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Reki Moiki Emb., 37 | near Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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+7 812 571-75-91
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Tue 12:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 package. Total recommendation! . I will be visiting this fall with a group of 20... More 

Thank LargeEric2016
Restoran_manager, Администратор at LA RUSS, responded to this review

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! More 

London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 from 20:30 with many different acts. In the end people were dancing. Would recommend as... More 

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Restoran_manager, Администратор at LA RUSS, responded to this review

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! More 

Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 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
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
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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697 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

Thank Linda H
Freehold, New Jersey
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Daniel P
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Karooblossom
Imatra, Finland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Mika K
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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

Thank adeclay2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 26
European, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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