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Cafe St Petersburg

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57 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2224
12:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the last month we ate here twice, once a lunch and once for just a quick bite at the dinner time (we attended one of the concerts at the restaurant). Both times the food was delicious and well presented, waiters were professional and friendly and fantastic bar and beautiful paintings created worm and lovely ambience. However, for "the Russian... More 

Thank Nadrod
Stoughton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food was great, the waiters are nice and helpfull. The place could improve the atmosphere, the place seems a little run down. Overall the food is good, and a nice evening out.

Thank Stella G
Burbank, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

These dishonest liars charged me twice for a tip, promised to credit back, however, never credited or called back. Very disappointing. Plus, the food is below average.

Thank natalielajmc
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My parents and I were very excited to try this restaurant. But when we got there at 6pm on a Friday, we were told that they were having a private function, and that we could come back in an hour when it was over. There really should have been a notice about this on their website (which we checked) or... More 

Thank kdcatlover
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Arrived early for weekday lunch, empty, attentive service. We brought our kids, aged 5&8, who loved pelmeni (had to order more). We had very nice cucumber salad, best thing was the wild mushroom soup. Also good stuffed cabbage. Chocolate potato was a huge hit with everyone, blintzes also good. Very reasonable prices after downtown Boston. Turkish coffee spot on, good... More 

1 Thank Asya C
Hanover, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

What a pleasant trip! I took my first-year students who are taking Russian to lunch. We made a reservation and arrived 30 minutes earlier. We came from New Hampshire. Kristina (chef) welcomed us and accommodate us nicely. Sergey was our waiter who did a marvelous job! My students wanted to speak Russian and order their meals in Russian, and it... More 

2 Thank A R
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279 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I went here with a Russian friend and would otherwise have had no idea what to order or what was going on. It seems to cater to large groups and clearly has a strong following among Russian transplants.

1 Thank steventobolsky
Newton, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

The portions were extremely small and the service was delivered was an attitude. I think the server thought that woman weren't a good bet as she paid little to no attention to us aside from serving the meal.

Thank liviesmum
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

I don't know if someone who has never been to Russia can really understand what's going on when they enter this place. It's like being transported. The decor, the staff, the karaoke birthday party in the next room...it feels like Russia. I recommend you give it a shot. I love it, but I spent time in former Soviet countries, so... More 

Thank Gamberioni
Madison, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Good Russian food at great prices. Took some colleagues there for their first taste of Russian food and they loved it. Borscht, lamb, chicken all were excellent It is a regular stop for me when I am in the area

1 Thank jlazor1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 6174673555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?