Russian Cuisine, Saint Petersburg

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    Cafe Mumu: The real 'Mumu'

    by Muscovite Written Jan 12, 2014

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    As everyone knows, there’s no such crime capitalism will shrink from with the view of 200% profit.
    There used to be a “Café Mumu” in St.Petersburg, with the dog’s figurine at the door, devoted clientele and all that.
    http://www.cafe-mumu.spb.ru/
    Then this mega-chain Moo-Moo comes from Moscow, and the respected small business had to pull down the name or face legal charges, although they were the first on the market!
    You folks won’t find anything unusual in having a Dalmatian-pecked cow called Moo-Moo. But anyone who had been to a secondary school in Russia knows that it’s a dog! And the name is Mumu (see 19th century writer Ivan Turgenev’s story). There’s no Hollywood happy-end there either, the poor puppy got drowned.

    In real life 'Mumu' became 'Double Mu', and they are stil alive and kicking, even have and English-language site and hold art venues - good for them!
    http://cafe-dvamu.spb.ru/ceremony_eng.htm

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    The idiot: overrated

    by AnnaHermans Written Aug 16, 2013

    This restaurant was highly recommended especially for vegetarians. You get a free wodka when you eat there, which is nice. They had a nice choice without meat. But the portions were extremely small and we ended up being hungry after dinner.
    And I ate a lot of sand with my mushrooms.

    Favorite Dish: potatoe pie was nice, but small

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    Zoom cafe: really cheap and good

    by AnnaHermans Written Aug 16, 2013
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    We read Zoom cafe should be a great restaurant and we were expecting something special. It was really great, the food was fresh, tasty, big portions. While you had to wait you could colour your tablecloth. And the bill at the end was not high. We payed 760 R for two persons.

    Favorite Dish: Borsch, soup with a lot of vegetables and egg in it.

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    Kalitka: a family-run Russian restaurant in St. Petersburg

    by Skillsbus Written Dec 26, 2012

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    A family-run Russian restaurant in St. Petersburg, in the center of the northern capital. Here you will discover a whole new perspective on the classic - easily blending tradition and modernity, they have tried to achieve an optimal balance between the old recipes and the latest culinary techniques, genuine Russian hospitality and European service, beautiful design and functional interior solutions.
    The choice of dishes will please fans of delicious, nourishing and wholesome food - they offer the visitors only the freshest ingredients. Most of the food is cooked in the restaurant and gets on the table, as the saying goes, "piping hot" - in particular, the open brazier that adorns one of the rooms, "Gates." Culinary creations made ​​by skilled hands of the chef Igor Timofeev, on the one hand look like food, loved the early years, and the other - reveals new shades in a familiar taste palette. Sometimes, however, they turn to other manufacturers - in order to surprise some gourmet gastronomic or refill wine list best drinks from around the world.
    In the restaurant "gate" you can go as a family, and taking the little fidgets - for them they have organized a children's room and came up with a special menu. And kids and adults will enjoy the flavorful homemade pastries, including the famous "gate" - the national dishes from rye flour with different fillings, after which the part was named restaurant.

    The second meaning of the name - the entrance to the welcoming of ownership. And here they have something to be proud of - the people who will meet you at the threshold of "Gates", polite and helpful, without too intrusive, but with pointed attention to all the desires of visitors. The main thing for them - that the guests feel as comfortable as possible, not only in the restaurant, but that was planning to visit him. That's why they provide the opportunity to book a table and talk about banquets, weddings, anniversaries and other celebrations in either online or by telephone.

    Favorite Dish: All the food i have tried here has been amazing

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  • Troyka: What should you know about russian cuisine

    by Selexa Written Oct 1, 2012

    Truly russian restaurant: native cuisine, famous russian dishes like vinaigrette or puncakes.
    Tolearn mre about russian cusine read on our site in Travel info section, "Traditional russian food"

    Favorite Dish: Firm cake - it is just melts in your mouth.

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    Emelya Restaurant: Fine Russian cuisine and affordable

    by Skillsbus Updated Jun 29, 2012

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    Typical Russian decor
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    The restaurant hall will immerse you in an atmosphere of Russian fairy tales. The Russian restaurant is small, but there is literally permeated with all the atmosphere of home comfort. The exclusive interior of the restaurant, which worked on the creation of Sidorkevich Victoria B. - known in the northern capital of Russia, an artist and designer, in the heart of Peter "or Emelyan-wave of the wand" will surprise every visitor. The walls and ceiling are decorated Russian restaurant artistic painting and carving, which worked on the real masters. Here you will meet all the favorite characters of Russian fairy tale Emelya, who was sitting on the stove, welcomed all the guests of his restaurant's charming smile

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    Teremok: Russian Fast Food

    by illumina Written Apr 8, 2012

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    If you're looking for a quick meal, avoid the ubiquitous golden arches, and try fast food Russian style. This local chain of restaurants specialises in blini - Russian pancakes/crepes - with both savoury and sweet fillings, and they also serve soups (including borscht) and salads.

