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If you want a good, healthy meal at a reasonable price, you'll find just that at Grabli.
Conveniently located all over the city, these spacious eateries offer a wide selection of traditional Russian and modern European fare. What's more, the 'free-flow' buffet-style service means foreign visitors need not worry about deciphering a Russian menu or communicating in sign language with the wait staff: everything is laid out on display, and what you see is what you get: soups, salads, hot main courses, desserts - you name it. Just add your chosen dishes to your tray, pay at the end of the counter, take a seat and enjoy!
Grabli is the Russian word for 'rake', and you'll find interiors with a garden theme befitting the name: light and bright with plenty of greenery, serving staff in straw hats, and an atmosphere that's fresh and healthy. Actually, fresh and healthy sums up the culinary policy as well.
If you want to get acquainted with the cuisines of Russia and the former Soviet Union, Grabli is a great place to do it. Here you can try many of the cuisines' most famous and popular dishes, such as borshch, chicken Kiev, seld pod shuboi ('herring under a fur coat'), shashlyks (kebabs), chakhokhbili (Georgian-style chicken), and adzhapsandal (Caucasian vegetable ragout), among others. There are also plenty of international classics such as grilled meats and fish, and ever-popular Greek and Caesar salads. The selection is truly enormous and is constantly refreshed; any diner is sure to find something to their taste - even vegetarians, who often find it difficult to dine out in Russia.
Grabli also serves breakfasts, so the eateries are suitable for any kind of meal at any time of day. And on Sundays they offer brunches with live music from 1pm to 4pm.
You can easily find the Grabli in the centre of Moscow:
- Tverskaya street 18, bld.1, Pushkinskaya metro station
- Pyatnitskaya 27, Novokuznetskaya metro station
- Ploshad' Kievskogo vokzala, 2, Europeisky shopping mall, Kievskaya metro station