Bellevue Brasserie

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Panoramic windows of the Bellevue Brasserie, located on the ninth floor of the Kempinsky Hotel, grant a magnificent view of historical St. Petersburg: the Winter Palace, the bridges, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress. The menu combines French cuisine with traditional Russian accents: starters include a Matrioshka borsch risotto, while the venison pelmeni come served with a truffle sauce. But the most memorable item of the restaurant is not found on the menu - many visitors come to Bellevue Brasserie for a chance to study the intricate designs on the wings of an angel atop the Alexander Column, or maybe even catch a smile on its face.