Rubinstein Street (Saint Petersburg)

The Rubinstein Street is a street in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It runs from Nevsky Prospect to Zagorodny prospect. Since the 2000s it became famous as the main restaurant and bar street in the city, a centre of Petersburg social life.[1][2][3][4]

Rubinstein street
Rubinsteina Street SPB 01.jpg
Native nameУлица Рубинштейна (since 1929)
Nearest metro stationVladimirskaya, Dostoyevskaya
'Five Corners' crossroad, 2014


The street's history goes back to the 1740s. At that time it was called Golovkin lane after Chancellor Gavriil Golovkin, whose country residence was located nearby. The modern name was given in 1929 in honour of composer Anton Rubinstein, who resided in the house No. 38.[5]


  • Five Corners — a crossroad, formed by the intersection of Rubinsteina Street with Zagorodny Prospekt (Zagorodny Avenue), Razyezzhaya Street, and Lomonosova Street (formerly Chernyshev Lane).
  • No. 7 — the so-called "Tear of Socialism". The avant-garde house was built in 1929—1931 as a commune, following the idea of collective household. Soviet poet Olga Bergholz was its most famous resident.
  • No. 13 — the Leningrad Rock Club, opened in 1981.
  • No. 15-17 — the Tolstoy House, designed by Fyodor Lidval and built in 1910–1912.
  • No. 18 — the Maly Drama Theatre.
  • No. 23 — designed by architect A. A. Basryshnikov and built in 1911-1912. Here in 1921-1935 lived writer and scientist Ivan Yefremov, in the 1960s-1970s — writer Sergei Dovlatov. After 1922 comedian Arkady Raikin lived here with his family.
  • No. 40 — former Ioffe revenue house, 1913. The flatiron building with decorative tower serves as an architectural dominant of the square.


  1. ^ "Западные СМИ: Рубинштейна — одна из главных ресторанных улиц Европы" [Western Media to Name Rubinstein St one of the Main Restaurant street in Europe] (in Russian). Gazeta.Spb. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  2. ^ Mcgrane, Sally (2015-12-30). "Where to Go in St. Petersburg". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. ^ Stewart, St. (2019-10-18). "The winter city: St Petersburg's revival". The Financial Times. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  4. ^ Morton, E. (2018-05-25). "Taste of St Petersburg: our run down of food and drink hotspots in Russia's historic second city". The Calvert Journal. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  5. ^ "Лев Лурье о том, как улица Рубинштейна стала одной из главных ресторанных улиц Европы" [Historian Leo Lurie on Rubinstein street as one of the biggest restaurant cluster in Europe] (in Russian). Delovoy Peterburg. 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2020-01-29.


  • Video about Ioffe revenue house (Rubinstein st., 40), ru
  • Video about dining on Rubinstein st., en