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.
Beliye Nochi (White Nights) focuses on the cuisine of the Caucasus, which is very popular in Sochi. The restaurant is famous for its khinkali dumplings, a staple of Georgian cuisine. There are also traditional dishes like shashlyk or skewered meat, lobio or spicy stewed beans, and satsivi or meat with walnut sauce. The bar also offers local wine and Armenian cognac. The prices at the restaurant are quite reasonable.
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.
This is an inexpensive establishment known for its sandwiches, desserts, and, of course, good quality coffee. Especially noted is a signature sweet drink called "Panna Cotta." The menu also features dinner food such as pasta and steaks. As for non-food related perks, Double Coffee regularly holds live music shows. Please note that there are two Double Coffee cafes in the city.
Santorini specializes in souvlaki, which is a popular Greek skewered meat dish. In addition to that, the cafe's menu features shawarma, stuffed pitas, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, pastas, salads, and ice cream. If you want to have a drink, Santorini serves beer and mojitos. Also of note is the blue-and-white design of the place, which is quite pleasing to the eye. Sochi has two Santorini cafes, one in Central Sochi, the other in the Adler District.
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.
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).
Adriano is a popular Sochi pizzeria chain. Almost all of the establishments in the chain have their own additional names, such as "Leonardo," "Venezia," "Sky," or "Fashion." Apart from the pizza and pasta, the restaurants feature sushi, which, as many Russians joke, is the new Russian national food. Even though the Adriano establishments are called "cafes," they have a large drink menu, with a large variety of wines as well as vodka, cognac, rum, tequila, etc. This is pretty typical of Russia. Even if the sign outside says "cafe," it does not mean that this is no place to have dinner or to converse with your friends for hours while having a few drinks.
The name of this restaurant and bar does not lie - the place is indeed located right by the sea. The views it offers are very beautiful. Sea Zone was originally launched as a summer-only restaurant, but may be open year-round in the coming months. The restaurant offers European dishes and of course sushi, as well as a wide array of drinks, including cocktails. Please note that the establishment is quite expensive and has a dress code: it doesn't allow people in footwear that might be deemed too informal (for example, flip-flops).