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“A trip to St. Petersburg is not complete without a meal at The Idiot Restaurant”

The Idiot Restaurant
Ranked #228 of 11,029 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant "iDIOT" 2018 - our days. We tried to do justice to the time, the place and the history. The restaurant "IDIOT" is an ideal place for business meetings, tourists, foreign friends, late dinner, a pleasant weekend, family exits and happy idleness. The restaurant is located in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, near St Isaac's Cathedral and Yusupov Palace. The relaxed homely atmosphere of old St. Petersburg of the late XIX century creates a sense of harmony and comfort. Nice background music-classic, jazz, retro. Board games for guests: backgammon, chess, cards, checkers. It offers high-quality service and English-speaking staff. Russian cuisine, vegetarian. The menu includes fish dishes and seafood.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We dined at the Idiot Restaurant twice in a 4 day visit to St. Petersburg. A meal at the Idiot was a blessing in disguise after a long walk under the sun on the banks of the Moika.

We loved their decor. Dim lights, vintage furniture, old type writer, records...

Between the two visits we have tried all dishes on the menu, and we were not dis appointed by any. Needless to say that, a couple of bottles of vodka went along.

The Idiot has it all, great food and a great dinning experience.

Thank Rohit S
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was a wonderful restaurant with great service. Our waitress explained the menu and helped us order. I was really looking forward to the beet borscht but was surprised that it was hot as I was brought up with it being served cold with hot boiled potatoes.

The Greek salad, potato pie and Pelmeni (dumplings) were very good.

This was an interesting ode to Dostoyevsky.

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Thank Airsucker
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Bohemian basement on the banks of Moika, very close to Mariinsky theater.
It is mainly for vegetarians but now they serve also meat and fish.
A complimentary vodka shot is served while you are waiting for your table sitting close a bust of Lenin.
Good food and atmosphere

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1  Thank dasar
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Had seen the reviews for this restaurant and we were so glad that we found it. Had a really good meal here, I had a mixed salad and then pork tenderloin and my daughter had borscht and then salmon dumplings. Portions were generous but we forced ourselves to have dessert!! Fried cheese balls and poached pears with ice cream. Kir Royal and local wines complimented the meal and I would thoroughly recommend this place for quirkiness and good food. Excellent value for money.

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Thank Cornwallawayday
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is by no means a place you go for a nice dinner, per se, but the place is definitely unique. The service was quick and the food was delish. For the area, the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely suggest lunch as a nice option to visit. Overall, its one of the most unique places I have been.

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Thank 848FrederickE
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