Lviv Restaurants

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    Khlib i Vyno: Glorifying Bread and Wine

    by hunterV Updated Nov 27, 2014

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    This downtown restaurant has a very special 19th century atmosphere enhanced by the décor and furniture.
    The menu of this restaurant is in the form of an old manuscript. It offers lots of dishes.
    Khlib I Vyno means Bread and Wine.
    We ordered a glass of glint wine, a mug of Old Town beer and black hotdogs. The restaurant works hard at offering its own dishes and glorifying bread culture of different countries.
    Please take a look at the Panorama of the Restaurant and make a wish to drop in at that place some day when you are in Lviv!

    Favorite Dish: black hotdog

    Bread and Wine Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine At the entrance to Bread and Wine Restaurant, Lviv Bread and Wine Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine At Bread and Wine Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine At Bread and Wine Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine
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    Mapa: Downtown Coffeehouse

    by hunterV Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    Mapa Coffeehouse at 4 Galician Street has three halls and a terrace outside (heated even in November by an electric heater plus you will get a blanket).
    The inside halls have a very special stucco design that also created a homey atmosphere.
    The coffeehouse is open at 8 a.m. already, which is a good point about it.
    We found it a good place to have some tea or coffee and to take a break during our walks.

    Favorite Dish: French croissants with black/green tea and coffee

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    The Grill: American Style Downtown Restaurant

    by hunterV Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    ”The First Genuine Steakhouse” isa three-hall restaurant whose full name is THE ГРИЛЬ- STEAK&WOK&ROLL (I still do not know what they mean by WOK). This is where we had “genuine steaks” (medium) and great beer listening to live music in the main hall. Although we had our seats in the basement hall since the very loud live singing in the main hall would leave us speechless.
    It was during our November VT meeting in Lviv. I enjoyed our company and the ambiance a lot.

    Favorite Dish: pepper steak, Blind Hunter Salad

    The Grill Restraurant, Lviv, Ukraine The Grill Restraurant, Lviv, Ukraine The Grill Restraurant, Lviv, Ukraine Blind Hunter Salad, The Grill Restraurant, Lviv Pepper steak at The Grill Restraurant, Lviv
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    Nectarine: Fast Food Cafe

    by hunterV Written Nov 26, 2014

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    Nectarin Café Café was a great place for lunch. My taxi driver friend Igor showed me this place as his local. We had what they call business lunch here, and the price was really affordable.
    The interior is really superb, so is the Wedding House in general. The views at the entrance to the café are amazing, especially the Newly-Weds Fountain.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken chop, borshch, Dniester salad

    Nectarine Cafe, Lviv, Ukraine During my lunch at Nectarine Cafe, Lviv, Ukraine My modest fast food lunch was great! On thge way from Nectarine Cafe, Lviv The Newly-weds Fountain, Wedding House, Lviv
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    Masoch: Unusual Cafe

    by hunterV Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    This restaurant belongs to the unusual cafes and restaurants of Lviv and of the entire Ukraine.
    You can see a full height monument to Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, a Ukrainian writer who was born in Lviv in 1836. He was a Ukrainian writer, but wrote his works in German.
    The customers are advised to feel in the writer’s trousers’ pocket and say what they feel there.
    The café is a small one. It will plunge you into the strange world of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
    Masochism is the main theme of this café: the waitresses’ masochist uniforms with chains, leather lashes, whips, handcuffs, erotic pictures and artefacts connected with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and his time. The glass door is made in the form of a keyhole.
    The menu is called Perversive Cuisine.
    The names of the dishes and drinks are connected with masochism and with creative activities of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
    All the names are strange and very unusual such as Lord of the Ladies salad or Divorced Lady salad.
    Don’t be shocked at the prices. The menu is presented in a lady’ shoe.
    There is a souvenir shop where you can buy horse-radish vodka, souvenir handcuffs, whips, chains and many other curious objects.
    The founders of this restaurant decided to commemorate Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
    He was the first Ukrainian-Austrian writer who described the life of Lviv in German. He considered himself to be a Ukrainian writer. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is also known for inventing the term “masochism”. This term explains everything about this restaurant. Along with your order you are supposed to choose a masochism tool: a lash, handcuffs, a cord, or a linen fixer. The waitress will then carefully handcuff you or tie you to the arm-chair. The procedure is not compulsory, but the majority of customers gladly agree to experience the atmosphere.
    Besides, the TV sets are turned on and you can watch Rada channel (the Ukrainian Parliament sessions), which is regarded as the highest manifestation of masochism there.

