - after my grandmother's of course! The drinks they serve are very good - I tried a number of different lemonades and home made soft drinks, but there bar is very niche - with a carefully selected variety of spirits.... More 

Thank Andrew_Nolan
Kiev, Ukraine
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This is a little gem tucked away from the bustle of Red Square by a ten minute walk but it's worth it. It's a spacious cafe with traditional Russian pies lined up on the counter and helpful staff who were very willing to explain the contents of each. We sampled the beef, turkey, cabbage (I had no idea cabbage could... More 

Thank Robert C
Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

i actually like to drop by and buy some pies to take with me rather than to sit inside. the place is small and nothing special atmosphere-wise, but they do have good rum and generally it's an okay place to have a drink at the bar. their pies are great though if you're into pies at all. well worth their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Russian
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pyatnitskaya St., 53, Moscow 115184, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Zamoskvorechye
  • Neighbourhood: Zamoskvorechye
  • Phone Number: +7 495 258-45-59

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Zamoskvorechye

Neighbourhood Profile
It wouldn’t be a mistake to call Pyatnitskaya street the main axis of this neighborhood – turn one direction and you’ll find the Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane, turn another – a hip Scandinavian restaurant. Old churches now embrace contemporary life with style and grace. Going to Zamoskvorechye is like visiting during the times when it was a medieval Russian quarter, but with a modern twist of 20th century buildings pushing themselves into the 21st century with new businesses opening weekly. Stroll down Pyatnitskaya to taste dozens of global cuisines – from Ukrainian and Georgian to Thai and American.
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