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Vatra

Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
0213158375
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Ranked #77 of 896 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Friendswood, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We were recommended by our concierge and it must be his cousins because there was nothing remarkable about this restaurant. The patio is nice enough but all settings were for four. They added an extra table and two low seats to accomodate 6. It was like you were sitting at the end at the kiddie table. So we went in... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recommended by our hotel concierge and did not disappoint. We enjoyed the outdoor patio on a very pleasant day. The menu provided many selections of traditional dishes, and our server was quite patient and accommodating.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food wad great and the staff amazing. The atmosphere was perfect with traditional dancing and a welcoming hospitality. אפילו יש תפריט בעברית!

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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We dropped into Vatra after having a walk in the park nearby. These 2 together are perfect for a slow afternoon programme. The restaurant menu was satisfying, full of the most typical Romainain dishes for a reasonable price. Every 30 mins dancers came and give a little show, which was interesting, professional and short enough not to disturb the dinner.... More

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Houston, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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