Bistro JaristeaStr. Henri Coanda 5Phone: +4021-650.5000Hours: 10:00-02:00Stylish bistro with Romanian specialties, including game and a varied selection of wines. Friendly staff, reservations not always necessary.
Cafeanua Actorilor, Actor's Cafe, strada Batişte (located at the National Theater). Attracts a lot of Americans, because of good food, and the U.S. Embassy and Intercontinental are right across the street. The salads, especially the one called "Act II" is a meal all by itself. Service tends to be excruciatingly slow, driving away many locals.
Caru' cu bereStavropoleos str. No. 5One of the most famous places to eat in the old city centre, it is situated in a wonderful building, with an extraordinary architecture. Present in Bucharest from 1879. Best home-made beer in Bucharest.
Casa di David, Soseaua Nordului nr. 7-9, Tel. 021/ 232 47 15. Opened in 2005, it is a hangout of the city's nouveau riche. It comes complete with a German car ads at the entrance and an extensive wine list. Food (Italian inspired) and ambience are at best good, but portions are small and prices are far above average for Bucharest. A 3-course meal for two with local wine will set you back over 400 Lei.
Casa IanculuiNo.2 Sarafineti str.The menu is limited to typical Romanian cuisine. Dishes are based on chicken, fish, pork, game and venison. Casa Iancului boasts an extensive selection of wines and has a professional sommelier. Cuptorul cu lemneB-dul Pache Protopopescu nr. 63, +40-21-2522414 - A nice pizza place with a nice outdoor summer garden and a relaxed atmosphere (the restaurant also houses a caricature club). Low prices. Tends to be very crowded during weekends.
Jariştea, strada George Georgescu 50-52 (near the crossroad of Regina Maria Blvd. and Libertăţii Blvd), +40 021 335 33 38 (mailto:email@example.com),, M-Su 11AM -last customer. Beautiful historically themed restaurant, live traditional music, old Romanian specialties... but always check the bill thoroughly. Reservations are compulsory.
Jour-FixeStr. Garamont 23A fine restaurant offering a cuisine which blends the French style and the old Romanian spirit. Prices are medium-high.
La Mama (6 outlets around Bucharest, Barbu Văcărescu 3, Delea Veche 51, Episcopiei 9, and Carrefour Orhideea being the largest ones, +40-21-2124086 ) - focusing on traditional Romanian food. Reasonable prices.
Malagamba2 Sf. DumitruPhone: +4 021 313 3389 (firstname.lastname@example.org)Hours: 11AM-12AMNamed after Sergiu Malagamba, interbelic urban-culture personality, the menu is specifically Italian. They have great risotti, super-fresh pasta, and the most gorgeous lime sorbet. The staff is friendly and the space is modern, hosting also an informal art gallery. POEM RestaurantSuter Str. 23-25 (in the Carol park area), +40-21-3363377. One of Bucharest's exclusive restaurants, in the elegant CPH atmosphere. Excellent international chefs, but very pricey. Red Angus Steakhouse87th Nicolae Caramfil Boulevard and 56th Franceza St. -in the Old Center, across the street from the Old Court. The restaurant serves high quality USDA Choice beef and offers an excellent, diverse menu, for all tastes. Reservations number: +40720.720.863.
Red Lion Cafe, strada Academiei 1A (in the Universităţii area). Nice atmosphere, budget prices, very good pizza.
Rossetya, 9 Str Dimitrie Bolintineanu, classic style restaurant with prices a bit higher than average, but with a very neat and cultivated atmosphere, outstandingly friendly English-speaking personnel, high food quality.
Wok AwayCalea Mosilor, Nr 288Phone: 0729326284Chinese specialities and Asian food. The food is prepared separately for each customer, so you will have a great experience with every meal.