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Tsar

12 Sadovaya street, St. Petersburg, Russia
(812) 640 19 00
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Ranked #198 of 7,670 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Russian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Vienna, Austria
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Tsar is a silly little tourist restaurant. The staff is friendly and reasonably attentive for this part of the world (Americans have to get used to not being hovered over). The food is good to excellent. Especially I liked the Siberian pelmeny and the venison with cowberry sauce --- the smoked sturgeon in the potato salad was a bit understated,... More

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Mexico City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Tsar is perfect to end a day visiting the Russian State Museum or to have dinner before going to a ballet in the Mikhailovsky Theater. The food is very good! classic Russian that does not need to be pretentious. Beautifully presented dishes and excellent service. They serve a traditional Russian drink called "kvass" that is like a beer. You have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our group of six traveled to St Pete's on a cruise through the Baltic and arranged for a small van with a driver and guide to take us around the city over two days. We had asked the guide to show us a restaurant for lunch that had traditional Russian food and she recommended the TSAR Restaurant. It was just... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful at the Tsar Restaurant. They had different menus for different languages which was helpful. My husband had their Borscht and I had Potato Pancakes which tasted like my Mom used to make! While there you have to check out the restrooms! Unbelievable!!!

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Palm Beach
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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Décor is interesting in an "over-the-hill" sort of way. Service is haphazard and inexpert. But the worst part is the cuisine. One is handed an ostensibly dinner menu that has breakfast and lunch items on it --like a US diner. That should have been the tip-off, but we ploughed ahead anyway based on previous Trip Advisor ratings.Selections look good on... More

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Ginza_Project, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Dear guest! Thank you for commenting. We appreciate your opinion. We take into consideration every situation-this is how we can improve. We are very sorry for ruining your evening. Please accept our apologies. We hope that we've managed to brighten up your impression. We adore our guests and this kind of service is unacceptable. If you get the chance to... More

Jerusalem, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a traditional Russian restaurant the food is good traditional Russian dishes like Kiev chicken Plamini etc. The service is very professional the place is trendy you have to order in advance there was live music sort of Russian Gypsy but quite international prices are high especially if you like wine and not just vodka nevertheless if you can afford it... More

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here at the suggestion of our hotel. The food is quite good, although expensive. My starter was excellent and the main OK. My friend's dishes did look very good. The setting/rooms are lovely and I would describe this place as fairly quiet ie, not so loud. If you're looking for a place with a lively atmosphere, this may... More

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