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Vatra

€€ - €€€Eastern European, ,
Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
+40 721 200 800
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (43 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (15 reviews)
“meatball sub” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Vatra
1. #RomanianTraditionalFood
"Delicious traditional romanian food, great service, homey feeling"
Shigai D
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2. #LocalCuisine
"there is no better traditional restaurant in Bucharest"
Leonard L
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3. #RomanianTraditionalFolkDance
"Such a fun experience while tasting some delicious Romanian food"
Mal007_12
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner It’s an authentic restaurant With folklore Dance They serve some local dishes Nice portion, not the biggest but enough Nice to come to new places

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sishoham
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the old part of the city, close to the Bucharest center rests one of the best restaurants I have ever known. Its name is “Restaurantul Vatra” – meaning “Fireplace Restaurant” This is a beautiful large place with two store dining beautifully decorated dining halls...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dan E
Vatra, Front Office Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mr Dan, Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit at Vatra Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that we are your preferred restaurant. I will pass on you compliments to our team who will be delighted to hear that they are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us as one of the best Romanian restaurants in town. If this one is the best, I wonder how the others are ! The food was very average. Not refined; kind of stuffy. This is a big restaurant with plenty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CPC1PCP1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant and popular restaurant. Th food was tasty and reasonably priced, the srvice was imppecable

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RichT529
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a Romanian style. They have a wide variety of dishes and I recommend this restaurant for this kind of amateur. The restaurant is clean, decorated in Romanian style, serving is fast. Attention to pickles, they are extremely salty.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ValiMV
Vatra, Front Office Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our customers enjoyed both food and location . On behalf of the Vatra`s Staff, we thank you for your review and we are looking forward to have you guest again!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food based on traditional recipes. Service is excellent, food is tasty and location is good. Highly recommend as a local as well as a turist.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 492cristinae
Vatra, Front Office Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mrs Cristine, Let us thank you for giving us your opinion by this review. We are very happy you enjoyed both food and location and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Christina Modrogeanu

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our excellent experience last year there was no question we would come again to Vatra. We started with the classic Romanian dishes “Ikra” (Romanian caviar) and smokd roasted eggplant salad. Next were two great soups. Romanian meatball soup (Ciorba de Perisoare) for my wife,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gonjo
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our customers enjoyed our food. On behalf of the Vatra`s Staff, we thank you for the excellent review and we are looking forward to have you back! Best wishes, Christina...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch, arrived late but received good quality traditional food. Very polite and responsible staff. If you want to taste the traditional food, this restaurant could be one of your destinations! Do not forget their hot wine!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Narc77
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your recent visit at Vatra Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed our dishes, we hope to welcome you back in the near future! All the best, Christina M

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here the other day. The food was hearty, local, tasty, nothing fancy. Just good honest food. Service was super quick despite being quite busy. Reasonably priced. Entertainment in the form of traditional Romanian dance. Definitely reccommend to visitors of Bucharest.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Luke H
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr Luke, We are very happy that you enjoyed our traditional Romanian food, thank you so much for your excellent review! Hope you will visit us again next time will come to Bucharest! Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and thought we would give it a try. It turned out to be the favourite meal of our 4 day stay. It is a proper restaurant and not just a tourist trap, a quiet and unassuming atmosphere but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wendyharris66
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our customers enjoyed both food and location . On behalf of the Vatra`s Staff, we thank you for the excellent review and we are looking forward to have you back!...More

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Mikaela M
24 November 2016|
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Response from Gerard C | Reviewed this property |
I travelled thru Romania and thought it a very romantic country. The people are happy and very welcoming. I think it is easy to find a romantic restaurant especially this one. 4 stars out of 5.
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antoniocarbone78
12 October 2016|
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Response from Razvan M | Reviewed this property |
I would say medium to cheap, considering the range of Bucharest's restaurants. Don't expect KFC prices though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 721 200 800
  • E-mail
Description
The Vatra Restaurant opened up December 2001 and ever since it has been the place where the Romanian cuisine is pleasantly supplemented by the authenticity of the Transylvanian sets. Both the delicious dishes made with passion by our chefs and the hospitality that our staff welcomes you with, complete our purpose: Your satisfaction! We are inviting you to discover the Romanian traditional cuisine at VATRA Restaurant!
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