80+ Fresh Places to Enjoy a Great Time and Awesome Cooking in Bucharest [2019]
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80+ Fresh Places to Enjoy a Great Time and Awesome Cooking in Bucharest [2019]

What are the most refreshing places to grab an energising bite, enjoy a full course dinner or a scrumptious dessert in the Romanian capital?

This guide takes you on a journey into some of Bucharest’s most interesting restaurants, dessert shops and bakeries in Bucharest. Old and new, small and big, these places are usually the result of steady commitment, relentless work, care, proper hospitality and a vision for the future.
It can also be a useful list to bookmark and remind you of the best alternative options when you are planning a memorable (and delicious) day with friends or family.

We stand by our mission to inform you and recommend fresh places, coffee shops, bookstores, swimming poolsdinner places, rehabilitated heritage buildings, cinemas, theatres, while the success (pageviews) of such endeavours is a good indicator of your trust or, at least, curiosity about feeder.ro’s selections. If you are visiting Brașov, we recommend an immersive list of cool places compiled by our colleague who is a resident of the picturesque, lively little city.

Scroll all the way down to see all these places on the Un-hidden Bucharest street art map, which you can easily load on your google maps phone app and start exploring the city through a coloured, optimistic lens.

We’re open to your suggestions, just leave a comment or drop an e-mail.

 

FRESH PLACES WITH AWESOME FOOD & DESSERTS 2019

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FOOD

 

Ai Sushi

Str. Paris 71
Open: Mon-Sun: 08:00-01:30

Sushi made with love for all of you who want to enjoy the Japanese cuisine in a modern concept. “Ai” means love in Japanese.

 

Photography © Cristian Vasile “IGU” for LAMA Arhitectura

Alt Shift

Str. Constantin Mille 4
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-03:00; Tue-Thu: 12:00-05:00; Fri-Sat: 12:00-06:00

Alt Shift is a place where you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes: starters and main courses, soups and salads, tasty desserts, sandwiches and homemade pasta. Every midnight they activate the NightShift menu serving delicious pizza and soups for the partygoers. At the ground floor of Alt Shift you can find one of the most important nightclubs and concert venues in Bucharest, Control Club.

Alt Shift is designed by LAMA Arhitectura.

 

Animaletto Pizza Bar

Str. Visarion 10
Open:

“Animaletto is a new place that doesn’t settle for the classic. It reinvents things so people can have a truly unique experience. The best traditional Italian Pizza in a fresh, modern designed place. The place where you can try a classic cocktail, but also provoke the bartender to give you “what he likes”.”

 

Aria Gourmet Burger

Str. Slănic 2
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-22:00

“Situated in a historical monument building, Aria Burger brings in the urban landscape the recipes of a chef trained in Paris, experienced in 2-star Michelin restaurants, Chef Manuela Paraschivescu. Original recipes, healthy, homemade, specially designed sauces for each type of burger. Besides the selection of tasty burgers, you can also try delicious salads, wraps and desserts carefully prepared by Chef Paraschivescu.”

 

Arome

Str. Luigi Cazzavillan 250
Open: Tue-Sun: 10:00-22:00

Arome is a fresh urban place in the heart of the city. Here you will find a wide variety of coffee, tea, fresh drinks and smoothies. They also serve homemade sweets and organic local dishes. Their single origin coffee comes from Amsterdam’s Bocca – Artisanal Coffee Roaster.

*Vegan and vegetarian-friendly.

 

BEAUTYFOOD

str. Jean Louis Calderon 34
Open: Mon–Thu: 09:00-23:00; Fri: 09:00-00:00; Sat: 10:00-00:00

“The story begins with Elena’s dream of having a bistro (just after watching Chocolat, with Juliet Binoche) and continues with a series of less common and coincidental experiences and confirmed with an email, in early 2013, that contained the name and the beginning of what you can now see, feel, taste and drink under the name of Beautyfood.”

 

Beca’s Kitchen – Homemade Food

str. Mihai Eminescu 80
Open: Mon–Fri: 17:30–22:30

Andreea Beca’s kitchen is a small, intimate place where you can taste scrumptious homemade food. She is the author of a culinary blog, through which she shares the idea of a healthy diet with specially adapted recipes that attract through taste, appearance and nutritional qualities.

 

Bistro Carusel

Str. Lipscani 55
Open: Mon-Wed: 10:00-22:00; Thu & Sun: 10:00-22:30; Fri & Sat: 10:00–00:00

Cărturești Carusel is a bookstore on Lipscani 55 Street in the old town of Bucharest, Romania. The building that currently houses the bookstore was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Chrissoveloni bankers family. and during the communist era, it was confiscated and turned into the Familia store. After 1990, the real estate was recovered and rehabilitated by the current owner, Mr. Jean Chrissoveloni, and is now living through an innovative, but a careful look at the historic substance, signed by the Square One Architecture Office.

Cărturești Carusel is an experimental cultural dwelling of the old centre, providing space for reading, socializing and artistic exploration of the heart of the city. With a top-floor bistro, a media space in the basement and a gallery dedicated to contemporary art on the first floor, the bookstore is preparing to tell a new story on a street with a vibrant commercial tradition.

