St. Petersburg Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in St. Petersburg

July 22, 2017 Malia Yoakum

The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and give yourself plenty of time to browse the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. Sprawling across the Neva River delta, St. Petersburg offers enough art, nightlife, fine dining and cultural destinations for many repeat visits.
Things to do in St. Petersburg

1. L'Europe Restaurant

House 1/7 Mihaylovskaya St | Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$314 - HK$549 +7 812 329-66-30
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 345 reviews

L'Europe Restaurant

Old world charm and contemporary elegance enliven L’Europe, one of St Petersburg’s leading gourmet restaurants. Offering the finest haute cuisine in the most exquisite Art Nouveau surroundings, L’Europe fires the imagination and transports diners to a time of indulgent decadence.Beluga and Oscietra caviar atop delicate blinis, bonbons of foie gras terrine, beef rib eye in Amarena cherry sauce and veal poached in Port are just some of the delicacies that will tantalise your palate at L’Europe.Live music accompanies the unrivalled culinary experience year round. Join us on Fridays for our Tchaikovsky Nights where you can enjoy an outstanding ballet show, on Saturdays for Jazz in St Petersburg or on Sundays for our delightful Jazz Brunch, adding a touch of “cool” to the weekend.

Reviewed By Heligypsy - Santa Barbara, California

We dined late after the opera. After agreeing to both have the signature Beef Stroganoff another person pointed out that the Baroness Stroganoff whose dish we were eating was in fact just a few tables away. Well, that made the evening. The music, ambience and service was as great as the food.

2. Pelmenya

Reki Fontanki Embankment, 25, St. Petersburg 197198, Russia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, European, Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$71 +7 812 415-41-85
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pelmenya

About us - mono-kitchen "Dumplings from around the world." No (almost) nothing more, that can prevent you taste wonderful pelmeni, khinkali, ravioli, manti, dim sum, gedza, vareniki...

Reviewed By Depont - Europe

We spotted this place on the way to Faberge museum. There was some queue at lunchtime. We went here after the museum around 17:00, then there was no queue. This was probably our best eating experience in St.Petersburg. Don't expect top restaurant level but if you enjoy pelmeni (dumplings) you would like this place a lot. They serve 10 different dumplings from various cultures: russian (pelmeni), georgian (hinkali), asian (dim-sam), japonese (gedza), siberian and central asian(manti), etc. The service was super attentive and intelligent and the prices were very reasonable - especially for the city center.

3. Romeo's Bar & Kitchen

Rimskogo-Korsakova Ave., 43, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$196 +7 812 572-54-48
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 866 reviews

Romeo's Bar & Kitchen

Romeo's Bar & Kitchen is located in the heart of St. Petersburg in a few steps from Mariinsky Theatre and N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. The spirit of Italian Opera and architecture are invariably conjures up dreams of Italy and Romeo's ready to be your guide in the culinary world, where is implemented the desire about an authentic Italian restaurant in Russia. Mirko Zanini - founder of the restaurant group, which also includes the cozy little restaurant Little Italy and Arancino bright pizzeria, seeks to convey the service and level of cuisine in the way of traditions of true Italian restaurants. Restaurant Romeo's is unique place in every way: the unity of three concepts - cuisine, pastry shop and bar is allows each guest to find something for yourself. Breakfasts, lunches, a la Carte and children's menu, pizza and confectionery. You can start your morning with a hot breakfast with a lovely cup of coffee and a fresh Croissant. From 12.00 till 16.00 on weekdays business lunch with large choice of dishes is available. We are always happy to see you in our big Italian family!

Reviewed By nataliaailatan2017 - London, United Kingdom

I felt good from the moment I stepped inside and far more after i left the place. Being 200 km away i still have a good feeling thinking of this place.

4. Puri

Industrialny Ave., 17/1a, St. Petersburg, Russia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Caucasian, Georgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +7 812 640-16-16
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Puri

Reviewed By Stuart L - London, United Kingdom

Puri,is a well appointed large restaurant,offering a varied menu.on arrival I looked around and took note of what customers were eating.lamb and veal chops,kreplich soup,assorted meats and chicken.I was heartened by this and looked forward to lunch.
being part of a group,our menu was preordered.as we sat down the food arrived.a choice of vegeterian salad or a russian meat starter.I chose the latter,but was served the former.the main course was chicken kiev or stuffed tomato.I received both,passing on the non chicken dish to my wife and friends.
the food was okay without being special.the kiev was filled with butter,which made it very rich.I enhanced the flavour with tobasco.improved slightly.we ordered four beers,which despite constant reminders,took forever to arrive.towards the end of the main course.dessert was a choclate chiffon cake.I passed on this.
the staff dont speak much english,which makes things difficult.I'd like to return and sample the main menu.decide for myself what to chose and eat.
on my next visit to Saint Petersburg,will give Puri another opportunity.

5. Restaurant Schengen

Kirochnaya St., 5, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$133 - HK$165 +7 812 922-11-97
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 722 reviews

Restaurant Schengen

Restaurant Seating 50 diners in an elegant interior capturing the real spirit of St.Petersburg. Two rooms: one with panoramic windows, the other with a bar. Menu comprises dishes from European and international cuisine, wine list offers a range of aperitifs, digestives and wines from across the world. Ideal for banquets, parties and celebrations. Wi-Fi. Children's room, children's menu.

