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Best Restaurants in Brasov, Romania

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There are so many things we love about Brasov, Romania – and the local cuisine ranks high on the list! The food in Brasov is hearty, meaty…and absolutely delicious. We believe trips to Brasov would not be complete without getting a taste of what’s cooking.

During our 6 weeks in Brasov, we taste-tested our way around the city, dining at the top places to eat. We feasted on traditional Romanian dishes, gorged on gourmet burgers and savored international eats. To top it off, our meals were enhanced with deep, red wines and innovative craft beers. 

Fellow travelers interested in sampling the divine food can use our guide to the must-eat restaurants in Brasov, Romania. On our list, we detail where to eat in Brasov and provide a recommended dish at each spot. Then we follow it up with the top spots to enjoy a glass of regional wine or Romanian beer in Brasov.

Once you’ve had your fill, be sure to check out the other Best Things To Do in Brasov, which includes several options for burning off all those calories!


11 Best Restaurants in Brasov, Romania

View of Old Town and Restaurants Brasov, Romania

The top Brasov restaurants are establishments that serve traditional Romanian and Transylvanian fare, as well as delectable international food. We outline our top picks for exactly what and where to eat in Brasov – plus clickable map locations for each restaurant,

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#1 Le Ceaun 

Bean Soup in Bread Bowl, Brasov, Romania

MAP. Recommended to us by locals, Le Ceaun is a top Brasov eatery right on the main square, as well as a second location just around the corner. Although they feature many traditional dishes, the specialty of the house is Ciorba de de Fasole in Pita, which is bean soup in a bread bowl. Inexpensive and incredibly satisfying, we ate at Le Ceaun more than once during our Brasov trip!


#2 Sergiana

Interior Dining Room, Sergiana, Brasov, Romania

MAP. A top-rated Brasov restaurant in the heart of the city, Sergiana excels at making traditional Romanian dishes in an atmospheric space. For a popular Brasov dish, try the Bulz – a meal of polenta, cheese and (usually) ham. The concoction is baked to perfection in a terracotta dish – and it’s simply amazing!


#3 Terroirs Boutique du Vin

camembert and chili jam, Specialty Burger, Brasov, Romania

MAP. For an exceptional dining experience from start to finish, eat at Terroirs. The chic wine bar features a stellar list of Romanian wines – and the staff will make personal recommendations based on your palette and price point. The menu features gourmet burgers (the camembert and chili jam burger is out of this world) – and go for the onion soup as a starter!


#4 Bistro Del’Arte

MAP. Tucked away on a quiet side street in the maze of Old Town lanes, Bistro Del’Arte creates delectable Romanian food with a modern twist featuring international influences. With an atmosphere the exudes warmth and heavenly food, it is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Brasov Old Town. While we enjoyed the slow cooked chicken, but the star at Bistro Del’Arte is the beef tenderloin pappardelle with truffle sauce.


#5 Churchyard

Churchyard, Best Restaurants in Brasov, Romania

MAP. We popped into Churchyard for dinner on a whim and were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional dining experience. The décor is warm and inviting – and the service is attentive and professional. The menu features traditional Brasov food with a bit of panache. Try the sarmale stuffed cabbage rolls (the national dish of Romania) and the venison salami for a starter.


#6 Ceasu Rau

MAP. Part of the Sergiana restaurant group but located outside of the Old Town, Ceasu Rau offers authentic Romanian food at fair prices with both indoor and terrace seating. Known particularly for their grilled specialties, we recommend starting with the Bulz Ciobanesc (Shepherd polenta lump) – and if you are feeling adventurous, order the pork brains or testicles! For a main, try the Romanian mititei cu mustard (caseless sausages with mustard) or the house specialty, Angus Beef with mushroom sauce.


#7 Passage Burgers (aka Two Guys)

Meal and Beer at Passage Burger, Brasov, Romania

MAP. Located amongst the sea of block apartments in the Citadel Valley community, Passage is a hip joint offering a selection of meat and vegetarian burgers with international toppings. If you are craving a solid burger, go for The ‘Merican or double-down with the Two Guys!


#8 Beraria Pofta sau Foame

MAP. Known for their huge portions at affordable prices, Beraria Pofta sau Foame is a fun place to enjoy a meal. In addition to the traditional local food, they also offer a large menu of burgers and pizzas. Whatever you order, you won’t leave hungry!


#9 Dze Best Café and Restaurant

Food at the Best Georgian Restaurant, Brasov, Romania

MAP. Travelers craving something other than Romanian food, pizzas or burgers should try the Georgian Dze Best Restaurant. The portions are reasonable (most Romanian dishes are gigantic), and the quality and taste are on point for Caucasian fare! We ordered three things to share – adjaruli, meat khinkali and pork mtsvadi. We left satisfied, full and happy!


