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Casa Doina

#196 of 1,082 Restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
Romanian
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Sos. Kiseleff, nr. 4, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
+4 021 222 67 17
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In Bucharest's leafy north, among the embassies and mansions, this classy...
In Bucharest's leafy north, among the embassies and mansions, this classy establishment occupies a fine 18th-century villa with a gorgeous garden terrace for summer dining (which is also heated in winter); this is a favored place for the old school air-kissing crowd, where foreigners hobnob with the rich while chef Doru Dobre cooks up a storm for his sophisticated clientele. Start with polenta topped with bacon and shaved cheese, topped with an egg and served with sour cream, or have the in-house version of sarmale, sour cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and served (of course) with polenta. The menu is not too complicated, with plenty to keep both unadventurous and keen-to-experiment taste buds happy; chicken filet is stuffed with Roquefort and finished off with bacon and Parmesan; braised ducking is served with sauerkraut, and grilled duck liver with cherry sauce. Fresh fish is available at the daily market price; their swordfish is gently fried in olive oil. Finish off with nougat glace with egg custard and maple syrup.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely surroundings!

Called in for coffee (and brandy!) on a cold Sunday morning. A beautiful old building in parkland. Very attentive staff and attractive table settings. Just sorry that we didn't have time to stop for something to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were there three times and every time was perfect ... the meal, the drinks, the surroundings. It is a nice place to go with family or friends for a special occasion.

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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I visited this restaurant with a Romanian colleague and it had been recommended by many others so I was really looking forward to it. We sat outside in beautiful surroundings, appropriate lighting levels, a fountain and a beautiful building. The drinks were ok and the service polite, if a little inexperienced - it seemed like our waiters first night. I'd... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is fabulous place. Old Romanian Villa (or perhaps I shall call it palace), but I have not even get into it. On the lovely evening you can sit in a beautiful, large, well maintained and decorated park. the service was quick and smmoth, very polite, exćellent English. we were with the group of 30 friends from work, have great... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Really picked blindly this time....and we landed in a gorgeous garden, outside an historic building whose park is used as part of the restaurant. Spotless service & stilish setup. Food quality in line with the prices, above the average of restaurants in Bucharest centre, but definitively worth the expense (in our case ca. 50€/pp, wine included) without being excessive. Just... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great wine list with excellent food in the garden. My date and I shared grilled duck liver with balsamic reduction that in and of itself is reason to return. Beef tenderloin with bernaise sauce and roast duck with sauerkraut for entrees along with a bottle of the local red Incantation for 420 Ron total bill. Expensive but probably worth it.... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Casa Doina was an amazing luxury restaurant in Bucharest. From the moment you step inside, you are greeted with the up most service with doormen taking your coat and seating you. There is both an interior and exterior dining area. We sat in the exterior area because of the natural light. Don't worry, the exterior is covered with Plex... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We've been 15 people on a business dinner and had reservation. (I am now wondering if this was the reason for the bad experience. Maybe they have special prices for what they thins as "suckers"?) - Super expensive for an average food. - The prices on the website are much lower than the ones in the restaurant. For example Cherry... More 

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Bromsgrove, England
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Called in for coffee (and brandy!) on a cold Sunday morning. A beautiful old building in parkland. Very attentive staff and attractive table settings. Just sorry that we didn't have time to stop for something to eat.

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Bucharest, Romania
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333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

the restaurant it is stunning ! it is an old villa whit a nice and warm interior . the food is traditional romanian . great mici , steak and at desert i took the papanasi ofcource since they are famous for them .

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

One of the best reataurants in Bucharest, has both international and local cuisine and superb wines, try a dry Romanian red you will be pleasantly surprised on the progress local winemakers have made; thisis a restaurant after all so let me suggest to you that the local dish `mititei`- a sort of skinless sausage, bbq`d are very tasty+french fries+ some... More 

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Additional Information about Casa Doina

Address: Sos. Kiseleff, nr. 4, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: +4 021 222 67 17
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Romanian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sos. Kiseleff, nr. 4, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +4 021 222 67 17

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Romanian

Description

In Bucharest's leafy north, among the embassies and mansions, this classy establishment occupies a fine 18th-century villa with a gorgeous garden terrace for summer dining (which is also heated in winter); this is a favored place for the old school air-kissing crowd, where foreigners hobnob with the rich while chef Doru Dobre cooks up a storm for his sophisticated clientele. Start with polenta topped with bacon and shaved cheese, topped with an egg and served with sour cream, or have the in-house version of sarmale, sour cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and served (of course) with polenta. The menu is not too complicated, with plenty to keep both unadventurous and keen-to-experiment taste buds happy; chicken filet is stuffed with Roquefort and finished off with bacon and Parmesan; braised ducking is served with sauerkraut, and grilled duck liver with cherry sauce. Fresh fish is available at the daily market price; their swordfish is gently fried in olive oil. Finish off with nougat glace with egg custard and maple syrup.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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