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  • Hard Rock Café, Bucharest
    Hard Rock Café, Bucharest
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  • The villa hosting Silviu's Restaurant
    The villa hosting Silviu's Restaurant
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    CITY GRILL: Best Gorgonzola Salad in town

    by codrutz Updated Mar 4, 2007

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    Trademark of City Grill

    City Grill seems to raise everyday in my top favourite places to eat in Bucharest. Maybe it's the attention of the waiters, or the nice ambiance, or the quality of the food, or maybe the fact that the prices are 'down to earth'. City Grill has for now three restaurants location in Bucharest (see website below) and three or more City Cafe. The newest location is right where the old part of the city starts (from Calea Victoriei to Lipscani old street).

    City Grill Primaverii (Charles de Gaulle Plaza)
    Bd.Primaverii 3
    0726 62 62 62, 021 233 98 18

    City Grill Orhidea (inside the Orhideea-Carefour shopping center)
    Galeriile Comerciale Orhideea
    0727 62 62 62, 021 318 87 18

    City Grill Centrul Istoric (historic centre)
    Str. Lipscani 12 (colt cu Calea Victoriei)
    0729 62 62 62, 021 314 24 89

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dishes are: grilled chicken without bones, grilled vegetables, polenta with sour cream, Gorgonzola salad (great - don't miss this) and the tasty espresso and cappuccino.

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    Marriot hotel: Drinks at the Marriott hotel

    by ATLC Written Sep 14, 2004

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    BUCHAREST MARRIOTT

    Prices at the Marriott hotel were definitely of West-european level. But not food and drink. Of course they were more expensive than elsewhere but a virgin cocktail for 120.000 lei (3 euro) is a definite bargain. Of course I worked myself through the whole list during the week I stayed there.

    Favorite Dish: Because of the price level in Bucharest, the drink may be cheap to me but it is more expensive than average in Bucharest.

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    La Bacha: La Bacha

    by ATLC Written Sep 14, 2004

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    BUCHAREST LA BACHA

    This restaurant is situated at the Marriott hotel. Our first night, after long travel, it was nice not to have to search for a good restaurant. We ordered mezze, a large selection of Middle-eastern dishes with a heavy emphasis on garlic. Highly enjoyable!

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    Mica Elvetie (Small Suisse): Undecided review

    by codrutz Written Apr 2, 2006

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    This restaurant wants to be fancy, meaning that (imho) they are overpriced, and the name "Little Suisse" tells all about. The website is also fancy and does a good job in atracting customers. But, take a look at my outside picture. It really does not look like a good restaurant. Inside and on the terrace the same simplicity. Good food, but for the price it could be better. Sorry but I can't recommend it.

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    Silviu's: Noblesse oblige

    by Romanian_Bat Updated Jul 31, 2007

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    The villa hosting Silviu's Restaurant

    A painter's house (the paintings of whom lie all around) finely preserving that touch of elegance and style typical for the bygone era before WWII, a charismatic service, a good (mostly Italian) cuisine and a good selection of wine. Add to that a quiet terrace (as oposed to that "dum radio tune over and over again" in most places in this city) and a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere far from the madding crowd, i.e. in Cotroceni Quarter.

    Favorite Dish: I would go back there anytime for a portion of penne al'arabiatta and that superb baked apple with honey and nuts... But actually this is one of the few places where I would let them choose for me as well. Thing that I would not do in more than 4-5 places in this city ;)

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    Mazagran Restaurant: Great Villa, Fine Mediterranean Dishes

    by Romanian_Bat Written Jan 5, 2008

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    This place is hosted in a greatly restored villa just off Amzei Square. It has a few different saloons and an interesting bar/club in the basement. It serves a mixture of international (on the modern European side) and Mediterranean cuisine. The service is generally OK. In summer they have a nice terrace in front of the house, from where one can see those desperate drivers horning each other down on Biserica Amzei Street, as well as people going to the market or youngsters of the high school next door.

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    Locanta Jaristea: Locanta Jaristea

    by iwys Updated Nov 24, 2008

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    Locanta Jarastea aspires to be the finest restaurant in Bucharest. The magnificent decor is second to none as is the high level of entertainment available in the evenings. The table settings are beautiful and the menu is extensive. It includes every Romanian dish that I have ever heard of. Prices are high by Bucharest standards, but very reasonable when compared to equivalent restaurants in London or Paris. If you order wine, the price will soar, however.

