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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
This place changed my opinion of Borscht

I really liked this place.The atmosphere is light and bright and the live music added to the ambience.The food was great. I love that it is served family style and you get to sample a wide variety of traditional dishes. I thought for years that I didn't like borscht but this restaurant changed my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Kwchilily
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I really liked this place.The atmosphere is light and bright and the live music added to the ambience.The food was great. I love that it is served family style and you get to sample a wide variety of traditional dishes. I thought for years that I didn't like borscht but this restaurant changed my mind. It was great. I think... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A nice place if you would like to combine some folk entertainment with your meals. Cuisine is great, serve typical Russian food, the quality is superb. Can be recommended for larger groups after a visit to the nearby Catherine Palace as going from St. Petersburg may take long, about 1-1.5 hours by car.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 1 - 3
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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