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Chekhov

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Petropavlovskaya St., 4 | metro Petrogradskaya, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
+7 812 234-45-11
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not a tourist trap!

We had a wonderful evening! Please book ahead as it is a popular place with locals too. Great food and very friendly staff.I definitely recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a wonderful evening! Please book ahead as it is a popular place with locals too. Great food and very friendly staff.I definitely recommend it.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is my favoriite restaurant in all of Russia. I come back here on every visit. If its location were more central it would certainly be in the TripAdviser top 10. As it is, it's a 5-10 minute ($7) taxi ride from the centre - but WELL worth it. The specialties are old style Russian food. their stroganoff is to... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

that is really worth to visit place in terms of impressions ! style of Chekhov's time house, waitresses in traditional dresses (XIX century) and very tasty food recommeded day to visit = Thursday, because of live piano music that plays either russian or european classics

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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237 reviews 237 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went here for lunch and it was quite quiet. We had good service and the food is very much old fashioned home-cooked which I think suite Russian cuisine very well. A good menu of meat, fish, pancakes and dumplings with a good selection of beer and wine. The decor is very atmospheric with lots of old pictures and books.... More 

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not sure why this currently ranks as an "expensive" restaurant on Trip Advisor, value-wise, it's much better than 50% of decent places in the city but unfortunately, the food itself isn't that great. It's hard to pick faults but it's just a very very average meal with ambience that is full of tourists that are brought in big groups because... More 

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Saint Jeannet, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Truly outstanding Russian cuisine - in particular the pelmeniye (Russian 'ravioli'), the best i have ever tasted. The decor is 19th century Russian country house- but not overdone. The service is impeccable and friendly. We turned up half an hour before the kitchen was supposed to close, but they gave us a great meal, with good grace, and didn't cut... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited Chekhov for a taste of traditional Russian food given the Lonely Planet top choice endorsement and we were not disappointed. The interior had an antique feel to it and must have been quite grand when it first opened its doors years ago. Nonetheless, it was comfortable and clean. Service was great and our waitress spoke good english, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Exceptionally mediocre food, surpassed only by the rudeness of the staff. As noted by a previous reviewer, service was sullen and painfully slow; unacceptable with 4 waiters to 3 tables. Pan seared foie-gras to start was good, but both the salad and pelmeni's were ordinary. Crispy potato pancakes were void of crispiness and sat in a puddle of mushrooms. The... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our guidebook, by my Russian friend and Tripadvisor. We had high expectations but unfortunately we were disappointed with both service and food. For starters we had pelmeni and marinated mushrooms. Pelmeni was great but the mushrooms were way too acid and strong in taste. It would be a great side dish, but as a starter... More 

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Indiana
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250 reviews 250 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our group ate here as part of a tour and had the fixed menu of salad, salmon and dessert. Nothing bad, but also nothing impressive about this place. The dining room is small and rustic, but charming. If you are looking for a simple lunch, I recommend this place. Just don’t have high expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Petropavlovskaya St., 4 | metro Petrogradskaya, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +7 812 234-45-11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?