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Little Bucharest Bistro

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With a history spanning over three decades, Little Bucharest Bistro has a new face in Chicago's Old Irving Park area. Originally opened in 1970 and closed in 2004, the new Little Bucharest, which translates to "Little Paris of the East", blends a touch of Eastern European heritage with American contemporary fare in a vibrant and modern atmosphere."I wanted to bring the signature high-energy vibe of the old Little Bucharest into a new setting," says restaurateur Branko Podrumedic. "The bistro will present Eastern European flavors in an approachable way to appeal to a more diverse yet discriminate audience." Little Bucharest is a must stop on any visit to Chicago.
$6 - $21
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Eastern European, Romanian, European, Central European
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews goulash polenta paprikash lamb short ribs crepes soup holy water romanian restaurant romanian beer comfort food service was excellent fun atmosphere flaming appetizers roast vegetables
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

This charming restaurant has great food. The short rib goulash and sausages were excellent. The owner was welcoming and gregarious and his holy water blessings are hilarious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pattyen2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A gem of a local restaurant with interesting Romanian and other European offerings. We started with the calamari which were not quite as crisp as we would have liked, the oil might have been a little colder than it should have been but they did...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ouilv2travel
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We made a rather small dinner reservation and they immediately asked if we were American. Now, that might throw some of you off but not us. We went for it and were well rewarded. There was a concert that night and rather than sit us...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jesse S
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Our family of Romanian decent had a wonderful get together at this restaurant. Meals were excellent from appetizers to desserts. I had the Romanian Skirt Steak, which was great. Our family had ordered a variety of dinners and all said there meals were very good....More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s not too often soup is one of the standouts on the menu, but here it is. Start with a Romanian soup, enjoy the fresh homemade bread, and then find the comfort food of your choice. We opted for the juicy and crunchy chicken schnitzel...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jordan_foodie
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Great authentic Romanian restaurant in the heart of Chicago. Owner is always on the floor and inspiring the Romanian culture.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank constantingm
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Great Sunday Brunch with side street roasted pig and lamb. True Romanian cuisine with some of the most traditional foods.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank constantingm
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

This was on our list for our international dining club, we loved it! Our waitress was a delightful young lady that helped us with our food and drink selections. Everything was great, roast pig, wine & beer! I had the crepes for dessert but ate...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank DominoVivien
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a visitor from Romania. They loved the food and so did I. Very friendly staff. Owner visited all the tables and was extremely friendly. Beef soup is out of this world.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank CSMM121212
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Coming from someone who never had Romanian food before, the food was excellent. Service was too. 5 stars

Date of visit: September 2017
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Tom W
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Response from lulubird487 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know what beer they served. If they don't, it's still worth the entertainment!
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