Restaurants

Top Choice Russian in Sennaya & Kolomna

Dom

This magnificent addition to the local dining scene is housed in the former home of the Decembrist Ryleev, and what a house it is! All white tablecloths, polished wood floors and scattered objets d'art, it's rather …
Top Choice Russian in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Mechta Molokhovets

Inspired by the cookbook of Elena Molokhovets, the Russian Mrs Beeton, the menu at 'Molokhovets' Dream' covers all the classics from borsch to beef stroganoff, as well as less frequently seen dishes such as goose br…
Top Choice Russian in Vasilyevsky Island

Restoran

After 15 years on the scene, this excellent place is still going strong. Stylish and airily bright, Restoran is somehow formal and relaxed at the same time. The menu manages to combine the best of haute russe cuisin…
Top Choice Russian in Historic Heart

Yat

Perfectly placed for eating near the Hermitage, this country-cottage-style restaurant has a very appealing menu of traditional dishes, presented with aplomb. The shchi (cabbage-based soup) is excellent, and there is…
Top Choice Russian in Vyborg

Russky Dvor

The terrace overlooking the castle and town is an ideal spot to enjoy some meaty traditional Russian dishes. The chef cures his own salmon and you can drink their delicious home-made kvas (fermented rye-bread water)…
Top Choice Russian in Petrograd & Vyborg Sides

Chekhov

Despite a totally nondescript appearance from the street, this restaurant’s charming interior perfectly recalls that of a 19th-century dacha and makes for a wonderful setting for a delicious meal. The menu (not to m…
Top Choice Russian in Petrograd & Vyborg Sides

Staraya Derevnya

This tiny, family-run hideaway offers an intimate atmosphere and delectable food. Try old Russian recipes such as beef in plum and nut sauce or ham in oranges. The small size of the restaurant guarantees personal se…
Top Choice Russian in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Green Room

The in-house cafe of the super cool Loft Project ETAGI, you’ll find this place on the 3rd floor (from the street go through the courtyard). The centrepiece here is a fantastic summer terrace, which is a gorgeous pla…
Top Choice Russian in Historic Heart

Gosti

Whether you drop by for bakery treats and their homemade teas, or for a full meal of delicious and well-presented Russian classics you can't go wrong at Gosti. Friendly service, a comfy, cosy and colourful interior …
Russian in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Taste to Eat

This very impressive new establishment has breathed some much needed life into the beautiful but somewhat moribund Fontanka Embankment. With its concrete floors, exposed bricks and comfy leather seating, it looks go…