- Caf Pushkin is the one of the most iconic restaurants in Moscow .
- Named after Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin , the restaurant opened in 1999 in a renovated 18th-century Baroque mansion in central Moscow.
- On TripAdvisor, it has more than 8,100 reviews with many describing it as "legendary," "iconic," and "like visiting a museum."
- On the advice of a local, I went to Caf Pushkin for lunch one day.
- The food was delicious albeit expensive and I did feel like I was eating in a museum.
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Moscow may not have any Michelin-starred restaurants , but it's home to its fair share of fine dining establishments.
But one of the most iconic restaurants in the city is Caf Pushkin, named after Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin . On TripAdvisor, it has more than 8,100 reviews and a higher rating than White Rabbit. Reviewers describe it as "legendary," "iconic," and "like visiting a museum."
Caf Pushkin opened in 1999 in a renovated 18th-century Baroque mansion on Tverskoy Boulevard in central Moscow. The boulevard was a famous hang-out spot for Moscow high society after it opened in 1796, and Pushkin himself was often seen strolling there, according to the restaurant's website.
While on a 12-day trip to Russia earlier this year, I had to go see what the hype was all about. On top of the solid reviews, a local had highly recommended that I eat there.
So one day, I went to Caf Pushkin for a solo lunch here's what it was like.
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