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Tsar

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Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 640-16-16
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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    Very good
  • 18
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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
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
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Geneva, Switzerland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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Kuala Lumpur
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We made reservations and were warmly greeted when we arrived. food was very good, service attentive. It was a most pleasant culinary experience as it was the first time we managed to take time off from the tour and explore the city on our own Prices were very reasonable Loved the toilets and powder room. Almost regal and grandiose and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Took a large group of 18 to the restaurant on a Tuesday night and we all enjoyed ourselves. The food was very nice, service great, the menu fairly extensive and the restaurant itself looked like something out of the Hermitage Museum itself. Some great fixtures and decorations to give it an old St Petersburg luxury feeling about it. A nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We dined at Tsar on our last night in St. Petersburg. It was recommended to us by our tour guide. We arrived a little past the reservation time but upon entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted by the staff who welcomed us by saying "we've been waiting for you." The decor is lovely and the ambiance warm. There was... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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