Named after the book by Dostoyevsky, who lived in this neighbourhood, this restaurant has a quaint atmosphere, and delicious food. A few minutes away from Nevsky Prospect, it's easy to miss.
Once inside, you'll find a row of vaulted rooms lined with books, photos, and paintings. Leather sofas invite relaxation. Card games, backgammon, and chess boards are available. But one comes to The Idiot for the food: pasta, fish, seafood, and good vegetarian fare.
A small glass of vodka is offered to all comers, on the house. At the bar, try one of the house's famous cocktails, especially the well-named ‘Crime and Punishment', one of the specialities.
Nab Reki Moyki 82
Saint Petersburg 190000
+7 812 946 51 73
Menu: around 3,500 RUB