    The one thing that puts me off the place is the overbearing attitude of the head waiter. He is over-attentive and constantly tries to persuade you to order more dishes and, to rub salt into your wounds, after you have left half of your food uneaten, argues about the size of the tip he feels that he deserves. On the plus side, the servings are very generous, so you really only need to order one dish. The huge bowl of soup alone would have been enough for me.

    Appearances are everything at Locanta Jaristea, but you get the impression that behind the grand facade lies a mediocre chef. 10/10 for the decor though!

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    Hard Rock Café: No suprises here...

    by Airpunk Written Sep 21, 2013

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    Hard Rock Caf��, Bucharest
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    What should I say? It's a Hard Rock Café. No big surprises here: You get decent music, are on the safe side with the quality of the meals – but have one of the most expensive options in town. That said, Caesar Salad and Carlsberg was good as always. The extroverted friendliness of the staff is one of the big pros of this chain. When they found out that I was a tourist ravelling on my own, I had a nice chat with one of the staff members. She gave me some information material about the city and a couple of tips. There is a nice, covered outside area which is convenient during summertime.

    You will see the hard rock café sign at Kiseleff Avenue. Once on the parking lot, keep right, pass the pub and you will find the hard rock café close to Herastrau Lake.

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    Mazagran Restaurant: Mazagran Restaurant

    by iwys Updated Dec 5, 2007

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    Mazagran is a small, elegant restaurant. It is in an attractive nineteenth century building and a good place for a quiet, romantic dinner for two. You need time though as the service can be quite slow.

    The food, which is the usual Romanian fare, is so-so and somewhat overpriced.

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    Menuet Restaurant: Small place, plenty of art, good food

    by Romanian_Bat Updated Jan 11, 2008

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    Menuet Restaurant

    The menu is rather international, but the food is well cooked and the service is fine. However this place is recommendable especially for the ambiance. Half under the ground, the restaurant is decorated with paintings, statuettes, old style mirrors and other art that make it very warm and cosy. It makes it for a good option after an evening at the Athenaeum (together with the Bistro Athenaeum). It is one of those small, hidden places that are enchanting through their very existence. And Bucharest has some of those. Very well hidden usually.

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    The Paladium: The Paladium

    by mvtouring Written Jan 21, 2007

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    When you enter the Paladium, you know you are going to pay! A red carpet welcomes you into the restaurant and it is absolutely beautifull inside.

    Favorite Dish: Hot chocolate. Reminded me of the ones you drink in Angelina's in Paris.

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    HILTON ATHÉNÉE PALACE: HILTON ATHÉNÉE PALACE

    by Chrystalain Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Great great food and excellent (incredible) service!!!

    Favorite Dish: Friday night is Reef and Beef night, all you can eat for 25$. But you better reserve and ask if they have it because they seem to change their mind without advising (it happened to us!).

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    golden falcon: well if you are after nice food you got a go

    by sexybeachboy Written Sep 2, 2006

    the restaurant is offering turkish cousine and

    if you are looking for nice food and service

    specially kebap and mezes

    as a turkish seen turkish restaurant outside of turkey with this qualities it was impreessing

    Favorite Dish: start with couple of mezes
    follow by lahmacun
    i had mix grill as a main course
    desserts fruit plate finish it of with turkish coffee
    I like mine medium

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  • Locanta Jaristea: bucharest's old charm is here

    by orangEdd Written Jun 14, 2012

    Locanta Jaristea is one of the most stylish restaurants I've seen in Bucharest, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll meat the posh people here. No. This is the place where local actors gather, when business men come with their colleagues from abroad or where tourists are taken by their wise Romanian friends that know this little secret. It's a jewel hidden between the big buildings near Casa Poporului, where time sits stills and you're back decades ago, in a charming capital reminiscent of Paris. It's a place where local food meets an exceptional creativity, giving you some of the most delicious dishes you can find in the country.

    Go to Jaristea and you won't be disappointed. It's a piece of history!

    Favorite Dish: Try the pork roulade with pork rind, it's an eerie but delicious combination.

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