Fodor's Expert Review Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
At the Noble Nest, tucked away in the garden pavilion of the Yusupov Palace, the attire of the guests as well as the staff is as formal as the service, decor, and Continental food. There are two set menus: the "Turgenev" is very Russian, and the "Nobleman" is more French. Try the fillet of venison, baked pheasant, or a selection from the small vegetarian menu. The wine list is extensive and includes Lafite, Latour, and Margaux at extraordinary prices, but there are some more reasonable choices. With the Mariinsky Theatre just around the corner, the restaurant attracts a post-theater crowd as well as foreign dignitaries and businesspeople (an expense account helps here).
21 ul. Dekabristov
St. Petersburg, St.-Petersburg 190000, Russia