Three times voted ‘The best luxurious restaurant in St Petersburg‘
The gastronomical Taleon Restaurant is your first choice for fine dining in St Petersburg, Russia. It’s festive atmosphere, impeccable service, an extensive wine list, a collection of rare brandies, the best Cuban and Dominican cigars and high-class European cuisine will satisfy even the most demanding of guests. Its Master Chef Alexander Dregolsky will enthrall you with his superb renditions of continental cuisine.
Signature dishes include poultry consome with foie-gras ravioli, chilean sea bass with truffle risotto and Kenyan beans served with emulsion of coral oil, Salmon pie with home made cheese and honey served with Russian sauce.
Restaurant is open
- daily from 5 p.m. till 11 p.m.
Taleon Restaurant is one of the few places in St. Petersburg where the guests can dine in historical 19th century palatial interiors. Located in the former study and reception rooms of Stepan Eliseev, the last pre-revolutionary owner of the palace, the restaurant preserves the splendid atmosphere of gala age.
The former reception room on the left side of the restaurant is decorated in Louis XVI style. The former study on the right side is decorated in Empire style of Napoleon Bonaparte. Egyptian sculptures Victoria and Glory staying between the columns as well as Egyptian female figures on the fireplace enhance the beauty of the room.
Two original plafonds dominate the ceiling decor. The central one images the Mercury, the patron of trade, and Fortuna, the goddess of luck and success. It is well known that Eliseev dynasty was accompanied by luck and fortune in creation of the famous Eliseev Trade House in Russia. The other plafond images Apollo, the patron of art, and his muses Terpsichore and Erato. This plafond reminds us that Stephen Eliseev was philanthropist and fond of art and culture.
Taleon Restaurant Features
- Opening Date: 1997
- Cuisine: International
- Signature Dish: Chilean Sea bass with truffle risotto and Kenyan beans served with emulsion of coral oil
- Interior: Authentic styles of Empire and Louis XVI
- History: Restaurant is located in the former study of Stepan Eliseev, prerevolutionary owner of the palace.
- Seating: 62 seats a’la carte style, 100 persons banquet style
- Entrance: enter through main hotel’s entrance then proceed to 2nd floor via main stairs or elevators
- Dress code: Semi-formal or Business attire
Sunday is not the day when you want to think about cooking, but it is still a day when you want to eat well, and often with the family and friends in tow.
‘Brunch at Taleon’ is renowned as one of the most exquisite Sunday events in the city. The prime service, attention to details and of course gastronomical masterpieces won’t leave guests indifferent. Accompanied by life piano music the Sunday Brunch became a signature event at the Taleon Imperial Hotel. Enjoy caviar, blinis, Champaign, fresh sea food, and traditional Russian dishes in the palatial décor of the Taleon restaurant.
Traditional Sunday Brunch is served on public holidays from noon till 4 p.m. Please address our concierge to check the closest date of brunch.