    Favorite Dish: The menu is very rich and diverse. You can order such dishes with funny names as :
    - The Hero’s First Sacrament;
    - Panteleimon’s Axe;
    - Pig’s ears and snouts;
    You can also order a shot of horse-radish vodka or a shot of stumble-wine.
    In other words, no customer will leave this restaurant hungry or sober and, what’s more, one does not feel like leaving that place at all…

    The statue at the entrance to Masoch Restaurant The statue at the entrance to Masoch Restaurant At the entrance to Masoch Restaurant A stroll in General Tarnavsky Street At the entrance to Masoch Restaurant
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    Kryivka: Partisans' Restaurant

    by hunterV Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    Kryivka is a museum restaurant dedicated to the struggle of the UIA(Ukrainian Insurgent Army) during the Second World war.
    The West Ukrainian dialect word kryivka means "a secret place".
    The entrance to this place is rather inconspicuous. It is at 14 Market Square. You will see no entrance sign there. There is only the Lion of Venice over the entrance.
    Entering this restaurant reminded me of the detective story genre.
    You have to enter the archway with the image of the Venice Lion (a winged lion) above it.
    To enter the restaurant, you have to pass an ordeal of a triple check by the doorman at the entrance...
    1) The door is closed. You only have to knock gently without pressing the door-knob or playing with it. If you press the door-knob impatiently and thus make noise, the doorman will open the door window and tell you that only Moscow spies behave like that and then he will shut the little window until you learn how to knock at the door correctly... Live and learn!
    2) The doorman opens the door and greets you with a Ukrainian patriots motto:
    ”SlAva UkraYIni!” (“Glory to Ukraine!”).
    You have to answer, ”HerOyam slAva!” (“Glory to the heroes!”).
    3) Then you have to pass a “spy test”. The doorman says that they have to check out if you are a Moscow spy. He pours a shot of local honey vodka (the color of whiskey - but sweet and tasty!) and says that Moscow spies die like flies after drinking that vodka. You have drunk and you are alive, so you may proceed downstairs to the cellar.
    The doorman opens a false bookcase for you – it is a door leading down to the cellar.You enter the first hall – it is a non-smokers hall. You can stay there, if you are a non-smoker, but you can proceed to take a look at three other halls.
    There are musical performances in the non-smokers' hall in the evening: two guys play the Russian accordion and a tambourine and a lady can sing popular Ukrainian songs such as “Red Rose” making the customers sing too.
    Of course, you have to greet all the waitresses and the bartender with the same motto,”Slava Ukrayini” and answer them if they greet you first, “Heroyam slava!” – and smile, too!
    The halls’ decor refers to the last world war years and the Ukrainian partisans life, but not Communist partisans. They glorify the Ukrainian patriot partisans, or the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
    The menu is in the form of an old partisans leaflet. It is full of “authentic partisans dishes.”
    While you wait for your order, you have walk round the restaurant taking pictures. There are chained second world war guns which you can take, put on the soldier's helmet lying nearby and have a picture of yourself and your friends taken. It's a fashionable tradition here.
    We haven't ordered any meals here, simply had tea or a pint of local beer.
    The locals say that no customer will leave this restaurant hungry or sober and what's more, one does not feel like leaving that place at all…
    Also, you can watch video from Kryivka or read an interesting article about this restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: The local "live beer".
    As their web site explains, Our mission:
    To create a unique space of positive emotions and impressions,
    to do everything to make our city and country better!.
    The menu is very rich and diverse. You can order such dishes with funny names as :
    - The Hero’s First Sacrament;
    - Panteleimon’s Axe;
    - Pig’s ears and snouts;
    You can also order a shot of horse-radish vodka or a shot of stumble-wine.

    The secret entrance to Kryivka Kryivka museum restaurant, Lviv Kryivka museum restaurant, Lviv Kryivka museum restaurant, Lviv At Kryivka museum restaurant, Lviv
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    Kumpel: Galician Traditions

    by hunterV Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Kumpel Beer Restaurant is where we had our official dinner during our November VT Meeting in 2014.
    We went to Kumpel-2 Restaurant located at 26 Chornovol Street.
    The entrance to the restaurant, located on the second floor, is through a company store that offers you souvenirs and company beer. The restaurant has its own beer trademark called Kumpel.
    This beer restaurant follows the beer traditions of the first half of the 20th century. It occupies huge space and has several halls, a summer terrace and a bar zone. The restaurant was awarded for its excellent design at designer biennale in Barselona.

    Favorite Dish: The restaurant offers a wide variety of Galician dishes cooked in homemade style, among them assorted meat Galician style, one-meter sausage and many others.
    Before you order your beer, you can get three small taste glasses to choose from.

    Kumpel Restaurant in Chornovol Street During our official dinner at Kumpel restaurant During our official dinner at Kumpel restaurant During our official dinner at Kumpel restaurant Sweethearts Fountain in Chornovol Street
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    Cosa Nostra: Italian Cuisine Downtown

    by hunterV Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Cosa Nostra is a new Italian restaurant in downtown Lviv. It attracts customers by an animator who looks like a “Mafioso” at the entrance, who has a mafia-era machine-gun in his hands, wears black sunglasses and invites you into the restaurant. The entrance door enumerates all merits of this restaurant: open-fire pizza, Italian cuisine, Italian ice-cream, homemade pasta, pizza delivery.

