+7 495 663 30 03
50/53 Povarskaya Street

Restaurant of the Central House of Writers
The place, where history and gastronomy are blended
Restaurant of the Central Litterateurs' House
Restaurant "CDL"

The city legend, the only restaurant-museum, where main traditions of Russian and soviet cuisine are fused with historical interior environment and special atmosphere of the Central Authors' House.
The Restaurant of the Central Authors' House is a legendary place. In 1960's it hosted a famous snack-bar for the soviet writers with a very strict access control mode. The most well-known authors – like Eugeny Evtushenko and Bella Akhmadulina – rejoined here. Todays' "Motley Hall" of the restaurant still keeps on its walls the autographs and drawings by writers and poets "the Sixtiers". Nowadays the CDL restaurant is a museum and a place open for all those who love authentic Russian cuisine: simple, familiar, colourfully served.
About the Restaurant
Some of the Restaurant's best-sellers are marinated stuffed carp, pike-perch in aspic, pearl hen pate in glazed apple, chicken wings stuffed with veal, porcini mushroom soup, classical "Stolichny" salad, warm salad with eggplant and cream-cheese, minced mutton chop, rabbit in crimson sauce with sweet turnip and fried chanterelle, potatoes and beef tenderloin, serves right in a frying pan. The CDL desserts are also all author's: the "Kievsky" cake with nut ice cream and the Kremlin cheesecakes are the absolute hits.
The kitchen of CDL is already familiar to chef Fyodor Verin, because he worked here in 2014-2016. The guests were fond of traditional Russian cuisine in Fyodor's vision, so the chef returned to CDL in January 2020. Fyodor also achieved success working in such famous restaurants as Turandot, Casta Diva, Buono and Uilliam's. Fyodor personally opened several restaurants, regularly appears on television and also often takes part in master classes.
Fyodor Verin
The CDL restaurant is called a museum without exaggeration. The furniture and interior design items are selected to reconstruct accurately the atmosphere of Moscow aristocratic mansion and family saloon, which was located here in older times. During the reconstruction the three fireplaces were restored and are still functioning.
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat, Sun 12:00 - 00:00

Address: Moscow, bld.1 50/53 Povarskaya street
(Barrikadnaya metro station)

Booking and information: +7 495 663 30 03
Information on events: banket@restcdl.ru
Dear guests!
Please, take note of our in-house rules:
— Please, book your table in advance
— Pets are not allowed in the restaurant
— Only children over 5 years old are allowed to visit the Oak Hall of the restaurant
— We welcome guests with children under 5 years old in the Motley Hall and Fireplace Halls, subject to prior reservation
Thank you for understanding.
The dress code for the guests of the restaurant: business, smart casual, cocktail, black tie.
Please, refrain from visiting us in outerwear, sportswear, workwear, and untidy clothes, or otherwise you will be asked to leave the restaurant.
The administration reserves the right to assess the conformity of the guests' dress code.
During the night hours, starting from 01:00, the price for each additional hour of table rental is 30 000 rubles.