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Sadovaya St., 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 812 640-16-16
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most unusual WC there were & quaint place. Staff were very helpful & polite, spoke good English. Highly recommend.

Thank Yaswanti
London, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I were pleased to have chosen this restaurant for dinner. All the courses were as good as each other! For starters, my pea and bacon soup was out of this world! For mains it was a hard decision of which main to have, in the end the correct decision was made as the lamb rack and beef... More 

Thank Shigamm
Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Tsar based on Trip Advisor reviews as the location to celebrate my husband's birthday. A special place indeed, from live music to beautiful food. We donned our best and joined the rest. The service was sublime, and our teenagers found food to suit them. The beef stroganoff was a hit with one, the honeycake dessert with the other.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited St Petersburg last week on a Silverseas cruise. We asked the tour director for a recommendation for an authentic Russian restaurant that served caviar and borscht. He recommended Tsar. The restaurant was everything we expected. It is steeped in history, the food was excellent and the service great. Whilst it is clearly top notch, the pricing was quite... More 

Thank Alan W
Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel recommended this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was great and the decor was nice !

Thank Gerda S
Houston, Texas
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386 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is one of those 'go-to' places for the historic value. It has a long history and celebrities like to be seen there. The food was good as was the service. You have to visit the restroom when there to make your experience complete. Again, as in most restaurants in Russia - your price point can be met for... More 

Thank drsped
Bhubaneswar, India
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237 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the restaurant reccommended by a friend in st. petersburg for good times. we went there for dinner. the ambience is superb.the historical wallpapers give it a antique value. the service was good.food little bit slower to come. quality of food is very good.a little bit on expensive side. but the best liked part about this restaurant is the... More 

Thank sanjaya58
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very old-world restaurant with great food, service & wine list. Dinner for 4 with nice bottle of wine was 17,590 rubles (about $280 total, wine 5900 r.)

Thank Jack M
Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here. It was suggested by the tour company and the food and décor lived up to the recommendation. I felt as if I was dining with Dr. Zhivago. The borsch and bread were amazing. I'm just sorry we only had time for lunch and missed the evening entertainment. However, the service was absolutely superb even at lunch.... More 

Thank Marilee P
Granbury, Texas
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the restaurant, the staff, and the food. My wife spilled a vodka shot, and they changed the table setting, gave us two complementary cranberry (alcoholic) shots, and replaced the vodka shot, all done with graciousness and good humor. The waitstaff was very accommodating, and the atmosphere was truly Russian. Not mush from the street, but inside is another world.

Thank eddienono20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Russian, Eastern European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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?