Voronezh is a meat-focused restaurant by Alexander Rappaport, named after the region where the ingredients are sourced. The first floor is a casual eatery, while the upstairs is a proper sit-down restaurant. Order one of the excellent burgers or a pastrami sandwich.
4 Ulitsa Prechistenka, Moscow 119034, Russia
Leo Tolstoy Museum
Leo Tolstoy Museum is one of the oldest literary museums in Russia, founded in 1911 by the Tolstoy Society. Tolstoy never actually set foot in this building, but this refined Empire-style mansion houses the world’s largest collection of objects related to the writer and has an excellent literary exhibition, devoted to Tolstoy’s major novels.
Leo Tolstoy State Museum, 11/8 Ulitsa Prechistenka, Moscow 119034, Russia
This Baroque building is one of the most luxurious on Prechistenka Street. It has changed owners quite often, but the name stuck. “Yermolov’s House” is a nod at the 19th-century general who fought in the Caucasian War. After the revolution, it was home to poet Sergei Yesenin and his wife, American dancer Isadora Duncan.
20 Ulitsa Prechistenka, Moscow 119034, Russia
There’s a hidden courtyard behind the building at Prechistenka 32, which was once the famous Polivanov school, which educated the children of the cultural elite, before the revolution. The courtyard has the feel of old Moscow; it is immaculately kept, with flower beds and children’s swings. The wooden, semicircular buildings are former stables, remnants of a long-gone era.
32 Ulitsa Prechistenka, Moscow 119034, Russia
This restaurant, in one of the small lanes between Ostozhenka and Prechistenka streets, has everything going for it: great food — curated by one of Moscow’s most prominent chefs, Alexei Zimin — and great ambiance. Frequented by the city’s intellectuals, it regularly holds book presentations and film screenings. In the summer, a secluded courtyard is open.
Dom 12, 12 Mansurovskiy Pereulok, Moscow 119034 Russia
MAMM stands for Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, which used to be Moscow House of Photography. Headed by art enthusiast Olga Sviblova, MAMM hosts regular exhibitions of the world’s leading photographers, as well as contemporary art.
Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, 16 Ulitsa Ostozhenka, Moscow 119034, Russia
A gallery just across the street from MAMM, RuArts specializes in cutting-edge contemporary and street art. One of the highlights is its magnificent staircase, dividing the exhibition space in two. It’s also known to throw great opening parties.
1-Y Zachat’yevskiy Pereulok, 10, Moscow, Russia, 119034