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Casa Doina

#172 of 1,122 Restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
European, Romanian
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Sos. Kiseleff, nr. 4, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
+4 021 222 67 17
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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  • 44
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great location, good food

We met with friends in the garden of this very nice restaurant. Very nice place, great location, nice atmosphere. Otherwise, we had to wait for the waiters to come. Food was good, but could have been even better for the prices they ask.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Liliana36
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had a great lunch experience at Casa Doina. Good atmospheare, excellent service, tasty food,wonderful terrace and stylish interior. I would absolutely recommend this location, not only for an a la carte great experience, but for events too.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We met with friends in the garden of this very nice restaurant. Very nice place, great location, nice atmosphere. Otherwise, we had to wait for the waiters to come. Food was good, but could have been even better for the prices they ask.

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Wicklow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Gorgeous location. Food was excellent and the deserts were out of this world. I'd recommend this to anyone coming to Bucharest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The location is great. The terrace is nice and pleasant and gives some privacy (the tables are not too close). The food is good, but not great. There are better places in Bucharest for food, for sure. The service is average. We went twice to this place and both times we had to wait long times for the waiters when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a restaurant - in the summer months Bucharest can be overbearing in the heat but the garden terrace here is a delight and offers some much needed shelter, relaxation and wonder as an excellent restaurant! As a lover of the water it was great to have a fountain outside too. I would highly recommend a visit! The food, service,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

In the sweltering heat of our trip to Bucharest, Doina was a oasis. Beautiful setting, great Romanian food selection and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Café Doina is set in a lovely garden. The food was very good and the service excellent. The atmosphere was romantic and delightful. Great eggplant salad!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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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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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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: European, 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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