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Filtrovskoye Hwy., 16, St. Petersburg 196625, Russia
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+7 812 466-85-44
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The staff here were very helpful and polite.This restaurant bills itself as "the most Russian restaurant in Russian".If this is the case, this does not bode well for cuisine in the rest of the country. Saying that though, there is much Ukrainian or Russian food available in Canada and is of a very good quality, so my palate my be... More 

Thank Mary Anne C
Geneva, Switzerland
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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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319 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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520 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 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 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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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 

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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, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +7 812 466-85-44

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