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Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 571-75-91
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  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“cabaret show” (3 reviews)
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European, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

It is a nice little place in the heart of St. Petersburg. It is cozy, with nice food, and friendly service. We had lunch there,

1  Thank luke47
Ольга С, Администратор at LA RUSS, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is worth to visit. We had a great evening with a good bottle of wine and good food. Maybe it was not perfect but the cabaret team was really entertaining. We enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very romantic, and attractive restaurant. Despite there being no cabaret (check this as it is not put on every day and we were not told) - we had a lovely evening with Charlie Chaplin films shown on the big screen. Food and service excellent and...More

2  Thank tna2310
Reviewed 29 November 2013

It is a great place in the heart of Peterburg. Cozy restaurant, nice food, friendly service. I really liked it.

Thank Aleksandras M
Reviewed 10 November 2013

NEP is hidden away on the edge of the Hermitage Square so could easily be missed but it is only a couple of minutes walk from the main Nevsky Prospect along the Moika River. We only found it because it was opposite our hotel but...More

Thank ReillyC
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Thank you for the great time, food was excellent, show was even better, gladly come back next time when we're in town!

Thank C R
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Arrived at NEP approx 9pm, sat in outside eating area. Waiter saw us but never acknowledged us. After 10 mins and no service we went inside to see if sitting there would quicken things. Along with another customer who had simiarly been waiting the waiter...More

Thank ajm8484
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

Read good reviews of this place so decided to give it a shot so went in and took a table. We're waiting at a table for about five minutes when the waiter came out and took the order of the table next to us and...More

1  Thank halfbrilliant
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We had 2 meals here and watched 2 different shows both of which were staged in 3 parts commencing at 8-30, the room is spacious with seating for around 50 pepole so you are advised to book, we saw many people turned away on both...More

Thank DriverCheshire
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Based on the recommendation of our hotel concierge, we gave this a try and were not disappointed. The service was excellent,and the dining experience was very fine. The cabaret show with a singer and three female and two male dancers was fun and entertaining. The...More

1  Thank Adrienne35
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Admiralteisky
  • Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
  • Phone Number: +7 812 571-75-91
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Restaurant "LA RUSS" was opened on the site of the legendary restaurant "NEP". "LA RUSS" is located in the heart of St.-Petersburg on the Palace Square, renowned for its hospitality and commitment to traditional Russia. Here you’ll be met with a smile and offerings that challenges preconceptions of Russian cuisine.

Restaurant "LA RUSS" has taken over the building where “NEP” operated for more than 15 years and continues its legacy by offering evening show programs which can surprise even an experienced audience with it's bright choreography, live pop-vocals and imaginative costumes. This makes LA RUSS a popular place for holiday events, parties, or corporate evenings.
The restaurant has two halls. The main hall seats 60-65 people in addition to the VIP hall. The interior of the restaurant shows that Russian restaurants can be fashionable and stylish for tourists and locals alike. It features a modern interior comprised of light colors made based in the latest design trends while still echoing Russian tradition.
The VIP hall has a romantic atmosphere in the style of the elegant Orient express. One can comfortably sit on a soft velvet sofa and relax after a noisy Russian feast while admiring the elegant frescoes. The cozy and compact VIP hall is designed for 10 people and is ideal for business lunches, dinners, or small family holidays.
In the evenings, starting at 20:30, you can watch the author's costumed musical show programs, designed for those with the most demanding taste. The large selection in shows means that everyone will find a favorite. “LA RUSS” offers shows including:
"Bravo, Broadway!" is a colorful musical extravaganza, which combines elements of variety, musical, and cabaret in the style of the best Broadway productions and famous musical films.
"Nostalgia" will carry you to a musical journey into the past. Romances of the white émigré during the revolution, incendiary gypsy dances, and choreographic miniatures are based on the movie "12 chairs".
"Such Different Cabaret", which won the nomination for "The best restaurant show" in St. Petersburg. You will plunge into the atmosphere of the elegance of a Parisian cafe,you’ll feel the passion of the bullfighters, and see the chic Chicago style variety show.
"With Ksenia Arsenieva and Co." is a well-known musical group in St. Petersburg at restaurants and features a dancing show in the cabaret-style.
"Love story" is a musical statement about love and passion, uniting popular songs, original choreography, and the author's costumes of the last century.
"Russian style", the newest offering, is a modern interpretation of Russian folklore, folk dances, songs of the Soviet period, and world famous western hits about Russia.
Following the show, the DJ plays a popular dance set until closing.
The cuisine of LA RUSS is a combination of Russian traditions of actual gastronomic trends made with natural farm products. An unusual combination of ingredients, seasonal local products, and modern cooking techniques make even the most familiar dishes seem new. La Russ’s executive chef especially recommends his specialties such as Karelian deer fillet with stewed fowl and blueberry port, Black Sea rapana with an orange-ginger sauce and sirloin from muksun on ice.

The worthy cuisine corresponds to the wine list where you will find a wide selection of wines, cognacs, liqueurs, and tinctures. Moreover, for real gourmets and connoisseurs of true Russian drinks, we offer a traditional distilled bread wine and other distilled drinks crafted in the best national traditions.

If you like an atmosphere of fun and celebration, the restaurant LA RUSS is the restaurant for you!
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