The restaurant is named after its Argentinian born chef Adrian Quetglas, and belongs to the restaurateur Dmitry Sergeev. Adrian Quetglas, a Michelin star recognised chef is well-known both in Moscow and Mallorca, where he is originally from. In his Moscow establishment, he offers his guests signature cuisine at affordable prices.
Everything from the design to prices in AQ kitchen is completely extraordinary in its laconism. The cuisine here may also serve as an example of what can be called perfect. From basic dishes to new interpretations of international specialities, the results speak for themselves, both in taste and presentation.
Adrian is a big fan of new things, hence the menu here is reviewed quite frequently. His food is usually quite democratic, but the presentation and plating are a next level game. The photo of one of the signature dishes- a pate in the form of a duck covered with yellow glaze – went viral on Instagram with equally raging reviews over the taste, not only the stunning presentation.
Actually, this spot is a real treasure for photo hunters. Natalia Belonogova is the restaurant’s interior designer, and her work here, many believe belongs in design textbooks. The restaurant has a colourful hand-made ceiling, unusual comfy furniture, peculiar gizmos here and there (for example you may happen to wash your hands in a sink stolen from a real construction site!) – basically everything to make you wonder ‘how the hell did this all come down together?’.
It’s a solid neighbourhood restaurant with an open kitchen, nice people, friendly staff, a menu developed by a Michelin starred chef and yet with prices that don’t bite too much, and the most delicious and Instagrammable meals. It just manages to tick all the boxes and is definitely worth your time.
Address: 69 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa
Hours: 12 PM-12 AM
Menu preview: Beef tartar with mustard cream (≈$10)
Mediterranean fish soup (≈$9)
Grilled squid with romesko sauce (≈$10)