The restaurant’s key lure is its location. Ottepel Restaurant is located in a Stalin-era Classic revival building – the stored Silk Making pavilion at VDNKh – notable for its majestic two-floor structure and a stucco bas-relief depicting mulberry branches and oak leaves. Originally built in 1939, this is one of the pavilions from the pre-war exhibition. It was also known as Moldova SSR.
Ottepel is a great place for a break after a walk through VDNKh or a visit to the Green Theater. In summer, you can sit on the outdoor veranda, and in winter it is best to choose a place near the large panoramic windows overlooking the park. The setting is quite friendly, with a lot of space to breathe, several dining spaces with fireplaces, soft chairs, and well-preserved elements of the original decor. Ottepel is a lovely place to both hold a business meeting and celebrate an important occasion in.
The kitchen is the domain of chef Andrey Mamontov, who used to work at White Rabbit restaurant in Moscow. The menu features traditional European staples, sometimes in unusual combinations. The wine list features multiple unique cocktails, like original mulled wine with linden honey, or Ottepel’s signature drink with yuzu, protein, gin and Aperol.
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