The Cynic: "Russian Style Cafe, with English Menu" Russian Cuisine Tip by AnnK.

Russian Cuisine, Saint Petersburg: 137 reviews and 147 photos

There are probably dozens of similar places around, but this one has an English menu, a location near stuff you will probably visit, and I know how to get there!

How to get there:
"The Cynic" 4 per. Antonenko, Admiralteisky. The guide on took us to it. It is near St. Issac's. There is a webpage in Russian: Within that, there is a KOHTAKT page with a map. Take the street that runs east of St. Issac's, going South--that is Admiralteisky. Pass Mariinsky Palace (not the same as Mariinsky Theatre). There will probably be a movable wooden sign out in front, east side of the street. But the key point is to turn into the opening to a courtyard go about 10 feet on the right side to an unlabeled door down 4 steps--and open the door.

They have a jukebox, a foosball game, menus in English, Russian clientele and Russian prices, reasonable food for reasonable prices. Service is unsmiling but adequate. Order at the bar and they bring you the food.

Favorite Dish: Garlic toast--garlicky and crisp--and "white soup" (salmon in light chowder) are especially good. If you are tired of Slavic food, get the roast chicken.

Address: 4 per. Antonenko, Admiralteisky
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Near St. Issac's
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2006
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