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“Magic dinner”
Review of C.D.L. Restaurant

C.D.L. Restaurant
Ranked #1,155 of 13,997 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 2 - USD 43
Cuisines: Russian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Arbat
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Magic atmosphere in an authentic house of XIX century with its original furniture, boiserie, painting, pictures, carved timber columns and stairs, art deco jewel of central Moscow. Food is adequately high class with succulent starters and superb main courses, including game, Russian/French style. Cellar is full of great bottles, including finest champaigne and Armenian brandy as good as best cognac. Crew is extremely professional and attentive and - upon request - they organize a tour of the house, consisting of 11 rooms in most of which you can eat sitting down in the original chairs and enjoying belle epoque russian songs from a nice singer. Unforgettable dinner. Be prepared to pay adequately for a lavish experience.

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1  Thank Pietro L
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

There are Russian restaurants with more famous names in Moscow, but there you might come across issues with booking and they will be over-crowded. CDL is not as famous but is much better. The interior of CDL is great, the food is superb. I highly recommend this place for foreign guests of Moscow.

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1  Thank Milly M
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restaurant is located on a queit street. It is immpresive the way they decorated it and how the space was used.
We had a booking, but it was not in the main area. They managed to accomodate us in the mail room and that was fantastic. The atmosphere here was indeed the one of an elegant and fancy place. It was not crowded, the tables kept a good distance from eachother.
The service was ok, as we tolde them we had a fixed hour to leave and they were expecting other guest at the table
The food was excellent. The oysters were delicious and so were the Siberian veal dumplings. The Moscovski Borsch was delicious and so was the beef-Stroganof. The platting is spectacular for each dish. The desert looked well but they were not that tasty.
They do have a large variety of vines, expensive one, but among the best in the wold. We had Sancere and Chianti - very pleased with them
The place is expensive but it worths.

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1  Thank hteo531
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a marvelous treasure where style and elegance is only matched by the superb Russian cuisine. All the lamb dishes are excellent and the wild boar was soft like butter and tasty to the last bite. The Oysters are the best in town. If you only go to one place to experience what dining in Moscow can be like, this is it.

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1  Thank boehmer2016
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at C.D.L. The staff were helpful,knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and the surroundings were very comfortable. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Susan M
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