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Vienna Restaurant

Categories / City Services/Restaurants, Cafes, Cafeterias

VIENNA restaurant opened in the 1870s by entrepreneur F.I. Rotin in his house at the corner of 8 Gorokhovaya Street and 13 Malaya Morskaya Street (rebuilt in 1875-77, architect I.P. Maas). From the 1830s, the Viennese Traktir operated at that address, and then the International Restaurant. In October 1884, a new chess club was opened on the restaurant's premises. In 1903, I.S. Sokolov became the owner of the Vienna. On 31 May 1903, a solemn opening was held for it (a prayer service was carried out by John of Kronstadt). The restaurant's regular clientele included writers A.T. Averchenko, L.N. Andreev, M. Gorky, A.I. Kuprin, and A.N. Tolstoy, poets A.A. Blok, and S.M. Gorodetsky, singer F.I. Shalyapin and others. The Vienna occupied the first floor, its windows overlooking Gorokhovaya Street; later, 19 separate parlours were arranged. The walls of the restaurant boasted drawings and autographs by famous visitors. The Vienna served a daily breakfast for up to 500 and dinner for up to 600 people. The restaurant's staff numbered about 180 people. From the beginning of the First World War (1914-18), the Vienna was renamed the I. Sokolov Restaurant. After October 1917, it was closed, and was revived under its former name in December 1993.

Reference: Десятилетие ресторана "Вена". СПб., 1913.

I. A. Bogdanov.

Andreev Leonid Nikolaevich
Averchenko Arkady Timofeevich
Blok G.P.
Chaliapin Fedor Ivanovich
Gorky Maxim (Alexey Maximovich Peshkov)
Gorodetsky Sergey Mitrofanovich
Kuprin Alexander Ivanovich
Maas Ivan Petrovich
Rotin Fedor Ivanovich
Sergiyev (Kronshtadsky) Ioann Ilyich, the Saint
Sokolov I.S.
Tolstoy Alexey Nikolaevich

Gorokhovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 8
Malaya Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 13

Десятилетие ресторана "Вена". СПб., 1913

Agnivtsev N.Y. (1888-1932), poet

AGNIVTSEV Nikolay Yakovlevich (1888-1932) was a poet, dramatist. He entered the Faculty of History and Philology of Petersburg University in 1906 but failed to graduate

Morskaya Malaya Street

MORSKAYA MALAYA STREET (since 1738 - Bolshaya Lugovaya Street, since the middle of the 18th century until the 1820s - Novaya Isaakievskaya Street, in 1902-93 - Gogolya Street, after N.V. Gogol), between Nevsky Prospect and St. Isaac's Square