The name of the restaurant ("lesnoi" - woody, forest) most likely comes from the street where it is situated. Nothing in the restaurant design or its cuisine is connected with a forest. On the contrary, the establishment is reckoned as one of the best restaurants of oriental cuisine in Saint Petersburg. The wonderful menu offers the incomparable choice of dishes of Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian and Uzbek cuisines.
The restaurant is designed in oriental style. The main attraction is the rotunda with inlaid glass cupola through which the sunlight streams on the tree of happiness with spiral gilded branches. Wrought chairs with fretted hacks and small windows with tracery bars impart lightness and airiness to the whole interior. In the lancet semi arches cabins with oriental sofas and luxurious carpets are situated. The cozy cabin, secluded and comfortable, is a place to feel yourself absolutely relaxed and enjoy lively talk with your friends.
The restaurant specializes in traditional cuisine of Transcaucasian countries. The fabulously rich menu boasts more than 25 varieties of shashlyk, that is the most famous Caucasian dish, - made of pork, veal, sturgeon, fish, and game. All the dishes are cooked from the freshest products. It is the only restaurant in the city boasting stock raising farm with a herd of rams brought from the Caucasus. In the special pool the guests are welcomed to choose any sturgeon or trout and it will be cooked on charcoal in twenty minutes.
The policy of the restaurant is not only to familiarize the citizens of the Northern capital with the exotic cultures of Oriental countries, but also to create necessary environment for the representatives of these cultures who live in Saint Petersburg. For Jews and Muslims the special menu has been developed meeting all national and religious requirements.
In the evening, the guests enjoy live music concerts or original performances of exotic dancers.
The restaurant organizes wedding parties, banquets or jubilees. Luxurious halls featuring state-of-the-art sound and light equipment can accommodate up to 450 guests. There is a unique hookah bank hall with dastarkhan, unmatched in Saint Petersburg.
In the summer time the outdoor cafe is working. There the customers can dine in the open air and enjoy the picturesque sights.