St. Petersburg Restaurants

At Gorchakov´s

Russian and Ukrainian Cuisine

Petrogradsky District M Petrogradskaya

A highly recommended restaurant for a reasonable price. The food is Ukrainian and Russian cuisine and extremely authentic and tasty. The dishes are all prepared according to traditional recipes that have been in use for many generations. You can also enjoy entertainment while you dine; live piano music is played during the evenings and is mostly old Russian and Ukranian songs, which fits in well with the dramatic interior and cuisine offered. Credit cards accepted, entertainment.

Open 12:00-24:00s

Bolshaya Monetnaya Ul. 19
(812) 233-93-72

How to get there
From metro Petrogradskaya turn left and walk along Kamennostrovsky (Каменноостровский) Prospect. Bolshaya Monetnaya Ulitsa is the third street on your left.

The Idiot

Russian-Vegetarian Cuisine

Admiralteisky District M Sadovaya, Sennaya Ploshchad

The famous and extremely popular Russian author - Dostoevsky – supposedly loved this cafe and frequented the place often. Not only is the restaurant a cafe as well as a bar, but it also specializes in Russian-vegetarian cuisine. The decor inside is in the style of the early 20th century and of the 1950s. The prices are good, the service efficient, and the food - great, especially if you are a vegetarian.

Open 11:00-1:00

Price up to $15

Moika River Embankment 82
(812) 315-16-75


Bar drinks/European cuisine

Admiralteisky District M Gostiny Dvor, Sennaya Ploshchad

A traditional Irish pub in the heart of St. Petersburg, with many different varieties of beer to choose from (11 to be exact). Many different cuisine options as well, mostly European cuisine and bar snacks. Live music just about every night and an overall good place to kick back a few beers and hang out with old friends or meet new ones. Shamrock also does great breakfasts. Credit cards accepted. Child friendly. Ex-pat hangout.

Open 9:00-2:00

Price $16-25

Ulitsa Dekabristov 27
(812) 570-46-25

How to get there

From metro Gostiny Dvor take bus #22 to Teatralnaya Ploshad. From there walk to Ulitsa Dekabristov.


Russian/European cuisine

Admiralteisky District M Nevsky Prospect

Zoom opened earlier this year, and has quickly established itself as a hang-out for hip young things - and those who just want some good food in cosy surroundings. The literary atmosphere is enhanced by the small library, weekly literary readings (Saturdays, 4pm), and your bill, which will be delivered to you snuggly nestled in the pages of a worthy-looking tome. Live concerts on Fridays at 8pm, dance parties 9pm on Saturdays.

Price up to $15

Gorokhovo Ul. | Горохого ул. 22
(812) 972-18-05

How to get there

From metro Nevsky Prospect turn right onto Nevsky prospect and cross the road to Kazan Cathedral. Walk down Kazanskaya Ul., to the right of the cathedral, then take the first right into Gorokhovo Ul. Zoom is not far along, on the right hand side.


Russian Cuisine

The restaurant can help to keep your impressions after visiting Russian museums and theatres offering you the menu in the old Russian style - some dishes are quite rare. Besides traditional Russian cuisine which is pretty tasty, the staff is very helpful, very confident in speaking English and they do have an English menu. The atmosphere is very sophisticated and elegantly casual.

Open: Sun - Sat 12:00 - 0:00

Price from $15

Stolyarny Lane, 18
+7 812 951-63-96


Chinese, International, Asian, Russian

Pelmenya is situated in the very core of the city. Great place for those who like or are willing to try traditional Russian food pelmeni (dumplings). Menu also contains all variations of dumplings from over the world: ravioli, dim sum, vareniki, manti, khinkali and many others. All of the dumplings are freshly handmade. Waiters are friendly and English speaking. Wi-Fi is available.
This restaurant is also perfect for quick lunch


Open: Daily 11:00am - 23:00pm

Price from $15

Reki Fontanki Embankment, 25
+7 812 415-41-85


European, Russian

Very popular restaurant with locals and tourists. The atmosphere and staff at Teplo can make you feel right at your Russian friend’s home. It is located near Isaac's Cathedral, in the historical center of Saint-Petersburg. Menu suggests Russian cuisine but prepared with a youthful twist and reminiscent of home cooking. Reservations are preferable.

Open: Sun 13:00 - 0:00, Mon - Thu 9:00 - 0:00, Fri 9:00 - 1:00, Sat 11:00 - 1:00

Price from $15

Bolshaya Morskaya St., 45

Pyshechnaya On Zhelyabova 25

“PIshka” is a Russian traditional doughnut. This tiny and cramped cafe was opened in the 60th and it still keeps the same recipe as at soviet period. It is worth to visit this place just to feel the atmosphere of a classic Soviet café and taste the food of those times. Pishki are very cheap. In the café there are always queues to order because this place is known as one which does the best pyshki in town.

Open: Sun - Sat 9:00 - 20:00

Price from $2

Bolshaya Konyushennaya St., 25
+7 (812) 314–08–68

Duo Gastrobar


This restaurant is featured as modern and stylish place with delicious food. It is located slightly outside the tourist center but still reachable by foot. The selection of dishes is sophisticated but served plainly. Duo Gastrobar is mainly known by the quality and great taste of its food. It is worth to experience.

The prices are affordable. The wine list is pretty wide and intelligently made. As the restaurant is popular, do not expect to find free table without reservation. Plan your visit ahead and book the table in advance.

Open: Sun - Thu 13:00 - 0:00, Fri - Sat 13:00 - 2:00

Price from $15

Kirochnaya St., 8A

Abajour Cafe

European, Gril

Once you enter this café you will be able to feel its calm atmosphere, which is perfect for a romantic dinner or a calm meeting with some friends. The menu is translated into English and the dishes are well-explained. This place is not very touristy and it can easily make you feel very much at home.

Open: Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Price from $20

9th Line V.O., 30

Cherdak Hudozhnika

European, fondue

The restaurant is a good choice for special events: romantic dinner or birthday parties. The service is excellent and atmosphere is special and artistic as the restaurant is located on the top floor of an art boutique and has a terrace with a view on Griboedov channel. The specialization is fondues: with chocolate, meat and cheese.

On the terrace you can see small piece of Fontanka river and famous roofs of St Petersburg. It is preferable to book the table in advance.

Price from $15

Lomonosova, 1


Ice-cream, pastry, Italian

This place is perfect for those who have a sweet-tooth. Italian homemade ice-cream is the specialty of this cozy and elegant café. Gelato of 18 different flavors including not very standard for instance, basil or carrot is served here. As well you can find gelato with cream and sorbets (for those who keep fit). The minimal portion contains two noticeable scoops after which you are perfectly full. Amazing desserts and Italian coffee are also to be suggested.

It is highly recommended to make reservations, It is possible to make a takeout order of desserts and gelato

Open: Mon-Fri 9.00 - 23.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 - 23.00

Price from $5

Nevskiy Ave., 107


European, Asian

This place is famous for its spacious and light ambience with excellent view on the city especially in the evening. The terrace is the best place to seat during summer time but inside you also can feel cozy and relaxed. The menu is very wide and unique and the food is delicious. Better to book the table in advance.

Open: Sun - Sat 11:00 - 1:00

Price from $20

Stremyannaya st., 21/5A | Marata st., 5/21
+7 (812) 640-16-16

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