St Petersburg is a city of rooftop lovers: stunning views of the landmarks give a great reason for this. Perhaps predictably, this has inspired the creation of the whole bunch of rooftop bars and restaurants, which truly have a view worth checking out. These are some of the best in town.
Situated on the top floor of the business center, Makaronniki offers three elements which will make you stay a while and keep coming back: Italian cuisine, great cocktails, and a stunning view. The place is great both in summer and winter, although in the warmer months you can truly enjoy the enormous terrace while sipping a glass of Prosecco.
Mansarda looks out over the city from the rooftop of the business centre Quattro Corti, situated in the historical building. Panoramic windows of Mansarda offer a breath-taking view at St.Issac’s Cathedral and roofs of historical center. The menu offers a wide selection of dishes from European and Asian cuisines, paired with exquisite cocktails.
Parusa na Kryshe is another panoramic restaurant, and a karaoke bar, offering an amazing view at Peter and Paul Cathedral. The view gives a feeling that you are floating above the city. The place has a wide selection of signature cocktails, as well has some options for shisha lovers.
I Love… La Panorama is considered to be one of the heighest panoramic restaurants of European cuisine in the city center. Situated on 15th floor on Vasilievsky Island, the view from its windows encapsulates all the main landmarks of the city center. This place is filled with the romantic spirit: from the small design details down to the stunning sunsets.
Eclectic interior and a huge space split over two floors, topped up with a finger-licking menu and great cocktails—that is Gastronomika in a nutshell. Located just meters away from Nevsky Prospect, this is a perfect getaway from the bustle of the city at any time of the day.
Roof 18 is a stylish panoramic restaurant in the historical center of the city: the windows overlook Neva river, Sampsonievsky bridge and legendary Aurora. The menu is broad, featuring a great variety of international dishes, as well as big selection of wines and cocktails.
Bar, Restaurant, European, Steakhouse, Russian, $$$
The concept of this place is mainly connected with meat dishes: combining some traditional Russian dishes based on highest quality meat. Its cocktail menu is also great and mostly consists of signature cocktails with names taken from Russian traditions. The founder of Blok, Alexander Rappoport, is one of the most successful restaurateurs in Russia, running several projects in Moscow.