10 Restaurants in Brașov That Locals Love

Mouth-watering food of Romania | Courtesy of Asociatia My Transilvania
Mouth-watering food of Romania | Courtesy of Asociatia My Transilvania
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8 December 2017

Brașov is a city with great atmosphere, marvelous buildings, and awe-inspiring scenery. Placed in the foothills of the Carpathians, the preserved German citadel is a living heritage of the Medieval Era. Brașov is a unique mix of history and nature, and its iconic landmarks, like the Black Church or Tâmpa Hill, make it stand out. But there’s another great thing about the city: the food. Take a look at these lovely local favorites.

Simone Bistro

Bistro, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Close to the city center, this lovely restaurant serves mainly vegetarian and vegan dishes that locals are fond of. Simone Bistro is about fresh and healthy food, and it has an enjoyable ambiance and a broad selection of dishes, such as vegan noodles, mushroom soup, artichoke bruschetta, and delicious salads. Non-vegetarians also have options like the restaurant’s pizza, the lamb stew, and juicy burgers. One thing that you should definitely try is the Reuben sandwich. Why? We’ll let you discover that for yourself.

Tipografia Tea&Coffe House

Cafe, Cocktail Bar, Tea Room, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dessert, Pastries, $$$
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A perfect place for those who want to enjoy breakfast is Tipografia Tea&Coffe House. It is a cosy place, where locals gather to have a drink or a quick meal. Its menu features great bruschettas, a variety of salads like goat cheese and walnuts, soft croissants, and delicious sandwiches. While it’s not a traditional restaurant, you can have lunch there if you don’t mind eating bruschetta or a sandwich. But what makes it an ideal spot for hanging out with friends in the evening is the great variety of vegetarian and vegan plates and the craft beers like Zăganu or 1717.

Bistro de l'Arte

Bistro, Bar, Cocktail Bar, European, Wine, Beer, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
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One of Brașov’s gems is Bistro de l’Arte, which is a fantastic restaurant with an artsy touch. It is hidden away in one of the most charming places in Brasov, the George Enescu Square. Using only fresh, local products, the chefs create magical dishes. Among the menu’s choices are pasta with sheep’s cheese, onion soup, a unique burger, and mouth-watering cinnamon plum dumplings. With warm and professional service and an intimate atmosphere, Bistro de l’Arte is ideal for a night out with loved ones and friends.

Trattorian Artisan Food

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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The place to eat Italian in town is Trattorian. It is an authentic restaurant with a rustic ambiance and fabulous dishes. With lovely pizzas and a variety of pasta, including seafood pasta and homemade chocolate and vanilla pasta, their menu is filled with surprises. In summer you can enjoy these dishes on a lovely terrace. For dessert, try their tiramisu. You won’t be disappointed.


Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
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It may come as a surprise, but pizza and pasta are favorites among Romanians. The popular Italian foods can be found on almost every menu in Brașov; however, more and more people are searching for authentic Italian gastronomic experiences. Competing with Trattorian, Prato is another restaurant in town where you can find real Italian food. The wide menu features soups, salads, pasta, pizzas, risotto, and a selection of Romanian, Italian, French, and Argentinian wines. Among exquisite dishes are the mushroom soup with truffle cream and the Prato ravioli.

Deane's Irish Pub and Grill

Pub, Gastropub, European, $$$
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On the most vividly colorful street in Brașov, Republicii street, you can find Dean’s, a pub with a cozy, bewildering atmosphere. This friendly spot is where locals go to eat hearty burgers, drink good beer, and party like the Irish. Live theatre and concerts are hosted from time to time, encouraging passersby to come in and join the fun. If you want to eat, try Deanes’ burger or the papanași, a delicious Romanian dessert.

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La Ceaun

Restaurant, Romanian, $$$
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For a great restaurant with traditional Romanian fare, La Ceaun is an ideal option. Among the menu’s selection are the cabbage rolls with polenta and sour cream, traditional fried pork, Hungarian beef stew, lamb stew, potato soup with ham, and chicken papricas. If you can’t choose, ask the friendly waiters for suggestions and they will be happy to help you. Enjoy the Romanian culinary experience!

Albert Bistro

Restaurant, European, French, Wine, $$$
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Located in an old wine cellar in Casa Albert, Albert Bistro is right in the city center, on Republicii street. With an intimate atmosphere, a lovely summer garden, and live music in warmer months, the place attracts locals and tourists like a magnet. The food is fresh, the staff is friendly, and the flavors are savory. Don’t miss it!

Bibliotheque Pub

Pub, European, $$$
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Every book lover should add the Bibliotheque Pub to their travel list. The vintage setting is filled with books, and it is the perfect place to enjoy your read. The plentiful pizza, sandwiches, luscious burgers, and pasta will surely tempt you. Bibliotheque Pub is great for a quiet evening out and some quality time spent with your friends and/or the written word.

Grătar Urban

Restaurant, American, $$$
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For burger lovers, the Grătar Urban restaurant is just the ticket. The burgers are mouth-watering and you can choose among the goat cheese and fig burger, garlic cream and chili marmalade burger, brie and blueberry burger, Gorgonzola burger, and other fully flavored burgers. The place is cozy, the staff is welcoming, and the food is tasty. What else can you wish for?

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