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“Pretentious upscale”
Review of Velour

Velour
Ranked #627 of 2,005 Restaurants in Kiev
Price range: US$80 - US$150
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The network of restaurants Nasha-karta (Our-card) includes eight reataurants to meet the demands of the most sophisticated clients. The restaurants feauture japanese, french, coshere, seafood cusines. All the restaurans are situated in the center in the heart of Kiev and are often visited by the world star celebrities (Jean Claude Van Damme, Andriy Shevchenko), famous pop singers, actors. The restaruants are really a culinary gem.
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Impress your date, but bring cash. Velour has a great view f the river, and an interesting menu. Caters to the wealthy and those with large expense accounts.

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Good food, nice decoration but omg!!! so expensive!

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

THe place is too pompous. The waiters "evaluate" your worth (using their own limited judgment - and serve you accordingly.

1  Thank Inna P
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Good food, nice location, great decor --- good menu, including sushi.

Good choice if looking for fine dining in Kiev.

Thank bpdatl
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

Since "Velour" opened approx. 5 years ago we're going there one or twice per week, even had our wedding party there.

Not only is "Velour" one of our most stylish VIP restaurants (you'll meet politicians, TV-stars, models and businessmen), it also offers very good international and Ukrainian food at consistant quality (which is rare in Kiev).

The location, especially the summer terrace, is very nice and stylish. You'll sit in very relaxing sofas, listen to live piano music and watch the crowd.

If you're not so hungry enjoy their freshly made fruit tea (hot or cold, approx. US$ 14) and have a kalean (shisha) made by their Jordanian kalean4ik who brings the things twice per year from his home country (Kalean UAH 205 = US$ 26).

If you're hungry I can recommend the Okroshka (cold Ukrainian soup from Kvas and herbs) with seafood (€ 15), the Onion soup (€ 7.5) or one of their very good salads (starting at US$ 18). For main course there's a fantastic Pepper Steak on asparagus (US$ 40 incl. garnish) and a Chicken Breast stuffed with goose liver on blueberry sauce (US$ 30). Be careful, some of the dishes are sold by 100g! This means the price in the menue (e.g. Dovers sole) is by 100g. When you order it you'll get the complete fish which can be over 1 kg and therefore costs over US$ 100. They do have very creative desserts, smoking, on try ice. The Sushi is fair - but since the other dishes are very good it's easy to avoid. Also the Espresso is very nice, it comes hot with a glass of water on the side.

A very rare thing in Kiev is that the service has western standard. It's very attentive, fast and friendy.

They do have a guarded parking place in front of the restaurant where normally all the Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Lamborghinis are parked.

Still, according to Western stsndard the prices are okay when you chose your dishes carefully.

In the evening a reservation is needed, especially when you want to sit on the summer terrace.

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1  Thank HONkiev
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