Reviewed By Kngg - Hong Kong, China

We ended our Russia trip with a fabulous birthday dinner here.
Food here was fantastic. For starters, we tried the octopus carpaccio, crab salad , chicken liver pate, beef tartarte.
Among them the crab salad was the best.
We also tried the beef oxtail soup and the seafood soup. Nothing wow over there, but it was delicious all the same.
For the main course, we tried the beef fillet, ox tongue and the duck breast. The beef and the ox tongue was really nice, will absolutely recommend them!
As it was my mom’s birthday, I just asked them on the spot whether it was possible to put a candle in our dessert and was surprised with a firework like candle!
Absolutely top notch service. The price was also very reasonable as well, we spent around 8000 Rubles for 5 person. Will recommend this place to anyone who is visiting St. Petersburg.

6. Percorso

Voznesenskiy Ave., 1 | Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, 1st floor, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +7 812 339-80-44
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 740 reviews

Percorso

Beautiful designer restaurant in the very center of historic St. Petersburg, with the close up views to St. Isaac's Cathedral. Creative Italian cuisine by Michelin starred Andrea Accordi and restaurant Chef Valerio Andrisani

Reviewed By 811michael - United Kingdom

We dined at the fabulous Percorso restaurant at the start of our visit to St. Petersburg, in Russia. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The interior décor of the restaurant is lovely and clean. After dining at this restaurant, we were impressed with the food that we had, which was fabulously seasoned to give an array of deliciously fresh and authentic tastes and flavours. The food was simply delicious, with the usage of the herbs was just perfect to ensure natural flavours of the dishes. Our first course, which can sometimes be an indicator to the overall food standard of a restaurant, were superb. After a great first course, our mains took the cooking level to new heights of excellence, as everything was seasoned perfectly to ensure delicious and natural flavours. The ingredients used for the mains tasting so fresh, there was a feeling that Italy was in St. Petersburg backyard. The aromas of the dishes were so beautiful, there was a feeling of an Italian breeze in the air. The service matched the food quality with wonderful waiting staff. The wines accompanying our food were of the highest quality. All in all this was a heavenly start to our visit to St. Petersburg, and we left extremely satisfied with our dining experience at Percorso. There's a part of St. Petersburg that has been taken over by Italian warmth, fantastic food, Italian tastes and flavours, and Percorso is responsible for this.

7. Taste To Eat

Fontanki R. Emb., 82, St. Petersburg 191180, Russia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +7 812 983-33-76
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Taste To Eat

Taste to eat is a restaurant of the new Russian cuisine in the centre heart of Saint-Petersburg realizing successfully an ambitious aim - to represent unusual sight on traditional gastronomy. It's the second restaurant by spouses Alexey Ten and Christina Vasilyeva who opened a restaurant at waterfront Regatta which has been loved by residents and guests of Krestovsky island for a long time.

Reviewed By mcplc - london

A real gem of a restaurant . a real modern take on traditional Russian dishes. surprising textures and tastes, and interestingly presented by very friendly and pleasant staff. try the Russian wine too. it was good and good value.Thank you so much for your warm review! We are really happy to know that you enjoyed our vision of Russian cuisine and will be happy to see you again very soon!

8. Sintoho

Vonzesensky Pr. 1, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +7 812 339-80-43
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Sintoho

Sintoho means Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and its menu reflects the cuisine of these destinations. Beautiful restaurant with breathtaking Asian design by world famous Yasukhiro Koichi of Spin Design studio in the very center of historic St. Petersburg. Creative pan-asian cuisine is led by Singaporean Chef Leong Then, supervised by Michelin-starred Andrea Accordi.

Reviewed By amk2f - Moscow, Russia

The restaurant can boast not only great location in the historical center, but also absolutely charming interior, impeccable and courteous service and very private and peaceful atmosphere. Ideal place for business negotiations or a couple’s night out. Very sophisticated wine list will definitely make wine connoisseurs happy. As for the food... well, somewhat disappointed. Everything was OK, but merely that. The dishes were rather plain, lacking that desired Asian taste bouquet, which one would even had better chance to enjoy in far more cheaper Asian restaurants. The only memorable dish was the desert - green tea ice-cream has won my heart for sure. The tea itself by the way was excellent either. Despite some negatives, I would like to give this place a second chance someday. Hopefully they will manage to improve their cuisine.

9. Restaurant Wine & Water

Tchaikovskogo St., 17 | Hotel Indigo, St. Petersburg 191187, Russia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Thai, European, Georgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$94 - HK$275 +7 812 454-55-77
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Restaurant Wine & Water

Restaurant has fantastic wine list up to 100 positions and water menu - up to 50 positions from all over the world. We offer the best dishes of Russian cuisine: chicken-kiev, olivier salad with quails, hand made pelmeni and lamb leg with barley - mmmm!... Restaurant also offers Georgian and Thai authentic menus, created with assistance of our colleagues from Intercontinental Bangkok and Intercontinental Tbilisi. During the summer our guests can enjoy the magical view of the historical part of St. Petersburg from our new Terrace and enjoy the beauty of the lighted bridge across the Neva as it raises to allow ships to pass through the city. Terrace is protected of wind and rain. It's really cozy in any weather!

Reviewed By lebelgo - Walnut Creek, California

This 8th floor restaurant (accessible by a staircase from the 7th floor) has a pleasant atmosphere and good food for a decent price given the location. The service, however, was very slow, with long pauses between courses. Dinner took us almost 2 hours.

10. Meatarea Chuck

Gorokhovaya St., 41, St. Petersburg 190031, Russia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$118 +7 921 584-93-94
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 462 reviews

Meatarea Chuck

Meat Restaurant from Redmans Kitchen youtube team. This is simple and cozy restaurant. Best place for steak lovers!

Reviewed By Juan M - Chicago, Illinois

I just love this place!! Food is great, environment "Whiskey in the Jar" like and very affordable prices.
If you look for service this is not the place for you, however food, specially burgers, are outstanding. I definitely recommend a visit to this place if you are like me that enjoys good food over service.
P.S. drinks are cheap!!!

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