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Filtrovskoye Hwy., 16, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia
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(812) 466-85-44
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this place for lunch while visiting Pavlosk Palace and Catherine Palace. For those who have been to Russia, the food is very good, but not vegetarian-friendly. At Podvorye, they have a section on the menu for vegetarian main courses, albeit small. The food is very tasty. I recommend the potato pancakes as they're the best I've... More 

Thank Francisca R
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312 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant Podvorye is located out of St Petersburg, close to Pavlosk Palace. The restaurant is wooden built in a traditional style. Everything is done to bring you in the Russian traditions: music and cuisine... you've the feeling to be in a book of Russian tales. The food was really excellent, very tasty but the quantites were quite huge ! I... More 

Thank Hamm14
Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, and the servings generous. I have no idea how much it cost as it was part of a tour. The Russian folkloric performance was fun, followed by the table to table hard sell to buy their CD. Gift shop right at the front door. Spotlessly clean bathrooms, and plenty of them. This place is mostly tour... More 

Thank Rays-Cause
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

5 course Lunch. Russian traditional food like stuffed cabbage rolls, soups and Blini. A cabin lodge setting gives you a local joint feeling. Lunch is accompanied by loud Russian folk songs. Very efficient servers. Especially serving large groups of tourists continuously. Veg. Cabbage roll was awesome!

Thank Houstonjshouston
Wheaton, Illinois
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The borscht is excellent. The traditional song and dance show was entertaining, although we couldn't hear the narration over the music. It is well worth the time to walk around the grounds and see the small zoo and restaurant farm.

Thank John T
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Tried this restaurant as part of our tour of Catherine's and Paul's castle in Pushkin and Pavlosk. They were very accommodating in providing vegetarian options. Fun for kids as well. But you need a translator to help, otherwise you are stuck.

Thank Gaurav K
Yorktown, Indiana
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Reservations Required and not sure how easy it is to visit without a group. The food is so good and such a fun way to have an authentic Russian food experience. Yummy and Fun. The singing, costumes and dancing in the Russian lodge setting was such a great experience. We had a 5 course meal including desert. Not sure if... More 

Thank lcsmith63
Lancaster, Pa.
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503 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch at this cute Russian restaurant recently while touring St. Petersburg recently, and it was very nice. We enjoyed a nice salad, wine, Borsch, stuffed cabbage, desert and even entertainment from several singer/performers. The bldg. will remind you of a swiss chalet and is nicely decorated. Overall this was a very pleasant place to enjoy... More 

Thank LancasterTraveler
Chesterland, Ohio
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667 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?