Restaurant: Cafe Pushkin
Address: 26a Tverskoi Bulvar, 1st floor
Phone: 629 5590/ 9411
Average cost: $30-50
Services: Reservations recommended
Noon - midnight.
A guaranteed guest-pleaser. Four floors of increasing luxury (and price), although the ground level is already lavishly grand. Classic Franco-Russian dishes populate the menu, including borscht and an excellent trout stuffed with asparagus mousse. Avoid the stroganoff, though, which comes in a canteen-like partitioned tray and far too much cream. Best to make a reservation, particularly in the summer, or you could end up waiting at the bar for over a hour.