In St Petersburg and Moscow you will find a wide variety of Russian and International restaurants, including some of the most renowned in Europe and in the world. In this page you will find the best restaurants in St Petersburg and Moscow, including options for any price: from affordable tourist restaurants where you can try traditional Russian, Caucasian and Ukrainian kitchen to more sophisticated French and Italian restaurants and Russian haute-cuisine. The two Russian capitals house also some of the most famous bars and clubs in Russia and are well known for the great parties and the busy nightlife. Here below you will find the most iconic and unique bars in St Petersburg and Moscow.
Restaurants and Clubs in St Petersburg
The restaurant Aquarel is located next to Birzhevoy Bridge, a few minutes on foot from the Peter and Paul Fortress and Vassilievsky Island. The restaurant stands out for his unique interior design and for a busy calendar full of interesting events such as defiles and beauty pageants. Address: Dobrolyubova 14a. By underground: Sportivnaya station
The favourite place of the numerous Italian group in St Petersburg, the restaurant Caffe Italia perfectly recreates the atmosphere and the dishes of a traditional Italian restaurant. The menu includes a wide selection of appetizers, pastas, pizzas and the best Italian wine. Caffe Italia is situated in the surroundings of Vosstanya Square and Old Nevsky Prospekt. Address: Prospekt Bakunina 5. By underground: Ploschad’ Vosstanya and Mayakovskaya Stations.
Dukjless 11 Club
Place of choice of the St Petersburg high class, Dukjless 11 is an exclusive club situated next to the Church of the Saviour on Blood, in the very centre of st Petersburg. The club is located in a giant basement and retains a strong “underground” look with red brick walls and ceiling traversed by metal tubing, brackets, cables and stairs. Behind the counter of the Dukjless 11 work some of the best Russian barmen, ready to surprise you with unique and creative cocktails. The club is also recommended for his kitchen, with quality and prices to match its elite costumers. The club enforces a dress code. Address: Ploschad’ Konyushennaya 2. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations.
Coyote Ugly Bar
One of the symbols of the St Petersburg night life, the Coyote Ugly Bar organizes some of the best parties and live shows in town. The club works from 20.00 to 06.00, free entrance before 23:00. Address: Liteni Prospekt 57. By underground: Mayakovskaya Station.
With his warm and relaxed atmosphere, the Dacha Bar is no doubt one of the best places where you can take a rest from a long and tiring day on the street. The club is the favourite destination of the students of St Petersburg for a beer after classes, or maybe a little more! Dj set from 21:00. Address: Dumskaya 15. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations.
Elegant and cozy cocktail bar in the center of St Petersburg, the Daiquiri serves some of the best drinks in the city. Open from 16:00 to 06:00 every day. Address: Bol. Konyushennaya 1. By underground: Gostiny Dvor Station.
Denisov and Nikolaev
First open in 1992, Denisov and Nikolaev is no doubt one of the best Russian haute-cuisine restaurant in the business. Its elegant and finely decorated interiors merge wonderfully with its rich menu of accurately selected dishes including the best classics of the Russian tradition and a few innovative interpretations. The best location for a romantic dinner. Address: Kanal Griboedova 77. By underground: Sennaya Ploschad’, Sadovaya and Spasskaya Stations.
Dve Palochki is a popular chain of Restaurants located in St Petersburg. The restaurants offer a wide selection of Russian, Italian and Japanese dishes. Addresses: Nevskij Prospekt 13, Griboedova Nab. 22/5, Nevskij Prospekt 10/12, Nevskij Prospekt 88, Malaya Sadovaya 3, Gorohavaya 45.
Restaurant chain that offers Russian, Chinese and Japanese dishes. Addresses: Nevskij Prospekt 13, Griboedova Nab. 22/5, Nevskij Prospekt 10/12, Nevskij Prospekt 88, Malaya Sadovaya 3, Gorohavaya 45.
One of the icons of the famous night life of Dumskaya Street, Fidel is characterized by a really thick and intimate atmosphere, with rock music, cheap drinks and wild clients. If you are looking for a drink to get charged for the night, Fidel may provide you with even more than you asked for! Address: Dumskaya 9. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor.
