Samara is incredibly fond of its emba kment, and the area’s dining scene that brings together great food, vibrant social life and wonderful scenery. We’ve picked the 5 spots along the Volga river that you will definitely enjoy.
This trendy spot takes a shot at a modern dining-car design interpretation with steam punk art objects on one hand and a stunning Volga view on the other. The menu highlights are grilled pork loin (≈$6), goose or pike dumplings (≈$7), and the 1904 Olivier salad with crawfish tails (≈$6). The chef’s secret is the Josper grill that roasts meat at 350° and prevents it from drying up. Famous both for their grilled specialties and breakfast menu, Parovoz also boasts a sizable summer terrace wildly popular on summer nights.
Address: 117 Ulitsa Gorkogo Hours: 10 AM–Midnight
Yarr Bar & Terrace
One of the most popular places on the Volga embankment is offering its guests all kinds of entertainment. Here, you can watch a football match live on a large screen, and there’s something for the party mongers as well: on Saturday and Sundays, they throw vibrant DJ parties, which from what we hear, are not to be missed. When it comes to dining, the biggest hits are the okroshka (a traditional Russian cold soup), top quality Josper-grilled steaks (≈10), as well as bona fide vegetarian options. You can book a table in advance if you are a larger group (six or more people), by making a deposit of $25 per person to secure the booking.
A perfect chill out spot with a lovely terrace, hookah bar, and a big screen to watch football. The Uzbek menu offers juicy kebabs and barbeques: lamb (≈$8) or chicken kebab (≈$6), grilled veal medallions (≈$14). We also like the spicy shawarma (≈$6) and dolma (≈$7).
Address: 45a Volzhsky Prospekt Hours: Mon–Thu 12 PM–12 AM, Fri 12 PM–2 AM, Sat 2 PM–2 AM, Sun 2 PM–12 AM
This spacious two-storey restaurant can sit down over three hundred guests at a time. The ground floor serves as a lounge, and the second floor as a terrace with a river view. They serve 5 varieties of craft beer that you can pair with party plates of Russian pickles (≈$7) or deli meats (≈$9). Venison paddy served with pea pudding and mushroom sauce (≈$9) is a great option for the main course. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant is transformed into a club by night.
Address: 40 Volzhsky Prospekt Hours: Mon–Sun 12 PM–12 AM
This two-storey restaurant’s design is inspired by sophistication of nineteenth century Europe. When it comes to cuisine Mr. Hudson positions itself as a meat boutique, where steaks are naturally the stars of the show: ribeye and filet mignon (≈$15 per 100g), T-bone steak and skirt steak (≈$9 per 100g). BBQs platter of lamb, pork, and chicken with grilled veggies (≈$50) easily feeds a crowd. On the casual side of the menu, you’ll find beastly stacked burgers (≈$8) to satisfy a wild appetite. An outdoor terrace to enjoy the Volga views is also at your disposal.
Address: 82 Ulitsa Gorkogo Hours: Mon–Sun 12 PM–2 AM