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I splurged on a $60 lunch at an iconic Moscow restaurant that's inside an 18th-century Russian aristocrat's mansion. Here's what it was like.

Business Insider Logo By Katie Warren of Business Insider | Slide 2 of 22: 
  The restaurant opened in 1999 in a renovated 19th-century
  Baroque mansion on Tverskoy Boulevard, a famous hang-out spot
  for Moscow high society where Pushkin himself was often seen
  strolling.

  According to Café Pushkin's website, the mansion
  was built by a Saint Petersburg nobleman in the 1780s and
  later passed to a German aristocrat before becoming a pharmacy
  and finally, a café.

Café Pushkin is an iconic Russian-French restaurant in central Moscow, named after Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

The restaurant opened in 1999 in a renovated 19th-century Baroque mansion on Tverskoy Boulevard, a famous hang-out spot for Moscow high society where Pushkin himself was often seen strolling.

According to Café Pushkin's website, the mansion was built by a Saint Petersburg nobleman in the 1780s and later passed to a German aristocrat before becoming a pharmacy and finally, a café.

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