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“Not only very tasty Vegetarian food”

The Idiot Restaurant
Ranked #220 of 11,111 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant "iDIOT" 2018 - our days. We tried to do justice to the time, the place and the history. The restaurant "IDIOT" is an ideal place for business meetings, tourists, foreign friends, late dinner, a pleasant weekend, family exits and happy idleness. The restaurant is located in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, near St Isaac's Cathedral and Yusupov Palace. The relaxed homely atmosphere of old St. Petersburg of the late XIX century creates a sense of harmony and comfort. Nice background music-classic, jazz, retro. Board games for guests: backgammon, chess, cards, checkers. It offers high-quality service and English-speaking staff. Russian cuisine, vegetarian. The menu includes fish dishes and seafood.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Although none of our party were vegetarians, the vegetarian choice was such that we all had assorted delicious vegetarian dishes. A little disappointed with the watery Borsch soup - maybe that is how it is supposed to be made! Smiling nice staff - great change from a lot of other St P venues. Recommended.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This restaurant is interesting as it has many rooms one of which resembles a library. The service was good, the food excellent and I would recommend it. Lighting muted which made reading the menu a strain but the stroganoff was excellent. Might be a good idea to book a table if you have a large group

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We used this restaurant to meet someone my wife knows in St Petersburg. Though it is in a basement there are windows and the whole restaurant has a great atmosphere and homely feel. Food was very good and the staff were excellent. They do have menus in English. Good choice of vegetarian food. I would reccomend.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Why did I wait till the end of my stay to find this place? The staff are charming, the choice for vegetarians is wonderful, and the dishes delicious. It's also cosy and atmospheric. Highly recommended! I finally got to eat pelmeni (without meat). Happy days!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Came here for a post-Mariinsky meal - less than 10 minutes away on the Moika (same side of river as the Theatre - follow it as if heading back towards St Isaacs and can't miss it).

Initial impressions were great - liked the cosy feel that we got from the bookshelves and candles. Free vodka was also great, as was the fact that they stayed open late for theatre-goers.

That said, the food was pretty average - my mushroom pasta was bland - but above all else we were just unlucky with the waitress; a couple of tables away, Mary Poppins was charming and engaging with her customers, whilst we got her colleague, who seemed to smile about as often as Arnie's female nemesis in Terminator 3. I just don't think she enjoyed her job very much.

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Thank Tom E
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