Our BEST RESTAURANTS picks in ROMANIA

ALBA COUNTY

The Beautiful View Hall Restaurant – Hotel Medieval Alba Iulia

This is really a great restaurant with panoramic views of the Vauban citadel.
You can feel like royalty, listening discreet music while enjoying savoury dishes served by staff in epoque costumes.
Highly recommended.

 

BRASOV COUNTY

Belvedere Restaurant

 

Tea House Restaurant Bran

“Great experience !
Extremely friendly, flexible and welcoming staff, even with difficult, demanding, on a hurry guests like us.
They accommodated all our requests, always with sincere smiles.
The entire menu was absolutely delicious, fresh and served exactly as it should be.
Food quality fully justifies the price.
I especially loved the Crispy Turkey Schnitzel.
Also very prompt service.
The restaurant is decorated with very good taste, stylish but not opulent.
It preserves the atmosphere from the times when Queen Mary used to have tea here.
This is definitely a place that worth to come back.”

 

BUCHAREST

Where to dine in Bucharest

Aqua Restaurant

Beautiful place with a green terrace on the shore of Herastrau Lake.
Good service (especially Zani).
The Catalan Octopus was excellent and the cocktail also.
Great report quality-price.
Warmly recommended restaurant.

 

Aubergine Restaurant

We were looking for the best restaurant in the Old City and Aubergine had high ratings.
It is a small cozy Mediterranean restaurant with beautiful time patina, excellent healthy food and great service.
And now it is the latest addition to our hand picked selection of restaurants.
Thank you for helping us making our guests happy !

 

Bocca Lupo

This is the perfect place to go for a romantic Italian atmosphere. And food.
And warm, friendly, funny but professional staff.

 

Casa Doina La Sosea  Kiseleff Restaurant (Doina House At Road)

Patrimony Monument, designed by  the most famous Romanian architect, Ion Mincu, as a pavilion for the Paris Exhibition in 1890.
Former preferred restaurant of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, opposite to Russian Embassy.

 

Cherhanaua Ancora

Romanian traditional fishery restaurant

 

Dianei 4

They serve the best real hot chocolate in Bucharest, for various tastes !

 

Have your tea in Eden’s Garden at Stirbey palace !Eden Garden Caffe - Stirbey Palace | Walking through Bucharest

Served in spectacular Stirbey Palace, with freshly baked scones, jam, clotted cream and a selection of delicate pastries.
At its peak, in mid-19th century, this elegant palace hosted the most spectacular balls.
“Romanian Herald” and an engraving by Dossault (from 1848) describe the “glittering ball” in June 1843.
This was held in honour of Prince Albert of Prussia, brother of King Friedrich-Wilhelm.
French architect Sanjouand built it between 1833-1835, in Neoclassical style, with numerous Greek elements.
This architectural jewel of Bucharest belonged for a while to Barbu Dimitrie Stirbey princely family.

 

Hanul lui Manuc Restaurant (Manuc’s Inn)

Dating from 1808, the only caravanserai in Europe, with live music during some evenings.

 

Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest

This 1,500 sqm restaurant has a welcoming contemporary style.
It combines flavorful dishes with an energetic atmosphere to create a truly unique experience.
Their world-famous menu blends classic American cuisine like their juicy Legendary Burger and signature cocktails with local Romanian flavors.
Besides the 300 seats inside there is also an 150 seats outside terrace overlooking the lake.

 

Joseph by Joseph Hadad Restaurant

The best international restaurant in Bucharest in 2018 & 2019

Lobster risotto with truffle and vermouth by Chef Hadad, accompanied by a bottle of French white wine of Henri Bourgeois Sancerre. Mmmm…

 

L’Atelier Restaurant

The best French restaurant in Bucharest

 

Le Bistrot Francais

The best restaurant in Bucharest

 

Le Vivier

The best oyster and caviar bar in Bucharest

Very cozy stylish restaurant for fish and sea fruits lovers.
They have a great selection of wines and caviar.
Everything we served was top class and the service was impeccable.

 

Leonidas Chocolates Cafe

Great, friendly but professional staff, varied assortment of good quality chocolates, attention to details, cozy atmosphere.

 

Locanta Jaristea 

The most original restaurant show in Bucharest in 2018
The most appreciated restaurant show in Bucharest in 2019

Located nearby Parliament Palace, this restaurant takes you back in time with its old times atmosphere.
Their impressive menu is mainly based on old recipes.
Here you will spend wonderful evenings with live music starting from 19:30 until the last guest.
Upon artists’ daily availability, the different music genres – about 4 during the same night – varies from opera to instrumental, to old party folk.
So it will be hard to resist not to try the dance floor also.
Expect some beautiful surprises from the owner before leaving this restaurant !

 

Maison des Chefs

The best cheese & wine tasting restaurant in Bucharest

 

Maize Restaurant

Face to face. You and The Chef. Signature menu. Tasting menu. 6 chairs available.

