Цветочная Мафия Бар / Flower Mafia Bar
A new rival to Bilyi Nalyv, Flower Mafia Bar located on Volodymyrska Street is one more place in the downtown where dwellers can enjoy any pick on the menu for a single price — UAH 28. This includes hot dogs, various types of coffee, three types of cider (apple, grapefruit and cider of the day that is daily featured on the bar’s Facebook page), wines from the Carpathians and hot picks of summer — Aperol and Prosecco. The interior is filled with neon signs, flowers and colorful furniture, making it an Instagram-worthy location. The summer terrace offers beach chairs to chill in outside with the drink of choice.
Address: 69, Volodymyrska Street
A new bar located in the downtown Kyiv on Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street is the mecca of cinema lovers — as the name suggests, the fine dining spot was inspired by Quentin Tarantino and his works. Interior is known by two exact copies of the neon signs that can be seen in “Pulp Fiction” and “From Dusk Till Dawn” and thematic halls for any occasion from a movie showing to a business meeting. The menu is full of Tarantino references as well; for instance, The Hateful Eight shot set: St. Remy VSOP, smoked prunes, pomegranate juice, lemon fresh, ginger fresh and sugar syrup. Besides, there are four cocktails inspired directly by the movies and characters. As for food, Crazy Quentin offers a wide range of breakfast options from classic American with scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and pancakes with jam to a Tarantino breakfast, which is a large bowl of 3 cornflake types mixed together.
Address: 32, Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street
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This summer Lvivska Ploshcha became a new hot spot rich with Indian cuisine. Saravsari restaurant, inspired by traditional Sari colors and classical Indian cuisine, offers essentials for lovers of spice and those who want less extreme experience. Thus, the restaurant has a non-spicy menu, suitable for kids. One of the most popular picks is paneer cheese with nut sauce and mint, chicken rice with an array of spices or a traditional entrée samosa with vegetables or chicken. A classical Mango Lassi — a refreshing cocktail made from mango, milk, yogurt and a dash of cardamom — is a must-try in the drinks section. The restaurant is pet-friendly and welcomes furry friends for a bowl of water and shade.
Address: 4B, Sichovykh Striltsiv Street
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Белый Шум / White Noise
White Noise café is located in Bursa Hotel — a loud newcomer in the Kyiv touristic scene, located right in Podil, the historical heart of the city. The new café serves hotel clients as well as walk-ins, that’s why the working hours are convenient for both late breakfasts and a late cocktail: on weekdays White Noise is opened from 7 A.M. till 11 P.M. and on weekends — till 2 A.M. The menu offers a wide breakfast range from toasts with poached eggs and croissants to classical Ukrainian syrnyky and 4 cheese sandwich. Besides, Ukrainian bakery Make My Cake supplies the café with prime macarons of various flavors. As the hotel is oriented on clients from IT sphere, the shelves in White Noise are filled with design & art books, zines, and magazines to read on during the meal. Those who want to drop by for a cocktail and enjoy a panoramic view of Podil can visit Bar 1818, located on the roof of Bursa Hotel.
Address: 11, Kostiantynivska Street
Many dwellers of Rusanivka district are often visitors of Spezzo restaurant, which boasts with own bakery, cheesemaking and unique interior. This summer, the third spot of Spezzo restaurant chain has opened closer to downtown near the Ploscha Lva Tolstoho metro station. The new fine dining spot offers four homemade types of classic cheese: mozzarella, stracciatella, ricotta and burrata. The open kitchen opens a view on pizza stove and often becomes an entertainment show for kids. Spezzo is a traditionally kid-friendly space — a separate kids’ room with various toys and animators works from noon to 10 P.M. daily. Moreover, a kids’ menu at Spezzo opens the world of Italian cuisine for the little ones. Antipasti like Nocellara olives, pickled artichokes, aubergine and vialed tomatoes are by far the most popular pick on the menu. The wine list includes classics from many regions all over the world and restaurant’s sommelier can suggest the best pick for any dish from lunch to dessert.
Address: 32, Velyka Vasylkivska Street
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What’s a better place to open a seafood restaurant in Kyiv than an embankment of Dnipro? Mr. Fish is located right near the River Port #7 with an open-air terrace that overlooks the grand river. The menu is heavily focused on prime and fresh seafood: for instance, a sea bass on a vegetable cushion with mashed potatoes and a glass of sparkling wine is offered here as a dinner option. Those who enjoy culinary trends can try hummus with the Black Sea rapana or Symi Island prawns. On Fridays, the restaurant is filled with live music from local DJs and terrace becomes a large dancefloor on the water. Various flavors of hookah are also available here.
Address: River Port #7, Naberezhno-Khreshchatyts'ka Street
The new Smart Plaza shopping mall located near the Politekhnichnyi Instytut metro station is focused on the best features of Italian cuisine: pasta & grill. Minimalistic interior with an abundance of plants, as well as convenient working hours, makes Il Pellicano a perfect place for freelancers and business people. Those who want to enjoy the culinary show can choose a seat in front of the open kitchen to watch the dish of choice being prepared by a team of chefs. The menu offers more than five types of bruschetta: for instance, four cheese, pepperoni, beef and tomatoes, and prosciutto. Another popular pick is ravioli with ricotta cheese and additional flavors like salmon or seafood. Vegetarians are offered a special pizza and more than 5 types of classical salads to enjoy with a drink of choice.
Address: 26A, Peremohy Avenue, Smart Plaza shopping mall
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New June 2018 Fine Dining Spots in Kyiv
Summer 2018 is celebrated with more restaurants and bars that open its doors for tired souls of the capital: delicious Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, Tarantino-themed cocktails and Aperol for UAH 28 are merely several options of what’s hot right now.
Цветочная Мафия Бар / Flower Mafia Bar