If you are a football fan, you will find good company at the Football Bar! Follow the matches live on the maxi-screens of the most famous sports bar in St Petersburg. Address: Karavannaya 28. By underground: Gostiny Dvor Station.
Ginza Project St Petersburg
The Ginza Project chain was founded in 2003 and today is no doubt one of the finest members of the Russian culinary pantheon. The Ginza Project include over 100 restaurants that feature each one a unique concept design and offer refined dishes from all over the world. Here below you will find the list of Ginza’s best proposition in St Petersburg:
the Capuletti Trattoria is one of the most renown Italian restaurants in St Petersburg. The restaurant is operated by Italian chefs and personnel and offers some of the best pastas of the Northern Capital. Capuletti features two large dining rooms with interiors in the typical Italian “rustico” style. Address: Bolshoy Prospekt 74. By underground: Petrogradskaya Station
Modern and elegant restaurant located on Suvorovsky Avenue, in the very center of St Petersburg. Francesco offers a rich menu of Italian and Russian dishes. Address: Suvorovsky 47. By underground: Ploschad’ Vosstanya and Mayakovskaya Stations
Ginza is the most renown Chinese and Japanese restaurant in St Petersburg, offering some of the best wok, sushi and sashimi dishes in the city. The restaurant is also house to many important annual convention and events of the world of haute cuisine, hosting also master classes with some of the best and internationally recognized chefs from Europe, America and Asia. Address: Aptekarsky Pr.16. By underground: Petrogradskaya Station.
Mansarda is characterized by its unique location: occupying the whole surface of a business centre situated in the very centre of St Petersburg, next to St Isaac’s Square, the restaurant features a breathtaking 360 degrees view over the city. The rich and varied menu including the best Italian and Russian dishes and the unique design contribute to design Mansarda as the location for an unforgettable dinner! Address: Pochtamskaya, 3-5. By underground: Sennaya Ploschad’, Sadovaya and Spasskaya Stations.
The Terrassa restaurant offer an extremely varied menu including Italian, French, Thai, American and Chinese dishes. The restaurant is beautifully located over the last floor of one of the highest palaces of Nevsky Prospekt and offers a beautiful view on Kazan Cathedral. Address: Kazankaya 3. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations
A dinner at the Tsar Restaurant will send you back to the times of the Russian Empire: the beautifully decorated interiors and the incomparable atmosphere will make you fell as eating at the table of the Tsar. The menu includes the best recipes of the Russian haute cuisine, prepared by the team of the internationally recognized chef Roman Vasilyev. The Tsar Restaurant is no doubt the best option for a gastronomic journey through Russia’s culinary tradition. Address: Sadovaya 12. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations.
Get on board of the Volga Volga and have a nice dinner while traveling on the Neva River! The restaurant is located on a boat that performs various itineraries along the Neva River and the canals of St Petersburg, with stops in the centre, Vasilevsky Island and Petrogradsky Island. Pier address: Petrovskaya Embankment 8. By underground: Gorkhovskaya Station
The Kavkaz Bar is a Georgian restaurant that offers you the opportunity to taste all the best of the Caucasian culinary tradition, with recipes from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. The restaurant offers traditional mutton soups, skewers and shish kebab, Georgian bread, pies and fried buns and delicious Georgian wine. Address: Karavannaya 8. By underground: Gostiny Dvor Station
Typical Russian diner located in the very centre of St Petersburg. Russian food and good beer. Address: Italianskaya 5. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations.
Georgian restaurant with a rich menu of traditional Caucasian soups and meat dishes. Address: Voznesensky Prospekt 46. By underground: Sadovaya Station.
The Khutor Vodogray restaurant offers the best Ukrainian dishes in St Petersburg: come here to taste the best Ukrainian traditional recipes such as Kiev Meatballs, vareniki with smetana, draniki, borsh soup and many others. The restaurant features a beautiful design recreating the interiors of a “hata”, a tradtional Ukrainian house. Address: Karavannaya 2. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Station.
