After establishing a restaurant empire in Moscow, impresario Andrey Dellos has infiltrated the Russian Tea Room’s midtown turf to open Brasserie Pushkin, a grandiose three-story paean to pre-Revolutionary food and ambiance. The 8,000-square-foot premises are equipped with two dining areas (and a third, private one), a vodka-centric bar, and a retail pastry counter, and the kitchen will be headed by Moscow import Andrey Makhov. His menu ranges from a $135 Osetra-and-blini splurge to a $16 mesclun salad with smoked-salmon roulade. And Pushkin is just the beginning: Dellos is planning another restaurant for the meatpacking district and a commissary kitchen in Jersey.
Brasserie Pushkin, 41 W. 57th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-465-2400