Moscow may not have any Michelin-starred restaurants , but it's home to its fair share of fine dining establishments.

Two Moscow restaurants White Rabbit and Twins Garden made the 2019 World's 50 Best Restaurants list , a ranking based on the opinions of international chefs, food writers, and "travelling gourmets."

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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