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Samadeva: Cozy veg cafe in a heart of the city
Truly vegetarian cafe with a special, intimate atmospere. The food here is cooked and served with love and pleasure, smiles and peace are all around.
Here one can find vegetarian, vegan, raw dishes, sweets and desserts, dishes with seitan. Recipes are Indian, European, and Russian. Cafe serves breakfast (9am - 12am) and lunch, and has a whole bunch of discounts and specials. Almost every evening something interesting happens - live music, lectures, movies...
- Arts and Culture
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Bering Restaurant: Saint Petersburg Hotel
My parents ate some meals at the hotel restaurant when they were here in 1970. I have not eaten here.
The website says:
“Bering” has a panoramic view for the historical center of Saint-Petersburg. Russian & European cuisine by one of the greatest chiefs of Saint Petersburg. Own brewery produces splendid beer of highest quality. Also there is an own bakery. Life music every evening between Thursday and Sunday, football translations on a big screen.
Hours of service - from 07.30 a.m. till 11.00 p.m.
- Business Travel
Clean Plates Society: The best burger and beautiful young intelligentsia
After the success of opening bar "Mishka" last year, beloved St. Petersburg avant-garde musician and heartthrob Kirill Ivanov and Alexander Berkovksy have ventured into the restaurant, or more precisely "cafe-club," business. «Общество чистых тарелок» (pronounced "Obschestvo Chistykh Tarelok", or "Clean Plates Society" in English) is named after a children's fairy tale (or true story?) that Lenin told children - that those who finish all the food on their plate would become members of the Clean Plates Society.
The cafe-club has a diverse menu featuring burgers, cream soups and vegetarian dishes. Berkovsky's enticing cuisine manifests influences from all over the world, including American burgers, Thai soup and Indian curry, but it is also rich in Russian and Ukrainian staples prepared with lots of love. The prices are reasonable, the quality of food is better than even at far more expensive cafes and restaurants, and the people--both staff and clientele--are consistently beautiful. Highly recommended for hipster-watching in St. Petersburg.
Favorite Dish: The burgers are tender, juicy and delicious.
- Study Abroad
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Kafe Galereya at Peterhof Palace: Cafe at Peterhof Palace
After a boring visit inside the Peterhof Palace, we were in need of some cheering up, so lunch seemed like the solution.
We decided to risk a possible over-priced meal, and dined at Kafe Galereya, as it was the only dining venue in the palace grounds that got a mention in Lonely Planet, meaning that hopefully the food would be edible.
It is a really nice looking place, with plenty of windows making it a light, summery feeling place, with views over the gardens.
Service was quiet friendly, though slow as it was busy and one waiter was running around trying to cater to all the diners demands.
Favorite Dish: We ate lots of bread and dumpling soup, and some really bad tasting Russian sparkling water.
One tricky thing was that they didn't take credit card....luckily they took not only roubles, but US dollars and GB pounds as well, otherwise we would have been washing dishes!
Lumiere: Art Square Panoramic View
When we went to the ballet, I took this picture which has the name Lumiere on it. I have not eaten here. The website says
This intimate and cosy restaurant, designed for 50 guests, will ideally accommodate an important business meeting or a romantic dinner. Classical piano music, incredible view, and gorgeous interior, decorated with Swarovski crystals, creates a unique atmosphere.
The menu is a combination of traditional French cuisine, exclusive Chef's recipes, and current dining trends. Each dish can truly be considered an exceptional culinary masterpiece.
A special pride of Lumiere restaurant is its wine card, which will satisfy even the most exigent guest. It combines the best wines of France, Italy, Spain, and the New World, as well as a great variety of other alcoholic beverages.
If you are looking for a place to spend a wonderful evening in the warm, intimate, exclusive atmosphere of a high-standard French restaurant, Lumiere is the place to visit.
Favorite Dish: They have a menu on their website, but it appears to be only in Russian so I can't read it.
Olli's Pizza: Rich Italian
Warm atmoshphere, polite staff, very rich pizza and pasta menu and with a small bar, this restaurant is very European. The wooden chairs and tables are comfortable. Some staff speak English. There are other Olli's in SPB. You can check it out from their web site.
Favorite Dish: Ham Pizza
Grad Petrov (Peter's City) Brewery: Beer on a terrace with a perfect view
Local brewery on the Universitetskaya naberejnaya, which offers happy hours 6-9 p.m. 1 litre of beer for 150 rub. (EUR 3.3), live music: Wed-Fri piano, Thu-Sat guitar (Latina). Dinner for two with wine EUR 30-35. Perfect view on the terrace. See the menu in English on the website.
Favorite Dish: Beer and 1 meter sausage with friends
Many: Great food
So many places to eat!....
Try Coffee House, a chain - they do nice, if a little sickly (And expensive at 149 rubles), hot chocolate! and yummy cakes! theyre all over the city.
Yolke Polke - another chain - very very good food - cheap and tasty!!!
Jan-Jak - www.jan-jak.com - another chain of very cool restaurants - french/russian food.
