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“Food was fabulous”
Review of Cafe Pushkin

Cafe Pushkin
Ranked #15 of 14,666 Restaurants in Moscow
Price range: US$62 - US$71
Cuisines: European, Russian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tverskaya
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The food was fabulous and the service was great. Can get a range of Russian food so plenty of options. About 20 mins walk from Red Square. Would go there again as we liked the food.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

We went here as it was close to the hotel, but what a find !.
From the moment you enter it is like going back to a bygone era. The room looks amazing, and the inviting. It was an old chemist shop, but looks like something from before the revolution.
Staff are fantastic, great service, informed and friendly. The choice on the menu is excellent. Classic dishes with a twist and a host of Russian classics.
Try the small pies, the goulash, the dumplings are incredible. All served with panache and style.
A must for tourists and locals alike.
It is also open 24 hrs

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1  Thank TheFrankster
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

For Foreigners, Cafe Pushkin should not be missed. Although it is not as old as it looks, it reverently favors Russia's past, and will put all in the mind of a time gone by. Ask for a table on the second floor for dinner. For breakfast, a table on the first floor is just fine. Ask the waiter to tell you about the history of the restaurant.

This is a place that both Russians and foreigners like very much. Russians like it because the food is very close to what their mother might have served, if she were a good cook. There are many great Russian offerings, especially for breakfast, which is a delicious menu not familiar to most foreigners. For dinner starters, don't miss the typical Russian salad, Olivier. It's the best I've ever had.

If you are not Russian, the waiters are excellently trained and will serve you well. Be mindful that true Russian cuisine is not familiar to other cultures. If you want to really try Russian food, order the pickles, the blini and caviar, or the pelmini--and use plenty of sour cream on the latter. For those of you who are really brave, try the Sterlet--a baby Sturgeon. This is an unique fish, with a meaty, yet moist texture. It is the king of fishes amongst Russians, and if you are in Moscow, you should not miss it.

I have many business breakfasts and dinners here with my Russian friends and most love this place, so don't think it is a tourist trap. It is not. It is a high-end restaurant that is tourist friendly.

Dress well and enjoy!

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2  Thank Tim K
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We walked in for lunch on a Saturday in August and it was not busy. Our waiter was personable Maxim who spoke very good English and was attentive and helpful. The seasonal watermelon cocktails were very good. The menu was in English and French, but the interpretation of the food was not accurate. Our starters of a mushroom dish and a plate of gravadlax were both excellent. The mains of roasted pork and veal cutlet were beautifully presented but not as we had expected, the veal was meatballs (though they were good). A shared dessert of pistachio crème brulee was very good, with a flaming performance as you brulee it yourself. There are only two wines available by the glass, one red and one white, so for a lunchtime accompaniment there is little choice.

The room is classically beautiful, tables are well-spaced. The ambience and service are excellent, I just have the niggle about the food description and recommend that diners quiz the helpful waiters about what to expect on the plate. I'm glad we went for a memorable experience on our last day in Moscow.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Second time to come to this Moscow institution, this time on the ground floor.
More touristy and casual feel there then the upper floors, which I actually prefer.
Food was as good as always, totally classic, loved the caviar and blinis, the grilled fish was excellent, so was the caramel dessert.
Service was better on the upper floor too. Some of our dishes did not come at the same time, water and wine was not refilled regularly.

Thank ClovisNY1
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