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Sausage restaurant chain Dymov No. 1's branch on Sofiiskaya Naberezhnaya (pictured) has raised its family-friendly profile with the opening of a new children's room. Open on weekends from noon to 5 p.m., the playroom has all kinds of entertainments to amuse children of all ages. The little ones can play with building blocks, toy cars, stuffed toys and dolls. Older kids will appreciate the Sony PlayStation and its large range of games. An experienced nanny is on hand to keep an eye on the proceedings. A special children's menu has also been added to occupy stomachs, as well as mischievous hands.
34 Sofiiskaya Naberezhnaya, 951-7571/3571, M. Novokuznetskaya.

Children's restaurant Dom Oranzhevoi Korovy has introduced a spring menu. On the bill are such seasonal specials as a "curly salad" -- Mediterranean salad with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh herbs and basil sauce (185 rubles), lentil soup with olive oil and rosemary (165 rubles) and, naturally, some fruity selections such as a fruit salad (245 rubles) and a freshly squeezed "vitamin" juice (155 rubles).
18 Pavlovskaya Ul., entrance from Ul. Danilovsky Val, 787-3791, M. Tulskaya.

The City Space bar, which sits atop the Swissotel Krasnye Holmy hotel at Paveletskaya Ploshchad, always did somewhat resemble a giant noodle bowl. Now this resemblance has a culinary justification, with the introduction of Asian-themed lunches. Starting from 11 a.m. on weekdays, guests are offered a selection of Japanese dishes, such as toro tartar, grilled unagi eel with foie gras and apple balsamic sauce, chicken kushiyaki and lobster skewer with tomato ceviche sauce plus, of course, a wide selection of sushi, sashimi, rolls and tempura.
52 Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 6, 787-9800, M. Paveletskaya.

Super elite, top-flight restaurant Observatoire is not ignoring those observing the Great Fast and is offering an appropriately Lenten menu. On the menu are such dishes as spring rolls with avocado, almond and tamarind sauce, pumpkin soup with chili, mushroom and vegetable fricassee with basil and green risotto with parsley and peppermint sauce. Bookings are an absolute necessity.
22 Ul. Bolshaya Yakimanka, Bldg. 3, inside the Kopernik housing complex, 643-3606, 797-4333, M. Oktyabrskaya.