Located in a beautiful XVIII century palace, the new Laque Club is the house some of the greatest parties in St Petersburg. The club features beautiful interiors realized by designers and behind the turntable change shifts some of the best disk-jockeys in Russia and the world. The large dance floor is served by four bars. Main events every Friday and Saturday, a dress code is enforced. Address: Sadovaya 12. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations.
Chain of Italian restaurants with franchises all over St Petersburg. Average prices and average menu featuring mainly pastas, pizzas and appetizers. Addresses: Karavannaya Uliza 3/5, Malaya Konyushennaya 4/2, Fontanka 34, Nevskij Prospekt 63.
One of the most popular clubs in the city, the Metro Club offers daily parties and live events every week. Address: Ligovsky Prospekt 174. By underground: Obvodny Kanal Station.
. Chain of Italian restaurants with franchises all over St Petersburg. Average prices and average menu featuring mainly pastas, pizzas and appetizers. Addresses: Prospekt Nauki 14, Odoevskogo 34, Prospekt Engelsa 124, Vosstanya 15.
A place loved by all the students and foreigners in St Petersburg, the Parma Sushi offers a split Italian/Japanese menu including pastas, sushi rolls and appetizers. Address: Nevsky Prospekt 52/14. By underground: Gostiny Dvor Station.
Chain of Italian restaurants with franchises all over St Petersburg. Medium-high prices, menu featuring mainly pastas, pizzas and appetizers. Addresses: Nevsky Prospekt 182, Nevsky Prospekt 30, Nevsky Prospekt 94, Ligovskij Prospekt 30.
Located inside of the Park Inn Hotel, the Paulaner Restaurant offers a typical Bavarian menu with German sausages with cabbage and potatoes as sides. The dishes combine wonderfully with the world famous flavour of the house beer and the typical German atmosphere. Address: Ploschad Pabedy 1. By underground: Moskovskaya Station.
Probka Restaurants was founded in 2001 by the internationally acclaimed cook Aram Mnazakanov and includes today 10 restaurants in Russia. The chain is specialized in high-end Italian cuisine and includes some of the best Italian restaurants in St Petersburg.
The Gusto restaurant was founded in 2009 and in less than a year since its opening achieved the Timeout Prize for best Italian Restaurant in St Petersburg. Today the restaurant keeps honoring its past glories offering some of the best Italian dishes you could ever find outside Italy and a vast selection of top quality Italian wines. Elegant interiors and refined atmosphere. Address: Dektyarnaya 1a. By underground: Ploschad’ Vosstanya, Mayakovskaya.
The second most beautiful diamond in the Probka’s rich crown, Il Grappolo specializes in the classics of the traditional Italian home cooking: Italian Salads, risotto, pastas, roast beef and many others. Address: Belinskogo 5. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor stations.
Famous St Petersburg restaurant and snack bar, the Mozzarella Bar offers many tasty Italian snacks, salads and seafood dishes. Address: Griboedova 64. By underground: Sadovaya Station.
The Riba restaurant offers a interesting combo of Italian cuisine with traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi dishes. Address: Akademika Pavlova 5. By underground: Chornaya Rechka Metro.
If you are looking for a unique experience during your visit in St Petersburg, the Purga Club is the place to go! In this colourful and chaotic bar New Year, the all-time favourite holiday in the Russian calendar, is celebrated daily with a full entertainment programme. If you are looking for a more intimate celebration, Purga organizes also marriages with function, officiant and certificate. Address: Fontanka 11. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor.
Romeo’s Bar and Kitchen
Offering a rich menu of Italian, Russian and Caucasian dishes in combination with delicious pastry and cakes, Romeo`s Bar and Kitchen is the best place for a dinner or a coffee break. Address: Rimskogo-Korsakova 43. By underground: Sadovaya.
