Nestled on a street corner between St. Isaac’s and Theatre Squares, Restaurant 1913 is the perfect spot to stop in on a wintry evening to enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee on your way to or from the theatre. Live musicians playing soothing Russian ballads offer you a moment to warm up and bask in the elegant, but comforting and intimate space. The extensive menuboasts every classic Russian dish imaginable, plus more unusual offerings for adventurous diners. The restaurant is festively decorated and features Art Deco-inspired stained-glass windows and glass detail. Though the restaurant advertises itself as a “decidedly Western establishment”, this really is the place for an undeniably Russian dining experience. From the extensive variety of delicious homemade pickles, to the tender Beef Stroganoff to the fact that your fellow diners may be drinking vodka shots with pickled herring, if you’re looking for something authentically Russian, you won’t be disappointed.