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Tsar

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Nevskiy
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Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 640-16-16
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 162
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    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional Russian Fare

We had our first dinner in St. Petersburg at Tsar. It was a wonderful choice. The food was delicious--just like my Russian bubby used to make. The service was very good, despite what others have said. The sommelier did try to talk us out of our wine choice (he was right) but we had chosen it for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
lslewis
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Ewing, New Jersey
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful traditional restaurant that has some Russian specialities. The Borst and Beef Strogonoff were particularly good

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Thank Keith1812
Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not too be missed when in the city. Great old Russia looks and food. Excellent service and the Napoleon dessert is to die for.

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Thank Belgaboy77
Мария К, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your good comment. We will be glad to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff spoke great English and service was superb. Even when there weren't many other customers the service was very fast. Also answered well to all questions about food and wines.

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Thank Jukka M
St. Petersburg, Russia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Feel like Royalty and try a real Russian Cuisine in the heart of the city Very convenient - in the city Center, metro - Gostiny Dvor just 2 minutes away Not very busy, but in summer I recommend to book in advance

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Thank kazaNina2015
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in January recommended by our restaurant Belmond Grand Europe and it was very quiet The food was good but old world menu, the beef stroganoff was good

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Thank Nick J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Themed (very well) to be old-world Russian, located just off Nevsky Prospect, Tsar is one of the Ginza project restaurants. Food and service were excellent, and the place was very warm and welcoming. Advise that you book (easy on-line) as it was packed the evening we went. Beef stroganoff was particularly good.

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Thank Exetergasdoc
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I dined at Tsar tonight. The first thing that struck me was the fact that people were actually smiling. It's something I expect when I go to a restaurant, but it's hard to get over here. After I handed over my coat, they showed me to my table. Maybe the fact it was a quiet evening but I had a... More 

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Thank Robart d
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The environment of this place is amazing, beautiful decoration, delicious food, we taste almost everything. If you goo there, take a look at the bathroom!!!

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Thank Kamal A
Ewing, New Jersey
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had our first dinner in St. Petersburg at Tsar. It was a wonderful choice. The food was delicious--just like my Russian bubby used to make. The service was very good, despite what others have said. The sommelier did try to talk us out of our wine choice (he was right) but we had chosen it for sentimental reasons! My... More 

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Thank lslewis
Hermosa Beach, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice servers, beautiful old Russian room, mediocre food. Thought it might have been better, disappointed.

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Thank 2Travelto
Мария К, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for your comment. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your meal and was disappointed. We hope that next time it will be better. 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>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighborhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 640-16-16

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?