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“Beautiful location but anonymous feeling”
Review of French Bakery Novotel - CLOSED

French Bakery Novotel
Price range: $4 - $7
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bucharest, Romania
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but anonymous feeling”
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
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Thank Eliza_Bucharest
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice enough cafe open when lot of other places were closed”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

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.

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Thank LilyPiccal
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bucharest
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“very good and fresh”
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
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Thank giu
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice place for a romantic and tastefull dinner, in the very hart of Bucharest”
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
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Thank TheLawyers
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