Located on Shota Rustavelli street, Reef became a welcome addition to a dynamic gastro scene of Kiev downtown. Reef offers an array of dishes inspired by the many cultures and cuisines associated with the Mediterranean region.
The architectural style of Reef restaurant can be an immediate indication of its Mediterranean theme. This expansive and spacious spot was designed by Spanish architect Alberto Foyo. Professor at Columbia University, Alberto Foyo studied architecture in Madrid, Spain and the University of Oregon, USA. His projects include residential developments in Spain and Florida, an agroforestry & permaculture center in the Amazon basin, residences in New York region and a master plan for Kiev.
Inspired by nautical theme and beautiful Mediterranean landscapes, this restaurant in Kiev downtown reminds a moored yar yacht. Reef’s interior design features rusty details, reminding the seasoned port docks and airy off-white and turquoise palette.
The visitors will feel the special atmosphere of the restaurant while entering the terrace. It looks fantastic with beech trees, lavender, hardy shrubs, olives and birches, carefully selected by Alberto Foyo himself. The terrace presents a Mediterranean scene complementing the restaurant's exterior design.
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There is no doubt that Reef aims for a new level of gastro sophistication in Kiev. An open kitchen provides a glint of steel, fronted by the water-filled cases of gleaming whole oysters and lobsters. Everything is carefully chosen here — from custom locally made tableware to the stylish utensils. A pleasant touch is that each menu item has its special sign to guide the guests choosing the perfect wine, sauce and dessert pairing.
The food by Michelin schooled chef Alain Regnault is suitably elegant. The menu honors seafood with a note expressing chef’s sincerest appreciation to the following fish mongers who make it possible for the restaurant to serve the highest quality of seafood available worldwide. Alain Regnault is a true master of food textures and details; his flair in the kitchen will impress and delight even most experienced foodies.
Reef offers its signature delicious à la carte breakfast and lunch menus. Brunch and kids’ menus are underway, being created by chef himself. With a strong focus on sourcing the very best seasonal products from specialty growers and suppliers, Reef can boast some of the finest and most elegant seafood dishes in Kiev.
The wine list and bar selection of Reef is extensive and can satisfy even the most demanding connoisseur. The restaurant offers some classic wines but also wines that are less known and from slightly more interesting regions and grape varieties. The sommelier can help to pair a wine with each course and works closely with the Chef to enhance the flavor of the dish when choosing the wine for the guests.
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In addition to a sophisticated menu, Reef offers to enjoy some of the finest musical talent in the city. With themes from silky jazz to classical music glamour every Tuesday through Saturday, Reef brings restaurant live-band entertainment to a whole new level.
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They love seafood at Reef - it’s that simple. And so it is the philosophy behind the signature of the restaurant’s conception. Guests are welcome to enjoy the freshest flavors, the finest ingredients and the most talented chefs’ gastro creations. Reef restaurant offers its visitors to savor the chef’s fusion of international and Mediterranean cuisine, to raise a glass of wine and to unwind to live band tunes overlooking the busy metropolis life of Kiev downtown.
Address: 16A, Shota Rustavelli street, Kiev.