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Vatra

$$ - $$$Eastern European, ,
Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
+40 721 200 800
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (35 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (14 reviews)
“stew” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Vatra
1. #RomanianTraditionalFood
"there is no better traditional restaurant in Bucharest"
Leonard L
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2. #LocalCuisine
"This is a very good place to eat Romanian food."
Radu D
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3. #RomanianTraditionalFolkDance
"Excellent sevice, nice music and even folk dancing."
Eytan I
See reviews that mention nice atmosphere
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1 - 10 of 542 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well-managed restaurant with Romanian cuisine. In a well-renovated house, this restaurant is huge and probably one of few in Bucharest who can accommodate a large number of tourists. My experience was nice, I was served promptly and the food is quite ok....More

Thank Florin M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My mother and I visited Bucharest back in December and we found this AMAZING restaurant. We were in Romania for three nights and honestly ate here every night because we loved it so much - perfection and wonderful Romanian food!!

1  Thank Anna M
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Dear Mrs Anna, We are very happy that you enjoyed our traditional Romanian food, thank you so much for your excellent review! Hope you will visit us again next time will come to Bucharest! Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here while visiting. The food was good, but not spectacular. The service was slow and unattentive. We had better food and service elsewhere.

Thank awfountain3
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, we are sorry that the Romanian food did not looked up to your expectations. Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very affordable and quality restaurant for traditional Romanian food. We tried some mains and starters and split everything as portions are generous and you get to taste different everything that way. Very friendly staff who spoke really good English. I’d certainly recommend.

Thank michel s
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are glad that you enjoyed our food! Again thank you for recommending Vatra Restaurant! Best regards, Christina M

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is s really cute restaurant. The food was excellent! I had the mici (Romanian kebab) with garlic sauce- it was really lovely. Probably my favourite meal in Bucharest! The Romanian dancers were fantastic, but it makes you feel like you're in a touristy restaurant.More

Thank Bria90036
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and for choosing to come at Vatra Restaurant. We are very glad that you have enjoyed our traditional food.Your opinion is very important for us and we thank you for your compliments. Looking forward to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the restaurant to be aesthetically pleasing. The evening outdoors was mild and the setting and lighting are very enjoyable. Service was rushed, not sure why, but it seemed like they wanted to turn the tables quickly so it wasn't relaxing. The food on...More

Thank EastCobbFamily
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and for choosing to come at Vatra Restaurant. Your opinion is very important for us and we are very sorry that you did not fully enjoyed your evening in our restaurant. Still looking forward to have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice, polite and welcoming staff. Started with the "ikra" salad, accompanied with a good local beer "ursus", followed by beans soup with pork bites. And for main course the waitres recommended the pork ribs which came with "mama Liga" (polenta). Definitely a place...More

Thank BigBadWolfson
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, We are very happy that you had a good time at Vatra Restaurant and you enjoyed our traditional Romanian food, thank you so much for your excellent review! Hope you will visit us again next time will come to Bucharest! Best wishes, Christina...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Ok the place is definitely nice, new, clean and a very enjoyable outside! The service is also ok, maybe a bit slow at times but in general was good. What was a bit of a disappointment was the food, we ordered an appetizer of Romanian...More

1  Thank Giuseppe P
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing to come at Vatra Restaurant. We are very sorry that Romanian food didn't meet your expectations! Kind regards Cristina M.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner and got great authentic Romanian food. God service, the waiter even did recommendations and the have outdoor seating in a very nice garden. Entertainment as well due to some folklore dancers during dinner

1  Thank Rebecca J
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, We thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you are appreciating both the Romanian traditional food and the Romanian folklore dancing! Looking forward to have you guest again! Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

If you are staying at or indeed near Cisimigiu Hotel this is a perfect choice just seconds away. The food and service were wonderful as was the traditional Romanian dancing. We sat outside which was super in early April. Highly recommended.More

1  Thank Marie H
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our customers enjoyed both the location and the food. On behalf of the Vatra`s Staff, we thank you for the excellent review and we are looking forward to have you...More

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Mikaela M
25 November 2016|
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Response from Gerard C | Reviewed this property |
I travelled thru Romania and thought it a very romantic country. The people are happy and very welcoming. I think it is easy to find a romantic restaurant especially this one. 4 stars out of 5.
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antoniocarbone78
12 October 2016|
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Response from Razvan M | Reviewed this property |
I would say medium to cheap, considering the range of Bucharest's restaurants. Don't expect KFC prices though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 721 200 800
  • E-mail
Description
The Vatra Restaurant opened up December 2001 and ever since it has been the place where the Romanian cuisine is pleasantly supplemented by the authenticity of the Transylvanian sets. Both the delicious dishes made with passion by our chefs and the hospitality that our staff welcomes you with, complete our purpose: Your satisfaction! We are inviting you to discover the Romanian traditional cuisine at VATRA Restaurant!
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