 

Bistro GUXT

Str. Dimitrie Racoviță 37
Open: Tue-Sat: 17:00-22:00

“Bistro GUXT is a cosy family-owned restaurant, offering a delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Asian influences. Every dish is prepared with fresh ingredients while our desserts are made in-house. We offer an excellent selection of Romanian wines and international and Romanian craft beers, designed to be paired with our food.”
https://www.facebook.com/BistroGUXT

 

Bite

str. Matasari 53
Open: Mon–Thu: 12:00-23:00; Fri, Sat: 12:00-00:00; Sun: 12:00-23:00

“We opened Bite. In a cosy house in the heart of Bucharest, reimagined so that the whole northern imagination can fit in it. Bite now bites the town: it’s the first sip of coffee when you have not woken up properly and the first mouthful of your favourite dish. Anytime you stop by. 
Nordic influences, oriental spices and ingredients from local producers. The selection of Romanian wines knocks out any long day and changes the mood of any weekend. Along with cocktails from all over the world. As for the menu, Bite is a restaurant from everywhere, but it can be found on Mătăsari 53.”

 

Borsalino

Bd. Ion C. Brătianu 44
Open: Mon-Sun: 11:00-23:00

Located in the Unirii area, Borsalino has a pleasant and warm design. Here you can taste the original Italian cuisine, as the chef, Mr. Piero prepares the menu following authentic recipes from Italy. You can enjoy pizza, piadina, panini, antipasto, bruschetta, crostini, focaccia, in-house made pasta, Italian-style burgers and croissants, all made with respect to the Italian tradition.

 

Burger Van Bistro

Str George Vraca 4
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-22:00

Burger Van Bistro is the wheel-free analogue of the restaurant with burgers, chips, salads, cookies and soft drinks. The place is comfortable and the kitchen is opened and spotted with black and white accents. The menu includes a selection of burgers, sandwiches, ribs & steaks, prepared with fresh ingredients. The meat is never frozen and there are options for vegetarians as well.

 

Burger Van Home

Str. Speranței 6
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-22:00

Burger Van Home is the newest project from the Burger Van team, a place for burgers and culinary experiments. The new menu reinvents the concept of street-food and uses fresh local products.

 

buoni e bravi

Piața Rosetti 3
Open: Mon-Fri: 08:00-20:00

buoni e bravi are cooking some of the best pizza 🍕 recipes in Bucharest. Their music selection also adds a fresh touch to the urban bustling energy of the place, deepening the flavours while tapping into the new local electronic music scene.

 

CAFÉ VERONA

str. Pictor Arthur Verona 13-15 @ Cărturești
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-22:00

“Opened in 2009, one year after the Cărturești bookstore was opened, the Verona Garden is a short walk to the same street at 15. This green haven in the city centre is also home to many events, the most famous being Street Delivery. In summer, it is the perfect place to cool yourself with lemonade or a good beer, in the shade of abundant vegetation. In the cold season, you can attend gourmet fairs, savouring a tea or a cup of mulled wine. The menu is diversified, offering options for vegetarians at all times. In the kitchen, we emphasize the quality of the ingredients and their preparation. Bread is produced right here, according to your own recipes. And we’re proud of our desserts!
In the Verona Garden, (friendly) pets are allowed. If you want to contribute to cleaner air and more civilized traffic coming by bicycle, it is good to know that there is a special place where you can park it. A wi-fi network is available if you want to move your office here.
*Arthur Verona is the name of a naturalized painter, descendant from a noble family. Pictor Arthur Verona Street is home to a number of monument buildings: Ion Mincu House (OAR), Dimitrie Sturdza House (Cărtureşti), Aro Building (Cinema Patria).”

 

CAJU by Joseph Hadad

Str. Nicolae Golescu 16
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00–00:00

The concept of CAJU by Joseph Hadad brasserie is casual dining, with affordable price dishes, which caters to different levels of customers. It’s the place where Joseph proposed to bring to the table the tastes of his childhood, with strong North African influences.
The restaurant is located downtown, on a picturesque street, behind the Romanian Athenaeum, a symbol that represents one of the main attractions of the city.
The space has three areas, the centre that brings together 14 tables and is dominated by a curved wooden ceiling, each table featuring a chandelier above, made of a mix of ceramic and metal.

CASA M60

str. Domnița Ruxandra 7
Open: Mon–Fri: 12:00-00:00; Sat-Sun: 11:00-00:00

“Casa M60 is a cosy restaurant, bar and café located close by Icoanei offering lunch, brunch and dinner.
You will find on our menu international food & gluten-free options, craft drinks and specialty coffee. We focus on local products and use fresh ingredients. Our star products are pitanas sandwiches!
Our space is designed for families, straight and gay couples, freelancers and food lovers and is also perfect for private events.
PS: we love and welcome pets.”