They let you draw on the table cloth which is made of paper which is a little fun! Reasonaley priced too.
Mollies bar on the same street as the apartment i stayed - does food but we had beer!
Shirma - opposite the apartment i stayed - tiny place with beer! and scary funky wallpaper!
The one thing i love about Russia is that you can eat and drink at any hour of the day!
- Budget Travel
Macaroni.: Delightful trattoria!
Dined at Macaroni on sunday the 8th march (womens day) , so we were lucky to get a table.
Very pleasant atmosphere, the staff were very helpful, all in all a great place to relax for a while!
Menu's were in Russian and Italian only, luckily i know a little Russian... but considerably more Italian... so was able to actually know what i wanted.
Service was excellent! Food tasted wonderful!... very fresh and superbly cooked! Prices were reasonable for the food and a bottle of wine.
Favorite Dish: Penne alla Siciliana. Excellent pasta dish, Penne with vegetables in a lovely sauce.
Terrassa.: Outstanding Italian, Japanese fusion.
Great restaurant! Superb location. Great staff!
Went in to Terrassa one evening for a meal.. and i was delighted with it! Service was excellent right from the minute we walked in the door, until we left after having had a lovely experience dining there.
Menu was huge... with an excellent choice of food! Wine list was even larger!
I like the fact that you can see all your food being cooked behind the long kitchen counters.
During summer time, the terrace would be an exceptional place to sit, drink or dine with its views over the Kazan cathedral and the city!
Certainly not the cheapest restaurant in St Petersburg, but i would say it is well worth the money! They do have a vast menu though, so there is something to cater for everyones budget....... just dont go silly with the bottles of wine!
Erivan: Armenian cuisine
Nice restaurant on the bank of the Fontanka canal, with nice interiors and interesting Western Armenian cuisine from traditional recipes.
It's open from 12.00 to late at night, service is friendly and attentive and food is tasty.
Favorite Dish: Kyufta (a poached whipped beef with brandy or vodka, onion and spices), Kebab, Shahshlik and bull's testicles.
Seven Sky Bar (Restaurant): Seven Sky Bar and Restaurant
In our search for the best view restaurants in St Petersburg the Seven Sky Bar Restaurant deserves notice. It is on top of the Grand Palace shopping Center and looks across the Russian Museum to the Church on the Spilled Blood. Only the Renaissance Terrace Bar competes with it in our search.
It has two view levels in front of a slanted wall of windows and a stair to the roof patio in summer with unsurpassed views.
During the week they have a business lunch special, 20% off the menu price between 1-5 pm.
The food is gourmet, really tasty and staff are usually friendly.
No reservations unless for groups. Closed on New Years eve in 2007- 8.
Favorite Dish: Coffee and dessert are very good and you can enjoy the view. Desserts 200 rubles.
The Osaka Pizza, beef, tuna, chinese cabbage and other gourmet ingredients is surprisingly good. 290 rubles, medium size, 8 small pieces. And a glass of champagne is 190 rubles.
ODIN: This is the best scandinavian restaurant!
To begin with, it was a wonderful one week in Saint Petersburg...
I liked it very very very much and will return there once again.
So, restaurant "Odin" is located near city center.
I've visited it for the first time, because I like scandinavian mythology, vikings etc :))
I was surprized by high class service, comfort atmosphere, delicious steaks and soups, beautiful waitresses ;)
Big steak menu, cigars, good wine and finally, the last day I visited Odin, before my flight home, they started serving "kalyan", as it called in Russian. Hookah(or waterpipe) - if I translated right. (English is not my native:)
I've been to many countries and smoked hookas there... But this was the best one)))
The best in Saint Petersburg, maybe. Because I tried to smoke hookas in several restaurants, but it was almost everywhere unpleasant expirience, except Odin. I liked their hookah VERY much :))
So, Odin is a place to visit if you happen to visit Saint Petersburg...
Favorite Dish: I like stakes, so I liked steak "Odin" (in the name of restaurant) most.
Mozzarella Bar: Pizzas and Pastas
Modern italian restaurant, offering a mix of pasta, pizza and meat dishes, with a view on Moskovski prospekt.
During lunch time, there is a discount of 20% from the fixed prices.
The restaurant is part of the group probka that owns several restaurants in St Petersburg and there are 2 mozzarella bars - one on Moskovski prospect, the other in Sadovaya street in the center.
Favorite Dish: Good food and rather generous portions, even if little more pricey for pizzas - 350 to 450 Rubles. Good and efficient service.
Terrassa - European Cuisine: Terrassa- European Cuisine
6th floor restaurant next to Kazan Cathedral opened July 2007 with one of the best views of the Kazan Cathedral. In summer it is best with outside patio seating.
They have non-smoking areas inside, but neither the customers nor the staff respect the rules for no smoking.
Nice decor, pleasant service, and large restaurant where you won't feel squeezed in.
Staff is tolerant of picture taking, since most people come to see the view.
If you want to sit in winter by a view window it is best to reserve a table in advance.
Favorite Dish: Cake and coffee is always a sure bet.
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