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Tsar

12 Sadovaya street, St. Petersburg, Russia
(812) 640 19 00
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Ranked #217 of 7,656 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Russian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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California
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286 reviews 286 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having read the reviews here we tried the Tsar. The best thing about the place was the very attractive greeter. The decor was interestingly kitchy. The service was slow though professional. The waiter had no personality. The food was spotty. The starters were good albeit less tasty than one would have hoped. The beef stroganoff was enjoyed by those who... More

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St. Louis, MO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our guide suggested eating here before seeing Swan Lake at the Hermitage Theatre, so we did. The restaurant was close by, but not really walking distance. Our group of 6 all had different things, but all agreed the meals were excellent. The beef stroganoff was particularly tasty. We were so stuffed that there was hardly room for dessert. The ambiance... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was the best stroganoff we ate in our trip in Russia. Very good food, excellent and courteous service. Nice decoration and even the toilet deserve a visit. We also had the caviar tasting menu that even though was quite expensive was interesting to try the different flavours. We went there two times just to have the second stroganoff round,... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

it's upmarket, wine is very expensive but the food is delicious, staff friendly and attentive, good English for the most part. What makes this place is the decor and ambience. It is worth every red cent for a visit to the unisex toilets with true thrones and naughty wallpaper!

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Sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 10 from Australia and everyone enjoyed the food, the ambiance and particularly the service. Not cheap but a good night out.

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Chicago
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215 reviews 215 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I imagine that all the tour guides in St. Petersburg that squire around small groups head this way at least once during their guest's stay. I was hoping for a unique experience and when we were seated and realized a good representation from our cruise ship was already there, my heart sank a bit. However, the food was really quite... More

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27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice place for a dinner in some style and still affordable. The dining room is a bit too dark but has a certain charm to it. The menu is definitely showing traditional Russian dishes which were all good but simple. Overall this is worth a trip if you are looking for a traditional and simple meal.

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Vienna, Austria
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the old good russian cuisine restaurants in St Petersburg, very good food, good wine list, pricewise rather at the high end. Beautiful really old fashioned decoration from the beginning of 20th century, well trained staff.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was the best Russian restaurant we went during our stay in Russia. We loved it! The venue is grand! Really very nicely decorated and great atmosphere. Other guests were not overdressed but not wearing flip flops baseball caps either. It's nice to go to a restaurant like this where people are nicely dressed. It makes a nice atmosphere. The... More

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Bethesda, MD
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Tsar lived up to its name, serving us fine Russian food in a room full of pictures and other memorabilia of Tsarist times in Russia. The staff was very attentive, and the food was excellent, especially the dessert.

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