 

Cișmigiu Bistro la etaj

Hotel Cișmigiu, Bd. Elisabeta 38, 6th floor
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00–00:00

“We wished for a one-century old address to recreate the atmosphere from times when Bucharest was known as Little Paris. Cismigiu Restaurant is sheltered on the upper floor of the Cismigiu Hotel. It appears as a good taste oasis placed on the border between the historical centre and one of the city’s most beautiful gardens. The design makes you smile while thinking about the carriages strolling down Queen Elisabeta Boulevard. Still, there are enough contemporary clues to make you feel within a comfortable present.”
The terrace opens towards unique views of The People’s House (now hosting the Parliament) while the menu has the power to delight tourists and locals alike.

 

Cooperativa FRUFRU

Piața Presei Libere 3-5, City Gate, South Tower, ground floor
Open: Mon-Fri: 08:00-17:30

“Cooperativa FRUFRU is an invitation to eat, drink and play along. we like to co-create with like minded people who love what they craft, bake, squeeze, cook, draw or imagine.”
Cooperativa FRUFRU is designed by LAMA Arhitectura and hosts a mural by KITRA.

 

DESCHIS Gastrobar

Splaiul Unirii 160
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-01:00

Located on the rooftop of the old cotton factory on Dambovita’s river bank during summer and inside during autumn and winter, Deschis Gastrobar aims to use its space for the benefit of active and creative people by hosting exhibitions, workshops, debates and other cultural events. You can enjoy all that while serving delicious dishes or cold lemonade.

 

Dianei 4

Str. Dianei 4
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-00:00

Located in a classic house build in the 19th century, Dianei 4 offers a menu that includes specialty coffee and tea, breakfast, main courses, soups and salads and has a brunch menu for the weekend. At night you can enjoy the bar or light dishes as the atmosphere fades into parties with electronic and contemporary music.

 

Photography © Radu Malasincu for LAMA Arhitectura

Edo Garden

Str. Știrbei Vodă 84A
Open: Mon-Sun: 13:00–23:00

“Edo Garden is a place where tradition and innovation are reinforcing each other, creating exquisite culinary experiences. A refined and intimate atmosphere, attention to detail, Japanese cuisine, fresh & healthy cooking, are complemented by a collection of wines and Japanese drinks.
The RESTAURANT design uses mainly natural finishes and can accommodate around 50 people: a private salon with 10 seats and other two with 18 and 20 seats.
Our cool and quiet garden in the heart of the noisy city has an impressive design using the Shou Sugi Ban technique (an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique, that preserves wood by charring it with fire), in an ambience of rare charm, hidden in plain sight of the Cismigiu Area, can accommodate up to 100 people (standing) and 80 people seated.
Our chefs outdid themselves again, as they introduced a cool menu, based on an exquisite sushi menu, tempura and many side dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine.”

Edo Garden is designed by LAMA Arhitectura and has been awarded the Bucharest Architecture Annual 2018 Award.

 

El Torito

str. Iancu Capitanu 30
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-00:00

Spicy, flavourful, colourful dishes in a continuous fiesta atmosphere.

 

emte

Calea Floreasca 77
Open: Mon-Sat: 12:00-23:00; Sun: 12:00-22:30

Go off the beaten track with emte’s experimental burgers, in a posh industrial atmosphere.

 

FROG

str. Vasile Lascăr 24B
Open: Mon-Fri: 09:00–23:00; Sat: 10:00-23:00; Sun: 11:00-23:00

Visit FROG to sample almost everything they selected as best in recent years of catering to numerous events. They state their food is neither ultra healthy nor ultra vegan, nor raw, but the goal is to be a pamper. The “official” menu on the site and the one you find in Vasile Lascăr is generic. For every product category, they vary recipes every few days. Aside from delicious dishes and selected drinks, you can take away FROG’s passion for flowers in the form of the small bouquets of flowers to go.
FROG’s new place opened with the help of architects Ioana and Dan Cioclu, while all that is iron was cut, welded, and raised by Alexander (FROG), and the cement countertop is made by Atelier Vast. Feel cosy in the ’70s chairs or try the three-legged chairs designed by architect Serban Sturdza, a temporary gift for FROG, until you buy them. The ceramics are made especially for FROG by Poemi Ceramics and the menus are printed on natural paper, with petals and blades of grass, from the Comana paper mill.

 

Galli, rôtisserie Française

Str. G-ral Christian Tell 6
Open: Mo-Fri: 12:00-20:00; Sat-Sun: 11:30-19:00

“We are the first traditional French rotisserie in Bucharest! Our happy crew is delighted to share with you the very best of traditional French food & wines through authentic ingredients and diverse recipes mostly around our tasty chicken. In order to meet our customers’ expectations, we propose a fast service in our restaurant room as well as take away and deliveries.”

 

Gram Bistro

Bd. Nicolae Titulescu 4-8
Open: Mon-Fri: 08:30-01:00; Sat-Sun: 10:00-01:00

Gram Bistro is an invitation to discovery, a place made special by its energy, team and most of all, by the people who come here every day. It is the place where the day starts early morning with a good coffee and ends late at night over a glass of wine with your friends.

With an original and simple design, we have managed to create one of the boldest urban experiments for indulging, exploring and connecting. Casual but with a twist, confident in what it has to offer, Gram Bistro brings an original alternative to simply “going out”.

