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Vatra

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Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.

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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An excellent choice for traditional eating

The Vatra is quietly situated in central Bucharest with a very attractive garden dining area. The food is traditional, copious, good quality and excellent value; I tried the stew and grilled meats and can recommend their soups. Good beer and wine. Staff are attentive but not particularly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great traditional romanian food, great atmosphere and music. The service is great and pretty quick. Absolutely amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious traditional Romanian food, at a great location. Special atmosphere, Romanian music and dancing waiters, prices are fair.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Vatra is quietly situated in central Bucharest with a very attractive garden dining area. The food is traditional, copious, good quality and excellent value; I tried the stew and grilled meats and can recommend their soups. Good beer and wine. Staff are attentive but not particularly friendly and I think a more enthusiastic approach towards customers would enhance an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the restaurant I usually use when in Bucharest. The grilled meats are very good and the prices are quite reasonable. There are also traditional dancers that entertain, adding to an already good atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this is a nice restaurant in Bucharest with decent traditional Romanian food and good beer. To make it a great restaurant, the Romanian's must, however, stop putting monosodium glutamate in the food they make, as it is not required.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Looked for a quiet outdoor garden or terasa restaurant, found this one next to one of the parks close to the center of Bucharest, Cismigui. Quite nice food, good service, some what expensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went to this restaurant with around 30 people after a workshop. The organizers had reserved since a week before and we expected the food would arrive early. The whole dinner lasted over 5 hours while listening to a very laud folkloric music that we could not even hear each-other. The food was tasteless and the staff did not understand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On our first night in Bucharest, the Intercontinental Hotel referred us to this restaurant. It was about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Once we arrived we went inside, were it was hot and not air conditioned, but they took us straight outside to a beautiful patio where there were mist systems. The décor was lovely. Wooden hand-painted benches.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely restaurant, great food and very good value. Try the local beer - Ciuc! Plenty of seating available but on a fine evening nothing beats the outdoors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The location is excellent, right near the park, but lightly hidden on a smaller street (very easy to find thou) and the place itself (building and décor) are great, traditional but classy. The staff are amazing, always there when you need them. The food was excellent...it tasted they way it supposed to, like my grandma's! I recommended this place to... More 

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Additional Information about Vatra

Address: Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $23 to $30
Cuisine: International, European, Romanian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $23 to $30
  • Cuisine: International, European, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?