A rose-colored neoclassic building houses the four-story Pushkin Cafe on popular Tverskoy Bulvar in central Moscow. The cafe is on the first floor; the restaurant spreads up to the second and mezzanine floors.
Frequented by contemporary diners and the nouveau rich, it’s located near the Tverskaya and Pushkinskaya metro strops. The 24-hour eatery is the playground of Andrei Makhov, executive chef and restauranteur who began as a cook for the Red Army.
The menu is written in French. So is the cuisine, featuring meats topped with rich sauces. But it’s also a fusion of Europe, Asia and Russia’s peasant culture. A full meal costs about $50 US, with main courses priced at $24-30 US.
A: 26a Tverskoy Bulvar, Moscow
Read a review: Go Magazine, The Moscow Times.