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Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
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Ranked #98 of 976 Restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $30
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Romanian, Continental
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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
Description: Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I spent a week in Bucharest trying the classics. Cara cu Bere had good food and atmosphere but is a factory Vatra had better food but lacks charm City grill, not more than ok. Trout was waayyyyyy overcooked on the bbq, which is a capital sin Lacrimi si sfinti sticks head and shoulder above the pack. I felt cared for... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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146 reviews 146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

i celebrated my dad's birthday at vatra . they made it really special , with a little dance and music program , with perfect food and service

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Bucharest, Romania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a business meeting here and we wanted to impress our client. We ordered some traditional food for everybody and then some extra dished for each one of us. The food was delicious, the service was the best and we also had some traditional dances and music

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Loved the food and the service, the location was good, and the atmosphere was great (except for the pasty mannequins). There are multiple mannequins located through-out both levels of the restaurant to expose the guests to traditional Romanian costumes. I can appreciate that but the pasty white mannequins are a little creepy. If you can look past that, you are... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A friend, Stefan, brought my husband & I to sample authentic Romanian cuisine. The restaurant is very near to Novotel Hotel where we were staying. The layout of the place is very homey. Food, tho' was more on the salty taste, was good but portioning was just too big for us. For appetizer, Stefan ordered Gustare rece tӑrӑneascӑ/Rustic cold hors‐dʹoeuvre,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

On our visit to Bucharest last week we were taken by our Romanian friend to sample authentic Romanian food at the Vatra restaurant in downtown Bucharest. It is recommended that you go to the non-smoking section which is in the basement. However they have big windows which are on a level with the pavement outside and friendly Romanians peer in... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate there today. Based on based. On the reviews we ordered a table at The restaurant we orderd chicken breast and it was hard to cut and with a lot of salt the vegtables were just washed and hard to cut with a lot of salt we were surprised

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Good menu, nice atmosphere, traditional dancers perform on a Saturday night - good to watch and the dancing is relatively short so won't interrupt your meal. Food is well cooked, waiters are friendly and polite, prices are very reasonable

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Undoubtedly the best restaurant we visited in Bucharest! It was less than a hundred meters from our hotel, so we went there on our first evening - and returned on the last one. The place is very nice, rustic-style and very neat. As in most restaurants in Bucharest, there are smokers' and non-smokers' areas, but unlike most places, they're well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

First time there, food was very good, except the clatite cu gem( pancakes with jam, a Romanian specialty) were too thick. My main issue was that we wanted to eat in the main room(sala) not in the bland basement and as we were told indeed people smoke there, so our clothes smelled afterwards... Also prices are quite high for Romania.... 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 - 30
Cuisine: Romanian, Continental

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