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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
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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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
"there is no better traditional restaurant in Bucharest"
Leonard L
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2. #LocalCuisine
"This is a very good place to eat Romanian food."
Radu D
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3. #RomanianTraditionalFolkDance
"Excellent sevice, nice music and even folk dancing."
Eytan I
See reviews that mention nice atmosphere
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1 - 10 of 585 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Typical Romanian cuisine in a very nice environment. In summer you can eat on the nice terrace in front of the restaurant. The price is a bit more expensive but really worth it.

Thank Superket
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My mother and I visited Bucharest back in December and we found this AMAZING restaurant. We were in Romania for three nights and honestly ate here every night because we loved it so much - perfection and wonderful Romanian food!!

1  Thank Anna M
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Dear Mrs Anna, 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 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, rustic restaurant with a lovely out side patio where dancers doing traditional dances entertain while you dine. Friendly staff, good Romanian cuisine, well priced and delicious.

Thank Joe P
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your excellent review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed both our food and services. We are looking forward to have you guest again at Vatra Restaurant! Best regards, Christina M

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable atmosphere with Romanian food. The prices are reasonable and portions are well sized. The food was tasty and choices of the various courses varied. Dancers were a little extra that performed while we dined. Would go there again if in Bucharest another time.

Thank Charles S
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, We are happy to find out that you enjoyed our food, it is always a pleasure to have a good feedback from our guests! Looking forward to have you back at Vatra Restaurant! Regards, Christina M

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first went to this restaurant near Cismigiu Gardens some 10 years ago on the recommendation of friends at Bucharest University. Despite a positive impression then, we had not been back since but made two visits with family in a week, using both the smart...More

Thank Owen M
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your excellent review, for sharing your experience and for recommending Vatra Restaurant! Looking forward to have you back at Vatra Restaurant! Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excellent restaurant is set in a beautiful 1920s building in the heart of Bucharest. The restaurant offers a traditional Romanian menu, including Churba soup and a selection of grilled meats. In the evening you can enjoy dance and folklore in the restaurant. Prices are...More

Thank Yair1515
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, We thank you for your fine review and for sharing your experience at Vatra Restaurant. We are very pleased to know that our customers are recommending us! Looking forward to have you guest again! Best regards, Christina M

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint outside courtyard beckons if the weather is nice, but the grumpy waiter does not! All in all, a slightly above average Romanian meal, but no better. Traditional bean soup arrived cold and had to be sent back. Stuffed cabbage was quite good, but...More

Thank Norriz
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, According to the traditional Romanian recipe, the cabbage for Stuffed cabbage rolls must be sour and not sweet! Thank you for your review, we are sorry that the Romanian food did not looked up to your expectations. Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good Romanian food, a nice atmosphere, decent service, and very good prices (133 lei for two, including drinks). There appear to be lots of locals eating here, which we also took as a good sign.

Thank Brian R
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, We are happy to find out that you enjoyed our food, it is always a pleasure to have a good feedback from our guests! Looking forward to have you back at Vatra Restaurant! Regards, Christina M

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was authentic and well prepared. We ate outside, great atmosphere. The dessert was to die for!!!!

Thank Tewood
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your review and for choosing to come at Vatra Restaurant. We are very happy to see that you had a nice time enjoying our local dishes. Looking forward to see you again at Vatra! Kind regards Christina

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant a few times and have been consistently impressed with the quality of the food and with the service. Conveniently located not far from Cismigu Park, I don't think anyone will be disappointed at Vatra.More

Thank Steve C
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 your review and we are looking forward to have you back! Best...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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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