Restaurant René

A Russo-French café at the Zinger House of Books and the city’s principal gastronomic attraction of 2022. There are numerous ways you can spend your time here: take your coffee with a warm croissant and new books, have a Champagne breakfast with a postcard view of the Kazan cathedral, organize a romantic date, or impress a cultured St. Petersburg grandma. The task of marrying Russia and France on one plate and imparting the spirit of a Paris brasserie to the walls of a legendary St. Petersburg bookstore was entrusted to chef Roman Kiselev. The mischief paid off – the place is flooded with those who want to try the onion soup, beef stroganoff, and vareniki with crab meat. The location is also compelling: René’s windows offer one of the city’s best views.