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St. Petersburg Restaurants

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St. Petersburg Restaurants

I will be in St. Petersburg for 3 nights in June. Ridiculously short. Can anyone recommend their restaurants of choice for the best local experiences? I want to do one blow-out fine dining meal, and a couple of casual dining meals. Thanks!

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1. Re: St. Petersburg Restaurants

On my opinion the best restaurant in Saint-Peterburg is "Russkaya Rybalka", i did mention it in other topic already...

It's a fish restaurant with russian cuisine that is placed upon a pond with live fish... you will be asked to catch your dinner youself if you want :-) Also you can chose the way you fish will be cooked. They have great choice of traditional appetizers and salads and home brewed beer. Complete dinner can cost about 50 $ per person. Ask in you hotel to make reservation.

For every day dining my choice is bistro "Al Shark" outside the Moscow Train Terminal, and bistro "Parnas" at Malaya Sadovaya street.

Anyway Saint-Petersburg's having plenty of nice places to eat, and enough of cheap ones, just off the main streets.

I hope you'll enjoy your stay here :-)

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Hello everybody!!

I want to give one advise to travelers to Russia who would like to save money.

Long time ago all over Russia were system very unexpensive cafes called in Russia stolovaia.

I thought that this system died during wild capitalism in last 15 years but when I visited Russia a couple of years ago I was able to eat twice in places like this.

Usually it is not very fancy but very often you can get home stile cooked meals(I am talking about complete meal soup,piece of meat or fish and drink with starch) for a few dollars.

Check with locals where you can locate those places, usually it is were many russians go during their lunch breaks.

May be it is not as easy to find in big cities but it can be different experience as well.

I would not provide you with name and addresses fancy places because you should be able to find those in big cities with no problems just ask hotel staff or look into any city guide.

Hope it helps.


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Thank you for your tip. I was in Cambodia in January and found that the smallest local restaurants had by far the best food at the cheapest prices and I am not someone who travels on a budget....I simply like the best food, so I will ask around for those restaurants

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not sure if this is the correct name of the unusual restaurant my husband and I found in St. P--I believe it was called Lenin's Song. half the menu shows the food and prices from Lenin's time, half is current food and prices. the tvs in the place switch back and forth from lenin style broadcasting to modern broadcasts-some that are almost porno. (so dont' recommend bringing very young children). the bathrooms are another adventure and I don't want to spoil anyone's fun but will drop a big hint, -remember Candid Camera? the food was good, the waitresses are decked out in leather and fishnets. It was really a different experience.