The Safe restaurant and wine boutique is curated by former Italy Group sommelier Anna Moskvitina. It offers more than 400 wines, all available to purchase and take away or to enjoy on site. The Coravin system allows sommeliers to pour a glass of wine without uncorking the bottle. Chef Alexey Kvasov practices the casual gastronomic format: take the best produce and add the best technologies to create the best dishes, simple yet meticulously designed down to the last detail.
The interior is finished with calming wood panelling and furnished in soft shades of grey with wine-coloured accents. The walls are decorated with bottles, and a wine glass chandelier hangs from the ceiling. As an aside, this space used to house a bank. A vault left over from those days now holds the most valuable wines.
Etage 41 is a scenic, contemporary restaurant located 150 metres above the city and offering a 360-degree panoramic view. It elevates guests above the hustle and bustle of city life, inviting them to enjoy St. Petersburg’s unparalleled sunsets and feast their eyes on the skyline that stretches from the runway lights of the airport to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Gulf of Finland.
The Etage 41 menu has been designed by a team of chefs headed by concept chef Igor Kornev, a member of the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and pastry chef Alexander Chetverikov. The duo replaced Daniel Negreira, the celebrated chef who never took to life in Russia. The new menu is dominated by seasonal produce and delicate cooking techniques, while the restaurant’s exclusive dessert menu strikes a perfect balance between sweet and light. The summer menu for the northern capital’s highest, most romantic restaurant is scheduled to be unveiled on May 13.
Another high-altitude establishment opened its doors in spring: Ceviche Bar headed by Ruslan Babajanov, whose previous work at the Buddha-Bar earned him popularity among many St. Petersburg residents. Despite the predominance of raw products, his creations are distinguished by their refined taste and minimalist presentation.
The restaurant officially opened on October 23, 2015.
Cuisine: Modern, Russian, European
Average bill: 2,250 roubles
Telephone: +7 (812) 937 4141
The AZIA menu combines three Asian cuisines: East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian, each represented by refined, original dishes grilled on the open fire, steamed, cooked in a wok, or baked in a tandoor oven, and seasoned from the restaurant’s collection of over 150 Eastern spices. The restaurant’s extensive wine list offers 500 different options. AZIA’s house offerings include Singapore chilli crab prepared in the wok, Peking duck, spicy lobster soup, and crab spring rolls.
The restaurant is open daily from 12:00 to 00:00.
Average bill: 3,000 roubles
Telephone: +7 (812) 329 6622
Buddha-Bar St. Petersburg is the first Russian location of the international Buddha-Bar lounge restaurant concept, celebrated for its unique format in more than 25 major cities around the world, including Paris, London, Monte Carlo, Dubai, and Prague. The owners of the brand consider Buddha-Bar St. Petersburg among the best locations in the world in terms of food quality and service. The restaurant’s enchanting ambiance relies on a combination of three important components: an exclusive menu, the freshest produce, and excellent service. The legendary Buddha-Bar salad, black cod with yuzo miso soup, Angus beef tenderloin, rack of lamb with baked eggplant, and many other dishes have long been gastronomic ‘hits’ at the brand’s outpost in Russia’s northern capital.
In a split second, the Buddha-Bar can transport you from the hustle and bustle of daily life to the tranquillity of Asia. The interior of the ‘Buddha’s culinary residence’ was created by French designers. Among the restaurant’s main attractions are a three-metre-high Buddha statue from Indonesia and a 25-metre bar: the longest in the Buddha-Bar chain. For important meetings and private events, Buddha-Bar St. Petersburg offers a wine room and VIP room hidden from public view.
SPECIAL: On June 17, Buddha-Bar St. Petersburg invites its guests to a solo concert by the star of Russian stage and winner of several Golden Gramophone awards, Grigory Leps. Leps is known for his unforgettable shows and the powerful energy he shares with the audience. The concert at Buddha-Bar St. Petersburg promises to be a truly monumental performance, offering patrons a chance to enjoy their favourite hits in the unique setting of the ‘Buddha’s culinary residence’, which has long become a famed spot in St. Petersburg thanks to its impeccable Pan-Asian cuisine.
Average bill: 3,000 roubles
Address: 78, SINOPSKAYA NAB.
Telephone: +7 (812) 318 0707
Casa del Myaso (“The Meat House”) is far more than a steak-house! And we say that because Casa del Myaso isn’t just about the finest steaks and burgers in the city, but also covers a huge range of other veal, rabbit, deer, duck, chicken and turkey dishes too. A project of the Receptoria Group.
Casa del Myaso restaurant was the winner of the “Best Steak” and “Best Burger” categories in the “Menu & Bill” Awards in St. Petersburg.
Average bill: 1,500 roubles
Telephone: +7 (812) 320 9746