In the 19th century one of the most urgent problems was whether Russia is western or eastern country. This fundamental point was a subject of much controversy and raised heated debates up to 1917, when the country chose its own way. Having faced the dilemma whether to turn to Europe or to Asia the 1913 Restaurant has clearly made the choice in favor of Europe. It is quite a European restaurant from the point of view of level of services and design. But the owners also cherish the traditions of Russian cuisine as they use ancient recipes from old Russian cookery books.
The restaurant enjoys wide popularity with the residences and guests of the city. There are always many customs but at the same time the restaurant isn't noisy. Among the guests there are a lot of customers who visit this restaurant every day or quite regularly. You can dine there every day and won't get bored - extensive menu will save you from sameness and monotony and the chefs as real artists quite often surprise guests with new dishes. It should be specially marked that the recipes of most dishes stated in the menu have been taken from the original cookery book by Elena Molochovetz published in 1909 and very popular at that time. On the basis of the recipes of the pre-revolutionary Russian cuisine the chefs create the real masterpieces of culinary art.
The 1913 Restaurant offers following specialties: bliny (pancakes) Tsar style, Well (chicken lion with almond), Jelly of beef with horse-radish and pickles, Veal steak Petersburg style, Ragout of pike-perch with mushrooms, Saturated trout with dill butter under tomatoes, etc.
The interior, where each detail is imbued with nostalgia for the culture of the first decades of the last century, is designed in Modern style.
Every evening the customers are welcomed to enjoy the live music. The concerts of Russian romance are regularly held.
The restaurant organizes banquets, all kinds of dinners and presentations. Experienced staff would be glad to assist you with all the arrangements. You can choose a standard menu for banquets or comprise the one of your own.
The 1913 is not an elite restaurant. A very democratic establishment, it is the ideal place for a quick bite to eat with friends, a leisurely business lunch or a romantic candle-lit dinner. You will taste the most mouthwatering dishes of truly Saint Petersburg cuisine cooked with love and creativity.