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Reki Fontanki Emb., 14, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
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+7 812 272-91-81
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Recommended by hotel, populated with a predominantly Russian crowd, food is very Russian, beautifully presented and wide of choice. While a little pricey the Russian musicians and clientele all singing and dancing at interludes makes for a great experience, if its authentic or not I can not say, but it has good food and ambience. Book to avoid the bus... More 

Thank ChriswBall1
Madrid, Spain
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We went for a dinner on a weekday - there were not many people and a gipsy trio singing gypsy and Russian songs. Very entertaining, nice music, the restaurant has very extensive menu of russian dishes, lots of interesting salads. Everything we tried was delicious, good service as well. I've heard of this place as being too touristy - didn't... More 

1 Thank mdmdmd_10
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Great restaurant with heavy red velvet like drapes and fine russian food. Traditional setting and food in Russian style.

Thank Gene C
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Great meal. Wide choice and wonderful service. You may eat Bear steak, if you wish - I did not! Wide choice of fish. Not too expensive - about £100 for 2, with a decent bottle of wine included.

Thank SBSevenoaks
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Restaurant Demidoff has very nice painted ceilings but is a bit too touristic. They also offer life music entertainementin the evening. The service is bad. We had a very clumsy waiter that hardly spoke English. Althoug they present themselves as a top class restaurant the quality of the food is average.

1 Thank Toine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Even though I tried some specialties for the first time in my life, such as bear meat, the restaurant offers average forgettable experience. Service is amazing, but food is questionable. Amazing at glance, but the taste is not something that I'm fascinated with. Great gipsy music though, but only till midnight.

1 Thank BWMarija
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

If you are looking for decent Russian food, close to the center of St. Petersburg at a reasonable price with gipsy music this is the place to go to. The venu is beautiful though if you are sitting in the middle room with the wall paintings. The service was a bit slow and the waiters do not really understand English... More 

1 Thank Toine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Have got nothing but praises about this restaurant. The service is absolutely superb, food is delicious and the interior (particularly the Russian room) is warm and inviting. Close proximity to the summer gardens makes this restaurant a perfect resting spot. The house specialty, the starlet is gorgeous and worth the splurge. The Olivier salad and the smoked beluga and salmon... More 

1 Thank Violet2009
Bath, UK
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219 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We were recommended this restaurant by our local Guide, and with good reason. The interior is spacious but also welcoming and traditional in style. The staff were all polite and attentive without making one feel uncomfortable. The food was delicious! We had traditional ravioli called Pelmeni and wonderful Borsch with all the trimmings followed by a rich beef stroganoff. There... More 

1 Thank JonathanSymonds
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2011

It is a very good restaurant, probably one of the best in St. Petersburg. The foos is delicious, the service very good and a very pleasant atmosphere. Russian cuisine at its best.

5 Thank MVLVA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Russian, Eastern European, European, Central European
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reki Fontanki Emb., 14, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Liteyny
  • Neighbourhood: Liteyny
  • Phone Number: +7 812 272-91-81

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?