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Russian, Central European
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Filtrovskoye Hwy., 16, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia
Name/address in local language
(812) 466-85-44
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chesterland, Ohio
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555 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If the Russian food is good enough for the President of the Country to spend his birthday here, it follows that it must be pretty good. And it is! Podvorye is a convenient stop between the Pavlovsk Palace and Tsarskoye Selo (or Tsar's village). It's in a large log building that looks a little touristy, but it provides excellent Russian... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
St. Petersburg, Russia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Podvorye is probably most famous Russian restaurant in St. Petersburg. It is well known during more tun 20 years. The restaurant looks like large traditional Russian wooden house. Plenty of places also in the inner yard during summertime. You will always find freshest food cooked in accordance with traditional recipes and do not fogey about their homemade vodka with more... More 

Thank Goush
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172 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came with a tour group and of course tour groups had taken over the entire premises. The food was lovely, good traditional Russian menu, but I felt it was being knocked down my throat as waiters suddenly erupted into song with balalaikas and accordions going at full throttle and some half crazed individuals leaping about to take pictures of... More 

Thank Borderer12
United States
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455 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our last visit to St. Petersburg a few years ago we ate three meals off the ship - each one of them were awful. Just awful. Podvorye is actually pretty good. Plus it's a great facility, both inside and outside spaces. The pickled vegetables were very interesting. The potato pancakes were outstanding. The chicken Kiev was also a hit.... More 

Thank Greg B
new zealand
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583 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Eleven of us dined here for lunch. Huge restaurant that could accommodate hundreds of patrons. We very much had a set menu of very typical Russian food. The food was okay. The wine was pretty ordinary and best left alone, which make the cheap vodka a better workable option. Lots of dancing, singing and entertainment. Having been once would not... More 

Thank thesmdm
North Carolina
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you are on a tour, or traveling with a private guide, you are likely to have Padvorye on your itinerary for a meal. You might be tempted to despair... oh, no, this is clearly a tourist trap! Tour busses and vans abound! Relax... you are about to enjoy a delicious sampling of Russian cuisine. The Borsch, Wild Mushroom Soup,... More 

Thank kathyack
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

First of all, you must be aware that this particular place is so popular, that you would often see a sign: We currently don’t have any seating available. Literally, tour buses bring hungry tourists to this place. However, if that is the case, do not despair. They also have lovely terrace seating at the front of the house in the... More 

Thank Luv2Tour2
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with red & white eines and vodka in sufficient quantity. Good dancing and music : our friends joined in some songs.

Thank Pierre R
St. Petersburg, Russia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Me and my wife brought here some friends coming from Italy to visit us. Podvorye is a very typical Russian restaurant. All made of wood and traditional Russian cuisine. As starter must try Piragi. As main dish Pelmeny, Stroganoff or Fish. Very good the sweet Blini as cakes. Excellent home made Kvas.

Thank Giorgiomari1961
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Food is not one of Rissias strong assets. We tried so many restaurants that were recommended for their great food but in all honesty none we visited set the palate on fire. All served honest but bland food. Here the hype is that its patin's favourite restaurant in the pushkin area. A ledge build out of wood with no nails... More 

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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
Average prices
Russian, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Filtrovskoye Hwy., 16, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: (812) 466-85-44

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