The Saint Petersburg Restaurant is situated in the one of the most beautiful places of the city - on Griboedova channel embankment not far from the cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood. It is perhaps the most beautiful church in Saint Petersburg, built at the end of the 19th century on the place where on March 1, 1881 the Tsar Alexander II was wounded to death by the member of revolutionary organization "People's Will". The church has been totally restored and now shows its splendor to the residents and guests of the city.
The restaurant's interior is in traditional Russian style: there you'll find all the attributes of Russian culture: painted wooden spoons, matreshka (set of nesting dolls), kokoshnik (traditional women' head-dress), etc. Those who prefer seclusion will certainly like the tables in the conventionalized pergolas. Soft light and live music create cozy atmosphere.
The cuisine of the restaurant can be called European but with strong Russian influence. In this respect the restaurant ideally convey the spirit of Saint Petersburg, the most European city among all Russian towns but still Russian in its essence. The refined menu, reflecting all the achievements of imperial Russia is complemented with luxury wine list. The specialty of the Saint Petersburg restaurant is shchi "Petrovskie". The size of the portions is also worth mentioning while they are quite impressive according to Russian traditions of hospitality.
The restaurant is famous for irreproachable service: a waiter, attentive, unnoticeable and prompt, always appears at the right time. The tips (10%) will be already included in the bill and you won't have to wonder how appreciate the most attentive care of the waiter.
The special pride of the restaurant is the costume show, stylized under the Peter the Great assemblies that the guests can enjoy daily except of Monday. The professionally staged show is popular not only with tourists but with citizens as well who are quite experienced in this sphere and incredulously treat all the performances "in traditional Russian style". The show program includes Russian and Gypsy songs and dances. If you make the reservation of the table choose one that is close to the stage although the tables arranged in such a way that the show can be seen from any place.
The restaurant has a nice cafe, where you can not only drink a cup of good coffee (that was introduced into Russian culture by Tsar Peter the Great), but have a three-course dinner. In the summer time the tables are taken into the yard, from where the wonderful view on the embankment opens.