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Cabaret Restaurants in St Petersburg
Enjoy a Russian Folk Show While Savouring Russian Food.

Looking for cabaret restaurants in St Petersburg, Russia? Want to be entertained while sampling Russian cuisine? If so, read on and get ready for a laugh...

St. Petersburg's cabaret restaurant scene is less extensive than Moscow's, but it is expanding as quickly as the city itself. We want to share with you here a bunch of restaurants we have visited and liked that boast everything from little Russian folk shows, alternative live piano music and jazz performances to exciting belly dance shows and unique mini musicals.

While the shows are in Russian, they are visually enjoyable and the atmosphere is relaxed and arty with a vaudevillian feel in certain places. They play almost all year round at any time of the week. And of course, the food is good too!☺

If you are looking for an innovative combination between restaurant and show and you fancy a laugh while tasting our local Russian delicacies, then check out our list of cabaret restaurants below. Maybe you will find something that pleases your palate and sense of humour!

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OUR PICKING LIST OF CABARET RESTAURANTS

Tip: Make sure to book a table in advance before you go in one of these cabaret restaurants.

NEP


Address: Moika River Embankment  37 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/571-75-91

Value for money food, Original musicals, Great Cabaret!

NEP has consistently bagged awards for having the best restaurant shows in the city of St Petersburg, and no wonder with mini-musicals that tell the gypsy history of Russia, acclaimed three different cabaret acts and even a Broadway show. To sweeten the deal, you can savour a wide choice of Russian, European and Thai food at very cheap prices. Dishes include veal medallions and duck fillet. Soft lighting, tassels and upholstery make NEP a very intimate venue, but be prepared to dance with the performers if you sit close to the stage.

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian, European, Thai
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side, Central
  • Metro Station: Admiralteyskaya

Open hours:  Mon-Thu (12:00 - 23:00), Fri- Sun (12:00 - 01:00)

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BAKU


Address: Sadovaya Street 12/23 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/571-84-70

Delicious Azerbaijan food, Charming Atmosphere, Beautiful setting!

If you don't know anything about the food of Azerbaijan, don't worry! You can always go to Baku, a beautifully decorated Azerbaijan restaurant close to Nevsky Prospekt. In this restaurant you can delight yourself with traditional tasty dishes made by a chef from the city of Baku who knows how to cook Azerbaijani dishes very well. If you go, you won't only enjoy the food and wine, but also the cozy atmosphere and exquisite interiors decorated traditionally with the ancient Azerbaijani culture along with a lively dance show.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Caucasian, Azerbaijani, European, Vegetarian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side, Central
  • Metro Station: Gostiny Dvor, Nevsky Prospekt

Open hours: Mon-Sun, Sun (12:00 - 24:00), Fri-Sat (12:00 - 06:00)

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PALERMO


Address: Fontanka River Embankment 50 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/ 764-37-64

Italian Renaissance setting, European cuisine, Tasty food!

For those looking to be serenaded on a romantic night out, Palermo, which sits on the Fontanka Embankment in St Petersburg is the perfect place. True to its name, you will find the best pastas and risottos from Italy and classic European dishes, such as bass and steaks. Every evening, the lights dim and the music program entertains diners while they settle back and enjoy the elegant surrounds of sea-green sofas, green trees and frescos with Palermo sights. You’ll soon be dancing along to the band, ending another perfect outing.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian, European, Italian
  • Price range: $$
  • Location: Admiralty Side, Central
  • Metro Station: Dostoevskaya or Vladimirskaya

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - 24:00)

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48 CHAIRS


Address: Rubinsteina Street 5 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 921/387-70-85

Jazz music, Warm atmosphere, Fine dining!

One of the premier cabaret restaurants in Russia’s Northern Capital, and perhaps a favorite place of Daniel Radcliff, is 48 Chairs. A vibrant place that features a fresh jazz act every night to entertain for St Petersburg’s working professionals at the end of a busy day. Check out the best of the city’s musical talents, under low lamplights and with cozy wooden décor that mirrors the Jazz Age atmosphere. Classic fine dining is on offer so you can savour anything from Italian pastas and grilled salmon, cod or bass to Australian rib eye steaks and Japanese eel, whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European 
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side, Central
  • Metro Station: Dostoevskaya or Vladmirskaya

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - until last guest)

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STAGE ILLUSIONS


Address: Universitetskaya Embankment 25 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 953/356-08-88

Disco dancing, Fashion shows, Affordable dining!

Located on the picturesque waterfront of the Imperial City, Stage Illusions stands out from other cabaret restaurants with its purple-themed decors, as well as professional music and lighting equipment for art exhibitions. As it is a partner of the St Petersburg Fashion Week, you can sometimes catch events with live DJs and dance to 90s music with the crème of Saint Petersburg society. Music can vary each night from folk, classical and jazz to pop and rock. The affordable food makes this an ideal place to bring the family out or enjoy a meal with friends.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Vasilyevsky Island
  • Metro Station: Vasileostrovskaya

Open hours: Mon-Sun (11:00 - until last guest)

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TROIKA


Address: Zagorodniy Prospect 27 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/764-51-10

Variety and ballet show, Russian art and delicacies!