Best chef in Bucharest in 2018 & Most creative chef in Bucharest in 2017: Alex Petricean
Best Romanian fine dining restaurant in Bucharest in 2018

“Veeery good food, super choice !” Jon (Denmark)

 

Mesogios Seafood Primaverii Restaurant

The best fresh fish and seafood restaurant in Bucharest in 2018
Best Greek cuisine in Bucharest in 2012

Fish, glorious fish !
Slightly off the beaten track, Mesogios lies within a very fine restored old building.
The waiter escorts you to the magnificent display of fresh fish from the entrance hall.
There, he discusses with you the choice of different fish and preparation ways to suit your taste.
The very fresh well prepared fish food was truly excellent.
The wine list presented an interesting selection of some very good bottles of well priced Romanian wine.
It was a real treat to find such a good fish restaurant in Bucharest.
If you are a fish lover, this restaurant is highly recommended !

 

Osho

The best steakhouse in Bucharest

 

Poesia Restaurant

The best Italian restaurant in Bucharest

 

Prime Summer Garden

Pamper yourself in a beautiful 5* garden, right in the heart of the city, yet away from urban life’s bustle.
This open air restaurant has a resort-like atmosphere.
Entice your taste buds with exotic specialties and char-grilled meats from exquisite buffet complimented by live music and good mood.

 

Red Angus Steakhouse

Top best steakhouse restaurant in Bucharest

 

Taverna Sarbului (Serbian’s Tavern)

They serve very good cream soups.

 

Terasa Doamnei Restaurant (Lady’s Terrace)

This traditional Romanian restaurant really is a hidden gem that never disappointed us.
The staff is incredibly welcoming even with guests in a hurry.
They show an impressive promptitude.
The atmosphere of the restaurant differentiate it from the rest.
Every evening there is a folk show , a little loud if you like to speak during dinner.
In the summer you can enjoy the beautiful relaxing terrace even if it is raining.

Plus the food is shockingly affordably priced considering the ingredients’ quality and tastiness.
Chicken turreted with broccoli saute and Bear meat with honey mushrooms are the most mouth-watering dishes we served there.

 

The Artist Restaurant

“Due to unexpected events we had to change the booking, then delay the visit.
The staff was extremely professional and bore with us.
When we finally reached there we had the pleasure to rediscover the same great cuisine – surprisingly presented – in an old beautifully restored mansion on Victory Avenue.
Not for nothing some say this is one of the 2 restaurants in Romania which are the closest to Michelin star restaurants !”

 

The Wine Bistro Vinexpert

Fine food & wine
Since its opening, about once a week the finest wines (sometimes Romanian, sometimes international) are paired with special menus for the exclusive pleasure of a very limited number of guests. Located in one of the hottest area of Bucharest, this lounge for wine lovers knows how to treat a customer. You’ll enjoy everything from cozy friendly atmosphere to best selection of wines and champagnes, perfectly accompanied by appetizing collations. Secure your place or ask for further details !

 

The Wine Club & Bistro Vinexpert

For local wines tasting

 

VacaMuu Restaurant

“Great steak & service.”

 

Yuki Restaurant

The best Japanese Restaurant in Bucharest

 

Zexe Zahana Sofia 1

The best aristocratic Romanian restaurant in Bucharest

Restocracy

 

CLUJ COUNTY

Livada Restaurant Cluj Napoca

This is probably the best restaurant in Cluj. They have a beautiful garden with trees and a small parking but you can also park your car nearby, on the street. The staff is friendly. The food is surprisingly delicious and exquisitely presented even if at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.

 

CONSTANTA COUNTY

Blue Acqua Restaurant Mamaia Siutghiol Lake

They serve the best Paella Marisco with seafruits !

 

Fabaria Restaurant Mamaia

Very good tasty dishes and friendly professional stuff who knows how to create a relaxing atmosphere even under pressure.
We went 4 times there (lunches and dinners).
The last time, late in the evening, when the restaurant was full, the only inconvenient was that dish delivery took almost 1 hour.
The waiters were attentive and prompt every time only that the kitchen was overwhelmed.
Definitely recommended even on rush hours if you are not hungry and love to hear the waves and soft relaxing music in the background.

 

PRAHOVA COUNTY

CantaCuisine Restaurant Busteni

“This is the best restaurant in the area.
It is the second time we reach here and we were happy to discover the same friendly accommodating staff, great food and amazing views.
By the way they have the best pumpkin soup with Saint Jacques !”
Guests in November 2018

“We come here regularly for several years.
And we are extremely delighted to discover every time the same top–notch atmosphere, service and most important, cuisine.
Everything was irreproachable during each leisure lunch and dinner we had here.
This restaurant definitely deserves at least 1 Michelin star !”
Guests in August 2019

 

The Lodge Restaurant

Within LuxGarden Hotel Azuga

 

SIBIU COUNTY

Enzo Ristorante e Caffe Sibiu

The cozy restaurant is located in the old city center. It has smiling friendly staff. The service is prompt. The food comes in generous dishes, with a very good report quality – price.

Contact us for more great restaurant choices !

 

Gault&Millau

 

Over 15 years of experience in hospitality field
BA in Tourism Economy, MA in International Tourism, Tourism Manager License
Love making guests happy by giving them exceptional moments to cherish for life

See you all back here soon for more tips, picked expressly for you.
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Happy tours !

Warm regards,
Kryss

 

 

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