Top 4 Best Restaurants in Yerevan
The capital of Armenia, Yerevan, is well-known for its cozy and beautifully designed restaurants offering exquisite and delicious dishes of both local and foreign cuisine. The choice is really great, and to help you not to get lost in the huge selection, we offer the top 4 best-loved and most popular restaurants in the capital:
Dolmama restaurant is one of the most popular traditional restaurants of the capital. It is located in the city center on Pushkin Street. It was opened in 1998, in the difficult times for Armenia during the economic crisis. The aim of the restaurant "Dolmama" was to revive the Armenian national cuisine and give a special highlight to it. The restaurant's name comes from a pun words "dolma" - one of the most popular Armenian dishes, and "mama (mother)" - the one who prepares the best dolma. As you have probably guessed, the main dish of the restaurant is dolma, which is generally prepared from the ground meat - beef, lamb, with rice wrapped in grape leaves. The restaurant slightly changed the main recipe: minced meat was replaced with pieces of fillet, and the dish has become more spicy with the addition of rosemary and chili. This is the author's recipe of Zhirayr Avanyan - the founder of the restaurant. Generally, Dolmama's cuisine is rich in interesting variations of the traditional Armenian dishes. The interior here is old-Armenian and resembles kitchens of the 19th century. Lots of world-known celebrities have dined here. Just take into consideration that the prices are not low.
Another no less popular place of the capital is «Yerevan Tavern» known for its friendly atmosphere and tasty national dishes. The restaurant consists of one large hall for 30 people and several small rooms for 4-8 persons. It is decorated in traditional style with massive wooden tables and chairs, tablecloths, and cushions with a national Armenian ornament. Separate rooms of the restaurant enable to conduct business meetings in a more relaxed atmosphere. And the comfortable large hall furnished with natural stones, has become a favorite destination among tourists.
Since ancient times, Armenians have been famous for their warm hospitality and excellent cuisine. Anyone who has ever visited this country or just communicated with Armenians living outside their homeland has mentioned that fact. And in the restaurant «Old Erivan» you will be able to fully experience Armenian hospitality and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant combines the elements of the ancient and modern history of Armenia, with unique secrets of its national cuisine. A distinctive feature is the design: apart from the usual tables, on the walls you will see photographs of famous people and politicians who have visited the restaurant before. Today it is considered one of the best and the most attractive place in Armenia. The restaurant menu is pleasantly pleased with the variety and abundance. The uniqueness of the restaurant is that visitors can satisfy not only their tastes in food but even choose a hall that is closest to them in spirit and style. Erebuni Erevan, Old Erivan, New Yerevan, Lights of Yerevan - four halls that are ready around the clock to serve everyone who chose one of them!
For those who wish to enjoy not only the Armenian cuisine but European as well, we recommend visiting the wonderful restaurant «Charles», located in one of the most beautiful places of modern Yerevan - near Cascade. Charles is a piece of France in Armenia - refined, elegant with cozy atmosphere, live music, and the interior complemented with lighted candles, flowers, and a fireplace. The restaurant was opened 7 years ago and serves delicious French cuisine, fine wines and desserts The service here is at the professional level, and the staff is very attentive and kind. The desserts at «Charles» are absolutely indescribable! Mille-feuille, profiterole, even an ordinary cheesecake are works of culinary art!
As you can see there are many interesting places in Yerevan to visit and have a pleasant time. Yerevan is also rich in unique sights, interesting museums and galleries. Here anyone will find something to his own taste and preferences. And it is up to you whether to contact the travel agency in Armenia and explore these sights in guided-tours or whether to travel by yourself. In any case, you'll get lots of memorable impressions. More detailed information about Armenia you get at www.araratour.com