The Rossi’s Club is the to go place you want to catch St Petersburg’s international atmosphere: this large club located on Rossi Square, not far from Gostiny Dvor and Nevsky Prospekt, is the place of choice of the large but not easily findable west-European immigrant community of the Northern Capital, and no doubt one of the best places to go if you are willing to spend a nice time and meet peoplewithout bothering with the intricacies of the Russian language. Busy live shows calendar with many internationally famous artists from Russia and Europe. Address: Zodchego Rossi 1/3. By underground: Gostiny Dvor station
Russkaya Ribalka – Karl & Frederick
Strongly appreciated by St Petersburg’s high class, the Russkaya Ribalka is renowned for its beautiful position inside the Krestovsky Island’s Park and for its unique dining experience: while in most restaurants you sit down and wait for your food, at Russkaya Ribalka you will be provided with a fishing Pole and sent to catch your meal by yourself in the nearby lake. Once you are done fishing, you can entrust your freshly captured prey to the kitchen’s professional cooks that will transform it in a refined and delicious dish. Address: Uzmaya Doroga 11. By underground: Krestovsky Ostrov Station.
Popular chain of bars that market to the drinkers and sports fans, offering beverages, meat and sides dishes for a fairly low price. Live sports showings every day. Addresses: Nevsky Prospekt 8, Marata 1, Kamenostrovsky 37, 7aya linya Vasily Otrovsky 42, Korablestroyteley 30, Klochkov Pereulok 6, Yaroslava Gasheka 5, Prosvescenya 53, Komendatisky 17, Sadovaya 42 A, Sadovaya 14, Vasy Alekseva Ul. 6, 2aya Krasnoarmenskaya 9/3.
One of the most famous restaurants outside Russia, the elegant and refined Stroganoff Steak House is deservedly included in the itinerary of many visitors of Russia’s cultural capital. Here you can find some of the best and most accurate recreations of renowned traditional Russian recipes, including many meat dishes, Russian salads and appetizers, soups and desserts. Address: Konnogvardeisky 4. By underground: Admiralteskaya.
The most famous beer house in St Petersburg, the Tinkoff Bar offers an impressive selection of the best beers from the world, including its renowned house beer. Menu including meat dishes, appetizers and side dishes, sushi rolls. Average prices. Address: Kazanskaya 7. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor Stations.
If your looking for a hot atmosphere, the Tribunal Bar is the place to go, with wild parties, the best DJs and gentlemen only entertainment. Address: Karavannaya 26. By underground: Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor.
. If you are to ask to St Petersburg’s students, the XXXX is the best place you could ever find on earth. The popularly acclaimed club organizes daily parties and live events featuring some of the beast artists of the disco scene. Address: 3a Sovetskaya 34. By underground: PLoschad’ Vosstanya Mayakovksaya.
Restaurants and Clubs in Moscow
Moscow’s temple of techno music, the Arma 17 is the destinations of hardcore clubbers from all over the world. Address: Nizhny Susalny 5. By underground: Kurskaya Station.
Blacksmith Irish Pub
Probably the most famous Irish Pub in Russia, the Blacksmith would feel in place in a busy street of Dublin at beginnings of the XX century. Good selection of Irish and British beers, menu with meat dishes, appetizers and side dishes. Address: Rochdelskaya 15. By underground: Krasnopresnenskaya Station.
Extending over 5 storeys of a building within Moscow’s first ring, the B2 is one of the biggest clubs in Europe, with a maximum capacity of 3000 people and an average of 10000 visitors per week. Address: Uzmaya Bolshaya Sadovaya 8. By underground: Mayakovskaya.
Currently prized as one of the best restaurants in Moscow, Café Pushkin offers the opportunity to travel through time to the reign of Catherine II the Great: the restaurant Is housed a magnificent XVIII century palace with beautiful, completely preserved vintage interiors. The menu includes some of the favourite French delicacies of the Tsars, including delicious French pastry. Address: Tverskoy Bulvar 26a. By underground: Tverskaya and Pushkinskaya Stations.
Dve Palochki is a popular chain of Restaurants located in Moscow. The restaurants offer a wide selection of Russian, Italian and Japanese dishes. Addresses: Novij Arbat 19, Kamergerskij 6, Mapocejka 6/8, Myacnizaya 24, Klimentovskij 10.
The gastronomic bar Glenuill offers a rich menu including original recipes based on a mix of culinary traditions from all over the world. A unique gastronomic experience in a beautiful and intimate setting. Address: Sadovaya/Samotechnaya 20.
