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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Eat & Talk Goes Irish

MTEat & Talk Irish Pub would have to be Moscow's quirkiest of the genre.
Eat & Talk was one of those bright and modern eateries that was particularly suited for a quick business lunch or a casual after-work drink -- although it did lack a little atmosphere, given its simple interior design and business-center location. This has been remedied, however, as Eat & Talk just got a big character boost with the addition of a complete Irish pub. What's more, it must be Moscow's quirkiest.

Eat & Talk Irish Pub may be in the basement of a business center, but it has one of the least straight-laced layouts of any bar in town. As the pub continues back from its entrance, each odd-shaped room is raised slightly higher than the last, with the final "room," actually taking the form of a long, steeply rising corridor with small booths along the length of one side.

The interior design doesn't overindulge in ye olde Irish knickknacks. Instead, the loungey first room is wrapped in ethnic rugs, while the remaining rooms feature various miniature modern sculptures (for sale, at considerable prices) and idiosyncratic chandeliers. All the same, the pub stays business-minded with free Wi-Fi and power points.

The pub has a concise menu that steers clear of the usual pub-grub options. There's a salad bar (500 rubles) and only a single "soup" -- Irish stew (250 rubles). Meaty dishes include three varieties of Warren's sausages (lamb -- 200 rubles, pork and truffles -- 200 rubles, Capetown -- 200 rubles and a mixed plate -- 600 rubles). There is also a small grill menu with such dishes as lamb chops (600 rubles), regular steak (600 rubles), rib-eye steak (1,000 rubles) and grilled fish including dorado (500 rubles) and sea bass (500 rubles). Grilled vegetables cost 250 rubles.

Eat & Talk's beer selection is fairly simple, with Guinness (230 rubles a half-liter), Kilkenny (200 rubles for 400 milliliters), Edelweiss (150 rubles a half-liter) and Heineken (150 rubles a half-liter) -- but the bar more than compensates for this by offering a large range of Irish, Scottish and American whiskies.

7 Mokhovaya Ul. (Mokhovaya Business Center), 961-2193, noon-midnight, M. Biblioteka Imeni Lenina.