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62, Strada Republicii, Brasov, Romania
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant retreat on a snowy April afternoon

We visited Brasov in early April expecting an extensive walk around the city, possibly including up what the original Germans there called the Zinne, the impressive 3,000 foot mountain above the town centre. But it was snowing heavily and bitterly cold, so we retreated to the Festival '39, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited Brasov in early April expecting an extensive walk around the city, possibly including up what the original Germans there called the Zinne, the impressive 3,000 foot mountain above the town centre. But it was snowing heavily and bitterly cold, so we retreated to the Festival '39, the most attractive of central Brasov's cafe/restaurant offerings, so far as we... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a large(ish) party and were seated at a great table in a really funky and cool 30's retro bar and lounge. Service, as in most places we visited in Transylvania, was prompt, friendly and helpful. The local beer as always was excellent though more surprisingly, the Romanian Cabernet Sauvignon on offer was excellent. The food was bland but... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is always a god choice for having dinner or lunch. The potato soup is the one I enjoy most. Been there with a couple of friends and they enjoyed the location and architecture of the place.

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Constanta, Romania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place looks amazing, service was fast and nice and the food was also very good. Prices are decent. Toilet looks very good and is very clean. So 5 stars, really.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

the atmosphere is very nice, very nice menu and great foods and drinks. the have live jazz music so it;s a magical place for those who are in love with this music. very clean and very nice waiters, very helpfull. the interior design is one of the most beautiful i've ever seen. It has everything and nothing is over.

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food but lots of smoke inside. Went there on several occasions and the worst was for a breakfast.. felt as if i was eating smoke.. Food is good and so is the service. Prices are a bit high. The restaurant mood reminds me of Festival 39 from Bucharest but the music unfortunately is not the same.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The best thing is the atmosphere! Situated in an old house, acting as a bar since medieval times, this place is a great mixture of a restaurant with a pub or a cafe. I've had great pasta, the service was good and the live jazz music caressed my soul. I will definitely come back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Really long cocktail list with prices that will let you drink cocktails all night! I recommend the Strawberry's Love! We had drinks here several times and dinner once. We had the tapas to start which was very nice and then the 'different' stew and the pork and peasant potatoes - both again very nice. Stew in Romania isn't usually like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place oozes atmosphere and charm but the food and service is also fantastic. I stumbled upon this place one year ago and returned last week and is still the best restaurant in Brasov by a long way. Relax after a delicious meal in the lounge area next to the bar. I am not a smoker but if you cant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is amazing. The decor has a hint of old and cozy at the same time. The music is also nice, mostly jazz. The food was brought in no more than 15 minutes and was very tasty. It is difficult to find something bad to say about this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62, Strada Republicii, Brasov, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Central Romania  >  Brasov County  >  Brasov

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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