There are many restaurants in the city, but this restaurant is a good place to try several homemade Russian dishes. It is a buffet style and you pay for what you order. The waitresses are dressed in traditional Russians clothing. And although they do not speak English, they are very nice.
Since it is difficult to find traditional restauranes with typical Russian food, I will highlight the traditional Georgian restaurant Dukhan. The Russians do not usually drink carbonated or very strong drinks during the meal. They say that due to the geographical location of St. Petersburg, they do not feel particularly well. I would recommend the tea. Among the dishes to highlight, since they are not very big, are a kind of fritters called Khinkali, a small,thick mushroom soup, and a very sweet nut cake for dessert. The prices were very good. The restaurant is very central and you can try different types of coffee. They have a varied menu and they open late, but closed at 1:00.
If you need to have a coffee, this chain can offer what you're looking for. Prices may seem high (mochaccino and cake for 10), but remember that you're in Moscow. On the other hand, I must admit that the cake was delicious. This particular location is near the Tetryakov gallery. The WiFi is free.
The restaurant Demidov is primely located in old St. Petersburg in the Fontaka River marina just in front of the San Michel Castle. Inside, the entrance is very elegant. The restaurant has three different rooms each with a stylish interior. The White Room is a wonderful show characterized by the antique porcelain and the views of old St. Petersburg. The Russian Room with painted walls and ceiling is meant to just be enjoyed. At the back, the Oval Room with an antique clock completes the trio. It can accommodate 75 people. The menu is based on recipes in the best Russian tradition from the time of Peter the Great. There are dishes that have been served to princes of famous dynasties. The specialties are pork ribs braised with mushrooms, onions and cheese, fried in spices and served with "Hunter" sauce. Also highly recommended are the fish pigtail or the steamed salmon. At night during dinner time, the evening is enlivened by a group of traditional, stereotypical Roma people. They perform a music and dance show. It is quite expensive, but worth it. They even serve bear meat.
Novosibirsk is a quite ugly city, but I have great memories of this city thanks to this restaurant. After spending a few days traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in third class, eating noodles and sandwiches, we found this restaurant. It had the air of good food, and we were starving so didn't doubt to enter. It's right across from the chapel of San Nicolas, and when we entered we returned to civilization. Air Conditioning, American-style tables, all the walls filled with television screens with music and the food! I have never sat in front of such a good dose of grilled meat. There sizes of dishes, XL, XXL and XXXL, it is clear that we chose .... Spiced up with a few good cold beers. Ideal for those who stop in Novosibirsk and want to eat good meat.
This could almost be a place that you would stumble upon, but after finding it you have to go in. In the afternoons it is a cafe that has delicious sandwiches and good coffee in an avant-garde and modern style. At night it becomes a semi-exclusive club with live music. It's a good mix of trendy club and cozy bar. It is full of sofas at noon and in the evening it is a crowded bar with DJs and exposiciones. It also has a charming terrace. Both food and drink are a tad expensive, but it is highly recommended.
Walking along the Chaussée Nikitskii, you'll pass plenty of different places, but the variety of cakes that can be seen from the street caught my attention, so we came back the next day for breakfast. Everything inside has been decorated in the French style, from the furniture to the music, but especially the desserts. There are all kinds of pasta. The service is very polite and friendly, even if you do not speak English. After two pastries and coffee, we paid 300 rubles.
The biggest advantage of this place definitely is the location: in fact it is right at the entrance to the Tetryakov gallery. After a long tour of the museum, it's a great place to come to take a break. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, many of which are organic. The decor isn't the best, but the atmosphere is nice.
I took refuge in this restaurant to escape the snowstorm that was falling on Moscow. The atmosphere is very elegant, and the place was just ideal for a romantic dinner. The menu is very Russian. For a snack, ask for the ravioli with mushrooms in sour cream - delicious! Unfortunately, the staff did not speak English, and I could not use the wifi, although there are iPads at the disposal of the tables.
I had never heard of a restaurant-gym, but that's what the Flying Dutchman is! We just went for a visit, and it's really intended for the nouveau riche Russians. It's the most expensive restaurant in town, with a gym open 24 hours a day, a hairdresser, and pub. Apart from the interior, with the replica three-masted "Amsterdam" ship, built in 1978, it has a terrace where you can spend the hot summer nights. The bathroom is just fabulous, too! It's normally hard to get in, but we were lucky enough to have a connection who arranged things for us.
Stolovaya is perhaps one of the few places in this area where you can eat without spending a fortune. It offers Russian food, and you can try a little bit of everything. As always, they don't offer an English menu translation, but at least here you can see what you're eating. With an appetizer of caviar and salmon, a mixture of gelatin, a rice dish with mushrooms and cheese sauce, a kind of chicken croquette, stuffed bread and dessert we spent only 600 rubles. Get ready to fight for a table with a view! Unfortunately, there is no WiFi.
This is a great restaurant specializing in pelmenis, ravioli (fried or boiled) stuffed with various ingredients and served with sauces. They have an English menu and the waiters speak some English. It's in a great location in the center of St. Petersburg. Actually, to be exact, it's at Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, 3, beside Isaac's Cathedral and the Admiralty. Our dinner consisted of two house salads (very good, but small) and a pelmeni plate for each of us. They brought us 4 plates of fried pelmenis, 2 boiled, and 1 bowl of sesame-battered chicken. The best dishes were the fried pelmenis stuffed with meat (mixture of pork and lamb) garnished with a barbecue sauce, although both the boiled pelmenis and the chicken dish were a hit. There were only a few downfalls, the waitress was somewhat unpleasant and several pelmenis dishes were not available, so our options were limited to 3-4 dishes, however, the menu does offer much more variety besides the pelmenis. It was a very good price: dinner for 600 rubles per person with a drink, starter and main each. If you visit the city, this is a great recommendation because you can try a typical Russian dish for a great quality and price.
This restaurant is located near the Novoslobodskaya metro and serves Uzbek cuisine. I'm afraid that I have forgotten the name but not the prices. A plov (rice and meat) costs about 15 euros, if you add a dessert the bill will rise by about 5 euros and the drinks are quite expensive ($ 3 for soft drinks and water, they didn't have any French wine and Uzbeks wine is very sweet). However, the décor is sumptuous and the atmosphere is unique, with wonderful belly dancing at night. The food is traditional and delicious.
This Italian chain has 12 different restaurants located throughout St. Petersburg. The one where I ate had a covered terrace, and inside you can enjoy spacious lounges while watching the chef continuously preparing pizzas. It is highly recommended.
Open from 10 to 21 hours. Besides being a coffee shop, you can find everything you could possibly want from a refined cake to caviar. The interior design will make you want to stay here. Well worth a visit.
Much more than an Italian restaurant, this was one of the highlights of our visit to St Petersburg. This is a very large Italian restaurant, with a terrace and nice decor, where you can enjoy a drink, or lunch or dinner. They open late - we had dinner at 22:00. The menu is available in English, and some of the waiters speak English. The food is typical of a pizzeria, with pasta and pizza, but with some surprising touches (Spanish gazpacho, for example, which was decent but not amazing). We tried a diverse range of dishes: gazpacho, pasta, lasagna, meat with cheese and potatoes, and caesar salad. Everything was very good. The star of the drinks is the red Russian beer on tap, which was delicious. Prices are adjusted to the location and the city: you can dine here for about 600 - 700 rubles a head. We spent about 850 as we wanted a treat after a long day.