L’Atelier Relais & Chateaux

4.4
49 Reviews
$50 and over
Balkan style
L’Atelier Relais & Chateaux is a gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of the city, near Cismigiu Park, hidden in the intimacy of Bucharest’s streets.

Our fine dining restaurant, L’Atelier, spoils your palate with delicious creations of French gastronomy in an ambiance of rare charm, right in the heart of Bucharest. The cuisine is based on high quality ingredients and their seasonality, focusing on regional specialties and gastronomic explorations of the terroir. We believe that culinary art is meant to be delightfully complemented by an exceptional hospitality service to perfect your dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 49 people are saying
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DebraD
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely environment, great food and staff. Delightful.

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AndreeaR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food: butter was too cold for serving, terine of foie gras was too cold, the crispy pepper was too large for a starter, the other starters were good. The duck breast was very good, the beef was first served medium although it was asked for rare (was replaced), Mangalita and Ribeye were appreciated. I expected the honey dessert to look like in the pictures on google maps, was a bit disappointed.
Wines: good selection of wines.
Service: one waiter had very good service, the other one was a bit confused.

It was a nice experience, but not very memorable.

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DanielaB
Greece
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice environment and hotel.
Medium quality dishes but nice to see.

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MIRCEAC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Chef was very polite polite and communicative.
Very good interaction.

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PerH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The kitchen seems to be fairly capable but the menu was not impressive and our choice of lamb turned out not to be available. Unfortunately everything is ruined by very poor and unprofessional service. The dessert was not up to the rest. A very mixed experience and unfortunately not one that can be recommended.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and great value for the price, my duck breast was a little overcooked though.
Good service at the beggining but on the slow side during the end.

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MalinaAndreea15
Romania
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, very romantic atmosphere, a top restaurant worth Michelin stars

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GastronomyLover
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

If you expect to have a real gastronomic experience do not waste your time having a dinner in L’Atelier. We’ve been absolutely disappointed with our experience:

1. Garlic was in every dish we have tasted. It’s awful and annoying.
2. The wine service should be improved: the wine wasn’t offered to taste after opening the bottle. It could be corked - that’s why it’s necessary. The wine list is ok, some good international wines could be found, as well as the Romanian ones.
3. Music is nice, but the playlist is short and it was repeated several times while we were in the restaurant
4. The food is something that is definitely couldn’t be called gastronomic experience (absolutely not that we expected from the profile and the photos of the meals provided on the restaurant site). The food is boring. To our mind, The chef should improve the menu urgently or the restaurant should change the chef ;)
5. The service is lazy. No waiters in the dinner area when they are needed.

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MariusT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We followed the waiters suggestions for the food and it was a very good choice

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ArneG
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding modern Romanian cuisine. Friendly staff. Nice and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Bucharest.

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CristianR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Bucharest. The staff was extremely polite and nice, the food was delicious and we didn’t had to wait more than 10-15 minutes. Overall a great experience and I will definitely come back to this place

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BogdanV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice location and intimate restaurant. The food was very good and the service excellent.

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Anthonyt
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

English spoken, polite and professional. Excellent luxurious atmosphere,. Great beverage selection. Excellent menu choices. Meal was perfect and delicious.

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Gijs
Amsterdam
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Because of pandemic the dining room was half full. Very very nice experience: great personal service and great food! Michelin star experience; very creative dishes with great wines as well.

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VeronicaN
Romania
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very nice. It was a really nice pleasure to be here.

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danc
Romania
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Mancare discutabila din punct de vedere al gustului.

Desertul a fost comun si in nici un caz nu justifica pretul.

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BogdanB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The worse food ever for a pretentious restaurant. Aubergine starter it’s a disaster, Salmon eclair doesn’t go bond ( salmon & pasnip pure - the head chef must be very very young and lacks culinary depth ) this is shown in the disastrous deserts choices.
I have tried 2 desserts of witch none have even ok factor.
Who ever it’s the head chef needs to be sent in a long culinary discovery trip. While the food looks to have WOW factor , the food and all menu creation it’s a total disaster.
Sure I enjoyed the steak .... nuts that is compliments to the cow.
I opened a restaurant for the president pf Azerbaijan 10 years ago in London and we all know the Sturgeon fish as a bottom feeder it has a put-off meat flavour. I’m shocked to see your menu and will never return.
Service was excellent, atmosphere close to perfection, toilets clean, the bar lacked lights on, and no candles have been light up so we skipped the after drinks.
It’s a pretentious place without any flavours.

The head chef needs to try a different career path or work as a sous chef and keep learning

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Alina
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place, amazing service, amazing food! Will definitely go again.