Splendidly located next to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Godunov offers some of the best Russian traditional dishes in Moscow. Address: Teatral’naya Ploschad 5. By underground: Teatralnaya Station.
One of Moscow’s most famous live bars, Ikra offers a busy calendar of live events including some of the best Russian and foreign artists. 2 Concert halls with a maximum capacity of 1500 people. Address: Kazakova. By underground: Kurskaya Station.
With delicious food, impeccable service and unique interiors by the world renowned Italian designer Rosanita Mercenaro, the Isola Pinocchio restaurant is to be included in the short list of Moscow’s best restaurants. The rich Italian menu offered at Pinocchio is curated by the 2003 Best Chef Italian Prize Luca Verdolini, who carefully selects the recipes and the ingredients in order to offer healthy, traditional Italian dishes with the best products from Italy. Address: Tarasa Shevchenko 23a. By underground: Kutuzovksaya Mezdunarodnaya Stations.
A cozy Ginza Project located not far from Pushkina Square, the Jon Joli offers a traditional Georgian grill and soups menu, including the famous Georgian mutton shish kebab. Address: Tverskaya 20/1. By underground: Tverskaya and Chehovskaya Stations.
A unique proposition in Moscow’s vast restaurant roster, Lucien offers a menu featuring an interesting mix of French, Russian and Hebraic influences. Address: Ghilyaroskogo 65. By underground: Ryskaya Stations.
The most popular beer house of the Russian capital, the Metro is the favourite place of the Muscovite working class. Open from 12:00 to 24:00. Address: Sadovaya/Triumfalnaya 10/131. By underground: Mayakovskaya Station.
Distinguished by its opulent “Versailles” interiors design, The Most restaurant is equally renowned for its delicious gastronomic offer, including some of the most sophisticated dishes of the French court. Address: Kusnetsky Most 1. By underground: Lubyanka Stations.
Pinocchio na Kutuzovsky
The first restaurant of the famous Pinocchio chain, Pinocchio na Kutuzovsky offers some of the best Italian dishes in Moscow. Address: Kutuzovsky Prospekt 4. By underground: Kievksaya and Smolenskaya Stations.
A place where legends are born, the Propaganda is the most popular club in Moscow organizing some of the best parties in the whole Europe. Address: Bolshoi Zlatustinsky 7. By underground: Kitay-Gorod Station.
One of the most recent entries in Moscow’s club scene, the Ray has rapidly grown to be one of the most beloved clubs in the city. Weekly events, open every day. Address: Bolotnaya Enbankment 9. By underground: Kropotkinskaya Station.
Road House Blues Club
Moscow’s most famous live bar, the Road House Blues Club offers daily live events and special weekend shows featuring some of the most famous international artists of the contemporary blues, Rock and R&B scene. Address: Dovatora 8. By underground: Sportivnaya Station.
The most exclusive club in Moscow, the Solyanka is the club of choice of many celebrities and hosts some of the best parties in the capital. A dress code is enforced. Address: Solyanka 11. By underground: Kitay-Gorod and Taganskaya Stations.
Popular chain of bars that market to the drinkers and sports fans, offering beverages, meat and sides dishes for a fairly low price. Live sports showings every day. Addresses: Noviy Arbat 2, Sadovaya Suharevskaya 2/ 34 Izmailovsky Val,2 Obrucheva 34/63 Bratislavskaya, 6 Marksitskaya, 3 Serpuhovskaya Sq. 36-71, p. 1 Vernavskogo 109.
Typical Russian cuisine with a vintage atmosphere. Address: Kutuzovsky 36a. By underground: Kutuzovksaya and Park Pobedy Stations.
One of the most elegant and refined restaurants in Moscow, the Turandot combines the beautiful shapes of its Imperial Style decoration with a careful selection of Russian, French, Chinese and Japanese delicacies. Address: Tverskoy Boulevard 26/3. By underground: Kutuzovksaya and Park Pobedy Stations.
The Yar is one of the oldest restaurants in Russia, celebrating 180 years of activity in 2016. The Imperial Style Interiors and the delicious Russian and French dishes will bring you back to the times of the Tsars. Address: Leningradsky Avenue 32/21. By underground: Dinamo Station.