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“Great shows, excellent food with friendly staff in pleasant sorroundings”
Review of LA RUSS

LA RUSS
Ranked #486 of 10,445 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$25
Cuisines: European, Italian, Russian
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Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
Description: 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!
Cheshire
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Great shows, excellent food with friendly staff in pleasant sorroundings”
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 nights. The menu is extensive and the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive, Excellent value for money, there is a 350 rouble show price but well worth it, dont miss this off your places to eat whilst in St Petersburg it is located just to right of the Hermitage near to to the river.

Visited April 2013
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Connecticut
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food for a restaurant with a floor show”
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 night we went it was Broadway style. I would say this isn't just aimed at tourists, as sitting at the table next to us was a large party of city dwellers celebrating a birthday, and it was fun to watch them dance together after the last musical set.

  • Visited July 2012
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Crete, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fully recommend”
Reviewed 27 September 2012

The service is impeccable, 5 star!  our table was large, but  not to have to shout across the table. Menu cover traditional Russian dishes as well as italian cuisine. The food was delicious and atmosphere vibrant with beautiful cabaret show. Fantastic for a special occasion. I'll be going again if we get back to St Petersburg.
We very much enjoyed this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Crete, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sincerely recommend”
Reviewed 27 September 2012

It is a very nice restaurant located downstairs in the building. Suprisingly friendly staff and a big menu (with nice maps). The food is very good, especially the soups and salads. Also the musical Show is exellent!!! The place can get crowded so you might have to wait or make a reservation (if possible).

  • Visited September 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Good location but just ok on everything else”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

We had lunch here after reading some decent reviews on trip advisor, but we were not impressed with the food or the service. The girl waiting on us never smiled & we got the impression we were bothering her by coming in for lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant which was a bit scary. My daughters potato pancake was under cooked, my son got the seafood kebab which he said was good. My husbands pork dish & my beef dish were pretty flavorless. Needless to say we passed N.E.P. by for the rest of the trip!

Visited April 2012
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