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Little Bucharest Bistro

€€ - €€€Eastern European, , European
3661 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-4325
+1 773-604-8500
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“goulash” (9 reviews)
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Eastern European, Romanian, European, Central European
€€ - €€€
3661 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-4325
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of Romanian decent had a wonderful get together at this restaurant. Meals were excellent from appetizers to desserts. I had the Romanian Skirt Steak, which was great. Our family had ordered a variety of dinners and all said there meals were very good....More

Thank HoggerJon
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It’s not too often soup is one of the standouts on the menu, but here it is. Start with a Romanian soup, enjoy the fresh homemade bread, and then find the comfort food of your choice. We opted for the juicy and crunchy chicken schnitzel...More

Thank jordan_foodie
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Great authentic Romanian restaurant in the heart of Chicago. Owner is always on the floor and inspiring the Romanian culture.

Thank constantingm
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Great Sunday Brunch with side street roasted pig and lamb. True Romanian cuisine with some of the most traditional foods.

Thank constantingm
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This was on our list for our international dining club, we loved it! Our waitress was a delightful young lady that helped us with our food and drink selections. Everything was great, roast pig, wine & beer! I had the crepes for dessert but ate...More

Thank DominoVivien
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with a visitor from Romania. They loved the food and so did I. Very friendly staff. Owner visited all the tables and was extremely friendly. Beef soup is out of this world.

Thank CSMM121212
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Coming from someone who never had Romanian food before, the food was excellent. Service was too. 5 stars

Thank 8,778,387,783
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a rare night out dinner for two about a week ago and we loved everything about this restaurant. He ordered the stuffed cabbage rolls and I ordered the chicken paprikash. The food was delicious -- the chicken was moist and...More

Thank fredgeranium
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

What a great experience both in food and in owner interaction. They spent a lot of time to ensure my whole family enjoyed their food. The food was so fresh. We can for the Sunday lamb and pork roast which were so delectable. The short...More

Thank Yvonne T
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I went to Chicago on Memorial day. I was hoping to find a Romanian restaurant and Little Bucharest Bistro had the best reviews. Even though it said it was closed on Mondays,i decided to give it a call. The owner happened to be there and...More

Thank cumsicand
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Tom W
28 October 2016|
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Response from lulubird487 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know what beer they served. If they don't, it's still worth the entertainment!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Eastern European, Romanian, European, Central European
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
14:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3661 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-4325
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-604-8500
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With a history spanning over three decades, Little Bucharest Bistro has a new face in Chicago's Old Irving Park area. Originally opened in 1970 and closed in 2004, the new Little Bucharest, which translates to "Little Paris of the East", blends a touch of Eastern European heritage with American contemporary fare in a vibrant and modern atmosphere."I wanted to bring the signature high-energy vibe of the old Little Bucharest into a new setting," says restaurateur Branko Podrumedic. "The bistro will present Eastern European flavors in an approachable way to appeal to a more diverse yet discriminate audience." Little Bucharest is a must stop on any visit to Chicago.
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