Located not on the main street but on a parallel street up the hill, but search and find it as eating there, especially dinner is a great experience.
Restaurant Alex is actually a Hungarian restaurant but the menu is both Romanian and Hungarian (Hungary being the neighboring country with at least the same passion for food). Try both Romanian dishes and Hungarian ones.
Favorite Dish: Anything starting with soup, then main dish with meat but absolutely necessary try the pear brandy (PALINCA DE PERE). You never tasted such thing.
Restaurant Bucegi is the easy choice, especially for lunch, right on the main road of Sinaia, inside and outside tables, good Romanian food, cheaper then average, lot of tourist eat there.
Favorite Dish: Chicken sour soup (CIORBA DE PUI A LA GREC), a white sour soup with chicken, then polenta with cheese and sour cream (MAMALIGA CU BRANZA SI SMANTANA)
A ski-shop/restaurant combo just underneath the gondola lift provided us with cheap, filling and tasty food. It's shady, low-key location and friendly staff were a welcome change from the Irish House around the corner. The food's not fantastic, but it tries, and there's a few vegetarian options as well. It's also a nice place for a beer or two.
Food is not a lot of cop in Sinaia, and the Irish House was supposed to provide some of the best. But I guess it has just been a victim of its own success, and become to big for the staff to handle. The place has spread out awkwardly from the hotel and kitchen they bring the food from, forcing the staff to run backwards and forwards all day. Then when it rains... and how it rains when it rains in Sinaia... they struggle to keep the plates filling up with water.
They were totally rushed off their feet when we arrived, dodging a downpour just in time. They managed to mess up my order completely, bringing me just the salad and dropping my main dish completely. My girlfriend got a plate of tasteless fish with some tasty mashed potato. I couldn't get a waiter to tell them about my messed order, and so I decided to just pay the bill, and nobody could spare the time to do that either.
After sitting there for nearly two hours we decided to pay at the counter, but still nobody was interested. It was a ridiculous situation, but at least they didn't try and charge me for what I didn't receive.
The staff weren't rude, just overworked. The food and service might be a lot better outside of the lunchtime crush, but my experience wasn't positive. Still, the Lonely Planet and a few others recommend it, so it must have something going for it.
This is a great restaurant that serves fresh and very tasty traditional Romanian food. Make sure you stop by at least for a cup of coffee if you are not hungry. The atmosphere is very casual and friendly here.
Taverna Sarbului offers great food and friendly service. The restaurant has two levels with chunky solid wood black tables and benches. Their menu comes with pictures so you're salivating from the beginning of your evening there! They offer mainly meat dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm. I ate here last year, and made a beeline for it again this year.
Favorite Dish: We had the chateaubriand, which was sublime. That glorious smoky taste from the barbeque is to die for. It comes served on savoury rice with lots of trimmings, all mouth-wateringly good. Chateaubriand is for two people, but despite being hungry we couldn't finish it, as the portion is quite large. The Murfatlar Cabernet Sauvignon was velvety smooth and washed it down well.
The bill, including two bottles of water, the main course, a bottle of wine, and some of their speciality bread, came to about 100 RON.
Hungarian chef - best food ever!
I swear, even if you haven't eaten for days, you can't finish your food :)
The restuarnt is somehow hard to get ( if you travcel without a car) but, since you are passing by Sinaia, ask for Taverna Sarbului :)
Waiting for some comments and impressions :)
Favorite Dish: Smoked pork with home made potatoes :)
I am not sure if this qualifies as restaurant tip of as a tourist trap! Despite being a bit of both I enjoyed it so... what the hell! At the end of the day this is all about opinions, isn't it?
The decor is a typical hunter's cabin and although I found the food a bit pricey is a good place to have a nice and romantic dinner for two ;-)
I found the service a bit too relaxed and of course they tried to overcharge us a bit in the end but this is something that as a foreigner you should expect.
Not great value for money but the nice decoration makes it worth in my opinion.
Dinner for two people: 1,920.000 lei
Favorite Dish: I had Bear Medallion. I had never tried this meat before so I found it quite interesting as a culinary experience.
The portions are a bit small and the price a bit high but you will enjoy the ambiance.
The serbians are famous for cooking veal and pork.The serbian fillet,sausages, zacusca and many other dishes have such an exquisite taste so you want to came back ever and ever.
The atmosphere is calm ,the restaurant is cosy and the service is to a high level.From the terrace you can admire the beauty of the mountain .
Favorite Dish: An excellent combination of sausages and bean,spicy and full of flavour
The restaurants in sinaia are generally a bit disappointing, serving pretty much the same variety and quality as anywhere else. Romanian food is good if cooked well, but there isn't much variety. Home cooked food is way better than that served in most restaurants. In Sinaia, the 'Irish' hotel/restaurant is about the best, in my opinion.
Favorite Dish: The grilled trout here is good. Generally everything I tried here was prepared with more care than you generally encounter in a Romanian restaurant.
Decorated in hunting lodge style, the Hotel Furnica's restaurant serves traditional Romanian meat dishes on wooden platters. Eating here is definitely part of the Sinaia experience.
This restaurant with bar terrace is at 1400 metres (1st cable car stage). It provides local food and spectacular views.
The hotel Economat had a great restaurant there I had some typical Romanian food. This restaurant/hotell can be found only a few minutes away from Peles Castle.