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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$72
CUISINES
Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a nice neighborhood, directly facing a canal. Nice atmosphere like at someone‘s house. The dining room is in the same room as the kitchen so you can observe how they prepare your food. The staff is friendly and the service efficient. Unfortunately the...food did not convince me. There was no single dish I found really good. All looked nice and the quality was good, but each dish lacked taste. I wonder why most reviews are so positive about the food, honestly speaking I was disappointed. Still interesting experience, hopefully they will improve the food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

Em Restaurant was wonderful! The setting was very elegant but not stuffy - loved having a view of the kitchen! The food was amazing! Would go back again given the chance.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Superb tasting menu and could beautifully accommodate a vegetarian option with no advance notice. Each dish was thought out and executed with the greatest care - the flavours and textures all worked so well together. Staff hospitable, friendly and helpful. A great concept to see...the dishes being cook right in from you. Wonderful!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed 22 January 2020

A must visit for people who travel to Petersburg. I have been here four times and every time the experience has been phenomenal. A personal advice - leave the menu selection to the chef as they know the selection better. Bhavesh

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

I probably had one of my better dinners here in St Petersburg. The restaurant does not look like one - it is more like an appartment with a kitchen. There is a choice of 3 of 6 courses and we choose 3 courses. The dishes...were prepared freshly in the open kitchen and were absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The bill was in line with the food and overall experience. Will go againMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

EM is a fine restaurant, with the tables very close to the open kitchen, adding to the good atmosphere. The emphasis seems to be on the look of the food, rather than the flavours, which is a pity because you end up a little disappointed...after seeing the delicious looking food. Not cheap, but a good experience.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

The decor and concept where food is cooked on an AGA is a simple but really effective idea. Superb decor. My expectations were very high from the reviews but I left the restaurant feeling it has not delivered. Efficient booking and arrival. Although the restaurant...was not full the service was all too rushed. Food started to arrive before we had even finished some glasses of champagne we had ordered. Bread was really fantastic but things went downhill from there. The starters and mains were just ok. The flavours just didn't work for me. Ordered a good Red wine but it was too cold. We didn't try desert. If you want great food try Birch or Duo Gastrobar instead.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2019

Perhaps I was expecting more. I had read good reviews of EM and was looking forward to a gourmet experience. While the service was excellent and the atmosphere warm, cosy and homey, I was a little underwhelmed by the food. A 7 course menu rich...with fruits was OK, but come of the combinations didnt really work, and the cut of beef (the centrepiece of the menu), while tender, lacked flavour. Some reviews had wondered why EM has not got a Michelin guide mention, but for me while it is trying hard, its not there yet. Hope to try it again in a year or so and see where it is then.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

I came to this restaurant with my girlfriend during our weekend in Saint Petersburg. The place I really nice, small with the kitchen completely open on the dining room. I appreciated this detail very much, it let us watch all the details of food preparation....The menus are too, one comprises 4 courses, the second 7 courses. We took the 7 courses meal. The dinner was a crescendo, the first appetizer did not convince us, but the more they brought the more we were surprised. One of the best courses was the tomato granita with berries sherbet and chocolate. Absolutely great and simple. If I ever go back to Saint Petersburg I am definitely going again to EM Restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

We had an exciting, light, original and modern meal here. Cosy place, great wines and good service in English. Why not 5 then? Well, the atmosphere in the very open kitchen was a bit stern, not a lot of smiles going on. But mainly because...the lamb dish wasn't of the same level as the other amazing dishes. It lacked taste and was quite sinewy. I think the chef will be having serious words with her supplier/butcher. Would we go again, certainly!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?3  
EMuradyan, Владелец at EM Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019
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Yes, EM Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

EM Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5