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#61 of 236 Bar in Bucharest
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Biutiful By The Lake is located on the shore of Herastrau Lake and is designed as a hanging garden over the water, which harmonizes with its surroundings. It has 250 sitting spots and plenty of more space around the bar. Project signed by designers Nadia & Mihai Popescu, Biutiful By The Lake was awarded by Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, in 2015, at UK & International Category, the only competition in the world dedicated to the design of spaces, exclusively for restaurants and bars.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed December 2, 2021 via mobile

Loved the lunch at Biutiful. The lake view from the restaurant is amazing & refreshing! The service is very good, servers speak good English & very helpful. The food was delicious, we had sea bass, Adana Kebab, Mitzu(dessert), enjoyed all dishes. The decoration is very...nice & vibe of the restaurant is very lively, plenty of good sittings. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?15  
Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

Great service, food, and drinks! Highly recommend this place. Probably the first place I’ve been in Bucharest where I have “0” complaints about the service. Food was great and the views are absolutely wonderful! I will definitely come back

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

One of the most beautiful terraces / lounges in Bucharest. Located on the lake, in Herastrau, it has a very beautiful view and is excellently designed in terms of interior decoration. Very good food and cocktails. The music is a bit loud, but it's part...of the lounge experience. Friendly and attentive staff. The only downside is the difficulty of booking a meal, especially if you do not fit in the proposed maximum of 2 hours.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021

The atmosphere is great, with DJ and many cocktails around. The food looks very good, with beautiful plating and good taste. Herastrau Park is beautiful.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

Worst customer service experience EVER! Failed attempt to have lunch @ Biutiful by the Lake ( terrace in Herastrau Park) … The “ highly trained “ hostess refused our request to have lunch due to the fact that my husband ( performance athlete ) was...dressed in his sports gear! … Not only is this unacceptable and unprofessional on so many levels but also the way she turned customers away amidst pandemics, as if they were never closed and money is not needed, is just mind blowing! Not to mention that this so called “ host “ was dressed herself sporty wearing sneakers and jeans! Clearly a place to avoid! After all you are just a terrace in the park….your required “ dress code “ is none sense! You lost valuable paying customers! ….Also as a word of advice…from a world traveler….people with money will always go for sporty casual looks ….the once who dress to impress are the ones who will be spending peanuts! Avoid this place at all costs and save yourself the rudeness of their highly skilled staffMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?3  
Reviewed June 25, 2021

I have been wanting to eat here for at least 4 years and I finally made it in today. Unfortunately it wasn’t worth the anticipation. Pros: - Location is lovely - Design is gorgeous - Pretty great gin cocktail options, decent hummus and halloumi dishes...Cons: - Service was abysmal. Even though we called to make a reservation, the whole time we felt like all they wanted was for us to leave as soon as possible. We noticed other guests who felt comfortable walking around enjoying the space, taking pictures and overall having a grand time, which tells me they were treated differently than we were by staff. I would have loved to do the same, but did not feel like that would be welcomed (at least not from our group). The whole thing smelled of rampant elitism. - Another reviewer suggested they might keep tables open for celebrities or friends, we got a similar kind of vibe. There were countless tables in the shade, so if the comfort of all their guests was important to them, they could have made adjustments. They chose not to. - If you decide to drive there, it’s a pain to find your way to their main entrance. Barely any signage, if you’re coming in from out of town and have never been here before, be prepared to look around for a bit, it’ll be a trek. - The ceviche was terrible (and it’s one of their most expensive dishes). I looked past the fact that they use previously frozen fish for this because I really love ceviche. This was lukewarm and smelled fishy (pro tip, it’s not supposed to). But for the mild spicy peppers they put in this dish, it would have been flavorless. Don’t expect your typical citrus/leche de tigre preparation, this isn’t it. Portion was small and there was nothing to go with it (this type of dish is usually served with plantain chips, sweet potato chips or crackers, but here they just give you the ceviche). - We ordered a fresh squeezed juice that arrived warm, with no ice. We asked for ice that never came. - Don’t come here in the middle of the afternoon in the summer. It is sweltering hot. They do a good job of having tons of fans around to cool you off, but not all tables have shade. I was baking in the sun the entire time and fans didn’t reach me. If interviews with the owners are to be trusted, what we experienced today was the opposite of what they’re striving for. They have serious training to do before their staff can be considered qualified to provide basic service. It’s a shame that this has now turned us off the the entire brand’s portfolio. Would expect significant improvements to match the price point and location.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2021

Worst location as far as service! Unfriendly door staff Not recommend it! Better locations just around it…

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021 via mobile

Even though this location has a great view over the lake and the interior design it’s pretty cool, this place has one of the worst menus that I’ve ever seen at very spicy prices and very poor, poor quality of food. I tried the seafood...salad which tasted very bad, had no other dressing than the half lemon that I squeezed over the salad.. and was made after a very economical receipt.. the worst is that the next day I had a small food intoxication manifested on my skin.. the stuff is not the friendliest and the seats and tables are quite uncomfortable, also they are keeping their “best tables” reserved for “celebrities” even though you call and reserve the table 2 weeks prior, which is a lot for a restaurant in Bucharest.. My advice is to lower your expectation when coming here!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?2  
Reviewed May 21, 2021 via mobile

One of our favorite places to go for a drink and dinner, the setting is beautiful. Menu has quite a few options but always start off with the calamari and my favorite the Naan bread. All dishes are delicious and the service was great. Nice...music snd crowds. Definitely a must.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2020

It was one of my favorites in Bucharest and used to come here every time i visit, but lately the reservation system/person is so bad. Year 2019 I'll start with last year, i wanted to invite a large number of friends visiting Romania (15 people),...so i called two weeks ahead of time (spoke in Romanian language) and they told me that i need to send an official email because they dont take such a large number of reservations over the phone, so i directly sent an email, but guess what "NO REPLY". Anyway, i call after two days and i spoke in "English" and they did accept my reservation which kind of annoyed me. Overall service and food was good. Year 2020 This year 2020 (3rd week of september), i decided to give the restaurant another chance as i said it was my all time favorite, we call one day to reserve for lunch next day, we were told to call starting 12:00pm the next day, which we did and we were told that its fully booked. after a couple of days, we had a business dinner and we thought we'd give it one last try for the sake of old days, we called two days before dinner and nobody picked up, so we booked through IALOC app and specified that we need a table next to the lake for 4 people. when we got there, the table was booked completed on the opposite side, right next to the sub-woofer!! we told the waiter that we specified we need a table there and their reply was "unfortunately, those tables are for bigger groups", we were 4 people and i personally went to check and majority of those tables were with 4 seats. again service and food was good but throughout the night, we couldnt hear each other well because of subwoofer and i personally kept on monitoring those empty 4 seat tables which were empty (2 tables at minimum) through the whole night, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Unfortunately, the reservation system or criteria which they use, is very bad, and as i said i used to visit it everytime i came to Romania and recommend it to everyone visiting Bucharest but never again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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No, it closes in September and opens in May or June. The whole activity moves in Beautiful TNS, Uanderful and Fratellini.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4