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Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 571-75-91
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“soups” (2 reviews)
“borscht” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
European, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited the evening show was "Nostalgia" being performed by four drama actors. They were very good, the dancing and acting was brilliant and the young gentleman singer was excellent. The food and drink service to our table was efficient and all staff spoke...More

Thank shangeog
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Escaping from The Hermitage we just wanted something light, and found La Russ just a short walk from the main tourist areas, alongside the canal, down a few steps - easily missed! The soups were terrific - mushroom for my wife and meat, (goulash), for...More

Thank malcsaville
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I like to visit the restaurant when come to SPb: perfect location, good food and service, and actually great show which we didn't see this time, but before it was always awesome - everything you need for having nice evening with friends. And the prices...More

Thank NataliaA6
Restoran_manager, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at LA RUSS, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Natalia, thank you for so nice review about our restaurant! We're so glad that you spent so good time here and enjoyed that evening well. We're looking forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had a typically Russian meal. We started off with borscht which was okay but not what I was expecting. Then we had been stroganoff - again just okay. Dessert was a scoop of ice cream which was fine. The atmosphere is delightful and the...More

Thank crosswycke
Ольга С, Public Relations Manager at LA RUSS, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for a review! We're sorry that food wasn't what you expected. Anyway we're glad that you can enjoy atmosphere and service. We're looking forward to see you again!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We invited our 16 Russian colleagues and 4 Norwegian colleagues to a summer party at this restaurant. We were served fantastic food, many dishes and lots of it. They had great entertainment with traditional Russian songs and classical costumes. We were so pleased with whole...More

Thank LargeEric2016
Restoran_manager, Администратор at LA RUSS, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear LargeEric2016, thank you for so nice review about our restaurant! We're so glad that you spent so good time here and enjoyed that summer party with your colleagues some years ago well. We're looking forward to seeing you this autumn!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this place on Friday night. It was full so we were pleased that booked in advance. The location is brilliant- right near by Winter Palace square. The menu was varied and reasonable for the location and settings. There was also live music...More

1  Thank irina j
Restoran_manager, Администратор at LA RUSS, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Dear Irina, thank you for so nice review about our restaurant! We're so glad that you spent so good time here and enjoyed that evening well. We're looking forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a small restaurant very close to the Ermitage museum. You have the feeling to be in the cellar of the museum. This restaurant a good place to spend a funny moment with a good food, in a typical atmosphere. Better to reserve because...More

1  Thank Luc-Tassignon
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had a Christmas party there. Nice interior and good location. Show was ok. Food delicious and service was fast and friendly. Well done !

Thank PjotrFinland
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Had a superb meal. It was quiet possibly due to the unexpected snow. Pleasant staff and a good price

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place tries to go for 30s atmosphere, and I think they do it pretty good. Located in the basement its not hot in there even on hottest day. I loved every dish ordered here, but sour mushrooms and chicken tabaka get special mentioning; as...More

Thank Mykyta T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Admiralteisky
  • Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
  • Phone Number: +7 812 571-75-91
  • E-mail
Restaurant "LA RUSS" was opened on the site of the legendary restaurant "NEP". "LA RUSS" is located in the heart of St.-Petersburg on the Palace Square, renowned for its hospitality and commitment to traditional Russia. Here you’ll be met with a smile and offerings that challenges preconceptions of Russian cuisine. Restaurant "LA RUSS" has taken over the building where “NEP” operated for more than 15 years and continues its legacy by offering evening show programs which can surprise even an experienced audience with it's bright choreography, live pop-vocals and imaginative costumes. This makes LA RUSS a popular place for holiday events, parties, or corporate evenings. The restaurant has two halls. The main hall seats 60-65 people in addition to the VIP hall. The interior of the restaurant shows that Russian restaurants can be fashionable and stylish for tourists and locals alike. It features a modern interior comprised of light colors made based in the latest design trends while still echoing Russian tradition. The VIP hall has a romantic atmosphere in the style of the elegant Orient express. One can comfortably sit on a soft velvet sofa and relax after a noisy Russian feast while admiring the elegant frescoes. The cozy and compact VIP hall is designed for 10 people and is ideal for business lunches, dinners, or small family holidays. In the evenings, starting at 20:30, you can watch the author's costumed musical show programs, designed for those with the most demanding taste. The large selection in shows means that everyone will find a favorite. “LA RUSS” offers shows including: "Bravo, Broadway!" is a colorful musical extravaganza, which combines elements of variety, musical, and cabaret in the style of the best Broadway productions and famous musical films. "Nostalgia" will carry you to a musical journey into the past. Romances of the white émigré during the revolution, incendiary gypsy dances, and choreographic miniatures are based on the movie "12 chairs". "Such Different Cabaret", which won the nomination for "The best restaurant show" in St. Petersburg. You will plunge into the atmosphere of the elegance of a Parisian cafe,you’ll feel the passion of the bullfighters, and see the chic Chicago style variety show. "With Ksenia Arsenieva and Co." is a well-known musical group in St. Petersburg at restaurants and features a dancing show in the cabaret-style. "Love story" is a musical statement about love and passion, uniting popular songs, original choreography, and the author's costumes of the last century. "Russian style", the newest offering, is a modern interpretation of Russian folklore, folk dances, songs of the Soviet period, and world famous western hits about Russia. Following the show, the DJ plays a popular dance set until closing. The cuisine of LA RUSS is a combination of Russian traditions of actual gastronomic trends made with natural farm products. An unusual combination of ingredients, seasonal local products, and modern cooking techniques make even the most familiar dishes seem new. La Russ’s executive chef especially recommends his specialties such as Karelian deer fillet with stewed fowl and blueberry port, Black Sea rapana with an orange-ginger sauce and sirloin from muksun on ice. The worthy cuisine corresponds to the wine list where you will find a wide selection of wines, cognacs, liqueurs, and tinctures. Moreover, for real gourmets and connoisseurs of true Russian drinks, we offer a traditional distilled bread wine and other distilled drinks crafted in the best national traditions. If you like an atmosphere of fun and celebration, the restaurant LA RUSS is the restaurant for you!
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