Come to this faux 18th-century château to feel like French royalty. Café Pushkin's sister restaurant is meant to evoke an 18th-century rococo palace, with tapestries and gilded mirrors on the walls, as well as reproductions of famous paintings from that era, many of them portraying love scenes in lush surroundings. The servers wear corseted dresses or pantaloons, and even powdered wigs; dinner is accompanied by music from harpists, violinists, and cellists. Perhaps surprisingly, the European dishes all have an Asian twist. The Australian beef is served with fried tofu and Chinese tea noodles; the Chilean sea bass, with Chinese honey sauce; wash it down with French champagne for the full effect. In any case, you should count on very high prices, but it's obviously the perfect place to experience the heights of Moscow's staggering excesses. The brunch on Sunday, with a buffet and a children's program, which include cooking classes and puppet shows for the little ones, is slightly cheaper.
26/3 Tverskoy Bulvar
Our Rating Neighborhood Pushkinskaya Square Hours Daily noon–midnight Transportation Metro: Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya Phone 495/739-0011 Prices Main courses RUB555–RUB8,150 Cuisine Type French, Asian Web site Turandot
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