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“Excellent food at a price that is lower than you would expect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Astoria Cafe

Astoria Cafe
Ranked #244 of 10,243 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Russian, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
Description: The new restaurant opened at Hotel Astoria in April in cooperation with prominent Chef and restaurateur Aram Mnatsakanov. Astoria Café is a landmark Russian restaurant with Russian modern cuisine: fresh, light, trendy recipes even for the classic dishes. Astoria Café is the place for fine dining in comfortable luxury. Guests are welcome to try an exquisite menu of Imperial Russian cuisine from Executive chef Ian Minnis. Business Lunch From Monday to Friday we do serve Business Lunch from noon to 3:00 pm. The guests can choose between a two or three course menu, starting at 550 RUB per person. Beyond we do also serve dishes from our á la carte menu with 20% discount. The restaurant is open daily from 7.00 am to midnight, breakfast is served from 7.00 am to 10.30 am (on weekends until 11.00 am)
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent food at a price that is lower than you would expect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

This modernised restaurant has a wide rage of Russian dishes superbly prepared and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. The prices in this five star hotel compared very favouraby with other St P restaurants. And, of colurse, an absolutely superb view of St Isaacs Cathedral from all its windows.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank David H
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Cafe, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear David, thank you very much for the lovely review you've shared with other tripadvisor users about Astoria Cafe.

I was very happy to hear you have enjoyed your dining experience in Astoria Cafe. I will definately share with my team your kind comments about our menu, quality of service and view from the windows.

Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
Gerold Held
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rybinsk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“positive surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We went there while we were visiting the cathedral ,decided to go and se the astoria hotel ,
a bite hungry , we decided to havea drink and a snack ,
very kind and professional service, attentive
we ordered a plate of cheese and two glasses of wine ,all came very nicely presented, wide selection of bread, good cheeses portion
Go there ,it is not overpriced ,it is a very good deal ,you stay in a luxury place, excellent service and excellent food
to be highly recommended
Patrick

  • Visited December 2013
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Cafe, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear guest, thank you very much for the kind review you've shared with us!

I was very happy to hear you have enjoyed your dining experience in Astoria Cafe. I will defenately share with my team your kind comments.

Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
Gerold Held
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Mainz, Germany
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“New Year’s Eve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Me and my guests spent this New Year’s Eve at the Astoria Hotel. It was a memorable experience for all of us and we are still very satisfied.

The waitress was very helpful, she answered all our questions and payed close attention that nothing was missing on our table.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Edyta L
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Cafe, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear guest, thank you very much for choosing Astoria Cafe!

It is a pleasure for us to know that you have been satisfied with quality of food and service. We wish you unforgetable and happy year!

Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
Gerold Held
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“Good quality Russian food and service in luxury surroundings but underwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Staying at the wonderful Astoria Hotel, we decided one evening to stay at the Astoria Cafe for dinner.

The food was good quality though not particularly memorable and the service was very good without much warmth. The restaurant was again very attractively furnished and had a nice luxury feeling but ultimately it left one slightly underwhelmed as one sensed the original art deco design had been largely obliterated by an overlay design rather than an enhancement of the original. it is however in an historic building closely linked to the history of St Petersburg and as such part of the people of St Petersburg. We should have been more excited by this restaurant but we left feeling slightly deflated. It is also quite expensive for what it is.

The food was well made and presented but was so unexciting, particularly the dessert. A slab of pastry was not enlivened by an A on top of it. Boring and unimaginative.

There are many other restaurants in St Petersburg which whilst not so "smart an address" offer a more memorable occasion during a stay in this great city.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank FoodieArch
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Cafe, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review regarding your dinner in Astoria Cafe.

Since you visited our Hotel in September 2013 some improvements has occurred. Now we have new menu and new chef - Jerome Lorie, the food quality has improved substantially and the pricing today will most likely find your approval.

Once again thank you very much for your useful comments and we hope to welcome you back to show you upgraded Astoria Cafe!

Warm regards,
Gerold Held
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food, outstanding service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Astoria Hotel and had dinner on two evenings in the hotel. There was live music which added a lot to the ambience of the room.

The service was extremely professional and knowledgeable, it is apparent that they are well trained.

The food was also fantastic, very tasty and good portion size. As everywhere is Russia alcohol is on the expensive side, but you get value for money without a doubt.

I would go back for sure.

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Thank Frank78901
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Cafe, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear guest, thank you very much for the kind review you've shared with us!

I am very glad you enjoyed our menu and service. I will definately share your comments with whole team of Astoria Cafe!

We hope you come back to celebrate White Nights season in St Petersburg!

Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
Gerold Held
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