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Nep Restaurant-Cabaret

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Admiralteisky
European, Russian, Central European, Eastern European
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Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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+7 812 571-75-91
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12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of the nb limited of seats. Spectacle is soft and well prepared, based on french... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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661 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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

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Freehold, New Jersey
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a side dish I was asking for their baked potatos with everything I ordered. Their... More 

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Savannah
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a wonderful evening at Nep. The singing and dancing in Russian provided a lively cultural experience for our family. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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Johannesburg
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Landed here by accident as the restaurant we had planned to go to had technical problems and was closed. Were told about the Cabaret being on and the additional charge which was very reasonable. The food was delicious, especially the desert! The cabaret was entertaining and the restaurant very attractive. Service was very good.

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Imatra, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Dine outdoors on the terrace during the day. A nice place to eat a snack. The food was tasty. The service was friendly but a bit slow. We'd would like booked a table for the evening but the waiter gave only a business card which could make a call. We did not call.

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Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We sat down as the staff held auditions for a new dancer and singer. it would be good to know if favourites got a job :-) great food and a large offering of drinks

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came here for a delightful lunch that did not include the cabaret show but included some very good borscht, beef stroganoff and wine. Attentive service.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Tongue-in-cheek Retro-Soviet style restaurant with great Cabaret (check which nights). The food is very good and the service charming. The Soviet aspect is restricted to the decor and ambience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$26
Cuisine
European, Russian, Central European, Eastern European
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
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
Description
Situated in Dvortsovaya Square, the NEP Cabaret Restaurant is the only place in St. Petersburg, that offers Russian, European and Italian cuisine, together with famous night shows in the traditions of world’s best cabarets. This unique combination makes the NEP Restaurant a perfect scenery for a celebration, corporate party or romantic evening.

Russia, the 20s of the last century. Dvortsovaya Square. The atmosphere of clandestine feasts and revelry. The tables welcome with dishes of Russian, European and Italian cuisine. At night —famous shows in the world’s best cabarets style. That’s the NEP Cabaret Restaurant, a perfect place for a celebration, corporate party or romantic evening.

Our restaurant is situated in the very heart of Saint Petersburg, Dvortsovaya Square. The interior of the Cabaret Restaurant, designed in the style of the 20s of the 20th century, also recreates the atmosphere of the NEP times. Cosy round panne sofas, soft cushions with tassels and festoons; the center is marked by the sparkling crystal basket chandelier, spreading its soft light over the hall. The furniture upholstery, as well as the ceiling and wall paintings are designed in subtle hues: beige, goldish and light green. The Restaurant has two halls. The main hall seating 60 people, and the VIP cabinet, which is a perfect place for business lunches or dinners and small family celebrations, seating 8 to 10 people.

In the NEP period, cabarets and restaurants with musical shows of jazz bands, frivolous singers and dancers were the most popular entertainment. Today, our classic red stage welcomes you in the main hall with the pride of our restaurant — the cabaret with its programme ‘A Little Journey to the Past...’ You’ll find yourself in the epoch, when one could get rich in a moment, when splendor and misery went hand in hand, when leather sword-belts were combined with lacquered boots, and frivolous songs were performed on the stage.

We’re glad to invite you to our original musical shows. Minimusical ‘Nostalgie’ presents a reminiscence of Russia in the beginning of the past century in a kaleidoscope of old melodies, romances, gypsy passions and wild dances. Retro voyage in three acts with a singer Ksyusha Arsenieva carries you back to the 20s of the last century. French, Russian and German restaurant songs and dance shows in the cabaret style. If you want to see something modern, we offer you a marvellous show programme ‘Broadway, Bravo!’ combining the elements of variety, musical and cabaret in the style of Broadway shows and famous musical films. Finally, music show ‘These Different Cabarets’, recognized as the best restaurant show in the ‘The Best Restaurant of St. Petersburg’ contest, recreates the refined atmosphere of Parisian cafe chantant, brings you the passion of toreadors and chic style of Chicago variety shows.

The menu of NEP is in line with the restaurant’s conception. It offers you a variety of Russian and European dishes that were popular among bourgeois of the 20s. Our chef, who is the bronze winner of the international cooking championship, especially recommends the specialties of Russian cuisine: ‘Plat du jour for Comrade Bender’ — steamed veal medallions with roasted vegetables and spicy sauce; ‘Hot Woman, Poet’s Dream’ — tender duck breast fillet with stewed cabbage and cranberry sauce is really mouthwatering. Gourmets will certainly appreciate the brochette of royal prawns and calamari with grilled vegetables and tar-tar sauce, or rocket salad with royal prawns, offered by the European part of the menu. These and other delicious dishes are waiting for you in the menu.

The wine list of the restaurant is as impressive as its cuisine. Here you’ll find the wines from Chile, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina and South Africa; and for those who prefer the combination of exquisite taste of tobacco with stiff drinks, there is a wide choice of cigars with the corresponding cognacs, whiskeys, sherrys or port wines.

If you like to spend your time in the atmosphere of fun and celebration, if the style and freedom of the 20s of the 20th century appeal to you, then you’re welcome to the NEP Cabaret Restaurant!

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