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Podvorye

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Filtrovskoye Hwy., 16, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia
(812) 466-85-44
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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: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lovely rustic charm

We were a party of 12 and were seated on a long table. The food was all local cuisine and excellent! There was plenty of choice and all washed down with Vodka (we also had wine on the table) This restaurant has a great atmosphere, the servers all wear traditional costume and the building is all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Morag H
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol, Cyprus
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177 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 12 and were seated on a long table. The food was all local cuisine and excellent! There was plenty of choice and all washed down with Vodka (we also had wine on the table) This restaurant has a great atmosphere, the servers all wear traditional costume and the building is all timber, similar to a... More 

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Thank Morag H
Netanya, Israel
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Podvorye is a great stop for lunch when visiting Catherine Palace. We had a fixed menu, 5 course meal with traditional Russian food, waiters in peasant costume and a musical group playing Russian folk tunes. One even has the chance to purchase the instruments they use after the performance. The food was adequate, cold and hot appetizer, borscht, stuffed cabbage... More 

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Thank shoshiw
St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is as good as Russkaya Ryumochnaya No. 1 and even better! The only obstacle is that it is situated rather far from the city center, but on the other hand, if you visit Paul's palace in the suburban town of Pavlovsk or Catherine palace in the the suburban town of Tsar's Village - it is very convenient to visit... More 

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1 Thank Olga M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Although it seems like a tourist trap, this restaurant is filled with tourists and locals as well. The food is delicious and the service is great! I would definitely go back.

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1 Thank Estrella A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Podvorye - lovely log cabin restaurant - was quite close to Catherine Palace, so this was our lunch stop. Nataliya from Only St Petersburg Tours was our guide, and had recommended the restaurant as an authentic Russian experience. She had made reservations and booked a tasting menu in advance. Turned out to be a good thing as the restaurant was... More 

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1 Thank happyhoopoe
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We had been to Peterhof and were on our way back to the city when our guide took us here. As other reviewers have said, this is a kitschy looking place where you are greeted by a stuffed bear holding a silver salver on which rests a bottle of vodka! The food was very Russian and there were only a... More 

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2 Thank koritsi
Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This restaurant was so much fun. Some Russian colleagues took me to Podvorye for an "authentic" Russian meal. The food was very good...in particular, the Borscht was amazing. And the vodka, of course, went down nice and smooth. It's a touristy place with a bunch of kitsch, but a really fun experience, nonetheless.

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1 Thank Karen_Mahon
Morristown, New Jersey
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We tried a number of Russian restaurants in the three days we spent in St Petersburg and Pushkin. While this restaurant takes a lot of groups, we were offered an excellent selection of traditional Russian foods accompanied by vodka...it was on outstanding experience despite all the tour buses.

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1 Thank Larry D
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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136 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a popular restaurant with a traditional Russian log cabin, outdoorsy feel to the place. The decor is all wood - logs inside & out, wood panel floors with kitschy bear rugs & an overall taxidermist vibe to the interior (stuffed ursine vodka waiters!) Podvorye is well located between Catherine I Palace & Paul I Palace in Pavlovsk, but... More 

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Thank Funambulator
Newport Beach, California
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203 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was disappointed by the touristy-ness of this restaurant. The food was just average - nothing to rave about that's for sure. The worst part was how slow the service was at lunch. Because they took sooo long to bring our food, especially between courses, we we did not have enough time to see all the sites we planned to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Filtrovskoye Hwy., 16, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: (812) 466-85-44

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2
  • Cuisine: Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?