One of co-founders of MultiNations Kyiv, John Jones lives in Kyiv for many years and he shares his favorite dining places in the Ukrainian capital with Destinations’ readers.
Photo Black Market website
It is a five star restaurant with excellent food and selection of wine. Head Chef Victor Tymchyshyn has prepared an excellent repertoire of his very original cuisine, which combines Ukrainian traditions with modern gastronomic trends. Dishes are reminiscent of the best from France. The sommelier of the restaurant Yuliya Ignatyuk can make the best choice of wine to your dish. The cozy interior of the restaurant offers the best opportunity for a relaxing evening. The large windows, gentle light combined with comfortable furniture offer an excellent opportunity for exquisite dining. It is one of the best services in Kyiv.
Address: 2, Mechnikova Street, Kyiv
Beef and wine
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This premium restaurant specializes in cooking of various types of meat and offers an impressive wine list. An opportunity to taste meat of calf, pig, rabbit, turkey, ostrich and duck as well as to order the right wine for it is a special feature of the restaurant. Each steak is cooked perfectly to order.
Besides meat, wide range of fish and seafood dishes is offered.
Great central location is also a benefit. There is a perfect ambiance for a steak house. If you like meat, this is a great place.
Here you can taste a very nice business lunch.
Address: 11, Shota Rustaveli, Kyiv
Photo Perets webpage
In five halls of this restaurant you can enjoy food and also relax together with the company of friends, sing in karaoke, to watch football matches on a big screen or just to take a glass or two at the bar.
This cozy place specializes in grilled meat. There is a great service and excellent prices. Large variety of dishes from meat to Ukrainian to Continental one satisfies any taste. There are fresh oysters daily.
It is located very close to Obolon River walk for an after dinner stroll.
Address: 29, Marshala Timoshenko, Kyiv
Photo Argentina Grill Facebook Page
There is LOFT style interior with a relaxed atmosphere, a good level of service and Argentinean cuisine. The restaurant menu includes classic meat Argentinean dishes and dishes from the chef. Argentine wine is excellent addition to the meals. It is a cozy and romantic place in Obolon with excellent food. Here you can try also a well-cooked duck and ostrich.
Agentina Grill serves a great business lunch with a varied menu or 6 filling meals complete.
Address: 18, Marshala Timoshenko, Kyiv
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Grill do Brazil
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According to Sol’ (sault) National restaurant award this place has got into “the top 5 meat restaurants” in 2015. This rodizio format steak house, unusual for Ukraine, is located in Pechersk central district of the city. Rodizio means "Eat all you want". For a fun and filling dinner/event, Grill do Brazil is hard to beat.
There are two cycles, one at 1900 and the second at 2100. The rosario progresses around a circle as the meat and dishes come to your table. It is all you can eat from the salad bar and rosario.
I would recommend starting with the 1900. This way you can continue with the 2100 cycle if still hungry.
Service is excellent and they have a nice selection of wines.
Address: 24, Lesi Ukrayinky avenue, Kyiv
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