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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 12
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  • 5
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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
A great selection of very good quality dishes served in an authentic setting

Located near one of the main streets in St. Petersburg this restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes including a number of traditional Russian ones. Quality of service was very good, selection was somewhat overwhelming in terms of the selection but our party of five all tried different dishes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
gore_david
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Burlington, Canada
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Quiet elegance. wonderful unobtrusive service. Hope that life will give me the opportunity to return again.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews and wanting authentic Russian cuisine we booked Tsar. On arrival we found the space kitschy but fun. We sat at a table for 2 surrounded by big tour groups on set plans, three from Chinese tours, 2 from a cruise ship. The wait staff ran crazily to serve and turn these tables for more groups ignoring... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Located near one of the main streets in St. Petersburg this restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes including a number of traditional Russian ones. Quality of service was very good, selection was somewhat overwhelming in terms of the selection but our party of five all tried different dishes and our conclusion was universally the quality of the food was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Booked last minute for a family celebration whilst we were in St Petersburg. Told the staff when I booked (via the website) that it was a birthday and they made a fuss of us and brought dessert, candle etc. at the end whilst the pianist played happy birthday! Yes, its more expensive, but the food was delicious, and we were... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Had a FABULOUS lunch here our first day in St. Peterburg. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. I had traditional Borscht which was hearty and full of flavor. And Chicken Kiev which was tender and butter-y. With white table cloth decor and very attentive service, this was the perfect place to relax after a long morning at... More 

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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our tour guide recommended this place, the decor it is very nice, real Russian food (if you are going to ask for the Caviar you better check the prices before order one of them they recommended the most expensive one to us) The prices are really expensive. Over all the experience is ok for me it was a tourist trap,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The restaurant was mediocre in its food, but had lots of symbolism of the Russian royal family to make the restaurant interesting enough. They definitely are catering to the tourist and not a place I think the average Russian wold go for good food.

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Мария К, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for the feedback. We will take note and give our chef. We invite you to visit us again. More 

COLOMBIA
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201 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a delicious lunch at Tsar. Everyone says it is expensive, but compared to NY prices we found quite reasonable. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was a bit slow. It took them aq good 2 hours to serve our whole lunch. Lovely antique original décor. Surprising how it was saved from the Communist era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great setting, exquisite service, excellent russian food with magnificent Beluga vodka. We tried the salmon, chicken Kiev and beef stroganoff, all of them to our complete satisfaction. As for the price, at about $50 per person is not cheap but worth the experience

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England
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was more expensive than anywhere else we ate in Petersburg but the food was delicious and we liked the decor and the ambience - indeed, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We paid the equivalent of £56 for a meal for two people; this price included two starters, two main courses, one dessert, two beers and a bottle... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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