Fodor's Expert Review Za Stsenoi
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
Steps from the Mariinsky Theatre, with windows overlooking the pretty Kryukova Canal, "Backstage" has a dramatic setting. Its floorboards were taken from the old Mariinsky stage, and the exposed-brick walls display ornate mirrors and theater props. The menu fuses French and Russian influences. Venison carpaccio and crème lobster soup with cognac make good overtures for beluga fillet baked with mushrooms and béchamel sauce or grilled salmon with caviar sauce. A great choice for a post-theater dinner, but be sure to plan ahead as it fills up quickly.
18/10 Teatralnaya Pl.
St. Petersburg, St.-Petersburg 190000, Russia