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Restaurant News

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Using a concept borrowed from Japan, Tvoi Bar No.1 has opened on posh Ulitsa Ostozhenka. The bar has two halls with seating for 40 people and space for a total of 150. The gimmick, however, is that it offers customers the chance to become the bar's "proprietor." As proprietor, the customer is offered the services of a manager, who ensures that all the customers' instructions are followed. The proprietor can arrange for his own entertainment, DJs, movie screenings and so on. The bar can even change its interior design, print new business cards and change its sign to display the acting proprietor's logo.

32 Ul. Ostozhenka, (499) 501-1106, M. Park Kultury.

The Golden Apple hotel has brought in the A. Novikov Group to inject some new life into its lobby restaurant. Now renamed Apple Bar, the reborn establishment aims to be a mix of a lobby bar, DJ cocktail bar and restaurant. During the day, the two-hall Apple Bar is primarily a relaxed eatery that serves not only modern European cuisine but also a full tapas menu. Come evening, it employs its Targetti Light Navigator Asymmetric Wall Washer lighting system to transform itself into a DJ Bar. Apple Bar works around the clock -- which means plenty of time for guests to work their way through the wide range of cocktails.

11 Ul. Malaya Dmitrovka, 980-9630, M. Pushkinskaya.

The 24-hour GQ Bar (pictured) has introduced two new menus -- one for breakfast and one for lunch. The breakfast menu is available from 7 a.m. to midday and includes such favorites as yogurt, tvorog with sour cream, porridges, fried cheese fritters, omelets, croissants and even eggs Benedict. The lunch menu, available from noon to 6 p.m., consists of two options, a European set meal for 700 rubles and an Asian set meal for 800 rubles. The European menu includes such options as tomato salad and chicken noodles, shchi soup with mushrooms and beef rissoles, or borshch and beef stroganoff with mashed potatoes. The Asian menu includes such combinations as wonton soup and sweet-and-sour pork, tom yum soup and chicken with black beans, or Sichuan-style beef with eggplant and Vietnamese-style fried rice.

5 Ul. Balchug, 956-7775, M. Novokuznetskaya.

The people behind Pyaty Okean restaurant have announced plans to open in late May a chain of beer bistros called Pyatok. Like its forefather, the new beer chain is to feature beer taps at every table serving unfiltered "live" beer. Unlike the more upmarket Pyaty Okean, the bill for a cold starter, hot main and a couple of beers should come to no more than 500-600 rubles.

20 Marxistskaya Ul., Bldg. 1, 912-9652, M. Marxistskaya.