We loved this place. It was beautiful, priced right, and the food was fantastic. We had the exact same thing 2x in one week. We both had the spicy beef salad. I had the spicy pad Thai and my husband had the homemade noodles with beef. The beef salad was the really show stopper. The wine and service was good as well. I was nervous coming in at first that it was going to be an over the top $50 entree place. I wasn't used to the Moscow level of service yet. I think our total was around 50-60 and we had salads, entree, and numerous glasses of wine. I loved the decor.
We discovered Mandarin by accident yesterday, after having coffee at Coffeemania next door. After walking around Red Square and Gum, we decided to head back to Mandarin for a drink in the bar. Immediately loved the dark, romantic atmosphere and the nice, long bar. Chose a table and my husband attempted to order an Irish Coffee. Waitress informed him that they didn't make them. He then asked if they had fresh coffee (yes), Jameson whiskey (yes), and milk (yes). She then explained that they could do that, but it wouldn't be a real Irish Coffee, as they didn't make the thick cream for the top. That was perfectly fine with my husband (he doesn't need the thick cream anyway!). He loved the drink they brought him, a delicious glass of coffee, with a good shot of Jameson, and a small pitcher of milk to add as he pleased. He was a happy camper! He enjoyed two! I had the Italan red Nebbiolo wine (2), plus we shared a couple of appetizers. We enjoyed ourselves very much, and are looking forward to returning for dinner some evening soon. My only complaint is that I wish they had more wines by the glass to choose from! And, also agree with others, that the service could be faster!