There are two Entrecôte restaurants in Almaty (the other is at 46a Abai near the Central Stadium), which are both lively dining destinations. These are large-scale canteens, although the one on Abai also has a pleasant garden, which – despite being off a busy road – is surprisingly secluded. The international menu offers the usual wide ranging selection of French, Italian, Russian and Kazakh dishes, following the trend of being all things to all men. However, as you may have guessed from the name, Entrecôte prides itself on its steaks that arrive sizzling from the grill. Luckily the locals have taken to it and fill the sweeping spaces creating a buzzy atmosphere helped by attentive, happy-go-lucky staff and the Parisian bistro-esque décor. Check out the business lunch (salad, soup and a main course for 1,500 KZT), and seeing as there is usually a free table, this is a good bet any day of the week.
- 92 Bogenbai Batyr Street (Furmanov)
- +7 727 296 4415
- Opening Times
- daily, noon-midnight