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Podvorye

16 Filtrovskoe Shosse, St. Petersburg, Russia
+ 7 812-466-8544
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Ranked #91 of 7,671 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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Moscow, Russia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The beef stroganoff was great! Local singers sang and entertained us while we ate. The structure is like a very large log cabin.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went here because I saw it on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel. Seems touristy but the food was good and there were locals there. Had borsch, a few appetizers, and a couple of their infused vodkas. Would visit again.

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River Forest, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Lunch visit. Started out with Borsch with beef - very good. Then had pelmeny - Russian dumplings stuffed with lamb and garnished with dill. My friends had potato pancakes and beef stroganoff - both rich.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Good meal on high price level but interesting with good taste! Homemade pirogs and preserves! Also for groups but quite far from city center but going to Pavlosk or Catherine it is the right stop

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I have been here a few times and we always had a great time. It is a little out of the way but worth the effort to get there. I went because. I was told this is where Putin celebrates his birthday. The food is very traditional and this is a typical Russian fare. It really is a great way... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I don't want to mislead, it is not a buffet, it's a sit-down restaurant, at long picnic benches in a country-side atmosphere. But the meal our group had let us sample so many wonderful things--some of the best bread I had on the trip, and that's saying a lot, borscht and blini were stand-outs, too. Adding to the warm, festive... More

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