 

GRĂDINA FLOREASCA

Bd. Mircea Eliade 16
Open: Mon–Sun: 10:00-00:00

A garden, restaurant and pool a charming green pocket in Bucharest. Grădina Floreasca hosts live music and outdoor movie nights.

 

Ivan Pescar & Scrumbia Bar

str. Uranus 150, ground floor, The Ark Building
Open: Mon-Sun: 11:00-23:00

Do you like Black Sea snails and roe salad only from 5 components? Do you like the storceag (n.e. sturgeon soup)? Do you crave a malasolca a la Mila 23? Would you like kids to savour and devour fish food? Have you visited the Danube Delta but have not recently returned? Does your love for it and for local culture haunt you? In Bucharest there is no place to eat the culinary specifics of the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. No place to connect the local catch, cooking and the plate of consumers.
Fishery tastes from the Danube Delta. NO fusion. Specialties cooked by Lipovan women. Wines from Dobrogea. Restaurant & fish bar.

 

J’ai Bistrot

Calea Griviței 55
Open:
Mon-Wed: 10:00-01:00; Thu-Sat: 10:00-03:00; Sun: 10:00-01:00

J’ai Bistrot is a modern and friendly place where during daytime you can serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and during the night you can get lost in the rhythm of the music, as well-known DJs take over and set up a mood for dancing and good times.

 

Japanos

Bd. Aviatorilor 8
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00 – 22:30

Japanos is about eating well, healthy and… Japanese!
First Ramen bar in Romania with a selection of sushi, Japanese salad and sandwich. Every day new rotating menu with Japanese wok, curry rice, yakisoba, gyoza, noodles, tonkatsu, Katsu don etc. Take San, our Japanese chef waiting for you in a cosy atmosphere! Arigato”

 

Journey Pub

Str. George Enescu 25
Open: Sun-Thu: 10:00-01:00; Fri-Sat: 10:00-03:00

“Journey Pub is a place full of international aromas that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. There’s a library full of books and travel guides available and a set of boards games for those who want to spend time with friends. Workshops, live concerts and private events are being held weekly so if you’re looking for an adventure when going out, start your journey here.”

 

Κaiamo

Str. Ermil Pangratti 30A
Open: Tue-Sat: 09:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00

Κaiamo A symbol of change. A concept of contrast. A story that underlines the fear of mediocrity and the tendency to exploit the peak of potential and constantly strive for the absolute. ΚΛΙΛΜO is all about Seasonality and Terroir. A symbiosis between the nature that surrounds us and the passing of age.
Κaiamo is located on the iconic Ermil Pangratti Street, next to the TVR headquarters and just 3 minutes walking distance from Aviatorilor Underground Station at Charles De Gaulle Square, while Herăstrău Park is just around the corner.

 

Kane – Seasonal Bistro

Str. Tunari 60
Open:

At Kane, the spotlight falls on delicious ingredients bought from local farmers and therefore the seasonal menu evolves almost every week, depending on what is available at the farms they work with. Chef Alexandru Iacob and his team use contemporary methods of cooking to reveal the essence of each ingredient in well-balanced and tasty dishes.

 

Kanpai

Str. George Călinescu 49
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:30-23:00

The first Izakaya in Romania. Kanpai is a pub / bistro with food cooked by a Japanese chef, for all budgets! Accessible sushi bar / friendly atmosphere and good mood!

 

Kunnai

Str. Copilului 6-12
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-00:00

“Since 2012, Kunnai is a Thai contemporary cuisine retreat in the heart of Bucharest, facing a quiet and beautiful children’s park. A hidden piece of modern Thailand in the midst of Eastern Europe, Kunnai offers you an intricate variety of Thai dishes, carefully designed and crafted by Anne Ampawan and her team.
Kunnai means “Modern Madame”, a dynamic designation for today’s world. And this is the essence behind Anne Ampawan’s concept: a unique content of simple yet stunning decoration to accompany your culinary experience and bring you to a Thai journey that you will never forget.
Kunnai was designed with the creative support of renowned painter and artist, Aran Chankasem, and the team of StudioQube Bangkok. Together with a fine and carefully selected wine list and a wide selection of tropical drinks, Kunnai embraces traditional Thai cooking and creates a contemporary menu, which allows both Thai food connoisseurs and novices to enjoy an exquisite culinary experience.”

 

Lente

Str. Dionisie Lupu 78
Open: Sun-Thu: 11:30-00:00; Fri, Sat: 11:30-01:00

Lente Lupu is the youngest member of the Lente family and, also, the most creative and unconventional one. The place where the architecture of a historical house in Bucharest meets urban art. Here, you can play board games with your friends and you can enjoy a well-deserved break in a colorful atmosphere, without rude waiters or dull menus.”

Lente is a colourful space where you eat, play and make friends. Located in a classic yet imposing and elegant old house, Lente wants to bring imagination and personality to the concept of going out in the city. Sorina Vazelina & Primitiv Print, Livia Fălcaru & Reg, Irlo, Pisica Pătrată, Praf de cretă, Saddo & Pren, Ada Muşat, Cutărică, Kitră and Aitch are some of the contemporary artists who left behind intriguing and beautiful artworks as a result of the Pictăm Pereți (Painting Walls) installation or Un-hidden Bucharest street art project.

