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Nevskiy Av, 17 | Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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+7 812 571-24-09
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United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant! Real Russia! The location was outstanding and the restaurant itself id beautiful. Cosy atmosphere place in the heart of St. Petersburg. You will feel special over there. The food here is fantastic. You can just trust the chef and his team to deliver a very tasteful and delightful meal. The staff was exceptional as well with service.... More 

Thank Garrrrry_Grrray
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most luxurious restaurants I have visited in Russia! The antique crockery and splendid furniture will make you feel a part of St. Petersburg aristocracy of the 19th century. The cuisine is appropriate: black caviar, jelly and сrayfish are, definitely, «must try» there. I was also absolutely impressed by the white mushrooms soup. It`s so simple but I... More 

Thank Michiel R
Management response:

Dear Michiel, thank you so much for your nice words! We are glad to know, that you have enjoyed your experience with us, and have passed your comments to our chef as well. We hope to see you back at Russian Empire soon! Sincerely, Svetlana Bondarenko Restaurant Manager More 

Limassol, Cyprus
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent place situated in the center of the city in the Stroganov Palace. Luxury empire interior. High quality dishware. Good and tasty russian food. Staff is very professional. polite and kind. Nothing to say. Good, expemsive, must visit.

Thank maria1604k
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very lovely place with an awesome food and unbelievable professional service . I highly recommend this place because it will make you an amazing memory. My husband and I went there for a dinner , everything was so perfect and at the end they gave us a free tour of the place and it was so beautiful and enjoyable.

Thank Sarita R
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Magnificent dining rooms with excellent food and service. We were treated royally and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Patrick M
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very good food, service and location. It is in part of the Stroganoff Palace. The rooms have painted decorations on the ceilings. We had a tour of the wine cellar after dinner, which was very interesting. The farewell dinner for our tour group was at this restaurant, so I have no idea how expensive it was.

Thank MarcynLA
Milan, Italy
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Kitschy restaurant in Saint Petersburg. This is a reconstruction of an old zar-era dining place for the nobles. Even thoug it's a little bit fake with an Hollywood coreography, the place is enjoyable: the atmosphere is ok, the food is nice (the crusted salmon was excellent). The real weak point are the very uncomfortable chairs (imitation of old thrones).

Thank lebon1973
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153 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Visiting the Stroganov Palace, I had to have Beef Stroganov in the Russian Empire restaurant. This turned out so much more than expected. It was simply the best dining experience I have ever had and every other meal eaten in St Petersburg just couldn't compete. It is located in the courtyard of the Stroganov Palace - entry off Nevsky Prospekt.... More 

Thank Aussieeod
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The location in the Stroganoff palace is rivaled by few in the world. At the center of St Petersburg, situated at the main street, Nevsky Prospect, it is easy to find. That the chef that designed the famous Beef Stroganoff worked here more than a hundred years ago makes this restaurant doubly impressive. The service was amazing, truly amazing. A... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The place was kept original, looks really nice is a travel back in time The food and attendance was amazing We defiantly had a good experience. They could have more cost/benefit wines in their wine list... Only very expensive options We caviar tasting Menu is worth it!!

Thank Manoela S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Russian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nevskiy Av, 17 | Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 571-24-09

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