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“Not a Gem”
Review of Romanov - CLOSED

Romanov
Cuisines: Sushi, Russian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Nevskiy
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Other reviews almost discouraged me from trying this restaurant, but I went with a local who said it served exceptional food at a reasonable cost. I found some of the same problems mentioned by others here. I liked the music, but many people might find it a bit daunting. It is not escapable. The rooms are quite charming with brick walls and the serving staff were all quite nice. We ordered a crabmeat salad with avocados which was ok, but my friend noted that the avocados had pretty much disappeared since a change in chefs, the problem was the mushroom soup we ordered. It was so highly salted we could not eat it, and when we complained, the woman in charge tasted it in the kitchen and came back to day it was normal. When we challenged the charge on our bill, she used the fact that we had already handed over our credit card to claim she could not reverse what had happened. Clearly the customer is not always right in this restaurant. I would not return.

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Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This little bar/restaurant was such a surprise! Beautifully done inside (to the point we were taking ideas for our new place) and the staff were lovely. It is like (and might well be) a little underground brick storage station that's been completely revamped. Great food, good service, good for a drink or to eat. There were families but mostly just adults. Such a good find we went twice!

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Thank Sarah-in-the-world
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

One would expect something more special in a restaurant named Romanov in the center of St Petersburg, on the Nevsky prospect, opposite the Kazansky Cathedral. But it is located underground which is not a problem per se. The problem is the music - it's cheap, tasteless, loud and they wouldn't change it if you ask them to. Portions are small. You can easily find a much better place for the same kind of money in the near area.

Thank Alexei K
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Place looked very nice. It was three of us eating and none of us got meals what we ordered. We did not got starters, but we got tools to eat it. Food itself was poor.

Thank TontoEspoo_Finland
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Interior and atmosphere was nice. Service was very very poor. It really ruined our dinner. Microwave heated food and wrong dishes...cant recommended this place to anyone.

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Thank Kristian37
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