 

Lente

str. Arcului 8
Open: Sun-Thu: 11:30-00:00; Fri, Sat: 11:30-01:00

Lente Arcului welcomes you in a familiar and cosy place. Situated a stone throw away from the city centre, Lente Arcului is the place where you can enjoy a lovely afternoon, an evening with your friends or family, in a building that will transport you back in time, to the childhood stories and fantasies. Here, we gathered elements to offer you the well-being and comfort vibe you are looking for: over 100 books in our mini-library, a fireplace for the chilly evenings, good music, a playful attic and a greenery garden.
We welcome kids, pets, bikes and open-minded people.”

 

Linea / Closer to the Moon

Calea Victoriei 17 [entry on Str. Lipscani]
Open
: Mon: 17:00–02:00; Tue-Thu: 18:00–02:00; Friday: 18:00–04:00; Sat: 16:30–04:00; Sun: 16:30–00:00

Linea / Closer to the Moon is a rooftop bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a beautiful open sky and views over Bucharest, designed by LAMA Arhitectura.

 

Lokal

Str. Mihai Eminescu 57
Open: Mon-Thu: 16:00–00:00; Fri-Sun: 14:00–01:00

“A red cherry plum tree between roses in front of an early 20th-century merchant house. A 1310 Dacia collapsed under a walnut, between a neo-vernacular annexe and a garage left to decay. Dreaming and experimenting. Because we feed the human spirit-one man, one beer, one at a time.”

 

M60

Str. Mendeleev 2
Open: Mon–Fri: 8:00-22:00; Sat, Sun: 9:00-22:00

M60 Cafe is a place to discover and enjoy the new and exciting specialty coffee movement, an establishment for restless seekers of genuine tastes and a careful host for food lovers. It takes hours for us to test coffee to make sure it’s perfectly balanced. You can have one in just a few minutes!

 

MÀ bistro

Str. Constantin D. Aricescu 50A
Open: Tue-Sun: 10:00-22:00

“The place when it comes to jazz, food & mood, bringing to date the neighbourhood spirit of a small local affair.
Probably the smallest bistro in town. With 20 seats & an impossibly small open kitchen, we offer 8AM breakfasts, comforting lunches & early jazzy dinners. The menu changes every week. From mood-changing crispy lasagna to perfect sushi bites, our approach is eclectic & playful.
MÀ Bistro is closed for reconfiguration & “brainstorming”. However, we are taking reservations for more than 10 people. Please contact us via email (contact@mabistro.ro) or by phone (0724 670 192) if you would like to gather in our “dining room”.”

 

Mahala

Palatul Bragadiru / Calea Rahovei 147-153
Open: Mon-Sun: 11:00-01:00

“One of the most famous and skilled chefs in Romania, Petru Sorin Cucu, has managed to make his mark in a unique way with his very own restaurant. For him, gastronomy is a way of life and his passion for cooking sees no limits. As you enter this contemporary Romanian restaurant, the kaleidoscopic elements compose a perfect mix by joining with details of historical Romanian folklore. A carefully selected menu, freshness, taste, unique flavours and vibrant colours of food are able to satisfy, undoubtedly, even the most demanding customer.”

 

MAIZE – farm to table

str. Paris 61 A, 3rd floor, Labyrinthe Paris building
Open: Mon – 17:00–00:00; Tue–Fri:  12:00–16:00 & 18:00–00:00; Sat: 12:00–16:00 & 17:00–00:00; Sun: 12:00–16:00 [Brunch]

MAIZE deconstructs, searches and rebuilds, inspired by NATURE. They turned their eyes and interest to the sounds, tastes, smells and colours created by the generosity of the earth. That’s where it all started. The first road that Maize has taken along with Chef Alex Petricean and his team will remain included in the restaurant’s history along with his birth certificate. With serene thoughts, in a good spring, the second chapter of their “memoirs” begins with Chef Alexandru Antal and his new team at Maize 2.0_19.

 

Mésange Fromagerie

Intrarea Tudor Stefan 9
Open: Tue-Thu: 10:00-22:00; Fri-Sat: 10:00-23:00

Mésange Fromagerie is a handmade / handcrafted cheese shop offering varieties from small farms in recognized regions for their tradition in cheese making, with the most varied range available on the market at this time. Mésange Fromagerie also includes a bistro with a cheese-based menu: plateau a fromage, cheese salads, soups, specific products – raclette, fondue and sandwiches.

 

MODELiER

Str. Duzilor 12
Open: Sun-Thu: 13:00-01:00; Fri-Sat: 13:00-02:00

MODELiER is located in an interwar house, a place of joy, homemade burgers, cold beer and giant lemonades. Here you can also enjoy all sorts of creative and artistic events, movie projections, workshops and even parties. The design combines classic themes with urban and modern ones – in the garden you can spot colourful murals and there are many vintage objects that decorate the space.

