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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Meat Goes Upmarket

MTAffiliated restaurants T-Bone and Villa Rosa share a covered courtyard.
The meat just keeps on coming: Yet another steakhouse has opened, this time in Zamoskvorechye. T-Bone is affiliated with the snooty Villa Rosa, with which it shares a summer courtyard. Although not as swish as Villa Rosa, it's no barbecue in Uncle Bobs' backyard, either.

The interior is a little more stately than at most steakhouses, with wide-striped wallpaper and large chandeliers. But given the sultry weather of late, you'd be crazy not to dine on its shady courtyard, which is less stuffy (in both senses) than the interior.

The courtyard features a rather kitschy wall-sized picture of a blossoming country estate, which goes nicely with the crocodile-skin cushions on half the chairs (the others sport stripes).

Meat is the message at T-Bone, where the eponymous steak takes extra pride of place under a double-sized heading. There are three varieties of T-bone available: a grain-fed Australian steak (250 rubles per 100 grams), Australian three-month-old veal steak (160 rubles per 100 grams) and a New Zealand lamb T-bone chop (210 rubles per 100 grams). Other steaks include steak tartare (780 rubles), Chateaubriand (1,560 rubles), three varieties of rib-eye (250 per 100 grams to 980 rubles), and for the ladies there's filet mignon (780 rubles).

The meat doesn't stop there though -- there's also three sorts of sausages (360-460 rubles) and three varieties of kotlety mince rissoles (360-450 rubles), as well as numerous other pork chops, lamb chops, veal chops, chicken dishes and even a few seafood offers. There is also a large selection of dried hams and sausages.

Soups average around 300 rubles and there is a decent range of salads including the house special T-bone salad with chicken fried with rosemary and served with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet pepper, mushrooms and walnuts under a Lyonnaise sauce (420 rubles).

In addition to sharing the patio, T-Bone shares Villa Rosa's wine list. Prices are substantial, starting at about 300 rubles a glass. And if you aren't in the mood for meat, in the courtyard you can order from either restaurant's menus.

52 Pyatnitskaya Ul., Bldg. 2, 953-0225, noon-midnight, M. Polyanka.