#10 Un Trancio e Via

MAP. For a cheap grab-and-go bite to eat, Un Trancio e Via is the place to go! They crank out slices of pizza with standard and unique toppings (try a slice of the potato pizza) – as well as select sandwiches (go for the mortadella). It is – by far – the best Brasov pizza to go.


#11 Gelato Mania

MAP. Located in the Schei District, Gelato Mania is a popular local ice cream shop – and it quickly became our favorite. The flavors change regularly – so that kept us coming back – and we can report that they are all divine! Expect a line, especially around school breaks, but don’t worry…it moves fast.


More Places to Eat in Brasov

Need more Brasov restaurant recommendations? These restaurants in Brasov were touted to us by locals, and we look forward to trying them all on our next visit!

  • Roata Noroculini – A local hotspot with traditional Romanian food and live music.
  • Sub Tampa – An upscale eatery at the base of Tampa Mountain serving well-plated classics.
  • La Birou Bistro – Highly recommended for breakfast or brunch; the pancakes receive rave reviews.
  • Casa Romaneasca – A local restaurant serving traditional fare in the Schei District.
  • Poarta Schei 4 – High end French cuisine that pairs well with the extensive wine list.
  • Dei Frati – An Italian food restaurant in Brasov Old Town that earns rave reviews for its homemade pasta dishes.

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Best Bars in Brasov for Romanian Wine and Craft Beer

All Smiles at Juno Wine Bar, Brasov, Romania

One of the experiences we enjoy when visiting new destinations is sampling the local craft beer and regional wine – and Brasov was no exception. We learned that while the craft beer revolution was slow to take hold in Romania, it’s certainly catching on now.

Romanian wines, however, took us by surprise. The Romanian Red Feteasca Neagra grapes produce bold, deep, rich, dry wines – and they are very affordable, as well.

We are sharing a few of our favorite places in Brasov for a pint of craft beer and glass of Romanian wine.


Aftar Stube Craft Beer Bar

MAP. Featuring a large selection of bottled and canned Romanian craft beers, Aftar Stube is, without a doubt, the best craft beer bar in Brasov – plus they offer weekday happy hour specials! The outdoor terrace is ideal in the summer and autumn, but we love the cozy, eclectic interior for those chilly days.


Tipografia Bar and Café

Enjoy a Pint of Craft Beer, Tipografia, Brasov, Romania

MAP. The menu at Tipografia boasts a nice selection of craft beer from Romania – including a few on draft (a rarity outside of Bucharest). The staff is always helpful with beer selections and the place has a fantastic vibe. 


Opus 9

MAP. While Opus 9 is not a craft beer bar per se, they do carry Barlog, a craft subsidiary of Ursus Brewing. We enjoyed their lovely and robust porter on draft more than once during our visit. Besides, we just found it’s a fun spot for casual Brasov, Romania nightlife.



Drink Craft Beer at Propaganda in Brasov, Romania

MAP. An really cool Brasov beer bar, Propaganda features décor that is a throwback to communist times along with an oddly large amount of Hungarian beers. Located in a neighborhood heavy with university housing, the bar attracts a mix of enthusiastic students, loyal locals and curious tourists.


Juno Wine Bar Brasov

View of Juno Wine Garden, Brasov, Romania

MAP. With a lush garden and seating inside giant wine barrels, it is easy to understand why Juno is a top place to taste Romanian wines in Brasov! In addition to broad wine selection, guests can drink local beer and fun cocktails in the outdoor space. Although we always enjoyed Juno in the early evenings, it’s a recommended spot for Brasov nightlife, as well.


More Wine Bars in Brasov

Tasting at a Romanian Wine Bar

We mentioned Terroirs in the above Brasov restaurant section, but it’s also a great place for just drinking wine. Those who want to branch out should try Ma Cocotte Wine Bar that is north of Old Town.


Advice for Dining at the Best Brasov Restaurants

Meal of Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, Brasov, Romania

Now that you know where and what to eat in Brasov, Romania, we want to share a few more tips. 


Brasov Restaurant Reservations

We highly recommend making reservations at restaurants in Brasov. The prime places can fill up quickly – especially in the summer and autumn, so be sure to make advance bookings.


Tipping in Brasov

It is customary to leave a tip in Brasov restaurants – especially when you receive good service. A tip of about 10% is typical (and 20% is way too much). Although most Romanian restaurants accept credit cards, tips are left in cash (so be sure to have some lei!). 


Brasov Dining Experiences

Many of the places on our list of top Brasov restaurants highlight the local gastronomy. That said, travelers can partake in food experiences that provide a deeper introduction to Romanian cuisine with the help of a local resident. 

Experience Romanian home cooking at its finest – as a guest in a local’s home! The farm-to-table, 3-course dinner features food that is typical to the Transylvania region – plus homemade brandy. Find out more!

Alternatively, attend a Corks and Forks experience. First, enjoy an exclusive wine tasting with a master sommelier and then indulge in a culinary masterpiece at a superb dining establishment. 


Planning a Trip to Brasov

The Main Square of Brasov in Romania

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