Elegant panoramic restaurants in Saint Petersburg

When you go to a restaurant with a perfect service and a brilliant menu, it’s already a win — win. When that is also complemented by an amazing view over the city then you’ve definitely hit the jackpot! All the venues from this list are a gorgeous combo of high-quality chef cuisine and overwhelming views over Saint Petersburg.

The «Nevesomost» (Zero-gravity) bar

Residing on the rooftop of the Vvedensky Hotel, «Nevesomost» will really make you feel you’re right up there with the clouds – with its panorama and heavenly cuisine! Floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests the perfect view of the old houses on Petrogradskaya, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the cupola of St. Isaac Cathedral. Western traditions are combined with Asian motives in the menu: you may try well-known dishes in an original interpretation, such as Tom Yum soup with yoghurt or rye dumplings with veal. The impressive wine selection is also worth mentioning.

ADDRESS

37 Bolshoy Prospect PS

HOURS

12 PM – 11 PM

MENU PREVIEW:

yoghurt Tom Yum with shrimp and fresh herbs – ≈$8, rye dumplings with veal – ≈$11, Napoleon cake with cherry jam – ≈$5

The «Barashki» (Lambs) restaurant

The spacious summer terrace is sunny and cozy even in cloudy weather: warm colors, wooden elements, a lot of fresh flowers and a special summer menu make the best atmosphere. But Barashki is not only about eating: Wednesday is live music day, DJs perform every Friday and Saturday, and Sunday is dedicated to cooking classes. The menu includes time proved hits, such as wok, pizza, baked rolls.

ADDRESS

TRC Pik, 2 Ulitsa Efimova

HOURS

Monday-Wednesday, Sunday: 11 AM – 1 AM, Thursday: 11 AM – 2 AM, Friday, Saturday: 11 AM – 5 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

baked crab rolls – ≈$10, American meat pizza on puffy dough – ≈$11, Panna cotta with lavender – ≈$6

The «Victoria» restaurant

This elegant restaurant with a festive interior design boasts incredible views over the St. Isaac Cathedral from the 6th floor of the Taleon Imperial Hotel. In winter, it holds only private events, but in summer their terrace is open to everyone. Tasting the traditional Russian cuisine in «Victoria» can make up for a visit to a museum: all the dishes are prepared in accordance to the pre-revolutionary recipes.

ADDRESS

15 Nevsky Prospect

HOURS

Monday- Friday: 12 noon – 11 PM, Saturday, Sunday: 1 PM – 11 PM

MENU PREVIEW:

peasant mushroom soup – ≈$9, beef Carpaccio – ≈$16, strawberry parfait with mango sauce – ≈$10

The «Krysha 18» (Roof 18) restaurant

The fine-dining style restaurant offering the city panorama from quite an original perspective – you may admire the views across the Neva River, Sampsonievsky Bridge, Aurora cruiser and the surrounding landmarks. The takes on popular European and Russian dishes won’t leave the critical gourmand disappointed. We suggest ordering the Stroganoff with marinated cucumber and turnip, if you’re meat lover, and roasted octopus in a wood-burning oven for the seafood fan. Their alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage choices are simply irresistible too.

Interesting fact: Beef Stroganoff (or Beef Stroganov) is a 19th century Russian dish that has now become world famous. It was named after the French-born Russian aristocrat, Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov whose chef, André Dupont, decided to name the dish after him.

ADDRESS

18 Petrogradskaya Naberezhnaya

HOURS

Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 12 noon – 1 AM, Friday, Saturday: 12 noon – 4 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Stroganoff with marinated cucumber and turnip – ≈$11, roasted octopus in a wood-burning oven –≈$ 17, Ciao! Italy cocktail – ≈$11

The «Etazh 41» (Floor 41) restaurant

This luxurious restaurant is situated – as the name suggests – on the 41th floor of the Leader Tower business center and offers a breathtaking background scenery from a height of 150 m, especially at night. The service is upscale: you will take the golden elevator to the restaurant and will be guided to the table by an attentive staff. The kitchen focuses on European and Asian hits. Treat yourself to salmon tataki with ginger sesame sauce, classic vinaigrette salad, or one of the fantastic desserts – we’d recommend lemongrass crème brûlée with green tea mousse.

ADDRESS

BC Leader Tower, 3/2 Ploshad Konstitutsii

HOURS

Sunday-Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 1 AM, Thursday-Saturday: 11:30 AM – 3 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

salmon tataki with ginger sesame sauce – ≈$13, vinaigrette salad –≈$9, lemongrass crème brûlée with green tea mousse – ≈$8

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