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Top 10 Summer Terraces in Kiev

Written by Aim Reality

St. Sophia Square from the Hyatt's "Bar on 8" at night.

Here’s a list of the some of the best summer terraces in Kiev, many of which offer stunning views of the city’s Old Town. Whether you looking for someplace to enjoy outdoor dining or drinks, Kiev has many good restaurants with open and covered terraces, where you can enjoy a relaxing dinner, drinks with friends, a romantic evening, or celebrate special occasions.

1. Hyatt Regency Kyiv

The Hyatt’s “Bar on 8” offers stunning views of Kiev’s Saint Sofia and Saint Michael Cathedrals and the historical square below. Indoors the restaurant features an ultramodern decor and a sophisticated ambience. The surprisingly chic urban venue really comes into its own during Kiev’s warm season with its beautiful terrace. Bar On 8 serves a wide variety of tempting dishes, including Ukrainian and international specialties complemented with an exquisite wine selection and delicious cocktails. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening Bar on 8 has a DJ from 6:00 pm till 10:30 pm The view, prices and quality are what you would expect from one of Kiev’s finest five star hotels. If you want to sit on the terrace on a nice day, come early because Bar on 8 doesn’t accept reservations for its terrace.

http://www.kiev.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining.html
Address: Ally Tarasovoi Street, 5
Nearest Metro: Maidan Nezaleshnosti
Phone number: +38 (044) 581 12 34
Price Level: $$$$$
Working hours: 11:00 am- 2:00 am, Kitchen: 12:00 pm – midnight
Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Not accepted for terrace. Reservations only possible for special events

Praha Restaurant in a leafy corner of Holosiivskyi Park.

2. Praha Restaurant

Praha is one of the best restaurants in Kiev and it’s located in a leafy corner of Holosiivskyi Park on a beautiful lake. The terrace at Praha Restaurant is an especially good place to enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one or to celebrate special occasions with close friends or family. Praha’s terrace has a covered roof, so you can enjoy great views rain or shine. This is also one of the few places in Kiev where you can see beautiful swans walking on the grass or swimming in the lake nearby.  Praha is an upscale restaurant and its prices reflect this—it features three different menus and a large wine list.

http://www.praha-restaurant.com/
Address: Akademika Hlushkova Avenue, 1
Nearest Metro: Vystavkovyi Tsentr
Phone number: +38 (044) 526 99 90
Price Level: $$$$$
Working hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 am
Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Yes

3. Avalon

Avalon is a popular lounge and club with a large rooftop summer terrace that offers stunning views of downtown Kiev. Here you can enjoy an excellent wine list and a variety of grilled dishes. The upscale venue frequently features live jazz and soul music. Avalon is an especially popular social spot at both sunset and sunrise. To get to the rooftop terrace enter through the lounge and take the elevator up.

http://www.avalon.ua/en/
Address: Leontovycha Street, 3
Nearest Metro: Zoloti Vorota; Teatralna
Phone number: +38 (044) 234 74 94
Price Level: $$$

Working hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 am.
Type of Terrace: Open
Reservations required: Yes

A view of the Dnieper (Dnipro) River from Leo Restaurant

4. Restaurant Premium “Leo Club”

Leo is upscale restaurant on the Dnieper (Dnipro) River near Kiev’s center. Although Leo restaurant opened in 2007, there has been a summer cafe on this site for almost a century. The original cafe was called “Riviera” and was popular with celebrities; during Soviet times the cafe was a favorite of Khrushchev. Today Leo Restaurant features several fine halls that recall the site’s latter day opulence. At Leo you’ll find two terraces “The Moroccan Patio” and the “Summer Terrace.” There are many other halls at Leo including the top floor “Hall Riviera” that offers sweeping views of historical Kiev, Podol and the Dnieper. The restaurant’s chef is known for his innovative creations that blend modern trends with Ukrainian traditions and other cuisines.

http://leo.ua/en/
Address: Parkova Road (Parkova Doroha), 20
Nearest Metro: None
Phone number: + 38 (044) 270 71 71, +38 (067) 505 59 58
Price Level: $$$$$
Working hours: Karaoke-terrace 8:00 pm – 6:00 am.
Type of Terrace: Open and Covered terraces
Reservations required: Yes

5. Concord

The Concord is an upscale restaurant that’s a favorite with Kiev’s top businessmen, models and a fashionable crowd. The Concord’s open summer terrace offers you a panoramic view looking out over Kiev’s historical center. Here you are able to relax on comfy sofas surrounded by summer greenery while enjoying your choice of French, Italian and Japanese cuisine.

http://carteblanche.ua/eng/restaurants/konkord.html
Address: Pushkinska Street, 42/4
Nearest Metro: L’va Tolstoho
Phone number: +38 (044) 234 77 88; +38 (044) 206 01 56
Price Level: $$$$$
Working hours: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Yes

6. B-hush

B-hush is a swanky bar and lounge that is perched on the 11th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Kiev. B-hush has two VIP rooms, an open terrace, and a restaurant that offers Indian favorites like tandoori, Asian dishes like sushi and satay and noodles, and luscious seafood like beluga caviar and Alaskan salmon.

http://www.intercontinental-kiev.com/restaurantandbars/bhush-en.html
Address: Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, 2A
Nearest Metro: Maidan Nezaleshnosti
Phone number: +38 (044) 270 71 71, +38 (067) 505 59 58
Price Level: $$$$$
Working hours: Karaoke-terrace 8:00 pm – 6:00 am.
Type of Terrace: Open and Covered
Reservations required: Yes