 

Noa Restoclub

Calea Victoriei 26
Open: Mon-Thu: 12:00-00:00; Fri: 11:00-02:00; Sat: 12:00-05:00; Sun: 12:00-23:00

“The perfect place in Bucharest for cool people. Restaurant by day & club by night. NOA – NO RESTRICTIONS for everything that blows your mind.”

 

Pane & Pomodoro

Str. Grigore Cobalcescu 45, Mega Image, 4th floor
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-22:00

“Neapoletan pizzeria in Bucharest. Enjoy a superior gastronomic experience!”
Pane & Pomodoro opened in 2018 aiming to “Stay simple” while delivering authentic Italian pizza recipes from the Naples area. We all know by now that the power of the Italian cuisine rests in simple, yet high-quality ingredients. Meeting the owner, learning about the recipes and the story of the place will definitely add to the pleasant experience.

Enjoy the unusual position that is overlooking the supermarket stalls, in a building we’ve first explored during the Romanian Design Week 2017.

 

PANINARO

Str. Luterană 3
Open: Tue-Thu: 08:00-17:00; Fri: 09:00-22:00; Sat: 10:00-22:00; Sun: 11:00-22:00

“SINCERE FOOD & FINE DRINKS Remember all those boys & girls from northern Italy, with their untamed lust for the American culture? With all their fancy & colourful clothes, those Timberland boots, Levi’s jeans & Top Gun wannabe jackets? Could you imagine the nowadays version of the Paninari, not in Milan but in Bucharest?
Well… Here we are with a sincere local food with an Italian twist. Rediscover that vibe by tasting the panino variety or you could go instead for our mama’s choice of the week, which is LITERALLY made by THE MAMA.
Almost forgot… if you want to feel the whole Paninaro experience, try the food along with an honest pint of beer or with a glass of fine Romanian or Italian wine. Be part of the Paninaro revival in Bucharest.”

 

PAPILA

str. Sfinților 6
Open: Tue–Sun: 11:00-22:00

Papila is a bistro where you can taste delicious soups and gourmet grilled sandwiches. The menu is short so that they can focus on its quality.

 

Pizza Mania

Str. Grigore Alexandrescu 8
Open: Sun-Thu: 12:00-23:00; Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00

“If you are a pizza lover, you can stop by and try our carefully crafted pizzas, made with sourdough base, slowly risen over 26 hours, resulting in a delicious and light dough. Then we add our home-made tomato sauce with fresh basil, Fior di Latte mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil. For a light bite, you can try our selection of delicious sandwiches with sourdough house-made bread, or our super healthy salads.”

 

POINT

Str. General Eremia Grigorescu 10
Open: Wed: 18:00 – 23:00; Thu–Sun: 11:00-23:00

Through exhibitions, screenings, artist residencies and theatre plays, the cultural hub POINT aims to be a Powerhouse. As a laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary arts, we intend to foster a restless cultural community in Bucharest by challenging the minds of all citizens.
POINT is designed by LAMA Arhitectura.
Passing by POINT, you can enjoy the remarkable mural by Sweet Damage Crew.

 

Pukka Tukka

Piața Amzei 13
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00 – Last customer

“All the ingredients used for cooking are 100% bio-certified and they come from our own store. Pukka Food is the first organic store in Romania, opened since 2008: www.pukkafood.ro. Here, we replenish weekly, after we test and select the best and the freshest products from the most serious local and European suppliers.

So, if you hopelessly fell in love with our courses, you can go to the store, do your shopping and cook them at home :)”

 

Re:Modelier

Str. Gina Patrichi 3
Open: Mon–Thu: 12:00-00:00; Fri: 12:00-02:00; Sat: 10:00-02:00; Sun: 10:00-00:00

A very hip place in central Bucharest, Re:Modelier keeps on the menu the signature burgers from MODELiER and adds up its own distinctive touch. Here you can build your own burger and your own salad! There’s also specialty coffee to be enjoyed and breakfast all day long during the weekend.

 

Sardin

Bd. Mircea Voda 39H
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-00:00

“Sardin – a restaurant with a Mediterranean atmosphere and a responsible kitchen. We use only ingredients of controlled origin, authentic traditional products, fish and wild seafood catch.”

Sardin is designed by architect Cristian Corvin.

 

Savart

Str. George Enescu 2-4
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-00:00

Savart is a contemporary gourmet restaurant, located in the centre of Bucharest between Romana Square and Calea Victoriei, near the Romanian Athenaeum.

Savart chef and co-owner Manuela Paraschivescu is a graduate of the prestigious French gastronomic academy Grégoire Ferrandi and went into professional training in the kitchen of two Michelin starred restaurants in Paris: Le Grand Vefour, under guidance from Guy Martin, and Le Thoumieux, under guidance from Jean-François Piège. At Savart Manuela Paraschivescu sets forth her own gastronomic vision by creating an eclectic menu, with influences from all over the world, with flavour combinations which are surprising yet friendly, with Asian, Maghrebian and South-American perfumes mixed with products belonging to classic French gastronomy. The menu is high class and contemporary, sometimes playful and sometimes sophisticated, with dishes cooked in our kitchen to the last bite, with no chemical additives, but with 100% natural ingredients very carefully chosen, taking into account seasonality and giving priority to local producers.

