Promenad is a restaurant/cafe located close to the Morvokzal. The decor is light and pretty, with elements such as plants and bookshelves creating a cozy, home-like ambiance. The menu is international, featuring Russian dishes such as borscht and chicken kiev, as well as steaks, salads, seafood dishes, and khachapuri (traditional Georgian cheese-filled bread, highly recommended). There is also a variety of internationally popular desserts.
Syndicate's prices are high, but the restaurant is commended for its meat dishes. Its menu even features marbled meat. Syndicate also serves seafood, pizza, pasta, delectable desserts, and a wide variety of wines. The design of the place is influenced by retro American style. As for the location, Syndicate is situated in Luna-Park, an amusement park for children. Nearby is the famous Zimny Theater (Winter Theater).
The name of this restaurant refers to an inextricable part of Russian culture, the dacha (summer house). Lots of people in the country, not just oligarchs, have them. Sochi has long been a place where influential people (such as high-ranking Soviet functionaries) had their summer houses, hence "The Boss's Dacha." The restaurant offers many entertainment options for its patrons, such as billiards, karaoke, live music, and DJ nights. The food menu is pretty standard, featuring European and Japanese dishes. You can also pay tribute to a time-honored Russian summer tradition by making your own shashlyk (skewered meat) on the terrace.
In Russia the differences between restaurant and cafe are not as clear-cut as in other countries. A lot of the places have coffee and pastries as well as dinner food and a wide assortment of cocktails and other alcoholic drinks. A lot of establishments have both "restaurant" and "cafe" in the name. One such place is Brigantina, one of Sochi's favorites for casual meals. Brigantina strives to create the ambiance of a Mediterranean restaurant, boasting views of the sea and offering a large variety of seafood dishes. Brigantina is also commended for its high-quality, reasonably-priced breakfasts and delicious pastries.
Inspired by the East, Vostochny Kvartal is an Uzbek cafe offering scrumptious Central Asian delights. It also boasts pleasant views of the sea and a live band playing tunes from the East. The cafe draws crowds because of its perfect location and great menu, which includes flat cakes, pilaf, samsa, and sweet baked treats. Korean cuisine is also represented.
If you want to get to know Russian cuisine, it is essential that you try famous Russian desserts. A good place for that is Alyonka, a cafe and pastry shop beloved since Soviet times. There you can get all the "classics," such as kartoshka (a potato-shaped bread pastry with chocolate) and éclairs (a cream-filled oblong dessert).
Located on the beach, this cafe is open only in summer. It offers a variety of meat and seafood dishes, including such favorites as shashlyk (skewered meat) and lyulya kebab (lamb patted around a skewer). The cafe is open 24/7.