Restaurant Matisse

Restaurant Matisse is located on the 15th floor of the CITYHOTEL building and is without a doubt the most outstanding and unique restaurant in Kiev, Ukraine. First of all, it offers its guests a beautiful panoramic view of the city and is a perfect place to have a business meeting over lunch, celebrate an anniversary or simply rest from the fuss of your daily activities.

The atmosphere is most sophisticated, the cuisine is absolutely the best and the service is first-class. Everything is aimed at making sure you are satisfied and have had a pleasant experience. It is truly a European establishment. The dining room is bright and spacious and is decorated in beige colors and warm wood tones. It truly becomes an extension of the stunning view of the city at any time of the day. If the weather permits, the windows can be opened by the request of the guests, and Matisse turns into a cozy open terrace, where visitors can enjoy a unique experience of having their dinner or business meeting outdoors at the height of a bird flight. No other restaurant in Kiev provides such an amazing experience.

A few words about the best kitchen in town

The open kitchen allows guests to observe the process of preparation of salads, gourmet snacks, dishes of French and Italian, traditional Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. Every dish has something special to it – seasoned with a unique recipe and presented with style. Each and every one is its own masterpiece of the restaurant's menu.

People come here to try out something which they would not normally find in a usual European establishment. The restaurant offers foods of different cuisine but the ultimate favorite of all would definitely be the beef cheek, which is cooked in the oven on the coals on red port wine with a bouquet of black currants and vegetables and is served with spicy polenta seasoned with truffle oil. Does that sound good?

The dessert menu will also not leave gourmets indifferent - for example, the original Sicilian panna cotta with pistachio sauce and fresh berries is just like a taste of heaven. The secret ingredient of the chef gives the classic cream treats a spicy taste and leaves an unusual, incomparable aftertaste.

As for today we have:

  • Two dining rooms. One main dining room with the panoramic windows and beautiful design and a special VIP room which is comfortable, cozy and allows seating of up to 10 people. You will not be bothered by the traffic noise from the street as the restaurant is located on the top floor of CITYHOTEL.
  • Modern European cuisine with dishes of French, Italian, traditional Ukrainian and Russian origin. An open kitchen which allows you to observe how these dishes are prepared by professional chefs.
  • A splendid wine cellar with a rich selection. Vintage champagne, fine wine and a decent selection of hard liquors are all available to the guest.
  • First-class service. The restaurant staff is highly trained and appears next to guests only in those cases when it is necessary. We serve our guests with the Community Chef approach where it sees every visitor as a personal guest instead of just a regular client, who came in for a meal. That is why we try to satisfy all the guest’s desires and have a personal approach to every one of them.

A few words about our wine collection

A collection as ours is very hard to match! The rich and multi-faceted Matisse wine list is compiled according to grape variety. It is not limited to a special geographical region and provides an opportunity to choose the perfect addition to dinner as well as taste the unique wines. For example, Sauvignon from the legendary winemaker Didier Dagueneau. We also have the extensive white Burgundy - from the simplest Chablis to the most old and rare Montrachet, along with the representatives of the red wines – starting from Pinot Noir, up to classic Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Australian Shiraz. In addition to the assortment of expensive wines, such as Chateau Petrus, there are those that have been bought at auction - Madeira 1814 (Bual Solera) and 1802 (Oscar Acciaoly Terrantez Reserve), brandy, sweet wine Sauternes from the early beginning of the XX century, and even vintage representatives of Champagne - for example, Tattinger Comtes de Champagne Rose Brut or Dom Ruinard Rose 1996. We truly do our best to satisfy every taste and desire of our guests.

Operating hours

Restaurant Matisse is open from 7am all the way till midnight. Breakfasts are available in the buffet style to CITYHOTEL guests from 7am to 10am on weekdays and from 8am to 11am on weekends. After 10am (11am on weekends) we serve guests on individual orders. Matisse offers a successful combination of gourmet cuisine and first-class service. If you appreciate that along with a spectacular view of Kiev from the 15th floor – then you have come to the right place! We invite you to place your order!