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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
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (32 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (13 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
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"Great food, great value. excellent service, very caring waiters"
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2. #RomanianAuthenticCuisine
"Every dishes were cooked to perfection"
Tony L
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3. #TraditionalRomanianDance
" Vatra is definitely the place to go in Bucharest"
Leonard L
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1 - 10 of 498 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I went with a colleague who'd been here a few times and thought the food quality was variable. No vegetarian options apart from some starters. The food - wasnt too hungry, the soup was watery and the grilled vegetable which was bland and dry that...More

Thank Vinnair
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear customer, Thank you for your email, your opinion is very important to us. On behalf of Vatra Restaurant management and our staff, please accept our apology for the inconvenience along with the hoping that you will come back to us. Regards, Christina M

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

For a single woman traveller it's not always easy to find restaurants where you feel comfortable and attended to. Don't know about others, but I hate it when I'm making reservation for myself and they ask 'Only one?' As if I'm not worthy the reservation....More

4  Thank Herathina
Vatra, Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing to come at Vatra Restaurant. We are happy to see that you had a nice time enjoying our local dishes and services. Looking forward to see you again at Vatra! Kind regards Cristina M.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good option to the popular Cara Cu Bere. Very beautiful decoration in old Bucharest. Staff is friendly and food is delicious. The restaurant was recommended by some Romanian friends. Two floors restaurant. The atmosphere is very cosy. Some traditional dances in the evening.

Thank Tifenn H
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are glad that you liked both our dishes and services. Looking forward to have you back at Vatra! Best regards, Christina M

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was very nice, and provided traditional Romanian food and entertainment. We were able to watch dancers in traditional Romanian costumes while we dined. We ordered the stuffed cabbage and were not disappointed. We also chose several appetizers which were also delicious. I highly...More

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

Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you like our traditional food and folklore dancing!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by the hotel as good traditional Romanian food and generally did not disappoint. The food was fairly basic, as expected, but with a few twists and was enjoyed by the 2 of us, prices very reasonable. Service was quite sketchy and perhaps...More

Thank nickpickles
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to have you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice, but cold welcome - the lady was declining us entrance even though I was explaining we had booked a table... The staff is serving food out of a water-bath cabinet, not really the type of traditional Romanian I was looking for!...More

Thank Caroline A
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, hope you will give us another opportunity to enjoy our in house made genuine romanian food. Looking forward to have you here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical romanian food freshly cooked, very good service. it was busy with local customers and we could see why.

Thank LilyAyres
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the good review. Looking forward to have you back here!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cozy little place, very good local; traditional Romanian food at a very reasonable price. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank JohnRyan724
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, hope you will give us another opportunity to enjoy our in house made genuine romanian food. Looking forward to have you here!

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Came here for lunch with my 12 year old son - excellent traditional soups, main courses and papanasi. Service was attentive, cost reasonable - a great first Romanian meal for us!

Thank codish
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, was great to have you here and we are waiting for you anytime for another pleasant experience!

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Good Good but THE staff i quite grumpy. No smileys, more THE look of "What are You doing here?",.......................................

Thank Tomas H
Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, hope you will give us another opportunity to show you the Vatra smiley faces. Looking forward to have you here!

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Mikaela M
24 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
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 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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