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Russian Empire

Nevskiy Av, 17 | Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 571-24-09
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (5 reviews)
“caviar” (5 reviews)
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European, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
Nevskiy Av, 17 | Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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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...More

Thank lebon1973
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....More

Thank Aussieeod
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...More

1  Thank Yeoldwriter
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...More

Thank Manoela S
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We were just trying to find a good russian restaurant near hotel we stayed and found this from the internet. The entrance was a bit difficult to find we must go inside the courtyard of the building. The restuarant was luxuriously decorated in traditional Russian...More

Thank Ae C
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Having read so much about Russian Empire Restaurant we had to try it. We were not disappointed in the least. The rooms are decorated in exquisite style, the staff extremely professional, the service impeccable. After ordering and while awaiting our starters, we were given a...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Ok, you think you are going to one best restaurants in the city with proper glasses, crockery and furniture but it's all a big fake. The food was ok but overpriced. The wine list is ridiculous but the worst thing is that it's just a...More

Thank Jimiscott48
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a fantastic dinner here in the heart of the Stroganov Palace. The food was of great quality (we had one of the best crayfish soups that we have ever had) and two fantastic places of tasting dishes (one of Siberian delicacies and one...More

Thank EfficientTrvlr
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Set in the beautiful Stroganov Palace, this restaurant offers a more traditional dining experience. Many of the recipes were from the original dishes served in the palace in its heyday, so lots of game and caviar on offer. The food was beautifully cooked and served...More

Thank janej85
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The decor, ambiance and service, as well as the Versace china made this the highlight of the trip. The food was also very good. I would strongly recommend this fine restaurant to those who want to experience the very best St. Petersburg dining has to...More

Thank TravelerWise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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