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Best Food in Bucharest

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This selection of the 10 best restaurants in the city includes something for just about every pocket, proving that eating sensational food in the Romanian capital doesn't always have to cost a fortune!

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  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

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10 Places

the ARTIST

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Prime Steaks & Seafood

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Lacrimi si Sfinti

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The London Street Atelier

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L'Atelier

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Roberto's

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Modigliani Italian Restaurant

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Deutsche Kneipe

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Meze Taverna

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BurgerBar

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Craig T's City Tips

  • Look out for good value local wines in order to keep costs down: reds in particular.
  • Beware that most restaurants in Bucharest still allow diners to smoke, and while many offer non-smoking sections there is often little separation between the two different areas.
  • It's customary to tip a minimum of 10% when dining out.
  • Even the wealthiest diners in Bucharest dress casually: you can safely leave the black tie at home.
  • the ARTIST
    Restaurants (European, Contemporary)
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    Craig T Says:

    Bucharest's best restaurant, where an ever-changing menu always features unique and often quirky twists on classic local dishes. Expensive but worth every penny.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • The set-price tasting menu is a great way to try all of the dishes currently being served.
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This chef is an ARTIST 16/10/2018
    • Well Worth the Visit 14/10/2018
    • the ARTIST
    Address:
    Calea Victoriei 147, Sector 1
    (Calea Victoriei 147)
    Bucharest 010072
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 728 318 871
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$44
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Prime Steaks & Seafood
    Restaurants (Seafood, European, Steakhouse)
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    Craig T Says:

    Simple yet outstanding food in a stylish, modern setting where the star of the show is the Irish Hereford Prime fillet: regarded as the world's finest steak.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Unusually for Romania, this place is entirely non-smoking.
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good choice for a quiet dinner 08/10/2018
    • Great Service 07/10/2018
    • Prime Steaks & Seafood
    Address:
    Calea Victoriei 63-81B-4
    Radisson Blu Hotel
    Bucharest 010065
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 21 311 9000
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$116
    Other:
  • Lacrimi si Sfinti
    Restaurants (European, Eastern European, Romanian)
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    Craig T Says:

    Everything served here is produced locally on the estate of the owner, Romanian poet and revolutionary Mircea Dinescu. He even has his own range of outstanding wines.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A wandering string quartet ambles from table to table.
    From the community
    Ranked #118 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    • Very good and innovative Romanian restaurant 02/10/2018
    • Lovely place 02/10/2018
    • Lacrimi si Sfinti
    Address:
    Sepcari 16
    In Old Town
    Bucharest 020840
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 372 773 999
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$19
    Hours:
    Mon
    6:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Tue - Sun
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • The London Street Atelier
    Restaurants (European)
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    Craig T Says:

    Fine yet superb value homemade food in a lovely setting. The chef and owner is usually around, ready to tell you all about her latest kitchen creations. Serves the best sausages in Bucharest!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The place is small: you will need a reservation on a weekend.
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Good stuff! 03/09/2016
    • Absolutely superb!!!! 18/02/2016
    • The London Street Atelier
    Address:
    Strada Putul lui Zamfir 15
    Dorobanti, Sector 1
    Bucharest 011681
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 736 933 531
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$69
    Hours:
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • L'Atelier
    Restaurants (French, European)
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    Craig T Says:

    Fine French food in an exclusive setting at one of Bucharest's finest hotels. The Black Angus beef in a Cabernet sauce with truffle puree is amazing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Serves what is probably Bucharest's best foie gras.
    From the community
    Ranked #124 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • French Cooking Unworthy of a Relais & Chateaux 17/10/2018
    • Birthday Dinner 10/09/2018
    • L'Atelier
    Address:
    Intrarea Aurora 17C
    Bucharest 010213
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 21 300 5708
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$46
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Roberto's
    Restaurants (Italian, European)
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    Craig T Says:

    Home of Bucharest's best brunch (every Sunday 12-4pm), this is an inventive Italian restaurant where boundaries get pushed every time the chef Marco Magri changes the menu (once a month or so).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • In summer, this place boasts Bucharest's best and most popular terrace.
    From the community
    Ranked #134 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    • Good Italian Food 28/09/2018
    • Slow Service and unremarkable food for the price 22/09/2018
    • Roberto's
    Address:
    1-3 Episcopiei Street
    Athenee Palace Hilton
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 731 305 777
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Modigliani Italian Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary)
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    Craig T Says:

    Serves the best selection of fine steaks in the city, with beef and lamb sourced from as far away as Argentina and New Zealand. The pasta is all made fresh to order.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Classical pianist most evenings.
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 25/09/2018
    • Great place! 06/09/2018
    • Modigliani Italian Restaurant
    Address:
    Bulevardul Balcescu Nicolae 4
    InterContinental Hotel
    Bucharest 010051
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 799 994 995
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Deutsche Kneipe
    Restaurants (German, European, Central European)
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    Craig T Says:

    A genuine kneipe (pub) run by a charming German couple that has been around for decades. Amazing schnitzels, pork knuckles and a superb selection of draught German beers.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Like a Local
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • You will need a reservation in summer if you want a seat in the beer garden.
    From the community
    Ranked #189 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    • recommended 16/07/2018
    • A hidden gem. 23/06/2018
    • Deutsche Kneipe
    Address:
    Stockholm street 9
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 722 284 560
    Price range:
    US$23 - US$30
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Sat
    2:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Meze Taverna
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Greek)
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    Craig T Says:

    Authentic Greek restaurant that both looks and feels the part. Great selection of fish and seafood, all cooked fresh and with flair.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Look out for the funky lamps made from empty olive oil cans.
    • The house red is a bargain.
    From the community
    Ranked #390 of 1,740 restaurants in Bucharest
    • Good food 17/08/2018
    • Good and fresh Greek food. 13/08/2018
    • Meze Taverna
    Address:
    Nicolae Tonitza, nr. 6
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 21 539 5353
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • BurgerBar
    Restaurants (American, Grill)
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    Craig T Says:

    Terrific upmarket burgers made and cooked while you wait, served with a huge range of fresh toppings and delicious homemade sauces. Great fries, too, and all at amazingly cheap prices.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Doesn't serve any alcohol.
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Restaurant fermé 18/09/2016
    • Not good 15/05/2016
    • BurgerBar
    Address:
    Pasaj Selari, Old Center
    Bucharest 37072
    Romania
    Phone:
    +40 21 313 0376
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$2
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
    Other:
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