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“Fine dining without the high price tag”
Review of Gogol

Gogol
Ranked #43 of 10,559 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Russian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Admiralteisky
Description: Homely Russian meals. The historic house with several dining rooms to choose from. Attentive English-speaking staff. Live piano music.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Red and good wallpaper lined the room we were sat in, with velvet drapes, and a sofa in one corner. The overall feeling is of cosy luxury. I had borsch while my boyfriend had the fillet steak. We also shared dumplings to start. With drinks, our bill came to around £40, which felt like good value for money for the food and environment. We were the only non-Russians in there, which added to the authentic feeling of not being in a tourist spot. The staff understood and spoke enough English.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This cozy little traditional Russian restaurant located on a sidestreet near Saint Isaac's Cathedral is a perfect choice for a January Dinner. The three small rooms are decorated like an Inn from Tsarist days: Red curtains, book shelves, chandeliers, leather seats, etc. Windows near tables look out upon snow covered streets. The music is performed live by an excellent pianist whose repetoire includes America's standards from stage and screen.

The following are highlights of my three meals: For cold appetizers, herring with potato and onions as wellas marinated raw white fish are excellent. For main entrees, the carp is an unusual treat evn for fish haters, the pork loin wrapped in bacon was tender and juicy, and to my suprise the filet minion was on par with NYC's best. I also highly recommend the home made horseradish flavored vodka.

My only complaint was that the waiter appeared inexperienced. He forgot to give us silverware, left dirty dishes on the table etc. However, despite his efforts , he could not ruin the experience.

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1  Thank Rick F
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We really liked Gogol, and the food is excellent. Two things let it down - very bright lighting and careless service. The serving staff are charming, but just leave you sitting for too long. Had to get our own coats as no-one saw us waiting. Pity - the whole experience could be so much better with a little tweaking.

Thank douglasjohn
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Wonderful food and old world ambiance. We went for our anniversary and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the venison and the Chicken Kiev.

1  Thank Donale E
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

A quality Restaurant , highly popular with visitors to the City and with a very pleasant atmosphere, which is well described in other reviews. However, it is expensive for what you get ( even by St. Petersburg standards) and more research will identify better choices nearby such as Progreb

Thank 3NJS
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