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“Good food in small portions”
Review of Vatra

Vatra
Ranked #224 of 2,563 Restaurants in Kiev
Price range: US$2 - US$43
Description: Vatra is an fire in Ukrainian. It's a place where you'll find excellent steaks, Bob Basset's technomantic masks, spirit of ancient forests and Carpathian Mountains and even allusions to favorite Twin Peaks.
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Description: Vatra is an fire in Ukrainian. It's a place where you'll find excellent steaks, Bob Basset's technomantic masks, spirit of ancient forests and Carpathian Mountains and even allusions to favorite Twin Peaks.
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Good prices, good and friendly service, good food, but small portions.
The have wine (starts in 15 euros per bottle) and beer.

1  Thank marcosr206
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Very good place with a good service and delicious food. Oysters, lobster and Porter house steak (partly grilled and partly as tartar) were amazing!

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Thank Oleg2211
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

For the second time we visit Vatra. We had a previous tour there that was super, so our expectation was very high. Unfortunately, this time our meal was somewhat of a disappointment.
We ordered steaks (Chuck ribeye and Grilled steak on the bone) and some cheese as a starter. The cheese was a mix of 4 cheeses that was ok, but not extraordinary (as last time). The service was a little confused. There was a lot of waiters who seemed very busy, but we still had to ask them directly to clear our table and prepare for the main dish. They apologized but they clearly needed some more experience and better coordination.
The food arrived at the table. Mine steak was very fine and roasted exactly as I ordered (medium rare). Very tasty and juicy at the same time. Very fine. In the opposite corner my wife´s chuck ribeye was kind of blend. It was lukewarm, it was chewy and did not make a very good impression. Even some small pieces of bones in it. Our side dishes – new potatoes – was pale and very tasteless.
So, all in all, not as good as expected. So Vatra, please find our old modus again. Get back to our old standard and make super food as we know you can

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1  Thank Niels4king
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The restaurant garden is very pleasant but unfortunately the service quality and food taste is very poor compared to the menu they provide. It’s basically a grill and meat restaurant but we ate 3 different kind of meat main dishes and can say that they have no idea how they should cook meat.
Waiters do not listen properly as they served pork ribs instead of beef ribs.
Feeling quite sorry as the location and ambience offers a lot.

2  Thank Slaloomy
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visited here with my partner as close to our hotel and highly rated, we also wanted something not "traditional" for once! I had the T bone steak which was delicious and a good size and my partner the pulled pork burger. We shared the tasty cheese platter (quite a small portion but was cheap). The three tap non-Stella beers were all refreshing and tasty. It was obviously more expensive than other restaurants as I had steak but was good value for money. The restaurant has outdoor s4ea3ting around a fountain which was relaxing and the waiters spoke excellent English. Worth checking out

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Thank Terran N
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