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Vatra

Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
0213158375
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Ranked #70 of 877 restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $30
Cuisines: Romanian, Continental
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went there for lunch, and certainly it was one of our best options during our stay in Bucharest. The restaurant is really cute (specially the outside). The decoration is based on a traditional/rural romanian house. The food was great. I got some chunk of meat that was delicious. And the service was great... maybe a bit slow. But definitely... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Serving staff is polite, helpfull and friendly. The food is not very special but of good quality and fresh. Pricewise it is very good (for west Europeans) Sit outside, have a beer or two and some food for 70 ron including tip.

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had a solo dinner at this restaurant in July 2014. The restaurant surely looks attractive: nice location, tables carefully dressed, elegant waiters, lovely background music played at a perfect volume. In terms of food, I went for a mixed plate consisting of various pieces of meat (beef, chicken, stuffed chicken and a sort of local hamburger), accompanied by boiled... More

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Clapham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was dull, staff seemed quite happy to do little, and the traditional dancing was pointless. Although I carnt say it was definitely this place, I got really ill the day after visiting. Could have been to boot tuff dry salmon I had. Though the staff really look as though they would rather be anywhere else but at work.

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So Cal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not far from the old town center, this Romanian restaurant is definitely a bit of a tourist attraction - especially with the music/dance show. That said, the food was good. Nothing extraordinary but good. don't be fooled by the picture menu - the portion sizes look completely wrong. The appetizers and salads are small. We got the eggplant puree (aka... More

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are looking for a taste of typical Romanian food - with a couple of folk dances thrown in - this is your place. Our dishes were interesting, but not exceptional. We tried an appetizer place of a variety of food, none too appetizing. The stuffed cabbage rolls were good, but polenta was overly dry and had no sauce... More

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Toddington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had booked ahead and were seated on the terrace which was very pretty, with benches with rugs on and lots of flowers in baskets. The staff were good and we had delicious meals. It was very reasonably priced too.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We went here with a large group and ordered our meals the day before. Half of us hadn't received out meals by the time the other half had finished. The staff were extremely rude and blamed us for their mistakes, our sides were stone cold by the time we got our mains. The head female member of staff was intimidating... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We went as large group and we were appalled at the service. The manager was very rude to us, and on a number of occasions pointed to our table and the members of our party, and very obviously talked about us. We were then forced to pay a 50 Lei charge because they made too much food, a fault that... More

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Central Romania, Romania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We pre ordered our meal as we were a group of 31 people, we were separated over 4 tables around a corner so our interaction was limited. When our starters came the head waitress was shouting them out, one of the shyest girls with us was sat underneath a speaker an did not hear her starter called immediately but after... More

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