    When we visited the branch near the Hermitage, the staff didn't speak much English, but they have a menu in English behind the counter.

    3 blinis, a soup and two drinks set us back 487 roubles.

    Favorite Dish: The ham and cheese blinis and mushroom filled ones are my favourites. My partner very much enjoyed the creamy cheese soup, and the kvas (a fermented, but almost non-alcoholic, beverage made from black or rye bread).

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    Panorama Restaurant Hotel Moscow: Panorama Restaurant on 8th floor

    by sennaya Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    View from Panorama restaurant Hotel Moscow

    The best part of the the new 2007 Panorama restaurant is its view. The Moscow Hotel remodeled and added an eighth floor restaurant. Only one elevatror, the one on the right, can go to the 8th floor. In a city dominated by 18th century 4-5 story buildings, it is a pretty good view.

    The restaurant is a narrow strip along the front of the building facing the Neva river and streets. Prettiest at night.

    Favorite Dish: Salads for 200 rubles, main dishes 3-400 rubles. You pay for the view.

    It is open 24 hours, which fits those with jet lag very well.

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    Russian Village Shuvalovka: Russian Village Shuvalovka

    by sennaya Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Russian Village Shuvalovka restaurant

    Beautiful large log house set in a newly built village of Russian Culture.

    In addition to eatingin teh huge log lodge you can visit other log buildins with traditional crafts, blacksmithing, and so on.

    Favorite Dish: You can eat many old time dishes such as salo (pork fat) or bear meat :)

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    Russian Cuisine: Espaniola - Treasure Island Cafe Bar

    by sennaya Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Decor like the inside of a sailing ship
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    The Espaniola (Hispaniola) was the pirate ship from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." You can can find the galley along the canal Griboedova in St. Petersburg.
    The decor is like the inside of the ship, tables suspended from chains and cannons in the windows.

    Website: Espaniola Cafe & Bar

    Favorite Dish: The main dish is Naval Pasta, long spaghetti pasta mixed with white meat sauce.
    Good soups, cold beer, atmosphere.

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    Fast Russian Cuisine: BlinDonalds, the Russian answer to McDonalds

    by sennaya Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    BlinDonalds, the Russian answer to McDonalds
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    BlinDonaldts, A combination of the Russian pancake "blini" and Donald from McDonalds.

    There is usually a playground for children, seating like a fast-food restaurant and if you are lucky, fast and warm food.

    But usually- the donuts are hours old, the fires dry, all meats over deep-fried.
    No hamburger or hotdog, only very greasy sausage on a stick deepfried inbatter, Cutlets deepfried, chicken deepfried.

    When it is not old cold food they may be busy. We have waited 45 minutes for erroneously filled, but warm, orders. The lesson to be learned- DO NOT GO HERE except to see what some businessman considers Russian Fast Food.

    The prices are not too bad, but but it is not a bargain if you regret what you eat there.

    Favorite Dish: Blini for breakfast, pischki (donuts) only if they are fresh and a good deal, spaghetti for 12 rubles

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    The Russian house: Russian cuisine

    by northsea Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Russian house-Pushkin

    Russian House restaurant is located in a three-storied mansion surrounded with palaces and parks of Tsarskoe Selo ( Tsars Village ), one of the most beautiful suburbs of Saint-Petersburg.
    As in all restuarants you have no time to talk to your neighbour,if you do so and you are not attentive, your plate is gone.

    Favorite Dish: As we were in group, we got a menu ,on which nothing was to complain.

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    Restaurant 1913: A good variety of Russian specialties

    by travelmad478 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant is a mid-priced, comfortable spot that has an extensive menu of traditional Russian food. It's one of the few places I've found that really does these dishes right, without charging an arm and a leg for ersatz Russian village decor.

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    U tyoschi na blinakh (mother in law's pancakes): Great cafeteria style Russian food

    by Dabs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We wandered into this restaurant on our second visit to St. Petersburg in 2001and feasted on meat pancakes, chicken cutlets and several other things we couldn't quite identify at the time.

    We located it again on our trip in September 2003 and enjoyed it just as much as the first visit.

    The restaurant is cafeteria style, several of the servers spoke English and we had no problem ordering.

    Favorite Dish: Delicious meat pancakes and sour cream, chicken kiev, fried pork and egg

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    "Pyshechkaya": Russian pyschki!

    by loja Updated Mar 19, 2011

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    More than 50 years this place is located on Konjusennaja street (house 25). But it's more than typical caffee or sth, this is a hystorical place! Nowdays in this place is everything as it was 30, 40 years ago! Like it was in Soviet Union. I have no idea, how to discribe, what is exactly there. Coffee as it was 50 years ago. And this small sweeties is not like doughnuts.There is a big difference between them. It have only one, Russian name. In Russian it's pyski. So delicious!!! This place is absolutely MUST VISIT and coffee with pyski is MUST TRY! Something Russian, something special about this place. Nothing luxury, but so lovely!!
    Also, when we entered, someone sayd: Ladies, be careful! Then we look up and saw, that there was a big orange cat! Above our table!! :-) There is a photo.

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