2018 Award Winners

Best Full-Service Restaurant Design (Check Average Less than $50)

Winner - WIN Bar, Kiev, Ukraine

Designed to encourage a burgeoning wine culture in Kyiv, WIN Bar is located in a building more than 200 years old, and existing brick vaults were left in their original form. All the carpentry — the waiter’s work spaces, bathroom door and bar casing — was created from 90-year-old barrels that held Bordeaux wine. A large 10-top table in the main dining area was made from the top of a 10,000-liter wine barrel. Our judges thought the space “had a warm, rustic, authentic aesthetic,” where “you feel like you’re in a wine cave.” They also liked the lighting and how “the separate rooms provided new experiences” on each subsequent visit. 

WIN Bar by YOD 12

Images courtesy of Roman Kupriyan


Honorable Mention - Matchbox, Woodbridge, Va.

The judges liked the “bold design statements” and felt the restaurant had a “very sustainable” design. 

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Image courtesy of Jim Tetro Architectural Photography


Honorable Mention - Copper Head, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

There were “many great design elements,” but our judges felt the lighting design was “especially good” at Copper Head. 

Copper Head by YOD 12

Images courtesy of Andrey Avdeenko

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