Top Choice Bistro in Braşov

Bistro de l’Arte

Tucked down a cobbled street straight out of a folk tale, this shi-shi joint has decidedly boho genes with walls dotted with local artists' work. Gazpacho soup, shrimps and tomato gratin, snails... or just a croque …
Top Choice Romanian in Sibiu

Crama Sibiul Vechi

Hidden in an old wine cellar with its staff dressed in trad garb, this is the most rustically evocative restaurant in Sibiu. It's certainly the most authentic place to explore Romanian fare such as cheese croquettes…
Top Choice Italian in Suceava


Suceava's best Italian restaurant, this long-standing favourite has subdued class and prompt service. There are numerous pizza options, and the varied pasta entrees are all excellent.
Top Choice Romanian in Bucharest

Caru’ cu Bere

Despite a decidedly tourist-leaning atmosphere, with peasant-girl hostesses and sporadic traditional song-and-dance numbers, Bucharest’s oldest beer house continues to draw in a strong local crowd. The colourful bel…
Top Choice Steak in Alba Iulia

Pub 13

Built into the wall of the citadel, this ambiently lit cavern of a restaurant is hung with armour and candlebra, and has a menu bursting with steak, salad and pizza. Try the maize porridge served with cheese and sou…
Romanian in Târgovişte


Grab an upper-level terrace table overlooking the pedestrian street and enjoy excellent Romanian and international dishes. We opted for Pui Bucovinean, a delicious chicken stew with sour cream. The wine list is the …
Top Choice Steak in Craiova


This luxury steakhouse, run by head chef Jakob Hausmann, is a must for lovers of high-quality imported beef. The menu is almost exclusively grilled steaks and chops, with the speciality being cuts from Argentina and…
Top Choice Steak in Cluj-Napoca

Bricks – (M)eating Point Restaurant

Bricks has risen from the ashes of a men's drinking den to become a chi-chi urban bistro. Shaded rattan chairs look out across the river, while the menu excels with plenty of grilled dishes, some veggie numbers, ori…
International in Suceava

Restaurant Catalan

This big local favourite serves hearty grills and salads, and has a good beer and liquor selection. Try the spicy roast chicken stuffed with potatoes, bacon and onions.
Romanian in Bucharest

Burebista Vanatoresc

This is a touristy, traditional grill restaurant, where the staff don 19th-century peasantwear and everything feels kind of forced. On the other hand, the food is very good and the terrace is a relaxing spot for a b…