Named after its iconic variety show which plays every night to an international audience, cabaret restaurant Troika is the jewel in St Petersburg’s crown of musical eateries. Whilst sampling authentic Russian and European cuisines, you can revel in the two-part show that combines Russian folk song and dance with contemporary pop hits. Troika’s daily spectacle has been called the Moulin Rouge of the city. Its modern décor includes art by Russian masters which you can appriciate as you relish classic 20th century Russian delicacies like solyanka of sturgeon, perch-pike, duck flambé, and Astrakhan herring with a cup of icy vodka.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty, Central
  • Metro Station: Dostoevskaya or Vladimirskaya

Open hours: Mon-Sun (11:00 - 23:00)

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STARAYA DEREVNYA


Address: Savushkina Street 72 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/431-00-00

Russian & Ukrainian cuisine, Cozy atmosphere, Unique food!

Known as ‘Old Village’, Staraya Derevenya is exactly this: a tiny traditional restaurant that has served classic Russian dishes and Ukrainian fare for 25 years. The cabaret restaurant has a resident pianist to entertain guests with traditional Russian tunes as you dig into large yet affordable servings of chakhokhbili, chicken kiew, roast veal and beef stroganoff. Unlike most St Petersburg eating establishments, vegetarians can enjoy coulibiac, vegetarian pie and cabbage schnitzel at the Staraya Derevnya. Its understated quality has been recognised by various Russian dignitaries, and even England’s Prince Charles, throughout the years.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Vyborg side
  • Metro Station: Staraya Derevenya

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - 22:00)

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RUSSIAN KITSCH


Address: Universitetskaya Embankment 25 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/325-11-22

Funny décor, International dining, Dance hall!

The décor here is one of the funniest in St Petersburg Russia, playing on pop art icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and even Communist figures like Brezhnev and Castro. With kooky art, overly grand furniture, flowers and busts, Russian Kitsch will tickle your funny bone. You’ll enjoy the music in all six halls, including a lively dance hall. Be prepared for pricey but big servings of international fare, such as Thai spicy meat salad, tonkatsu beef, krasnopolyanski soup with lamb and lentils and Caucasian cheese Suluguni fried in dough with Abkhaz honey sause.

The restaurant is temporary closed!

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Vasilyevsky Island
  • Metro Station: Vasileostrovskaya

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - 02:00)

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CHAPLIN HALL


Address: Pirogovskaya Embankment 5/2 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/605-03-05

Comedy and circus shows, International food, Special events!

Though named after the famous silent entertainer, Chaplin Hall is one of the most innovative cabaret restaurants in the Venice of the North as it lets you dive into a whole slew of musical entertainment. You can choose from theatre performances, comedy shows, concerts, musicals, poetry readings as well as dances and circus acts – all in one restaurant. The food includes creative dishes whipped up by the chef and Mediterranean, European and Japanese fare like tagliata beef, nigiri, kimchi halibut and pastas. Grab the fast-selling tickets, especially if you plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve or Christmas at the special pantomimes.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: International
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Vyborg Side, opposite the Aurora Cruiser
  • Metro Station: Ploschad' Lenina

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - until last guest)

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DEMIDOFF


Address: Fontanka River Embankment 14 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/272-91-81

Gypsy music, Ancient Russian décor and dishes!

Facing St Michael’s Castle, Demidoff is one of the more stylish restaurants in the city and evokes the classic feel of Imperial Russia. Soak in views of the antique porcelain fireplace, engravings of old St Petersburg and classically painted walls and ceilings. Take a culinary journey into the past, with dishes based on ancient Russian recipes from Peter the Great’s era, such as charcoal-fried wood grouse, whole baked pheasant or eels smoked on black alder tree. The roaming gypsy band and dancers, as well as nightly fancy dress parties, all serve to pay homage to the city’s royal days.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Classic Russian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side, Central
  • Metro Station: Nevsky Prospect, Gostiny Dvor

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - until last guest)

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DRAGO


Address: Primorskiy Prospect 15 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/430-69-84

Yugoslavian cuisine, Jazz and violin music, Slavonic brick decor!

With a cosy atmosphere that makes you feel like you are by the Adriatic Sea, Yugoslavian-owned Drago stands out in the St Petersburg dining scene with its Balkan interiors, sun-bleached bricks, fountains and ivy-draped walls. Its Yugoslavian cuisine means you can enjoy lots of grilled meats, like the Aleksander steak, mutton chops and ‘1kg of Man’s Food’, with an international selection of wines or authentic Czech beer. Musically, you can enjoy the lively tunes of the in-house orchestra and evening music alternates between violin, jazz, accordion and pop songs.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Yugoslavian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Vyborg Side
  • Metro Station: Chernaya Rechka

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - 24:00)

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DEJA VU


Address: Fontanka River Embankment 30 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/ 273-43-04

Romantic atmosphere, Goo Food, Nice floor show!

Another great cabaret restaurants to try is Deja Vu. Located on the banks of the Fontanka River, this sort of French style restaurant will delight you with a mix of traditional Russian and European cuisine and entertain you with its unique cabaret: an interesting floor show on Friday and Saturday night.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: French, Jewish, Russian, Thai
  • Price range: $$
  • Location: Admiralty side, Central
  • Metro Station: Gostiny Dvor

Open hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - until last guest)

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Written by Davide C.

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