As a gourmet looking for a good dining experience or just for some moments of relaxation over a cocktail drink, you will find Bistro de l’Arte as the right place to be in.

An overview of this joint located at no. 11bis, Piata Enescu may help you make up your mind.

Located somewhere in the heart of old Brasov, in Piata Enescu to be more accurate, Bistro de l’Arte was established in December 2000. The place has a menu with French and European influences.

Coming into the bistro you will instantly feel at home. Warm colours, nice artwork on the walls, good music. We must emphasize that here we really care for art.

Do not let yourself fooled by the old, scratched entrance, as once inside the bistro is a welcoming and nicely decorated location.

Bistro de l’Arte has a somehow refined cuisine, with a lot of European - especially French – influences. You will find in the menu some of the most popular bistro dishes: soups, salads, croques, and pasta. 

The onion soup made in the bistro is already legendary, and so are the generous salads served with savouring dressings and freshly baked croissants. The breakfast menu is also very comprehensive. You may even have a glass of champagne at your breakfast.

One other think that makes the bistro worth trying: deserts. Fondue au Chocolat, Apfelpfannkuchen mit Zucker und Zimt, Chocolate Brownies, or Caramelised Bananas are just as many reasons that bring customers back again and again.

The menu includes daily specials. So you may find here seasonal specialities for both food and drinks.

The bar provides a wide choice of refreshments and beverages: aperitifs, spirits, non-alcoholic refreshments, cocktails and wines.

There are several motives that contributed to the fame of the cocktails at Bistro de l’Arte: the professional bartenders, the genuine ingredients, and the wide choice of cocktail recipes.

Coffee, tea or hot chocolate. They are always served together with a piece of fresh homemade cake.

For those looking for a cosy time in front of a nice cup of tea, the bistro offers a generous list of oriental tea flavours. Served in special cups, the tea in the bistro, together with your favourite newspaper or magazine, could be the right answer for a few hours of recreation.

In Bistro de l’Arte art is on a pedestal.

Since its opening on December 6, 2000, Bistro de l’Arte has offered its clients great art works: painting, graphic art, sculpture, or photography. 

There is a permanent art gallery on display. Throughout its 5 years of existence numerous artists have presented their work to the public in the bistro. Horia Petrutiu, Nicolae Daicu, Simona Cadar, Florian Lucan, Lucian Brandus, or Roland Flamann are just a few of the artists which have revealed their creative work here.

A vernissage at the bistro is always a must-go event in Brasov. Just as popular are also the theatre shows presented by professional or amateur actors. All cultural events in the bistro are special and emotional moments for audience and artists alike.

Important names of Romanian and European music have performed on the stage of Bistro de l’Arte. Teodora Enache, Maria Raducanu, Sorin Romanescu, Nicolas Simion, Mircea Tiberian, Blue Note & Katrin Giese are only a few examples of the jazz stars you could come across in the bistro.

But culture at the bistro does not stop here. Dedicated events bring together people that live in or just visit Brasov: French Day (July 14), German Day (October 3), Greek Day (March 25), or the Beaujolais Nouveau.

It is still at Bistro de l’Arte where you can listen to live piano performances every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Classical jazz, film music and many other tunes that you miss performed by Remus Odesteanu and other guest piano players.