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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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Bromsgrove, England
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bromsgrove, England
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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303 reviews 303 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good service, nice food and quiet environment! In the summer you can enjoy a very nice garden with a nice tend to keep you in deep shadow.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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191 reviews 191 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

after attending a wedding here, i decided to come back. Excellent service again, and excellent food. Just loved the papanasi they make.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had the chance to visit Casa Doina for group dinner. The place itself is quite nice, with a good terrace where to have a nice drink. Service was really. Waiters were always very helpful at all times and made sure that everything was just fine. Food is ok, not the best but above average. Good choice for dinner in... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The restaurant is one of the best in the city. Offers very tasty food, served in a very delicate way. Very comfortable tables and chairs in very nice atmosphere with a life instrumental music.. The restaurant offers a variety of wines and cigars

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Bucharest, Romania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Celebrated Birthday two weeks ago at Casa Doina and also had lunch. I recomend fully to use the garden which looks great during day and also night. Flowers, trees, elegant setup and very carefull service makes you feel great. We ordered dishes for two, cold and hot - very small for our tastes but tasty. Also duck or pig with... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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147 reviews 147 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant is hosted by an old villa which is built in a 100% pure Romanian architectural style. It has a nice interior, not luxurious but nice and warm. The gardens outside are great for evening summer dinners around large tables and can easily accommodate large groups. The cuisine is Romanian and Italian and the dishes are well made, cooked... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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486 reviews 486 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

The best Romanian food place for visitors. For nice weather I would recommend the garden, which is great. Otherwise the indoor is fine too. One of the oldest restaurants in Bucharest offers good service, pretty good English, nice wine list and tasty food. The cabbage rolls aka sarmale are among the best in town.

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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

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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