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Podvorye

16 Filtrovskoe Shosse, St. Petersburg, Russia
+ 7 812-466-8544
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Ranked #80 of 7,653 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $180
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Coral Gables, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here with our guide after a day at Catherine's palace. I had the Chicken Kiev and it was delicious. Place was huge as I think a lot of buses stop here. Service was good and I would go back. Not all touristy places serve bad food

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Miami, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here with our tour guide on day one of our two day visit to St. Petersburg. You can tell immediately upon arrival it is touristy but still, it's okay. The food was good. The service was good as well. I had the stroganoff. It was very tasty and quite satisfying after a morning of... More

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104 reviews 104 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When you show up, you might initially be worried that you've walked into the biggest tourist trap on Earth as there could well be folklore ensembles, loud music and huge groups of tourists enthusiastically taking photos and taping proceedings on their iPhones. However, this place also got cult status after Vladimir Putin held an event here (and you can even... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Podvorye is a good stop for a meal for those visiting the palaces of Tsarskoe Selo and/or Pavlovsk. Lots of tour groups stop by but you can get individual tables for four or six. It's built like an old-fashioned wooden dacha and is pure kitsch. Bear in mind that the price includes live entertainment which is fun. The food is... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Indeed, as a Russian my first impression was a shock: long tables surrounded with noisy tourists, loud life folklore music and tasteless interior aiming to resemble 'native' russian themes... However, as we asked to be seated in a calmer remote corner on the 1st floor the 1st impression deiced somehow. Very good service (although it seems the waiters speak only... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in this new log cabin restaurant (reminds me of a mock tudor house but built in the 21st century!) and sat down to a five course Russian Lunch. The cuisine was average, the service good and we we were even treated to some Russian Music which was very good and fun! A large bottle of excellent Russian Vodka... More

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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here as part of a guided tour, food was all in. I really enjoyed all of it, there was something for the kids too and they provided some vegetarian dish. It came with good wines. The atmosphere is nice with live music around the tables and some stuffed bears. Not sure if it worth a detour, but worth... More

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La Jolla
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stopped by this restaraunt on a trip to see Catherine's Place. Its a huge place and apparenetly very popular with tour operators and it was very croweded. I was at first a bit disenchanted with the place because of that but in the end the food was good, service was decent and the place was clean and organized. Overall a... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I know Russia can be expensive but the prices at Podvorye were ridiculous. I had much better Russian food in Central Moscow at literally half the price, if you can believe it. President Putin may be able to eat at Podvorye but unless you are an oligarch and money is no object, you can dine on food just as good... More

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Cali
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Yes, it is touristy, but the food is superb if you can survive the variety of homemade vodkas and the bread beer. I still dream of the roasted quail and the pelmeni and the black cherry vareniki...incomparable. Very nice, attentive and professional staff, russian country decor, family type restaurant and all I can say is that we made a detour... More

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