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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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Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank Marilee P
Granbury, Texas
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank eddienono20
Washington, DC
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tsar is a fun recreation of tsarist Russia in decor, dishes, and drinks. The restaurant raises a toast to the tsars every night at 9 p.m., and recently started live performances of Russian traditional songs and dances. Every item on the menu is paired with an interesting description of its role in Russian history or culture. This includes sterlet, a... More 

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Thank Billykuerten
Leominster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Treated to dinner at this restaurant by my Russian colleagues. Splendid evening with excellent service and good advice from the staff. Some shared starters appeared from nowhere in addition to the ones we had ordered. Main course was especially good - local freshwater white fish, lightly smoked and then grilled. We shared various desserts, which were all excellent. A party... More 

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Thank DavidRW
Montclair, New Jersey
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We all craved authentic authentic Russian food and Tsar was highly recommended. Tsar was one of the highlights of our 5 day stay in St Petersburg :-) It was truly a unique experience <3

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Thank Cindy S
Panchkula, India
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic russian food and ambience , more than that couteous staff . They had very good live performances throughout featuring all kinds of russian dances . Very lively atmosphere , worth a visit .

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Thank Sudha M
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real old fashioned Russian restaurant. typical Russian cuisine. Even some background music. They gave out postcards to clients to fill in and they would post to anywhere worldwide. A nice idea, but we did not take up the offer. The four people sitting at the next table were from Finland , thought it was a fun .. I would... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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319 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling with a private guide who suggested Tsar. It is a relatively new restaurant which is decorated in 1930’s style, with American music from that period piped in; Frank Sinatra etc. We were the first to be seated at 12:00 so I was somewhat nervous but the place was pretty full be the time we left. We decided... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We should have known when the menu had photos of the meals that this place would attract a certain clientele. However it provided great entertainment, particularly watching fellow diners' behaviour. The crowd provided the full spectrum of tourist antics, from the pretentious to the appallingly boorish, all accompanied by a soundtrack of Muzak supplied by the poor piano player who... More 

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

Good afternoon! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry that you left the restaurant with a bad experience. We will take a piano player under control). You are very welcome to visit our restaurants at anytime. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told about this place by our guide and, don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful setting with great food. The only downside for us was wine started at around 50 pounds of so a bottle and most were in the hundreds of pounds, so we stuck with Russian wine at around £6 or £7 a glass, which was... More 

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

Good afternoon! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry that you didn't like the show - it's a new program and all comments are very important for us - from this moment we excluded this part of the show. You are very welcome to visit our restaurants anytime. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?