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andrei
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, different than the rest in the city

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OpenTable Diner
Sri Lanka
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, it’s great that it’s open for everyone on the 1st of January; great quiet location near Cișmigiu Park; fine dining (cauliflower soup with fois gras and the sturgeon fillet); great service; rather steep prices; outdoor seating; free wi-fi and private parking;

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ALMartin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite, a reinterpreted culinary experience of Balkan flavours, in a unique, quiet location. Service was equally outstanding. Highly recommended and definitely to return to sample the variety of seasonal options, that we enjoyed so thoroughly.

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Sorin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very different from our last visits, food lacks personality

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FlorinT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Terasa: Batea vantul de ne lua paharul de pe masa. Tinand cont ca e pandemie si nu se poate altfel sa spunem ca pot trece cu vederea.
Serviciile: Persoana care s-a ocupat de noi vedea din 5 in 5 minute sa ma intrebe daca totul e ok si astfel deranja discutia pe care o aveam.
Mancarea: Eclair de somon - Foarte aratos dar fara un gust special. Sosul era pur si simplu fara gust.
Pastrama de vita afumata -Sarata(dar am fost atentionat), combinatia cu iaurt a fost buna dar nu am simtit otetul condimentat.
Risotto cu urzici- bine facut dar iti lasa un gust amar de la urzici in plus albusul de ou putin cam nefacut.
Apa- am cerut o apa mare si ospatarul "a ales" el pentru noi Evian desi mai avea si alte 2 variante in meniu, stiu ca acest lucru se practica in crasmele unde vor sa te tepuiasca dar la "nivelul" asta se putea intreba macar.

Vin-un pahar de vin cinstit, pretul cat la o sticla dar mi-am asumat asta.

Overall pret/calitate -3 stelute.

#neveragain

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JeromeD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat romanian cuisine in a new style.
Very inventive recipes.
Mix of flavor and taste very interesting.

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IonutP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

N/A Nothing to add at this moment. Thank you very much!

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OpenTable Diner
Romania
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sticla de Apa plată 25 de lei? Wtf? Totuși, suntem în România. 😒 În afară de prețurile care nu au legătură cu realitatea din țara asta, ambientul este calm, iar personalul foarte prietenos și amabil.

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CRISTINAM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OVERALL PERFECTION! Location, food, service, music. PERFECT!

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un local superb, muzica ambientala placuta, servire de exceptie. UN restaurant de 5 stele destinat in special cuplurilor

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QQQQ5
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and good atmosphere.
Will come back next time:-)

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MalinaAndreea15
Romania
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, excellent cuisine! We shall come back to this romantic place!

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PawelP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All perfect , best ❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

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OpenTable Diner
Romania
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderfull !

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IuliaD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to enjoy diner or lunch. The food is delicious, exquisite french cuisine reinterpreted. Compliments for the chef. The ambiance is also warm and the music is nice. Nice standing and service.

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CalarasanuA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a romantic dinner! 👌👍very nice place with veary good food, it’s the perfect place to escape for few hours!

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MichaelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a lovely dining room with subdued lighting, elegant decor and generous spacing of tables. The cuisine is very refined and service charming, I can recommend it highly.

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Laurent
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Deception on the food, not the quality but the cooking. Good Wines. Perfect service and romantic ambiance.

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LilianaH
Romania
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place for mindful experience. A place for spoil your taste and relaxations.

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EmmelineM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service for our table of 5 was very bad. We had to had to ask two times for the dessert menu, our bottle of water were on another table, so we had to stand up ourselves if we wanted to drink. Very poor service, but we observe it was only for our table, we don't know why.

The food itself was not so good, comparing to the very expansive price.

I absolutely don't recommend this restaurant, the only positive thing was the decor/ambiance.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Few things are missing and so simple to make this restaurant a real relais & château level. Nothing is proposed if you wanna eat a small something with your "apéritif ".
We ate duck wich was good but this "magret de canard" was a little bit small....
Finally, some little troubles with the dessert, no matcha ice cream as writtent in the menu with the fondant au chocolat and of course, no orange sorbet with the pain perdu......
I had some hopes or wishes for this 40 years old anniversary of my wife and when I googled "restaurant étoilé " in Bucharest, l'atelier is the first and more adviced on internet.
We enjoyed, a lot, but as I said, few simple things were missing...

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TomB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis of calm and sophistication in a town otherwise dominated by industrial catering establishments for feeding the tourist buses. Inovative cuisine, attentive service, lovely wines by the glass. In our experience there are few Relais&châteaux hotels in cities so we were not looking for one. Will return and stay there as well.

FAQs

L’Atelier Relais & Chateaux is rated 4.4 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.