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Starlite Diner

#267 of 11,324 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Patriarch Ponds
American, Diner, Central American, South American
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Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 16, Moscow 115487, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 495 650-02-46
00:00 - 23:59
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The portion sizes are good, the prices are average. The food is by no means bad but there are much better options if you're looking for a burger. The milkshakes are great though!

Thank Sam P
Riga, Latvia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I was twice in the place. It is in the very center of the city and on the super interesting place which is quiet, next to a theater and the Chaikovsky music hall, which is a great benefit. But I would say these are only benefits. Average food, pretty low service. That is all you need to know.

Thank dorfman777
Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been coming to the Starlite Diner since the very first one was opened in the 1990's. I haven't been to it for awhile but I went to the one on Prospect Vernadskogo recently with my 15 year old son. Let's just say you should never go home again. The food was way worse than I remembered it to be.... More 

Thank Dohn T
Arlington, Virginia
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265 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've visited the Starlite Diner at two of its locations. In each location I found the Diner clean and the service quick and professional. The menu is quite large and has some very interesting options, especially when it comes to burgers, so the choice was always difficult, but I was always pleased with my order. The atmosphere is standard dineresque,... More 

3 Thank RPH80
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This place is extremely expensive and the food is not much better than anything you could make at home. The food is ok, but the prices are high and the service is slow. The main problem is the high prices.

Thank mileshersz
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was our first visit to the Starlight Diner and we were impressed with the service and the food. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and he selected the meatloaf, classic American comfort food, which came with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. The draft beer was excellent and the milkshakes were good. Would recommend to anyone looking for an American... More 

2 Thank ArtTeacherOhio
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am the fan of StarLight for 15... Or more years! Always good welcome , best burgers and famously tasty milk shakes ! Funny but I am more vegan vegetarian, but I visit Starlight for falafel, salads and breakfast with samolina ! Best wishes ! Visit Starlight while you in Moscow!

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1 Thank Anton C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Through the night we were eating and drinking the best us food, good taste beer very attractive and carefull waitresses

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Thank Lucashka
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

With there 1950's restaurant diner look I was quite surprise to see this kind of restaurant in Russia. Really nicely located near the cinema and subway. Food very American and delicious with the 50's and 60's music playing in the background. The waitresses dressed like in the 50's was so funny ! I enjoyed it and would recommend ...

Thank serge1603
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The girls who work here wear cheerleaders uniforms, they speak English, and the food is great American food! Thank God. In a city where good ol American food is hard to find this place is an Expats dream. Open 24 hours and has great milkshakes.

Thank Rachel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 16, Moscow 115487, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Patriarch Ponds
  • Neighbourhood: Patriarch Ponds
  • Phone Number: +7 495 650-02-46
It's most certainly American and those red booths are the real thing - the only Russian elements here are the electric sockets. You'll hear more English spoken in this diner than anywhere else in Moscow, which adds to the otherworldly home-away-from-home experience. The menu spins out all the classics in authentic style, including huge waffles, burgers and giant milkshakes made with Oreo cookies, massive breakfast and huge filter coffees from the pot. American diners are now de rigeur in Moscow but Starlites are still the original and best. They now have four 24 hour venues with the original being the giant silver truck in a leafy garden near Mayakovskaya metro (Bol. Sadovaya 16), Oktyabrskaya metro (Korovy Val, 9a), metro Universitet (Vernadskogo Ave., 6) although our favourite is the latest spacious venue on Stastnoy bulvar - metro Pushkinskaya.

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Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.
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