Named after the most prosperous year in Russia's history, this elegant restaurant is an almost ideal place for a pleasant talk over a good meal, a leisurely business lunch or a romantic dinner by candlelight. Reservations, while rarely essential, are a good idea. The service is attentive but practically invisible, and the music remains in the background. Appetizers include several mushroom based soups and borscht while the main courses focus on seafood like Sturgeon in Tomato Sauce. The wine list includes several from Georgia.
The James Cook Cafe and Pub breathes life into the newly renovated Malaia Koniushennaia. The cafe offers a huge selection of coffees from all over the world: Ethiopia, Guatemala and Kenya, among others. The pub side has an excellent selection of drinks and a hearty, expensive menu. Despite the name and the obvious attempts at traditional English pub decor, the setting is rather modern. They serve coffee, salads and burgers along with beer. Prices are in dollars.
This is a plush, pricey restaurant (incorporating a bar and nightclub) but it's not aiming to be anything less. The building has been beautifully refurbished and the restaurant caters to both tourists and wealthy Russian clients. The menu is bilingual, as are the staff. The menu and wine list are undoubtedly impressive, with generous portions of Russian and other European cuisine. Service is generally excellent, a touch obsequious. Enjoy the jazz music in the evening.
The calm before the band gets going, is unsettling here. The student crowd sits around chatting in reflective mood, while the first group runs through its last soundtrack. Then they start playing their rockabilly classics for real and then couples get up and start jiving. The polite hum of the bar is about to become the swinging limbs of a rock & roll club. And as the night progresses, the grooving music and the energetic vibe set the ball rolling for an ultimate party.
Davidov Restaurant situated in Astoria is classy and matches the hotel in service and perfection. It offers Russian cuisine sprinkled with modern flavors. The dazzling chandeliers and the porcelain cutlery complete the picture. Don't forget to taste the salads and pickles. Guzzle it down with beer. The speedy and friendly service add to the experience. Visit the place to get the feel of real Russia.
Troitskiy Most welcomes gourmands to savor toothsome vegetarian fare in a family-friendly setting. This vegan restaurant occupies a busy spot in the city's historic district. Brickwork walls adorned with beautiful paintings, bookshelves stacked with a wealth of titles and finely crafted seating chairs and tables welcome diners in a welcoming atmosphere. Lounge-style seating spaces also occupy the main dining area laid out on a wood-finish floor add to the inn's charming ambiance. Apart from mains, Troitskiy Most also bakes some decadent vegetarian treats like cakes, pastries and pies.
The SPB, Pivnoy Bar is a popular place to drop in for a quick lunch or some drinks. The restaurant offers a wide variety of beers, which come at attractive discounts during happy hour, a number of light, European snacks and the very popular chef's special pizza. Quick and light business lunches are also available here. You can catch the latest football game on their TV. The restaurant, which is usually bustling during the holiday seasons, also offers a takeout menu.
Stolle is a chain of restaurants in St. Petersburg and is very popular for its tasty, mouth watering pies. Their pies come in about 40 varieties which includes savory (chicken, salmon, spinach, and cheese) as well as sweet (raspberry and apple). They also serve wonderful soups (try their hot Borscht soup) and salads. After the meal try their coffee and tea, a nice option on a cold Russian day. The fast food outlet very reasonably priced and attracts plenty of locals as well as tourists. Please note Stolle is cash only.
This popular chain of cafes offers a delightful range of coffees, teas, cakes and snacks. Centrally located, this particular Kofe Khauz is within easy reach of attractions like the Palace Square and the State Hermitage Museum. With its dark floors, cascades of twinkling lights and a magnificent chandelier, Kofe Khauz invites you to linger and enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee, or a slice of chocolate cake. The cafe also serves up an impressive selection of cocktails, breakfast specials and light snacks around the clock.