 

Stadio

Str. Ion Câmpineanu 11
Open: Mon: 12:00-00:00; Tue-Sun: 10:00-00:00

“Smart casual restaurant. Fresh Italian style recipes. Locally inspired.”

 

Simbio

Str. Negustori 26
Open: Mon–Sun: 10:00-00:00

The chefs at Simbio play with fresh ingredients all day long and the kitchen is open, so you can always see how they cook. Breakfast can be enjoyed at any time, the mo-fri lunch menu changes weekly and for dinner, they use seasonal ingredients. If it’s summer you can enjoy the relaxing garden. The attic hosts exhibitions, parties or small cultural events from time to time.

 

Social1 | photos © Victor Bogdan Gheorghita

Social 1

Bd. Unirii 1
Open: Mon: 12:00-00:00; Tue-Sun: 10:00-00:00

Casual food and spritz.
The PickTwo architecture studio, whose design is also seen at STADIO, ironically reinterprets values from “Socialist Romania” and highlights architectural elements specific to the 1980s, when the commercial space was built.

 

SUENTO by Gram

Str. Toamnei 101
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-01:00

“Suento means for us a beautiful story carried forward, a place of happiness and passion for what we do, an urban meeting point, special in its simplicity, savour and experience.
We hope that for all of you visiting us, Suento becomes a place close to your heart, a place that brings you joy and delight, a place celebrating friendship, senses and beautiful moments.”

 

Photography © Vlad Albu

suPtil

Str. Vasile Alecsandri 4, The Landmark Building
Open: Mon-Fri: 09:00-20:00

suPtil is a charming little soup bar where you can also find salads, sandwiches, desserts, natural drinks and coffee.
The suPtil bar-bistro is designed by Atelier VAST in collaboration with Alexandru Oprita (design) and StudioWoodBox (production).

 

Switch.eat

Str. Horei 34
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-23:00

The mission is simple: serve delicious food that guests will want to return to week after week.

 

the Artist

Calea Victoriei 147
Open
: Tue-Sun: 12:00–16:00 [lunch – latest reservation is at 15:00]; 17:00–00:00 [dinner – kitchen closing at 22:30, latest reservation is at 21:30]

“Those who walk into the restaurant do the first steps on a memorable journey. At “the Artist” culinary experience is the transformation into an experience of emotions. Each dish is designed to reach all sensory chords. Here you will experience the amazing taste of something truly new, innovative and delicious.
To offer new emotions and unique experiences, every season Chef Paul creates a new collection of delicious masterpieces, to the delight of loyal guests. Each menu is left to the imagination and artistry of blending the highest quality ingredients prepared with more creative and surprising presentation using cooking methods that optimize flavor.
With an elegant ambience in an establishment where modern design blends in with the historical elements of the property well preserved to enrich its personality, Restaurant “the Artist” creates a perfect setting for a unique experience for romance, friends or business. Here your imagination will be challenged and known gastronomic limits will be demolished. Are you ready for a unique experience?”
Closed: April 28th – May 1st 2019. Reopening on May 2nd from 18:00.

 

Photography © Radu Malasincu for LAMA Arhitectura

Trofic

Str. Brezoianu 29A
Open: Mon-Sun: 09:00-17:00

At Trofic you can serve breakfast & lunch and also enjoy specialty coffee, as the brand is created by Origo, one of the most appreciated experts in roasting and brewing coffee in Romania. The chefs always prepare tasty and fresh dishes following their motto – Naturally evolved food.
Trofic is designed by LAMA Arhitectura.

 

Tuk Tuk

Str. Puțul lui Zamfir 15
Open: Tue-Sat: 12:00–22:00

Thai Urban Kitchen (TUK) is a uniquely authentic restaurant in Bucharest, specialising in a focussed range of deliciously authentic Thai dishes. The ambience of the restaurant is cool, relaxed, friendly.  The menu is small but perfectly formed, allowing the chef and the diner to focus on the finest ingredients prepared with the utmost care according to traditional and modern recipes.

 

Upstairs Rooftop

Str. Sevastopol 24, 7th floor
Open: Mon–Thu: 12:00-00:00; Fri, Sat: 12:00-01:00; Sun: 12:00-00:00

“Delightful settlement, Fusion cuisine and Word-class cocktails – three main ingredients for a breathtaking skyline over Bucharest.
Upstairs, a chic all year rooftop bar located where East meets West, where Thai, French, US and international influences can be experienced in a stylish mélange of cultures, events and goodies, is now opened in order to offer you a lifetime experience. Words are hard to describe the amazing view over the „Little Paris”, the electric and dramatic roof-bar interior or the glamour and stylish nightview, so that is why we are waiting for you at any time.”

 

Vivo Fusion Food Bar

Calea Floreasca 60
Open:
Mon-Sun: 12:00-23:00

Bd. Timișoara 4A, AFI Park 5
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-23:00

“Meet the Vivo menu! The secret is that everything is freshly cooked in-house, using premium ingredients, selected with great care. No flavour enhancers, dyes, preservatives or stabilizers. Instead, we have a lot of patience and passion, as in a relationship. Even the names of the dishes we cook are inspired by our favourite movies and series!”

