Caru cu bere restaurant is where you have to go in order to taste romanian food, in Bucharest.
The building and interior were carried out in 1879 by the Polish-Austrian architect Zigfrid Kofczinski), on behalf of Romanian-Transylvanian Saxons. One can find there the neo-Gothic style. The sumptuous interior will dazzle you, both by the many details of the decoration and by the colors that emanate.
The atmosphere is really impressive, sometimes a little noisy, but we made it very quickly to the table. Attentive and fast waiters swarm around in an exemplary organization facing the impressive number of customers. In the background, we can hear traditional music well dosed for the fine listeners.
Caru cu Bere consists of several « places », the first is the terrace under the CEAPA (onions) and usturoi (garlic), which becomes obsolete in winter. Then you enter the main room through an old drum door to get into the most beautiful restaurant I’ve ever seen! In the back, an antique bar with beer brewed by the restaurant itself, balconies line the bar, but we must climb a beautiful wooden staircase spiral, before having the view. Downstairs, the basement is well organized, but retains the image of a cellar and a wonderful collection of Borcan (jars).
Finally the food, a wide panel that can offer the experience of the culinary culture of Romania, a really good place to eat quality food; Sarmale, Mamaliga, Mititei (mici), I let you discover what they are, you could try everything and you will find that some dishes are very similar to French cuisine.
Book 1 to 2 days before as the restaurant is always full, and choose your place, I’d suggest the balcony !!
A meal for two including dessert can turn around 140 to 200 lei, but I recommend to treat yourself here, it is well worth it!!