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Yat Restaurant-Buffet

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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We are delighted to welcome you to our traditional Russian cuisine restaurant Yat! The restaurant Yat is an endowment to the cultural character of St. Petersburg. Our menu presents Russian traditional dishes cooked according to the old recipes of different Russian regions (from Siberia to Rostov and Arkhangelsk region). We offer you to try Pelmeni or Vareniki (Russian dumplings), homemade cutlets, Russian “herring under fur coat” salad (known as Shuba or Seledka Pod Shuboi), Borsch and Schi-soup as well as a fresh bakery and desserts. A wide variety of drinks including local Russian and Georgian wines, Old World and New World wines, are offered to guests along with home-made “mors” (fruit and
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone in the group just loved their portions and we just had to taste a little bit of others, too. We were visiting on lunch time on weekend when it was very crowded, and the friendly staff arranged a table for four us even if...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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tibondarenko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! We feel great to read your opinion about restaurant Yat. With the start of spring and high touristic season we are fully booked especially at the lunch time. Still we do our best to arrange table for everyone who is interested. The next time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for authentic Russian and Northern Russian cuisine! The place is located 200 meters from Hermitage and Palace Square. The atmosphere is very good, the furniture is wooden in Russian style. They even have pet rabbits. The food is marvelous: we had delicious beef-stroganov...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Elena_March2019
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Elena_March2019, thank you very much for your lovely review! It was our pleasure to welcome a group of you and we are very happy that we could meet all high expectations. Please don't hesitate to come back in the future. We do hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to experience real Russian food, this is the place you need to come. Close to the Hermitage, located in a basement was full at lunchtime, more locals that tourist. As most of the Russian food is very rich food. We ordered...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 938macarenaj
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 938macarenaj, thank you very much for your lovely review! Your kind words about our restaurant are very much appreciated! We are happy to know that you enjoyed everything. We are looking forward to welcoming you back one day. Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I installed the tripadvisor app just to recommend this place. Few lads on a holiday looking for food and we couldn’t have stumbled across a better place. Everyone enjoyed the food they had, and as a bit of a picky eater with poor Russian myself,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ail_nm2019
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, ail_nm2019! We are much appreciated for your nice review on Tripadvisor and kind words about our food and team. We are so much happy to read that you enjoyed our dishes and our restaurant' visits was an excellent experience for all of you. Please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a typical russian meal, and i got it. Tremendos food, excellent drinks and superbe service. The waitress attended us nicely. Giving us our time, recommending us. I myself work in hospitality, i am a supervisor manager in London, to the waitress,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Francesco D
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Francesco D, thank you very much for your excellent review. It's so great to know that we could meet your high expectations and make your experience good. We are looking forward to welcome you again in Yat in the future! Best regards, the restaurant...More

Reviewed March 14, 2019

Close to the Hermitage, this basement restaurant was busy on a lunchtime, full of mostly locals rather than tourists. The food was quite heavy but very interesting and very reasonable - dumplings with different flavours; cured herrings, a traditional stroganoff and the most delicious moist...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank UKBigman
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear UKBigman, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. We are so pleased to know that you spent such a nice time with us. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we are looking forward to see you again in the future. Best...More

Reviewed March 12, 2019

This was the first restaurants we visited and there was no problems with the food but i think my choices weren't great. The strogonoff was very tasty, but not hot as a previous reviewer has noted. I had a trio of vodkas the cranberry was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sweeness
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Dear Sweeness, thank you very much for your review and your kind words regarding our team and meals. Please accept our sincere apologizes if the strogonoff was served cold. If you would comment about this to our waiter, of course the dish would be changed...More

Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is the ideal place to discover russian cuisine. Russian soup "solyanka", "pozharskiye" chicken cutlets and for the dessert russian style tiramisu. All was very tasty. Very recommend to all guests of our city. It's 2 min to walk from the Hermitage

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank marina_vnb
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear marina_vnb, Thank you very much for your nice words and kind recommendations. It is our pleasure to welcome you back at Yat anytime! Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed March 9, 2019

I was looking forward to this meal. The borsch came out luke warm. Having had very hot borsch at other places in the city, I wrote this off to the restaurant's presentation. For my main course I had the venison. The plate it came out...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Peter R
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear Peter R, We sincerely apologize for the disappointment caused by the situation described in your review. Actually it is unusual and not the standard of our restaurant. Please be sure that your comments have been brought to the manager attention. We do hope that...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Big tasting vodka platter as a starter then pelmeni dumplings and caviar and blini. Simply superb. Did not expect food so delicious on this trip and staff were so friendly too. ExcellentMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 273kathrynr
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

273kathrynr, thank you very much for your great review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our meals and spent a wonderful time at Yat. That's exactly what we are working for. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the future....More

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