 

Voilà

Str. Gral Constantin Budișteanu 18
Open: Tue–Fri: 18:00-23:30; Sat: 12:00-23:00; Sun: 12:00-21:30

“French and more, new and old Romanian, tasty and honest. We serve lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee, all prepared with great attention to detail.”

 

YUKI

Str. Puțul lui Zamfir 5
Open:
Tue-Fri: 12:00-15:00[lunch menu]; 18:00-23:00 [dinner menu]; Sat: 13:00-23:30 [dinner menu]

YUKI welcomes you to experience true “flavours” of Japan!
We bring you authentic Japanese home dishes, slowly prepared and politely served by one dedicated team.
We built YUKI in January 2015 as a small home where people who are curious about Japanese food and culture hang out and mingle at ease. Here, we welcome our guests with Japanese-style hospitality and recipes Japanese mothers traditionally use at home.”

 

Desserts

 

ARC Bakery

Bd. Mărăști 20A
Open: Mon–Fri: 08:00–20:30; Sat: 09:00–20:30; Sun: 09:00–18:00

“A french bakery with the finest varieties of bread, a little pastry shop with the freshest products in town and a fancy bistro with healthy, delicious preparations. A little bit of all. ARC Bakery. The Lifestyle Bakery.

ARC is more than a bakery, it’s also a pastry and bistro and the perfect place to spend your afternoon. Bakery and pastry products are skillfully parched from renowned French recipes, by a chef with 30 years of experience who has come all the way from France to gratify people in Bucharest with delicious realizations.”

 

Atelierul de Tarte 

Bd. Ion Mihalache 20
Open: Tue-Fri: 09:00-22:00; Sat-Mon: 10:00-22:00

All day brunch and breakfast on the weekends.

 

Caramel

str. Piața Amzei 13
Open: Mon-Fri: 08:00-20:00

“Bistrot & Patisserie made with fresh and quality products/ French style and more…”

 

Creamier

Str. Benjamin Franklin 5
Open: Mon–Sun: 09:00–22:00

CREAMIER is the place where specialty coffee meets ice cream. Flavours galore!”
CREAMIER is designed by LAMA Arhitectura.

 

Crocant

Str. Nicolae Iorga 35
Open: Mon-Fri: 08:00-18:00; Sat-Sun: 09:00-16:00

Crocant is a lovely Kitchen & Bakery where you can enjoy a wide range of pastry products and delicious homemade cookies. Light dishes are also present on the menu as well as refreshments.

 

Delicii Gelato

Str. Constantin Aricescu 65
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00-20:00

Delicii Gelato is like a piece of heaven for gelato lovers, a place where you can find a wide variety of handcrafted ice cream. The options are unlimited as the flavours can be combined in any way you can imagine. From the classic flavours of vanilla, cocoa, strawberries, cranberries, to more exquisite ones like orange, basil, lemon or cinnamon, here you can find the tastiest ice cream in town.

 

French Revolution

Str. Constantin Esarcu 1
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-21:00

Bd. Aviatorilor 8A
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-21:00

French Revolution is a handcraft confectionery specialised in authentic French recipes that aims to revolutionize one of the most delicious cakes in the world – the éclair. We select and use the best ingredients, from eggs, milk, cream, butter, to the finest chocolate in South America.”

 

Miez Brutărie Artizanală

Str. Piața Amzei 10-22
Open: Tue-Fri: 09:00-19:00; Sat: 09:00-18:00; Sun: 10:00-15:00

“Miez is a project born of a great passion for traditional, authentic food. In its heart lies homemade bread prepared by the ancient method of prolonged leavening with natural yeast.”

 

Palmiye Cakes

Calea Floreasca 246B
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-22:00

Str. Lipscani 79
Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00-22:00

Palmiye invites you to discover the charming taste of cakes of exceptional quality. Our specialty consists of a unique collection of cookies, cakes, macarons, cupcakes and cookies, which will simply make your life more delicious. ” 

 

Puro & Bio

Str. Ion Câmpineanu 20
Open: Tue-Thu: 09:00–21:00; Fri-Sun: 10:00–22:00

Artigian gelato, bistro, coffee, breakfast, daily menu kids place, corporate & private events, workshops, to go services.

 

Tartelicious

str. Ion Brezoianu 35
Open: Tue-Fri: 10:00-19:00

“The sweet-tooth tarts for delicious persons were born of too much love (it could not be otherwise) for food.
Tarts & quiches, confectionery and other delicious crafts. Of course, no margarine, egg powder, gelatin and other “goodies”.”

 

The Un-hidden Bucharest street art map shows you where to find interesting street art in public spaces and features all these places and a few more as options to stop for refreshments and energize yourself on the way.

 

— this is it for now.

 

Surely, we’ve missed a few. What other places do you recommend in Bucharest?

As we’re preparing a poll to find out which are your favourite spots to eat good and indulge in scrumptious desserts, we wish you: Bon Appétit! 🙂

 

A list by Cristina [random] & Andrei [uBIc]

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