Another restaurant serving up a Russian flavor, or more accurately a Ukraninian one, is the Kiev.
Much smaller and younger than Moscow Restaurant, the Kiev has its own style with Ukrainian Vodka and oil paintings. It also showcases the Ukrainian love of singing and dancing. Many of the members of the restaurant's singing group are well-known and respected back home.
The original Maxim's opened in Paris at Number 3 Imperial Avenue at the end of the 19th century. Over the last 100 years, it has attracted nobles, high officials and celebrities, and become a gathering place for political and business moguls.
In 1983, Pierre Cardin opened Maxim's Beijing.