You might expect to find many traditional restaurants in Bucharest, or at least maybe you expect that the most popular serve Romanian food. Well, not in Bucharest. The best restaurants serve all kinds of food ranging from Chinese food to American steakhouses. Speaking of the best places for an excellent brunch, here’s a list of the most popular places.
1. 18 Lounge
The restaurant owner of 18 Lounge used to be a Sous Chef at a Mediterranean restaurant in Frankfurt, but he gained experience and built a team with other great chefs and he now has one of the most popular restaurants in Bucharest, according to TripAdvisor users. The restaurant is less than 2 minutes from Herastrau Park, so you can enjoy a walk after you have your meal.
18 Lounge Restaurant
Address: City Gate, South Tower, 18th Floor, Piața Presei Libere 3-5, Bucharest
Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm-11:30pm
Contact: +40 733 501 401
2. Osho Restaurant
They say they have the best steak in the city, but there is only one way to see if that’s right. At Osho, you can enjoy a unique burger with Angus beef or have a great dinner with one of the aged beef cuts. If you’re not into beef, it’s good to know that this restaurant also serves soups, appetizers, pasta, risotto, fish and seafood, and most importantly, delicious deserts.
Address: Bulevardul Primăverii 19-21, Bucharest 011972
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-11pm | Sat 10am-12pm | Sun 10am-10pm
Contact: +40 21 568 3031
Website: Menu & Prices
3. Vacamuuu Steakhouse
Steakhouses have become very popular in Bucharest in the last few years. And they aren’t only appreciated by locals, many tourists visit them and leave great reviews. Compared to many other steakhouse restaurants where the menu is mostly dinner, Vacamuuu Steakhouse even has breakfast and brunch dishes. The restaurant also has a children’s menu, with dishes such as baby schnitzel, Spaghetti Pomodoro, cheeseburger and fries, and meat patties.
Address: Calea Floreasca No. 111, Bucharest, Romania
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 10am-11:30pm | Fri-Sat 10am-1am
Contact: +40 745 129 588
Website: Check Menu & Prices
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4. Restaurant Norma
The restaurant has a very popular chef, named Sidia Sissoko, who is passionate about the French cuisine that he learned to cook in Guinea, Africa. Many techniques almost forgotten elsewhere, are still used in this restaurant. The cuisine is not à la carte, and it combines French Guinean techniques with Romanian flavors. The restaurant offers not only food, but a unique gastronomic experience with its finest dishes.
Address: Theodor Iliescu 33, Bucharest 011671
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-12am
Contact: +40 21 233 9079
Facebook: Restaurant Norma
5. L'Atelier French Restaurant
L'Atelier French Restaurant is near Cismigiu Park and offers French food in an elegant location with a great surrounding view. The place is vegetarian-friendly and you can select your side dishes for each meal.
L'Atelier French Restaurant
Address: Intrare Aurora 17C, Bucharest 010213, Romania
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-11:30pm
Contact: +40 21 312 3232
Website: L'Atelier Restaurant
6. Roberto's Italian Restaurant
We have shown you where to get Mediterranean, American and French food but now it is time for some Italian food. And it’s not all about pizza and pasta, Roberto’s Italian Restaurant has a wider range of traditional foods, as you can see from their menu.
Roberto's Italian Restaurant
Address: Strada Episcopiei 1-3, Sector 1, Bucharest
Opening Hours: Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am-10am; Saturday-Sunday 6:30am-11am; Lunch & Dinner Everyday: 12pm-11pm
Contact: +40 731 305 777
7. Le Consul Restaurant
Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.
In a building which seems to be the old house of an aristocrat from the 18th century, Le Consul Restaurant offers dishes from France, the Mediterranean and even international cuisine. After you had your meal, you can check the Le Consul boutique where you can buy delicious cookies and chocolates.
Le Consul Restaurant
Address: Aleea Alexandru 7, București 011821
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 12pm-12am; Sundays Reservations Only
Contact: +40 746 255 495
Website: Le Consul
8. Cezanne Restaurant
Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.
If you’re looking for a fancy place, suitable for a romantic evening or a large group, this might be the place you want to visit. Cezanne is near the Herastrau Park, and it has an exclusive menu. The restaurant is also vegetarian-friendly.
Address: Piața Charles de Gaulle 3, București 011857
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-12am
Contact: +40 376 203 340
Website: Cezanne Restaurant
9. La Brasserie Bistro & Lounge
La Brasserie Bistro & Lounge is a restaurant in the middle of Herastrau Park, which offers international dishes for its customers. The place has a great view in the winter as in summer because of the glass walls that provide a clear view of Herastrau Park.
La Brasserie Bistro & Lounge
Address: Șoseaua Nordului 7-9, București 014101
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-3am | Sunday 10am-12pm
Contact: +40 374 999 999
Website: La Brasserie Bistro & Lounge
10. Dakota Steakhouse
We’ve mentioned the abundance of steakhouses in Bucharest and that’s why we are ending our list with another. At the Dakota Steakhouse, you can enjoy a steak or a burger less than 50m (164ft) from Herastrau Lake. And in the summer you might want to eat on its fantastic terrace.
Address: Șoseaua Nordului 7-9, București 077190
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-12am
Contact: +40 735 304 050
Website: Dakota Restaurant
A foodie's heaven!
This list is enough proof that the locals of Bucharest love steakhouses and eating at Herastrau Lake. Most of the restaurants on this list are located on Herastrau Lake, and the most common restaurant is the steakhouse, followed by a few French and Mediterranean gems.
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