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Tsar

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Nevskiy
European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
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Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 812 640-16-16
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and very old School Russian mean and presentation. Unfortunately, our waiter was also serving a birthday party of 10 people who were very high maintenance who unfortunately took our server away from us. The throne in the toilet is quite fitting for a king. Overall, it was a great experience I just wished the waiter could... More 

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Thank Jeremy C
Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really pleasant dinner after a charming time at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Quite opulent but overall fascinating venue. The food was really nice, particularly the beef Stroganoff and the pelmeni. All my friends were extremely pleased as well!

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Thank aleborin
Dartford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Food of a good quality and not as expensive as we had imagined. Appears to be the haunt of the stars (check out the photo wall). Also check out the rest rooms, they're a good laugh.

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Thank Fairandreasonable
Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Picked this restaurant to have dinner with colleagues from Europe, who have never been in Russia and we really enjoyed it. Starters with small vodka =) main course and very nice dessert /Napoleon. Service was excellent. Worh a visit.

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Thank Lena_Kalev
london
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535 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I came here on my own, but must admit that it would have been better as a couple or in a group. The service was excellent and the surroundings very elaborate. The food was average, I enjoyed my starter that was beetroot puree and anchovy. My main course was stroganoff. The WC is a throne. Certainly different but catering for... More 

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Thank belbest
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Service is very good; the place is well appointed and it is a nice place to spend some time -Im sure its good for large groups- the food is not fantastic. There are much better places in St. Petesburg for real good food.

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Thank Juan G
Мария К, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Hello dear guests! We are so sorry, that you did not like our food. In the future, if you have any comments to the service or quality of food - do not hesitate to tell your manager or the waiter, as we always replace or fix a dish that you don’t like. But don’t want you to go away with... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Although the service was pleasant and food average, the intervening entertainment including singers, ballet dancers and taro card readers became tedious every 15 minutes. If you what a quiet elegant night out, skip this one.

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Thank Wendy O
Мария К, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for all the comments! It is unfortunate that you are not impressed. We have already submitted all your comments to the head of the restaurant and take into account. We also desire hope that you will have an opportunity to visit us again. We don’t want you to go away in a bad mood. You are welcome... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Check it out. Just do it. You won't regret it.. Prepare for a good laugh. You can thank me later ;-)

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Thank Brian D
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place! The staff is very friendly, the food is delicious and very athletic Russian food and more. Highly recommend.

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Thank Felix S
Branford, CT
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to this dining experience as it was highly recommended by our local guide. We were seated between two very loud large groups of tourists. The grilled trout was actually an unappealing slab of tasteless steamed fish with steamed potatoes. It was dry, cold and inedible. We asked for a substitute of a grilled fish but we were told... More 

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Мария К, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Tsar, responded to this review

Hi, we are very sorry that you did not like our restaurant, we have already submitted all the comments to the Chef. In the future, if you have any notes to service and quality of food - do not hesitate to tell your manager or waiter, we always replace or fix the dish that you do not like. But we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighborhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 640-16-16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?