Went here after noting it in a SPb travel guide and upon recommendation from our guide. To start, I must say that if I was not so tired from our day at Pushkin, I would have preferred someplace else with a warmer atmosphere. That said, in short:
Ambiance - white table cloth, a bit too formal with the dining room appearing ready for a wedding reception all in white. It was Saturday evening and only three tables were occupied. We were the only English-speaking guests present.
Live Music - three person ensemble. nice touch
Wine list - as like everywhere else in SPb, expensive but varied. they do have house wine by the glass at 350 per with a choice of Spanish, Russian or Italian. I went for the Russian which I will not do again although had to try at least once.
Food - wide range of European and Russian dishes along with some game dishes. They do offer a tasting menu which will give you a good range of the Russian offerings. Do note that Russian dishes are rather bland. We opted for cocktails, main dishes and wine only.
English-spoken - menu in English and the hostess does speak English. our waitress did her best with her limited English and even translated the bill for us which was a plus.
Service - attentive with limits due to the language barrier. The hostess had to translate several times. However, our waitress was friendly and accommodating.
Overall, not bad but not great. Would I go there again? Probably not as there are lots of other options at more reasonable pricing. I guess what put me off the most was the stiff environment.
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