Great view: A view from La Vue near the St.Petersburg Hotel is the most effective local history lesson as it takes place at the height of 60 meters with bridges hanging above the water and the golden angel with a cross shining at the spire of Peter and Paul Fortress, the Aurora, the symbol of October Revolution, looks even better after the reconstruction. The open terrace has its josper where ribs, squids, sea bass fish, steaks and lamb tongues are fried.
Try first: The best way to know the cuisine by the chef Nikita Sechin is to order a set menu for 3400 rubles containing pumpking, turnip and goat cheese, репа/тыква/козий сыр, sea scallop tataki with red caviar, baked farm carrots with smoked curd and basturma, lamb care with parsley root and plums and a pumpkin pie.
Landmarks nearby: Hermitage (398m).
Great view: You can see the close view of the Petrovsky Stadium, the Vasilyevsky Island and the bells of Prince Vladimir Cathedral from the restaurant’s open terrace. People who love sunbathing can use the colorful hammocks, while everyone can find modern Italian food in their plates.
Try first: Positions for everyone: porcini tagliatelle (540 rubles), fresh tuna nicoise salad, risotto with pumpkin and shrimps, pizza with parma and ruccola (all for 690).
Great view: The best view of the dome of St.Isaac’s Cathedral. The design of the restaurant located on the top floor of the business centre with Gazprom Oil offices is made by PiuArch studio from Italy, known for its long work with Dolce & Gabbana. International menus with rolls, pastas and grills. For good manners, fashion shows, DJ sets and concerts take place at Mansarda.
Try first: Trust the chef Dmitry Bogachev and take the Russian accent gastronomic set of six positions for 6500 rubles: oyster with bisque and seasoned celery, crab with almond milk and sturgeon caviar, sea scallop tartar, trumpetfish with bulgur risotto and oil with seaweed, cod with mussel sauce and fennel, pumpkin caramel creme with truffle ice cream.
Landmarks nearby: St Isaac's Cathedral (366m).
Local charm: A restaurant where no one heard about the minimalism and getting out of stuff, but that is the thing it is loved for. You can see the panorama of the Neva and Peter and Paul Fortress from the windows of a cozy apartment with a lot of nice things such as vintage typewriters and traditional Russian Pavlovsky Posad shawls. Here, people visit home guitar concerts and mini excursions from a local moonshiner named Vitaly, take photos near retro buffets and see the shelves with homemade salted products at the entrance. In the menu, there are pies and jellies, Russian and Mimosa salads, cutlets and kulebyaka pies. The dearest guests hold the key which suits the doors of the restaurant departments in New York, London and Baku.
Try first: Don’t pass the aubergine paste (260 rubles), taste the starter from Olyutor herring with baked potatoes and Yalta onion (390). Beef borscht would be the best for the first dish, the nursing pig with buckwheat - for the second one (1590).
Landmarks nearby: Elagin Island (680m).
Landmarks nearby: Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral (462m).