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“Unexpected Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Club Yerevan

The Club Yerevan
40 Tumanyan Poghots, Yerevan, Armenia
+374 10 531361
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Ranked #7 of 311 Restaurants in Yerevan
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Armenian, French, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Club, all bare stone and concrete walls and wooden furniture, is a brilliant combination of intellectual market stall and gallery, restaurant, tea room and a cafe. Its concerts, shows, film screenings, and Pecha-Kucha Nights are the talk of the town. The Club is neither snobbish nor exclusive and the real star here is the terrific food cooked in the traditional Western Armenian manner, with a French touch.
Salzburg, Austria
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Unexpected Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

With almost no outdoor sign but an old banner hanging above the door I was expecting the worst when I went downstairs to The Club (it's in a basement). Wow! What a place. Soo not Yerevan and soo Armenian at the same time. Service is simply outstanding and, although they say that their stake is the best in the city, I was smitten simply by their pizza (second best to the one I've tried in Naples). And the man who played cello - what a music, I could not believe I was listening to THAT performance in a restaurant. In short, one of the best food and service experiences of my life (and I have been in over 60 countries). Loved it, so did my wife and her parents, who traveled to Armenia independently, and with an overlapping day joined us for that amazing evening.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yerevan, Armenia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“My favorite place in Yerevan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

As a local Yerevan citizen, I can say that The Club is my favorite place to go already 5 years in a row.
It has very friendly staff, amazing cusine and interesting events all year.
I am really recomend to all guests of Yerevan to go there.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yerevan, Armenia
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, excellent food, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

The mouth watering stake on the stone exceeds expectations … it is a must try dish, along with the perfect classical Armenian folk songs!

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Dublin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The guy is banking on good restaurant's reputation from the past...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Have been to the place twice.
The atmosphere is good. It is quite cozy in fact.
First time we had few dishes from their Á La Carte:
The Armenian starter platter is good
Lamb Shank is tender enough.
Ter Ter Marestav with minced beef was dry.
Deserts are excellent.
Steak on the stone is reported to be very good!

Now, moving on to the "making a quick buck" bit.

Beware of a little trap on their wine list. Under Armenian Wines you may find Areni Malishka 2002 for 14,400/AMD (about 29/EUR) a bottle. Naturally, a client not familiar with local wines would chose a bottle of the most expensive local wine, just to try it.
The wine is not one of the best Armenian ones and The Club has a mark up of over 300% on it. Choose something else.

We tried their Valentine's Day menu. And it was awful. And I really mean it! The menu was 12,700 dram (25 EUR) per person with no drinks included. We had:
Salmon Aumônière that literally had one pea size piece of salmon in it. We pointed it out to the waiter and received only a giggle back. No willingness to make up for it.
Prime rib was terribly overcooked.
Chicken with chorizo was really dry.
I wonder how a chef having a limited set menu for the evening spoil the food that much. Amazing!
No good-will exists in that place. A waitress managed to spill white sauce over one of our friend's jacket. They have apologised and promised to take it to dry cleaners, so it's available on the next day. This is good! Have they knocked at least something off the bill? Not a chance. And the 12% service charge was automatically included in the bill.

Our Armenian friends told us that most of the local eating places tend to be decent during first couple of years since opening. Then the quality of food and service tends to deteriorate. No idea how to explain it: victims of their own success or greediness...
I think it's the time of passing by this place, especially that there are much better food served in Yerevan!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very tasty and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

Don't miss the mante, famous Armenian dish, in addition to the pizaa. In fact, everything was yammy. When we went in the evening, there was a lady singing, which was great! Nice place.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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