Let’s talk about luxury for a second, and luxury dining in particular! I know, I know, most of my readers come here for simple, affordable tips about Armenia, its cuisine, and travel tips in general… But! What if I told you that this is not just a country where you can enjoy delicious food for reasonable prices, but also a place where you could splurge if you want to have an exceptional day. And that, without feeling like you’re wasting money. That’s why in this post I’m going to tell you everything about a couple of true luxury restaurants in Yerevan that deserve your attention despite being quite a bit posh.
This is about fine dining at its best, so, tune in and let your imagination travel with me to these places of the most delicious food, excellent service, and, unfortunately, absolutely ungodly prices! 🙂 And if you happen to go for a fine dining splurge while visiting Yerevan, and my post happens to inspire you to check one of these places out, ping me on Twitter or Instagram with #ArmeniaTravelTips.
A short list of luxury restaurants in Yerevan:
- Mosaic Sky restaurant
- Level Eleven
“Renommée” is a true luxury restaurant in Yerevan where you can enjoy haute cuisine. It is a high-class establishment that offers grande cuisine that is only available at gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels.
What the heck does “Grande Cuisine” even mean, you might ask! 🙂 That was my reaction when I read this on their website. So I asked the almighty Google, and it made me smarter. Apparently, Grande cuisine is the classic cuisine of France that evolved in the early 16th century and flourished during the lavish banquets of the 19th century.
The name of the establishment is what it denotes. It means reputation in translation from French. Oh la la, how chic! 🙂
But in all honesty, people, hats go down here. The restaurant prides itself on signature dishes with unexpected and wonderful taste combinations. You can also try a wide range of wines paired properly with the served food. This place is also unique for Yerevan because I think it’s the only real luxury restaurant in the Western sense of that idea. You’ll see further, that all other venues have some Armenian twist in their concept of luxury.
Coupled with an individual approach to their guests and outstanding service, a fine dining evening at “Renommée” is the best you can do for your loved ones if you invite them to show love and appreciation. And if your most loved person is yourself, the previous statement still holds true. 🙂 Treat yourself!
Mosaic Sky restaurant
Looking for an exceptional view while enjoying a delicious meal or a well-made cocktail? The “Mosaic Sky Restaurant” is where to go! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a fan of Armenian, European, or Asian flavors. The restaurant will offer you all. It looks luxurious, it feels luxurious, and it acts accordingly too. From the way they welcome you, to the absolutely stunning view – this qualifies as a luxury experience for me.
Here is the deal! Mosaic is located in the heart of Yerevan. It is on the 17th floor of the Elite Plaza Business Center. Do you see where I’m going? This is where you can enjoy the view of the whole city, and even see Mount Ararat if the weather is clear.
The restaurant offers anything from salmon rolls to lamb confit to roasted bone marrow. Quite a good selection of food! The cocktails are top-notch too. But obviously, the view from their terrace beats it all. The only downside, for some, is that they used to allow smoking on the terrace. Of course, smoking is allowed everywhere in Armenia. However, from March 2022, if they follow the new regulations, smoking should be banned there.
By the way, if you’re a fan of great views of the urban settings, check out my post about the best views of Yerevan. I also mentioned Mosaic there, because the view this venue offers is truly one of the best in the whole city.
Here is another top-notch luxury restaurant in the heart of Yerevan. “Level Eleven” is very proud of its excellent continental cuisine. And I think it’s totally worth a try. I’m sure their delicious food coupled with an outstanding view (it’s on the rooftop) and luxurious interior design won’t leave you unimpressed.
The restaurant is an intimate and charming spot located right on Northern Avenue in the Golden Palace Hotel. Since they’re a part of one of the most luxurious hotels in Yerevan, they know how to service high-maintenance clients. The staff is very welcoming and professional.
You cannot resist some of the best wines when in “Level Eleven”. I bet you will be a bit buzzed when coming back, lol. But if you happen to be visiting in the evening, don’t get surprised to see Armenians singing and dancing in “Level Eleven”. More about this phenomenon further down in this post. 🙂
I couldn’t miss “Livingston” when writing about luxury restaurants in the capital of Armenia. The thing is, when you’re in Armenia, even our most up-tight places are full of positive vibes, music, and dancing. So, the “luxury” restaurants you know in the West, do not vibe here. Even our fancy venues love all the singing and dancing that goes with the Armenian culture. That’s why we have to talk about “Livingston”.
Visiting “Livingston” is a very colorful experience. It’s a place not only to taste super delicious European food but to enjoy quality live music too. And the wine… mmm! The wine is great!
The place is so charming that it might become your favorite venue in Yerevan, even despite the prices on the higher end. The dishes are cooked to perfection and the live music adds a great vibe to the otherwise quite up-tight attitudes of the very well-mannered staff.
The combo of the quality of the food they serve, the music, and the level of the service their staff showcases, leaves me no other choice but to include it in this list.
Final thoughts on luxury restaurants in Yerevan
You may wonder why to spend high dollars on luxury restaurants when Yerevan offers a bunch of much more affordable eateries. You know what? Life is short. I tell that to myself every time I am in Yerevan. When you are there, you feel so elevated, that money is the last thing you want to think of. Especially, if you can afford it, and you know you’re getting great service in return. That’s why!
So, treat yourself and your loved ones to a dining experience that will give you unique memories. And trust me each restaurant on that list guarantees something unique about it. And share your experiences with me on Twitter or Instagram with #ArmeniaTravelTips. And in case you want a little twist in the evening, after a fancy dining experience, check out some of the coolest and the most chill bars in Yerevan.
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