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Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow 115324, Russia
+7 495 280-04-28
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
16 Nov 2017
“Good restaurant, service to be revisited”
21 Sep 2017
“Only worth going to in good weather”
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Italian, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow 115324, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere, seafood and a great view above the roofs of Moscow. We just have some fish as starters, a whole smoked sturgeon (be prepared to look into a sad face) and some pasta with vegetables. Simple but very tasty. Sitting on a soft sofa...More

Thank Andreas E
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again! BR

Reviewed 30 November 2017

2 times I tried to reserve a table. 1st time they called me on the day and said they did not accept credit/debit cards that day. 2nd time they told me right away: only cash on Saturday. I wondered why is that so each Saturday?...More

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Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hello! Thank You for the review! Really, it happens sometimes and for such occasions we always have a bankomate in hall of the restautant. Currently, the connection with bank is ok and we hope to see you. We would like to present you a glass...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

This restaurant proposes local specialties and fusion with western cuisine food. The food was very good however we were a table of 12 and desptie the restaurant being rather emplty we had to wait for 2.5 hours to get our mains - all guests were...More

1  Thank ThibautBelgium
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hello, Thanks for the review! We hope that our managers did their best to correct the situation. Hope to see you again in Karlson

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

... the service was, however, quite inflexible and rather unfriendly. Prices for some parts of the menu (e.g. Dessert) on the high side, portions could have been slightly more generous. As a side note, I am not a friend of the TV-sets and would have...More

Thank Annemarie W
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hello, Thanks for the review! It heps us to become better! Hope to see you again in Karlson

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went here a couple weeks ago with two friends. We booked a table a week in advance and they refused to reserve a table near the windows, saying we'd have to make do with whatever table was available. The restaurant is in a business center,...More

Thank nyaredzi
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and interiors, good service. Good vines but the food... excellent and fresh raw materials but the food is bit tastes less. Nice set up with table cloth on which you can do some coloring yourself with the coloring pencils on the table. In...More

Thank 1minnaf
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went here as a change on the recommendation of a work colleague. To get up to the Resturant you have to go into what looks like an office block and get the lift to the top. The views of Moscow are really good and...More

Thank WelshMoorsie
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The place claims to have an Italian chef, but if it's true, it was definitely fired from all Italian restaurants. I'm talking about tipical Italian and European plates. I ordered a nicoise and it was really awful, I didn't eat it, but they insisted to...More

Thank Vox_sincera
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

...and not spectacular. Place is very spacious and cozy. Food quite ok but service is throwing amateurish shadow. Staff was too relaxed - I didn't mind much although with the tighter play restaurant could get a point higher. Nice view - worth visiting.

Thank Vladimir M
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thanks for your review! We'll try to pay attention to all notices and try to do our best! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice with Shisha lounge The have cozy decoration The service and the staff quite good The food is more international with Russian touch

Thank Saleh A
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you again.

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow 115324, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Zamoskvorechye
  • Neighbourhood: Zamoskvorechye
  • Phone Number: +7 495 280-04-28
  • E-mail
Restaurant Karlson — survivor and a Moscow audience favorite place — located on the Central City Tower roof, which offers panoramic views of the Kremlin and Moscow historical centre. The summer terrace of Karlson is one of the best places in the city to relax and take a leisurely view of the magnificent view of the Kremlin, the sunsets and lights of Moscow, enjoying tasty dishes and drinks in the fresh air. Landing for 150 seats with cozy sofas surrounded by greenery, sprinklers in case of heat and DJ sets on fridays and saturdays. Carlo Grecu is a brand-chef of the restaurant. He traveled a lot around the world and has a great international gastronomic experience. The menu is based on local products: Russian marbled beef, fish and farm poultry. In addition, you can start with dining sets, wich costs not more than 500 rubles, and which are changing every week, or try dishes from the main menu with a 20% discount to 16.00. The centerpiece of the open kitchen is the wood took eko grill. Also, the technology of longing and smoked products is available. The interior is light and colorful with good zoning space, lots of live plants and a large number of drop-down chandeliers. The balcony of the restaurant is equipped with a VIP-area, separated by bright stained-glass windows, where you can hold business meetings, private events, or a romantic evening. Traditionally, there are activities for children: every weekend you can find here a children’s animator, workshops, cooking classes, performances and active games.
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