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Tsar

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Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 640-16-16
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner

I did the vodka and caviar tasting menu here as a solo diner, and the service was excellent. The setting is beautiful but relaxed, and it was easy to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Mary H
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Lawrence, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a motif focused on the Tsars of Russia. I was half expecting a "Disney-esk" tacky, plastic rendition of some marketing person's idea of Russian royalty. My expectation was totally wrong. Excellent cuisine, superb service, charming old-world luxury. Even the "thrones" in the rest-rooms seemed authentic, if somewhat over the top. Half expected Nickolas to check on me... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Fabulous room with very attentive and well groomed staff, all very well trained and English speakers, good menu selection with fine wines and beers - a real treat.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food and the atmosphere was excellent! I highly recommend to eat there once in St. Petersburg. We were a group of 40 and all enjoyed our dinner there.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I did the vodka and caviar tasting menu here as a solo diner, and the service was excellent. The setting is beautiful but relaxed, and it was easy to find.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We loved this restaurant. Very mixed ............. smart families, not so smart families, couples all treated identically by the attentive staff with a piano being played discreetly in the background. My fish was cooked to perfection, the mashed potato delicious. Check out the wallpaper in the ladies loo ..... very bizarre!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant is not actually old but has been confected to look like a tourist's view of what a pre-revolutionary retaurant might have looked like - it's not badly done in a slightly gloomy way. The food was nothing special. Much of the menu was not available and they were determined to point us towards Beef Stroganof. One of us... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our experience was incredible - wonderful service, delicious food and reasonable prices in a fun atmosphere! The caviar tasting menu which we shared was a highlight as was the duck! We shared each item ordered and made our own tasting menu!

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Lamorlaye, France
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123 reviews 123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

in St Petersburg, in center city, a luxury restaurant, in a beautiful house, you can eat local and russian food, you can choose caviar of course ... !!! but also very good fish, sterlet fish try it is very good, and for desert try the napoleon cake : it is the TOP, for wine a white crimee wine is perfect,... More 

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Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The atmosphere is great from 17th century, food is also very good. Service was friendly, they even offeted complementary vodka :)

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Milan, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful place and exquisite russian cuisine. We enjoyed the soups and the dumplings. During our stay in st petersburg we've been there 3 times in 5 days!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +7 812 640-16-16

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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