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“Well they tried”
Review of Lipskiy

Ranked #79 of 2,492 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 45
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Lypky
Description: The legendary restaurant in Kiev changes the rules and amazes again! The new menu, new interior, new format. Under the same roof, at Lipki, the heart of the capital, Lipsky combined the classic and modern. The art of modern gastronomy and take away author’s desserts, creative space and traditional luxury of banquets, wine tastings and dj-sets, an exquisite restaurant and a stylish city cafe. People make selfie there and enter into contracts during lunch, have breakfast with their parents and dinner with a noisy group of friends. Lipsky is always open. It is open to everything new and surprising. In common with native Kiev, it is old, familiar, cozy, but always trendy.
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The newly re conceived Lipsky tries to be a more accessible, less formal, and better priced. It sort of succeeds but not by much. The rather elegant natural dark woods have been painted over beige-brown; a shame since better renovation options existed, albeit more expensive and time consuming. The dining layout is roughly the same but the downstairs is far more casual while the upstairs still retains tablecloths and feels more formal and certainly better secluded. Frankly, I prefer the upstairs as the downstairs can get very noisy and offers little privacy. The menu is stripped down, offering some of the old dishes along with Euro-reinterpretations of the classics. The quality is still there but somehow you feel that the prices are a tad too high for what you get. Service just doesn’t fit the new concept. It seems far too distant and cold for a place that is supposedly more lighthearted. The kitchen also has problems with the new menu, as waits between courses can be inexorably long; a two-hour meal can easily stretch into three hours. On the bright side, the wine list is still strong with several very well priced selections. Note that the wine list on the menu is a tiny sample of the main list that you need to ask for. All in all, it’s somewhat of a disappointment. It seems they are trying to catch-up with all of the new rather bold restaurants that have recently opened up in Kiev. They still have a lot of catching up to do.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Fresh menu, good service and interior, food is well prepared and delicious, price is acceptable, not highest as it could be.

1  Thank hbituk
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

After renovation kitchen didn't loose anything. But interior is questionable. I prefer the previous style which really correspond to the idea of the place. Also, green colour of the the building does not correspond to architecture of surrounding places, only sticks out.

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1  Thank Sergey Z
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Was here in November 2016 when the restaurant re-opened after renovation. Ordered the food from the "old" menu that was still excellent. And I miss the "old" Lipsky (before the renovation), frankly speaking...

4  Thank Сергей К
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Just an update to my previous review: The restaurant is now closed; calling there I was told that they'd reopen under a new name and in a new format sometime in September, they wouldn't reveal what it would be but assured me that "I'd not be disappointed", so watch this space!

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