It is an attractive restaurant from outside, especially cozy looking at evening with the golden lights shining brightly. Appears to be a jewel in Old Town Peterburg. We had lunch there at 1:00 Sunday. Very eclectic interior, but many of the seats were old and torn and were just scatterd about. It has a very interesting "artsy" feel. I object to the many painings of female nude torsos hanging on all of the walls. Why is this acceptable?
Service was good, but after explaining to waiter how a "seared" tuna steak is to prepared he returned and said they were out of tuna waiter reappeared after a lenghty wait with a basket with four small slices of a baguette served to a table of three (why do restaurants do that?) that were both cold and stale. Tasted like a frozen bread that had been allowed to thaw at room temp.
My reordered entree was a crabcake Napoleon. It was a shredded crab, not the lump crab we favor. Overcooked to black outside. It was sitting atop a marinated portabello cap. Good flavor but the gills has not been removed and it leaked juice all over the plate. Nice grilled asparagus and shrimp alongside it, but the bernaisse sauce had cracked (separated) and was cold.
I feel that at $16 it was overpriced and had no salad or accompaniment.
Overall, a pretty place from outside looking in, but highly disappointing both due to art collection and poor quality of food. There are better choices in Old Town that lack the exterior charm but offer good food at a better value for the dollar spent.