Charm and romance at The Terrace Restaurant, Vozdvyzhensky Boutique Hotel

7. Terrace at Boutique-Hotel Vozdvyzhensky

The Terrace Restaurant is located in historical Podol near Andrew’s Descent. The cozy atmosphere and style of this restaurant will engage you from the moment you enter. Everything about the place screams exclusivity, including the magnificent terraces with stunning views of garden slopes, ideal for a romantic dinner. A small drawing room is also available for special events. Terrace Restaurant features gourmet Ukrainian cuisine as well as grilled fish and meat chef’s specials from the Eco-Grill. If you are dining with children, a kid’s menu is available.

http://en.vozd-hotel.com//restaurant/terrace
Address: Vozdvyzhenska Street, 60-a,b
Nearest Metro: Kontraktova Plosha (1 km walk uphill)
Phone number: +38 (044) 531 99 00, +38 (067) 242 90 01
Price Level: $$$$
Working hours: 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Type of Terrace: Open and Covered
Reservations required: Yes

8. mr. ZUMA

mr. ZUMA is one of Kiev’s most innovative restaurants, managed by a former chef of Nobu in New York, London, Moscow and Budapest with a cocktail menu designed by a famous British mixologist. mr ZUMA uses unique technologies and ingredients like a Clay Oven grill and Wagyu beef to prepare fine Asian cuisine. The restaurant is divided into three separate zones: a bar, a restaurant and a summer open terrace with stunning views of Kiev’s Old Town. mr. ZUMA is conveniently located on the 5th floor Gulliver Trade Center.

http://kelembetgroup.com/en/restaurant/mr-zuma/
Address: Sportyvna Square, 1A, Gulliver Trade Center
Nearest Metro: Palats Sportu
Phone number: +38 (044) 374 98 88
Price Level: $$$$$
Working hours:  12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Type of Terrace: Open
Reservations required: Yes

9. Bacardi Terrace

Bacardi Terrace sits in the very center of the Arena City Entertainment Complex, the heart of nightlife in Kiev. At this huge terrace you can relax from the bustle of city life on large sofas, white wicker chairs, with a mojito, and hookah. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 8.00 pm the Bacardi Terrace turns into the Decadence House Disco for Kiev’s pretty people and those who want to gaze at them. Keep in mind that a strict dress code and face control are in effect for the disco.

http://carteblanche.ua/eng/restaurants/bacardi.html
Address:  Baseina Street, 2, Arena
Nearest Metro: L’va Tolstoho
Phone number: +38 (044) 492 00 01
Price Level: $$$
Working hours: 10:00 am till late
Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Yes

10. Summer Terrace of the National Opera Restaurant

The National Opera Restaurant is situated in the heart of Kiev and offers a great variety of dishes of European and Japanese cuisine. Here you can enjoy a view of one of Kiev’s oldest streets in the shadow of the National Opera House, or go to the lounge zone to relax with close friends in an intimate atmosphere. In the evening you can also visit the karaoke bar.

http://www.nor.kiev.ua/ (Russian)
Address:  Vladimirskaya Street, 51/53
Nearest Metro: Zoloti Vorota
Phone number: +38 (044) 536 93 63
Price Level: $$$
Working hours: 11:00 am – till last client
Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Yes

Honorable Mentions

Dining al fresco at Vero Vero Restaurant in Podol.

1. Vero Vero Italian

Vero Vero Restaurant is located in the heart of Podol in a quiet square opposite St. Elias Church and the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy . The restaurant’s large cozy summer terrace is considered by some to be the best in Kiev. Here you’ll find great Italian cuisine at moderate prices, a renovated Italian fountain with lights, and live music in the evening.

http://verovero.com.ua/
Address: Illinska Street, 18
Nearest Metro: Kontraktova Plosha
Phone number: +38 (044) 284 10 01, +38 (067) 214 18 18
Price Level: $$$
Working hours:  From 8:00 a.m. till the last guest leaves

Type of Terrace: Open/Covered
Reservations required: Yes

2. Barbara Bar

Babara Bar is a 24-hour open-air rooftop terrace located above Atlas Club, a popular venue for concerts and dance music located outside Kiev’s city center. The wooden couches covered with pillows and strings of lights give this place more of a chill hipster vibe, a welcome contrast to more “glamorous” venues in Kiev.

https://www.facebook.com/barbarbara37/
Address: Artema Street, 37-41
Nearest Metro: Lukianivska (1.2 km walk)
Phone number: +38 (096) 875 75 87
Price Level: $$$
Working hours:  24-7
Type of Terrace: Open
Reservations required: No

3. Milk Bar

Milk Bar is a stylish place with a cozy little terrace in the center of Kiev that’s popular with a young and fashionable crowd. Here you can try creative and delicious breakfast entrees as well as soups, salads and sandwiches all at reasonable prices.

http://milkbar.com.ua/en
Address: Shota Rustaveli street, 16
Nearest Metro:  Palats Sportu
Phone number: +38 (044) 237 09 07
Price Level: $$
Working hours:
8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Yes

4. The Burger

At The Burger inside Arena City is where you can find some of the best American-style burgers in Kiev! The terrace is not so large, but it’s great place to grab a bite before heading out or to visit when you have the late night munchies. The large juicy burgers are served with fries and a Pepsi and come with a variety of toppings – try the “New York” with extra cheese or the signature “The Burger” with BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBurgerKiev
Address:  Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 5
Nearest Metro:  L’va Tolstoho
Phone number: +38 (044) 384 27 17
Price Level: $$
Working hours: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Type of Terrace: Covered
Reservations required: Yes

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