My husband and I visited the stunning Villa Elena for dinner during our Yalta stay as part of our Crimean tour in August ' 17.
Our waiter amazed us with his extensive knowledge of the menu and could even pinpoint precisely where their steaks / poultry were raised. We were pleasantly surprised with the fact that there was a sommelier available should you require any help with finding the best wine matches.
Overall we received absolute first class service that tops any restaurant we've previously been to not to mention our waiters command of English was outstanding, the food was cooked to perfection and the wine list was impressive even featuring some of our favourite new zealand varieties eg central otago pinots.
We also found the prices very reasonable for a venue of this level.
We will absolutely stay at the hotel itself for our next Yalta visit.