The restaurant, named for the Bolshoi theater, which is nearby, serves high-end Russian cuisine in a suitable lavish setting, as might be expected from the famed restaurateur Arkady Novikov. The dining room is decorated in white, red, and blue, with round dark-wood tables and chairs upholstered in velvet and leather. Chamber jazz accompanies diners in the evening, and contests featuring works by famous artists are held occasionally. Emerging from the kitchen, which is presided over by the award-winning French chef Kamel Benamar, are such dishes as potato blinis with salmon, caviar, and sour cream; or pike stewed in beet sauce. Try the prix-fixe menu (RUB1,500), which includes an appetizer, a main course, and a glass of wine. But otherwise be prepared to spend an exorbitant amount of money if you want wine.