Reviews of Restaurants in St Petersburg
Ambience is nice and service is good. however, I must say I was sorely disappointed with the food. I had a tasting menu with wine pairing - I didn't think the menu was well though out. Maybe they have a special menu for tourists? cooking style was repetitive and starter and main courses were both fish. Variety sorely lacking except in the wine pairing.
Poetico e confortevole. Luogo dei sogni per ogni " topo di biblioteca".
Hermoso lugar, cálido, con muy buena atención. Gracias.
I must visit it when I am in St Peters...
the food is good, but the prices are not what the guide books stated---cheap. we had one soup, the troika, the beef stragonoff and the millefloy and a beer--for 2 persons the bill was over $66 (US)..with a tip that was over 2,000 rubles...buyer beware!
An evening filled with delicious food and wonderful surprises. The service is impeccable. The choice of music however ( rock and roll) doesn't fully match the ambiance.
Absolutely lovely! Spent a wonderful evening dining on delicious cuisine and entertained by 'gypsy' music and songs. Definitely worth a visit.
Very nice place and the food very good too. The place very confortable and the staff very kind. I was there with some friends and i'm planning to go there again with my family.
What an amazing experience. Food and service was out of this world. Will find it hard to find another better than this
A great place to eat. Owner served us wine on the house)finding out we were from the US. The food, a meat dish, was fantastic!
We had a lovely dinner there and would definitely like to return there when we return to St. Petersburg. Maida and Robert Greenberg
Stumbled upon the place a cold snowy februari night. Firat time in russia, i did not known what to expect. I was pleastly surprised by the rustik interior and friendly demenor of the staff. Ended spending a pleasant night with good food and drink. Maybe not a connesoiurs first choice, but i definetly recommend it!
The idiot is a fantastic place. It is not however a vegetarian restaurant as advertised, but still does a wide range of veggie dishes. The food is wonderful and the staff very nice. Free vodka shot too, I would highly recommend a visit or two.
I found this place decent. For me the food was not so great as my Indian taste buds require some spices to get aroused. Begin a lacto vegetarian 80%of the menu was not for me. I never felt to great about that place. Probably I'll never like to visit it again in an attempt for great food and ambiance.
If you can handle the slightly stuffy atmosphere the food is incredible, very impressive.
Great prices compared to most places in Petersburg that are tourist-friendly. Highly recommended!
Food is still very far from most Michelin stared restaurants in Europe or the USA... but the prices have definitely caught up!
The place is clearly overhyped. They started well, in early 90s it think it was, with vegetarian menu, iced vodkas, unusual interiors, pleasant service and altogether decadence feel. The quickly became one of 'the places to be' in town, drew the expat community with above-average paychecks which raised the prices and quickly led to the inclusion on most guidebooks' lists. The result? Well, what you've guessed. All tourists now want to go there, the prices are high, the food is mediocre, and the music is awful and the service so-so. Last time I went we first had to fight through a crowd of American students all armed with their doggy-bags, then received warm vodka shots (ok, it's still on the house), then got okeyish, but hardly impressive food at above-western prices. We also learnt that we had to listen to some western pop-music from the eighties 'because it's the only CD they've got' - and this was in 19th century-styled interiors! The slogan they've come with recently - Dostoevsky loved this place - is complete rubbish, of course, they only opened in the the 1990's. Don't go there, it's a tourist trap nowadays - which is sad, because it was very nice once.
the idiot really is a fantastic place... we would eat here and then spend quite a while perusing their library. wish i could live in st. pete again...
Enjoyed a magical meal in Palkin - one of the best restaurants I've been to in the world, let alone Saint Petersburg, or Russia!!! Great ambiance, service, and the food was sumptuous. I hope i get the chance to return to St Petersburg - and Palkin - soon!
demidov is one of the finest restaurants in St. Petersburg. I always take my guests to Russia here if i'm keen to impress. excellent service
Excellent place to grab a bite. Unique Russian atmosphere and wonderful food. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the city!
The Idiot Cafe is one of the best places in St. Petersburg. It has great atmosphere, great food and the people are really interesting. I would definitely recommend the Idiot to anyone coming to St. Petersburg.