Speak easy: An ultra stylish Chinese resto bar is hidden behind the flower shop at the Passage shopping mall. There is no special sign at the corner, search for it between departments numbered 52 и 54. If you don’t mind the familiar service, the slow kitchen and rap as soundtrack — go and taste the noodles and colorful dim sams.
Try first: We recommend a mix of dim sams (590 rubles), steamed bao buns with flavors (from 260 rubles) and moti with mascarpone and berries (240 rubles).
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).
New Russian Cuisine: A small contemporary restaurant with four talented chefs, the effect is four times more interesting. The attractive thing is that despite its status with a lot of prizes and ratings, Birth is non-pathetic, neat and friendly project. The mission of reaching here without booking in impossible, so don’t miss that.
Try first: Everything is obvious when you see brand corn bread with onion (190 rubles). Then choose lamb pie (490), zucchini and broccoli cream soup with Kamchatka crab (350) or take a digestive set of 10 dishes for 2900 rubles.
Landmarks nearby: Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral (176m).
Landmarks nearby: New Holland (240m).
Great view: When the weather is good, the Tauride gardens in the heart of St.Petersburg are always full of people, so here you can see the sun shining on tree crowns from the roof of the former Leningrad cinema, the modern Leningrad Center with Blok meat restaurant. You can also observe the Tower of the famous Russian poet Vyacheslav Ivanov, where artists and poets of the Silver Century gathered together, the museum of the Russian military leader Alexander Suvorov and the picturesque view of roofs.
Try first: Taste the meat positions as the restaurant specializes in it. The cold menu contains marble beef tartars (from 520 rubles) with different toppings from pickles with Dijon mustard to bourbon jelly and truffle pasta, venison carpaccio with seasoned turnip and cone jam (450), beef tails in jelly (480). The hot menu has 23 kinds of steaks (from 750 to 5800) together with steamed, stewed and roasted ribs, cheeks, duck and chicken dishes.
Landmarks nearby: Kazan Cathedral (175m).
Great view: A restaurant on board the ship sailing in the waters of the Neva due to its daily schedule. The views of main St.Petersburg sights from the water open from the saloon and the deck. The route includes the central bridges (Palace, Exchange, Tuchkov, Annunciation, Sampsonievsky bridges), Admiralty, University and Palace embankments.
Try first: We offer you to concentrate on fish and seafood, as there are many of them in the menu, such as crab cakes with a mix of salad and mango sauce (1990 rubles), seafood soup (1790), ravioli with Kamchatka crab (2090), home-cooked flounder (990). Navy-style pasta here (640) is also fabulous.
Great view: The terrace of this restaurant on the sixth floor has been known as a stylish place for more than 10 years. Every summer you can see the ivy here and all the 150 seats are full with guests warming in blankets. You can find everything (like in Greece, as the Russian proverb says) in its multiethnic menu having Italian, Japanese, Russian, vegetarian food. If you want to explore the colonnade of Kazan Cathedral from a bird’s view or see the details of the globe on Singer’s house, book a table close to the parapet
Try first: We recommend the raw bar: Northern shrimp tartar (590 rubles) or octopus sashimi (990), dorado seviche (490) or crab and mango roll (890). A genuine seafood soup (5900 for two) of spaghetti with lobster (5900 for one) are also outstanding here.
Landmarks nearby: Kazan Cathedral (271m).
New Russian Cuisine: The first St.Petersburg vegetable fine-dining with original cabbage positions, bright asparagus images and ideal eggplants. At the same time, Harvest is not a vegetarian item, artisan meat and fish recipes can also be found there. The interior is a pleasure itself, similar to Hide in London, though we love it for its textures and warm colors, which are so rare in grey St. Petersburg.
Try first: Small portions at low prices, you can gather a company and come here for more snacks. A flat cake with avocado and parmesan cheese, broccoli paste, cauliflower and morels (390 rubles for each are a must and worth tasting together with non-standard fresh cocktails (350 for each).
Speak easy: Neither the sky nor the wine are hidden from you, but this bar os not very famous even among the local dwellers. It is located at the dead end of Pirogova lane, on the roof of an old building. It offers affordable wines, comfy food like bruschettas and pizzas together with the picturesque view of the dome of St.Isaac’s Cathedral.
Try first: If the weather is good, take a glass of Riesling to the terrace, if it is cold, drink Malbec inside at the table next to the window (wines from 250 rubles). In the morning, come and taste the English breakfast (280 rubles) accompanied by sparkling wine.
Landmarks nearby: Mariinsky Theatre (546m).