Le Bistrot Francais
Hosted by the residence of the late French architect Albert Galleron (the man who designed the Romanian Atheneum), Le Bistrot Francais is a landmark for refined taste. Serving French dishes with Basque influences and a Romanian touch, it has managed to seamlessly integrate high-quality local ingredients, such as black truffles foraged from the woods of Transylvania and Mangaliţa pork, into local tradition. A favorite dish is the “crispy-fondant” Mangaliţa pork belly created by Chef Sébastien Gravé, who spent his childhood in Basque country. It is served with parsnip and coffee purée, parsnip chips and ham croquettes. Another must try is the roasted Brittany lobster served with butter and garlic sauce, crunchy fennel, and creamy polenta, a staple Romanian dish.