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Casa Doina

Sos. Kiseleff, nr. 4, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
+4 021 222 67 17
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Ranked #111 of 903 Restaurants in Bucharest
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Liverpool
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Once again this was excellent. Fantastic setting, wonderful food and very attentive staff. Al this topped off with a beautiful warm afternoon in the gardens, first class.

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Fiumicino, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We found this restaurant purely by chance while walking from piata victoriei to the village museum. We were immediately impressed by the villa and garden .the food was really good, fresh fish, perfectly cooked and good presentation. Good and very quick service. Definitely a restaurant I would recommend

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Bucharest, Romania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Must visit if you want to see an outstanding piece of romanian arhitecture. The villa was built 120 years ago and is inspired by traditional romanian homes. In the summer it has a large garden that is used as a terrace. Food is good and service is average. The usual clients are businessmans and politicians, but on weekends there is... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went for lunch at it was lovely to sit ourside, in the garden, near the flowers and the fountains. Good music also. Food is really good - the duck soup is one of the best we had! The Bulz is amazing - good Romanian traditional food. A bit pricey but worth it!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great Sunday lunch ambience - music, water fountain, trees. Lovely. Food is ok - basic, Romanian classic is the best description. Great traditional dessert of a giant deep fried king of doughnut with jam and cream cheese in side - may not sound great but it tastes great (can't remember the official name of it but this description will get... More

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California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The food was good and the ambience was great! We carefully chose our meal, avoiding entrees criticized by other reviewers . The sole was fresh and tasty. The chicken stuffed mozzarella both tender and flavorful. Good selection of local wines. Because other reviewers criticized the slow service, we were pleasantly surprised that the servers were friendly and conscientious, but pacing... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you want to sample authentic Romanian food in Bucharest, yet with a touch of fusion gastronomy, this is the place to go. The food is prepared to perfection, melting in the mouse. The cold and hot appetizers platters are outstanding and so it is the foie gras poele as main course. The later is one of the best I... More

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Millington, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are so glad we took a break from the heat at this restaurant . Located just off Kiseleff Avenue, a beautiful tree-and-embassy-lined street in Bucharest, the outdoor garden is filled with a fountain, flowers, and tables tucked into shaded nooks (either natural or umbrella). It is a comfortable walk from the Village Museum and is within sight of the... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I chose to have dinner with friends at Casa Doina! The restaurant's terrace looks flawless, beautifully arranged tables under umbrellas, waiters friendly and polite, prompt service, food well prepared and beautifully presented on the plate. We recommend that when you arrive in Bucharest, do not bypass this restaurant, I guarantee you will feel great!

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Bucharest, Romania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I ordered the steak and broccoli when I dined here on a Sunday evening. I ordered the steak medium rare, but I had to send it back because it was beyond well done. 20 minutes later, the same steak that I had cut into came back, even more cooked! So while everyone was eating desert, my *bloody rare replacement steak*... More

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