    Favorite Dish: My friends and I had a great lunch downstairs where they have a basement room. We ordered several pizzas and tried them all. They tasted great with beer.

    Cosa Nostra Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine Animator at Cosa Nostra Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine At Cosa Nostra Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine At Cosa Nostra Restaurant, Lviv, Ukraine Basement room at Cosa Nostra Restaurant
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    Kerosene Lamp: Museum Restaurant

    by hunterV Updated Nov 24, 2014

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    This is another museum restaurant in downtown Lviv. It is located round the corner from Market Square in Armenian Street.
    You will recognize it by a bronze bench with the gas lamp inventor sitting on it. You can sit next to him and have a picture of yourself taken.
    If you lift your head, you will see another bust leaning out of the window on the third floor.
    The restaurant occupies three floors.
    They have a rich collection of kerosene lamps from all over the world.
    This restaurant is also unique for they pour you beer from old oak barrels.
    They also serve "secret liqueurs".
    There is a terrace outside. So you can sit at any of the three floors or at the terrace.

    Favorite Dish: only beer for the present

    Terrace at Gas Lamp restaurant Lots of museum exhibits too.... At Gas Lamp restaurant Gas Lamp restaurant
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    Cazanova: Feel the Spirit of Adventure

    by hunterV Updated Nov 24, 2014

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    Cazanova Restaurant includes three picturesque halls, among them the Venetian courtyard for twenty customers, the central hall (with a balcony) that can seat thirty customers, and a basement hall for twenty customers.
    The restaurant’s exquisite interior with a great number of small details caters for your sense of romanticism and comfort.
    Unlike many other restaurants, beside live music, Cazanova Restaurant offers you erotic and dance shows.

    At the entrance to Cazanova Restaurant, Lviv Corniactos Belfry, Lviv, Ukraine Corniactos Belfry, Lviv, Ukraine Former Jesuits' Collegium, Lviv, Ukraine The interior of the former Dominican Cathedral
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    Puzata Khata: A La Carte Eatery

    by hunterV Updated Oct 22, 2014

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    My host Vlad and I had lunch at this cozy restaurant.
    It is a low budget restaurant and a very busy place.
    They have self service there and you choose what you see.
    I liked the big space and the rich country decor there.
    No photography is allowed there. I didn't know about it and only managed to take two quick pictures with my phone camera (no flash) when the security guard stopped me.
    The meals were great and I wished we had sampled some more dishes.
    Next time maybe!

    Favorite Dish: chicken Kiev;
    borshch;
    varenyky;
    stuid fruit with a pie.

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    Golden Ducat: Please Try Some Red Coffee!

    by hunterV Updated Oct 22, 2014

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    We discovered this nice little coffeehouse on our way back from Assumption Cathedral.
    We saw the "coffee lion" at the entrance and decided to drop in to try some red coffee about which we had read in a guide book.
    The coffeehouse is very small and only consists of two halls.
    Thank God there was a vacant table and very soon we were enjoying "the only red coffee in Europe"! (10 UAH).
    We did not order any cakes, although their choice is great.
    There were a lot of young people at the coffeehouse.
    The ambience is great there!
    We enjoyed viewing and taking pictures of the panoramas of then old Lviv.
    My English friends Sarah and Sue left their comments in the coffeehouse's guestbook and I provided a translation into Ukrainian.

    Favorite Dish: the unique red coffee (in fact, cherry flavored)
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    Entering Golden Ducat Inside Golden Ducat Me inside Golden Ducat with red coffee At the entrance to the halls The famous Red Coffee....awesome!
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  • Valentino: Great food and service

    by Volodimir Written Mar 19, 2014

    We love the restaurant and staff at the Valentine.We fell in love with the ambiance. Music on saxophone and keyboard also delightful. And the food is good too! Always made to feel at home. Thank you.

    Favorite Dish: Great salmon and wine-list on iPads.

    Salmon
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    Art Buffet: so tasty traditional food))))

    by NatalieL13 Written Jul 4, 2013

    Small and very cute cafeteria with delicious traditional meals and tasty drinks!!
    Nice interior,home atmosphere and good music))also you can enjoy your meals or drinks sitting outside on nice patio with a lot of flowers and comfortable furniture))

    Favorite Dish: Try pastries, delicious!

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    Beirut Hall: Something Different

    by ainsleigh Written Feb 27, 2013

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    This Lebanese restaurant offers a wide variety of kebabs and other quick grilled Halal meat and vegetable dishes. We also had some nice lattes and rice pudding, all for a really good value. The atmosphere was casual and staff were friendly. If you're in the mood for something different than the usual casual meal in Lviv, give this place a try.

    Beirut Hall, Lviv

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