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“Great service, food and romantic”
Review of LA RUSS

LA RUSS
Ranked #423 of 10,293 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$26
Cuisines: European, Russian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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!
Poole, UK
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great service, food and romantic”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very romantic, and attractive restaurant. Despite there being no cabaret (check this as it is not put on every day and we were not told) - we had a lovely evening with Charlie Chaplin films shown on the big screen. Food and service excellent and VERY reasonably priced.

  • Visited November 2013
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Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
“Great place”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

It is a great place in the heart of Peterburg. Cozy restaurant, nice food, friendly service. I really liked it.

  • Visited November 2013
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London
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fab taste of Moscow kitch”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

NEP is hidden away on the edge of the Hermitage Square so could easily be missed but it is only a couple of minutes walk from the main Nevsky Prospect along the Moika River. We only found it because it was opposite our hotel but I highly recommend tracking it down if you want a flavour of Russian life. Every night at 8,30 there is a cabaret in three acts while you eat.... you pay an additional 340 rubles but it is definitely worth it. We had a great night here. The other diners were all Russians celebrating and toasting each other and the atmosphere was friendly and fun. The staff were very welcoming and helpful with the menu. The food was first class - this is not haute cuisine this is good value, good quality Russian fare and at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank ReillyC
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Hannover, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed it!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Thank you for the great time, food was excellent, show was even better, gladly come back next time when we're in town!

Visited September 2013
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Thank C R
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“Shocking service - Avoid!!”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Arrived at NEP approx 9pm, sat in outside eating area. Waiter saw us but never acknowledged us. After 10 mins and no service we went inside to see if sitting there would quicken things. Along with another customer who had simiarly been waiting the waiter exclaimed "5-10mins for outside". We returned to our seats and waited, after another 10mins I went to use the toilets, upon leaving I saw waiter stood at bar drinking water without a care in wotld! After 5 more mins we left. Having expected slightly poorer service in Russia after a week here this was beyond a joke.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ajm8484
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