During the Soviet era, all Russian children learned the moralistic tale of the Clean Plates Society, dreamed up by Lenin to encourage them to eat all their food. But there's nothing do-gooder about this dimly lit café, whose appealing food attracts hipsters and others; the gourmet burgers, including a vegetarian falafel version, are a highlight. Other dishes include light fare like wok-cooked noodles, pastas, and salads. At night the place turns into a club, with a dance floor and a disco ball; the extensive drinks list has a decent array of international wines, whiskeys, and other liquor.