The Best French Restaurants In St Petersburg

Photo of Valeria Nikonova
9 February 2017

Russia’s northern capital has long-established connections with France, so it is no wonder that St Petersburg‘s culinary scene dazzles with restaurants devoted entirely to French gastronomy. We’ve picked the best French and French-fusion dining spots in St Petersburg to try while you’re here.

Gastronomic Cantina Jerome

Cantina Jerome is located in the heart of St Petersburg, two minutes walk from St Isaac’s Square. Jerome’s menu offers classic French dishes and Italian pizzas and pastas. It is compiled of the biggest hits of both French and Italian cuisines: pizza, pasta, risotto, antipasti with smoked chicken, speciality burgers and onion soup. The interior of Jerome is quite unique, featuring black walls painted with images of owls and other forest creatures, high ceilings, bright red leather sofas, huge wooden tables and a transparent showcase with homemade baked goods.
Bolshaya Morskaya 25, St Petersburg, +7 812 314 64 43

Philibert Restaurant

Restaurant, French, Coffee, European, $$$
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Philibert, Sankt-Peterburg
Philibert, Sankt-Peterburg | courtesy of Philibert
Philibert has earned a reputation as a hospitable café, not only because of its friendly service, but also because of the interior: panoramic windows, furniture made of light wood, wrought iron framed mirrors, white shelves and authentic chandeliers refer to classic interiors of French houses in Provence. The menu echoes the Provençal mood of the restaurant, with options such as onion soup, salad Nicoise and frog legs, stewed in a citrus sauce.

Flamand Rose

Flamand Rose is a Franco-Belgian café that offers customers a room with a unique atmosphere. The menu presents dishes from the mixture of French and Belgian cuisines.

Malaya Posadskaya 11, St Petersburg, +7 812 498 50 35

Image courtesy of Flamand Rose
Image courtesy of Flamand Rose

Entree Restaurant

Bistro, Restaurant, French, Coffee, European, $$$
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Entree, Sankt-Peterburg
Entree, Sankt-Peterburg | courtesy of Entree Restaurant
Restaurant Entree is divided into two zones: the bistro and the restaurant itself. The menu mainly focuses on French cuisine, but you can also find a herring with potatoes and homemade meatballs with mashed potatoes on the list. Entree Restaurant’s pride is Dijon mustard, which serves as decoration and is present in the composition of many dishes.

Legran Restaurant

Restaurant, European, French, $$$
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Located in the heart of St Petersburg, between the Hermitage Museum and the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Legran Restaurant presents a gourmet mixture of old Russian and regional French cuisine. Gourmet French dishes are accompanied by the selection of fine wines. Luxurious and at the same time cozy, the interior will please fans of a delicious meal in an atmosphere of hospitality. Restaurant Legran has several rooms that differ in their interior design; the largest features a cosy fireplace and is designed for up to 50 visitors.