Russia is one of the world's largest countries, with different ethnicities, cultures, traditions, customs, characteristics, and morals living around it. One of the main goals of the tour to Russia is to get acquainted with this vast country's customs, culture, and traditions. Although the number of different ethnic groups living in Russia is enormous and it will take you a long time to get acquainted with all their traditions, nevertheless you can visit most of the major tourist destinations in Russia such as Moscow and St. Petersburg and learn about all parts of Russia on your trip and get acquainted with the best examples of the characteristics of these different ethnic groups during your Russia tour program. There are various ways to get acquainted with the culture and customs of other nations. One of the easiest ways to do this is to visit the cultural, arts, and historical museums in the tourist destination. Moscow and St. Petersburg undoubtedly have a lot to offer their tourists in this regard. St. Petersburg, in particular, as the cultural capital of Russia, has many museums and cultural centers that tourists can visit during their St. Petersburg tour. Another simple way to get to know other peoples of the world is to try their traditional foods. Food and cuisine can provide a wealth of information about other ethnic groups and their way of life and traditions. Russian cuisine in this area can also help tourists who want to get acquainted with different parts of Russia during their trip to St. Petersburg.
Russia has never been recognized as one of the top culinary tourism destinations. Even among the top ten countries in the world, Russia will not be able to compete. Nevertheless, traditional Russian cuisine can attract tourists. After trying some of the traditional Russian dishes, many tourists decide to try other Russian dishes as well. Of course, some Russian foods, desserts, and drinks are known in the world. One of the most famous Russian soups is Borscht, the name of which has been heard by many people around the world, and many have tried its taste. There are other foods and beverages such as Borscht that are well known, but we need to tell you that Russian dumplings, hodgepodge, pancakes and caviar are the only known stereotypes of Russian food and desserts. However, you can explore a different world of Russian cuisine on a trip to St. Petersburg. One way to get acquainted with Russian cuisine is to visit Russian restaurants in St. Petersburg. Here are some of the top Russian restaurants in St. Petersburg. Of course, you can visit our blog to get acquainted with traditional Russian food, Russian cuisine, and the most famous traditional Russian food, the best Russian desserts, and special drinks related to this country.
One of the top Russian restaurants in St. Petersburg is COCOCO Bristo, located a few tens of meters from St. Isaac's Cathedral on Voznesensky Ave. This famous Bristo serves all three main meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That is why it is trendy. One of the features of this Bristo is its buffet, which is highly regarded among the people of St. Petersburg. The cost of eating in this Bristo will be between eight and twenty-one euros per person.
Another popular St. Petersburg Russian restaurant that tourists can visit during their tour to Russia is Shalyapin Restaurant. This upscale restaurant is located near Smolny on Tverskaya Street. The restaurant management has tried to add an artistic and luxurious look to it while preserving the classic interior space. We should note that this restaurant is one of the most luxurious Russian restaurants that does not have a cheap menu, but the high quality of the food makes it quite popular with tourists on Russia tour.
Hamlet + Jacks
Another Russian restaurant that tourists should check out is the Hamlet + Jacks restaurant, located on one of the byestreets on Nevsky Prospect, called Volinskiy. This St. Petersburg restaurant, which can be an excellent destination for travelers on tour to St. Petersburg, is one place you should visit if you want to try authentic Russian food. The bar of this restaurant also has most of the drinks desired by its customers. The average cost of a meal at this restaurant served during lunch, brunch, dinner, and late hours is above average.
The Repa Restaurant
One of the top 50 restaurants in St. Petersburg from the point of view of Tripadvisor's users is The Repa Restaurant. Located in the Theater Square in St. Petersburg, this Russian restaurant is one of the best restaurants to dine after watching a theater show or Russian ballet at the Mariinsky Theater. The price range of this stylish and quality restaurant varies from 20 to 90 euros. This restaurant is known as one of the top European and Russian restaurants in St. Petersburg, and visiting it can be of interest to tourists on tour to Russia.
Severyanin Restaurant is another of St. Petersburg's top restaurants for traditional Russian cuisine, which, unlike its counterparts, has a more economical menu. This popular restaurant, which many tourists visit on tour to St. Petersburg, is located on Stolyarniy bystreet. This restaurant's title is a brilliant word game of northern Russian cuisine and the name of the famous poet of the Silver Age, Igor Severyanin. The price range on this restaurant menu is from three euros to thirteen euros, which is why it is presented as an economical yet high-quality choice on tour to Russia.
One of the top restaurants in St. Petersburg in the field of meat and steak dishes that tourists interested in this food style should not miss the opportunity to visit is Blok Restaurant. This charming restaurant specializing in grilled and steak dishes is one of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg to try traditional Russian meat dishes. You can reach Potemkinskaya Street to reach this restaurant. The price of the items in this restaurant is between 7 and 56 euros. Still, based on the average order of each person in this restaurant, it is known as one of the most expensive and luxurious restaurants in St. Petersburg. Don't forget that an average meal in a restaurant is included an appetizer, main dish, drink, and dessert, which is why the sum of these orders will increase the cost in this restaurant.
Another of St. Petersburg's most expensive restaurants specializing in Russian, European, and seafood is Mechta Molokhovets, named after the famous author of a Russian cookbook in the 19th century. Decorated in the Silver Age style, it is one of the most expensive restaurants in St. Petersburg, with an average cost of more than $100. However, if the payment is not a problem, this restaurant is one of the best and most luxurious restaurants for a romantic date. Live Russian classical music played in this restaurant in the afternoon is another popular feature in this restaurant.
One of the top restaurants in St. Petersburg, where its main chef, Sergey Semenov, is known as one of the most experienced chefs in traditional Russian cuisine, is the Shtakenshneyder restaurant, located in the center of St. Petersburg, on Milnaya Street. Designed in the style of the early twentieth century of the Russian Empire, this luxurious restaurant is one of the restaurants that you should visit if a meal's cost does not have much to do with your choice. Homemade pickles and Russian stew farms are the basis of this restaurant's traditional Russian menu.
With the Shtakenshneyder, our list of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg is coming to an end, but you should not forget that there are still many restaurants in St. Petersburg that are worth trying. Tourists should also be aware that currently, due to the prevailing conditions in the world due to the Covid-19 virus, some restaurants in St. Petersburg may have changed their plans, so it is better to contact the restaurant authorities before visiting them and reserve your table beforehand. You can visit our blog to get acquainted with other top restaurants in St. Petersburg and the best traditional Russian food.