Bar on 8
Certainly, one of the most well-known restaurants in Kyiv that provides a perfect view, Bar on 8 is located in the Hyatt Regency Hotel near Sofiiska Square. In fact, the famous bar terrace opens a view on the golden-domed St. Michael's Monastery, the St. Sophia Cathedral bell tower and a vista of downtown Kyiv. The view is especially charming at night, lit up by the city lights.
Bar on 8 mainly focuses on cocktails, be it an international classic or a local signature one. Guests can also enjoy a broad wine list that includes wines from different regions of the world. The menu specialty is dishes prepared in a tandoor oven, popular in the Middle East, India and the Balkans.
Address: 5, Alla Tarasova Street
One more place with a panoramic view on downtown Kyiv, Monaco is located right near the quiet and secluded Peizazhna Alley. The open-air terrace opens a view on the Alley and the Saint Andrews Church that peaks from the Andriivskyi descent.
The restaurant’s menu is focused on Mediterranean cuisine, that’s why it’s not surprising that seafood makes up a large part of available dishes. For instance, guests can pick lobsters in a large aquarium and choose the way of cooking. The seafood will be paired with the best wine from the restaurant’s sommelier. Those who want something stronger can indulge in the Monaco’s whiskey collection, which includes more than a hundred types of the drink.
Address: 20A, Velyka Zhytomyrska Street
B-Hush located in Intercontinental Kyiv is by far one of the most popular rooftop bars of the capital. The open-air terrace opens a panoramic view of the Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, Khreshchatyk and the entire entity of Kyiv downtown. Just like with Bar on 8, the view is the best at night with numerous city lights and delicate lightning of the bar.
This place often gathers Kyiv elite for lively cocktail parties. The alcohol list includes signature B-Hush cocktails, world classics, as well as seasonal specials like Hennessey-based cocktails. There is also a wide choice of wines and strong liquors. Those who want more privacy with a view can book a table in one of the two available VIP rooms.
Address: 2A, Velyka Zhytomyrska Street
Despite being opened merely a year ago, Mur Mur restaurant became a beloved spot for many Kyiv party souls. The restaurant is located on the eighth floor in a building five minutes away from the Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho metro station. Mur Mur has two halls with panoramic windows and an open-air terrace with a view of downtown Kyiv that attracts so many guests.
The menu here is focused on healthy food with plenty of meals suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Various dishes of the South and North American cuisines are prepared on Robata and Josper Grill. Besides, bowl kits are a popular pick during the day — you can choose all ingredients based on their nutritional value or simply your preferences. The cocktail list is developed by Karolis Urbonavicius, the famous Kyiv bartender and trendsetter who previously worked in London and is now heading his own mixology school.
Address: 42, Pushkinska Street
One of the most popular Pan-Asian restaurants in Kyiv, CHI is also known for an astonishing view on its spacious summer terrace. Couples often come here to have a dinner with a view on the Dnipro and the left bank of Kyiv. Besides, on Fridays and weekends, CHI becomes a party spot.
CHI’s chef Jason Yang, had been working at the legendary oriental restaurant Hakkasan in London before he moved to Kyiv. The Michelin-starred trendsetter is well-versed in Cantonese cuisine that astonished London and now keeps surprising Kyiv. The restaurant works from 1 P.M. until the last guest on Fri-Mon and from 2 P.M. until the last guest on Sat-Sun, which makes it convenient for late night dates and lazy brunches.
Address: 16A, Parkova road
Matisse restaurant is located on the 15th floor of the City Hotel located near the Zoloti Vorota metro station. The large panoramic windows offer a breathtaking view on Khreshchatyk, Saint Volodymyr Church and Hilton hotel. Apart from the city views, guests can also watch skilled chefs prepare dishes on the open kitchen.
The menu here mainly consists of chef’s spin on French and Italian cuisine, as well as a separate section that offers dishes from Ukrainian cuisine. The wine list in Matisse was made based on wine sort opposed to the classical geographical selection to make it an interesting and exciting experience for the guests. The restaurant’s bar has all classic cocktails from Mojito to Negroni as well as an assortment of wines and liquors.
Address: 56, Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street
Khutorets na Dnipri
Khutorets na Dnipri is one of the oldest Ukrainian cuisine restaurants in Kyiv, founded way back in 1998. It lures guests in with delicious meals, drinks and the view — the open-air terrace on the second floor opens a panoramic view of the Dnipro River. In summer, Khutorets na Dnipri also offers gastronomic walks on cozy boats.
The two-storey restaurant came up with a unique and broad menu throughout the twenty-year history of experimenting with Ukrainian cuisine. The misconception that Ukrainian cuisine is only borshch and varenyky is successfully ruined here: guests have a chance to try culinary traditions of every region starting from the Black Sea seafood and Carpathian bograch to Hutsul banosh and Lviv syrnyky.
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