25 Sovetskaya Ulitsa, Novosibirsk, +7 383-209-00-10, lmaison.ru
Open from 12 noon till midnight. Free wifi. Take-away menu.
Two halls, sitting 30 and 60 people respectively.
Menu du jour, average at 700 roubles ($23, €17).
Average bill, Russian cuisine (without alcohol): 2,500 roubles ($83, €64)
Average bill, French cuisine (with alcohol): 3,500 roubles ($116, €90)
Perfect for a touch of old world French elegance and style, and rightly regarded by its sophisticated clientele as one of the finest restaurants between Moscow and the Pacific. Conveniently in the centre of Novosibirsk, close to both main railway station and Lenin Square, where the Opera and Ballet theatre is.
The cuisine — old style Russian and French — is conjured by Francois Fournier, formerly a chef in five star Swiss establishments before venturing to Siberia. La Maison also offers an excellent wine list with the accent on French. Wine boutique, with 20% Sunday discount, nice pastry shop, too, for a quick cup of coffee or a takeaway treat.
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