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“Beautiful location but anonymous feeling” 3 of 5 stars
Review of French Bakery

French Bakery
Nicolae Golescu 17 / Str. Smardan 13, Bucharest, Romania
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Ranked #399 of 972 Restaurants in Bucharest
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Bucharest, Romania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but anonymous feeling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The restaurant seems exquisite and sofisticated but fails to deliver.
We spent a Friday evening here, quite enjoyable but mostly due to us. The location is perfect and the size of the restaurant is fairly appropriate. However, nothing defines the french style: the big tv screen played Frashion TV continuously, which we though it was rather kitch. The waiters were slow, distracted and not paying enough attention to customers; they looked like they didn't belomg here and wanted to show it. Two things reached the climax of our discontent: when we asked for a glass of red wine, they came back with an almost frozen bottle (red wine is served usually at room temperature). Second, we waited a considerable amount of time for our orders, over one hour for each dish !
This delays and the lack of professionalism and attention to details spoiled the charm this place could have had.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice enough cafe open when lot of other places were closed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

Good place to watch the world go by. Good coffee, free wifi, sandwich selection and good cakes. Nice decor but only one toilet so join the queue if it's busy.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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bucharest
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“very good and fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

this is a restaurant I visit every month at least one time because the food is really very good, with not a huge menu, but enough to chose well from it; I am always having the steak tartare cooked on one side and for romania this is something of a great adventure; yet I was never seak from this lovely restaurant where especially people from fashion are passing by!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest, Romania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Nice place for a romantic and tastefull dinner, in the very hart of Bucharest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Small but cosy place, decorated in good taste, nice music, this is what I noticed entering the door. Well organized menu, good selection of romanian wine and this is a plus for me.

Food is really amassing! I had the endive salad twice in two days- an explosion of taste, sour, bitter and sweet flavours in the same time.

As a minus, the service is not constantly perfect, as you expect to be in such a nice place.

Overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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