We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table

Ratings and reviews

#655 of 10,868 Restaurants in Moscow
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$21
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (782)
Filter reviews
57 results
Traveller rating
17
15
16
4
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
17
15
16
4
5
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 25 July 2020

Organised birthday party with colleagues. There were 21 of us. Good food, good service (special thanks to our waiters. It's not easy to work with 21 guests), fantastic view! A good opportunity for groups to have outdoor party during coronovirus pandemic. A little bit expensive,...but the place is unique for Moscow. Highly recommend for visiting!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 28 September 2019

Wonderful !!! very good service, the view is unique !!! I highly recommend it. It is more beautiful than the photos you see...there is a person at the entrance of the building that accompanies you to the restaurant. we had a great meal and they...gave us a 20% discount !More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
altkaterina, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2019

Thank you so much!! It's highly important for us!

Reviewed 15 September 2019

Amazing panorama view to Moscow. The food was tasty, creatively prepared and the staff was friendly. Great place for a Sunday brunch or dinner.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
Ecouteton, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Hello! Thanks for the tip!

Reviewed 20 June 2019

Consider this: pomegranate juice is 33 USD. Nice, isn't it? Very soft-spoken waiter Arkadiy Kolesnikov overcharged us for a second juice and when asked to bring us a simple fresh vegetable salad, he managed to do it for a custom made "narezka" for 18 USD....Advice: do not order anything that waiters suggest you and always double-check your bill. Overpriced food, poor "shake-down" service with a great view, indeed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?1  
Ecouteton, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Hello! We figured out the situation and in your order there was really twice a fresh pomegranate and a plate of vegetables for two. From the point of view of service on our part, everything was correct, but we are very sorry that it happened....More

Reviewed 16 May 2019

Over the last months we tried tons of restaurants in Moscow and in our opinion the Karlson is one of the best. Nicely decorated, amazing view over the city, tasteful food and kind service. We had a couple of seafood salads, two mains and a...dessert and we really enjoyed our meal. It’s not a cheap place but prices are exposed on the website and in line with the level of restaurant. However, there are a couple of bad aspects that lower our overall rating of the Karlson. First of all, they do not have a baby menu and definitely this is not what you expect from a high side place. Nowadays almost all the restaurants offer a dedicated menu for our kids, or at least “baby friendly” dishes. Unfortunately, this was not the case and we struggled a little to select food meeting the needs of our 2Yr old daughter: in the end we ordered a little portion of “pasta al sugo”, namely rigatoni &tomato sauce. In addition, we had bad surprise when we got the bill: for this simple half dish of simple pasta we have been charged 790 rubles. It is worth to mention that the price for a dish of “rigatoni with wild mushrooms and parma ham” is 630 rubles, as shown also on their website… It’s not a matter of money, but actually a matter of fairness towards the customers. To be honest, it’s the first time we pay such a price for a simple pasta for a baby, not even Michelin Starred restaurants charged us that much.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?
altkaterina, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

Thanks for the review! Your comments will help us to get better. BR Karlson team.

Reviewed 13 May 2019

This restaurant is very expensive (2 soups + 2 main dishes + 4 glasses : 7 000 rub) and benefits from a beautiful view on Moscow. However, the high prices do not result in a good cooking. I was very disappointed by the soup, the...fish (cod of Murmansk) and the meat (Bkack Angus) we had. Moreover, in this very expense restaurant, payment by card was not possible. We had to pay in cash. This is not the first time it happens, as I read it in another commentary.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?
altkaterina, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

Thanks for the review! Your comments will help us to get better. BR Karlson team.

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Great rooftop view and a very interesting interior. Spacious seating and nice staff, they asked for our food preferences and allergies and customised the dishes to our liking. Very creative and delicious dishes crafted by the chef. The best part was definitely the dessert, the...pavlova with cold cream, an interesting twist on the original and the best Napoleon cake I ever had. The only downside is that this place is expected. Probably not an everyday restaurant, but beautiful for special occasions. Also recommend you reserve a table in advance.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Helpful?1  
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

Hello! Thank you for your visit and great review. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice modern restaurant serving tasty dishes. Good wine selection and fast, attentive service, definitely a place for a relaxed dinner for two or with a party

Date of visit: November 2018
Helpful?
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks for a great review!

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Dinner was perfect, elegant and tasty. All together with a breath-taking view on moscow will make your night a perfect one. Highly suggested.

Date of visit: October 2018
Helpful?1  
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

While working in Moscow my coworkers and I were treated to dinner at the Karlson by our hosts. We had a large group of people and the Karlson staff was very attentive and did a great job providing everything from appetizers to drinks to filling...our glasses between toasts. I ordered the beef cheeks at a coworker's suggestion. The beef cheeks were absolutely delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the view from the restaurant. It was a bit chilly so we ate inside but went out to see the surrounding area. We had a delicious dinner and great service.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for the review!

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Gesten Hotel
7 reviews
.33 km away
Sadovnicheskaya Hotel
184 reviews
.42 km away
Crowne Plaza Moscow - Tretyakovskaya
752 reviews
.55 km away
Delight Hotel on Novokuznetskaya Street
11 reviews
.58 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Vai Me!
569 reviews
.33 km away
CEBEREVER
51 reviews
.34 km away
Belfast
98 reviews
.31 km away
Dorogaya, Ya Perezvonyu
101 reviews
.34 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Fountain Adam and Eve
33 reviews
.44 km away
House of Geltishcheva
6 reviews
.39 km away
Statue of Shostakovich
9 reviews
.28 km away
Memorial Flat of G.M. Krzhizhanovsky
8 reviews
.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
FrequentFlier1232
20 February 2019|
Answer
Response from goodtimesmoscow | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for the question! Yes sure, we do. Waiting for you at our rooftop.
0
Votes
Google Translation
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Karlson

Karlson is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5