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“Best dining experience in Bucharest”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of the ARTIST

the ARTIST
Ranked #2 of 1,767 Restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Modern cuisine
Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
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“Best dining experience in Bucharest”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

While the decor is more on the minimalist/practical side (with the notable exception of the bathroom, which is lavishly fitted - again, this is another point were they are light years ahead of the other A list restaurants in Bucharest), the food would definitely qualify for a 1 Michelin star. I've never seen a chef in Bucharest paying so much attention to details, ingredients and presentation, at least not for this kind of money. Another big plus: the waiter was quite polite and thoughtful - trust me, you will not find many like him in Bucharest. The wine list is short but good, featuring some good wines like the Rotemberg Ceptura 2008, arguably the best Romanian merlot. If you don't know what you want, just ask for the spoon tasting menu, which is a great idea.

  • Visited January 2013
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have tried many restaurants i Bucarest but this is the best one. Try the spoon tasting meny for a fun experience and a great way to try the whole meny and it's verry well priced. Will definatly return to this restarant.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“interesting and good”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Menu is short but interesting. Food was very good - obviously well sourced ingredients. Liberal use of liquid nitrogen, including a pipe on our table. Portions were quite small Service only ok - they did not bring water we asked for then brought beer instead , but overall satisfactory. I was surprised that given its up scale aspirations smoking was allowed. But overall one of the best meals i have had in Bucharest.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank marj s
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Bucharest, Romania
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158 reviews
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“They did it !”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a wonderful little restaurant in the old city. A real "fusion" restaurant in each and every aspect. The food is excellent by all means, new interpretations of delicious dishes, while they offer a spectacular Spoon Tasting Menu. The food is very very close to the Michelin chef standards, at a fraction of the price. A breath of fresh air in Bucharest. Attentive and friendly service from the staff.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank calin_yoz
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Sonoma County, California
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“Molecular Gastrononmy done right!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had the spoon tasting menus - appetizer, main course, and desert, and we couldn't have been happier. The food is outstanding, the service excellent, and the wine list was great. The ARTIST is the real deal.

  • Visited October 2012
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