Little Bucharest Bistro

3661 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 Directions
Today 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Closed All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Bistro, European, Eastern European, American, Hungarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    littlebucharestbistro.com
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Mon-Fri
    4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Sat
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Cuisine
    Bistro, European, Eastern European, American, Hungarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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250
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Report | 2 months ago
The desert crepes are a must have.
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Report | 3 months ago
Just remember that the tip is already included.
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Report | 4 months ago
The food is delicious and the owners were very welcoming. I will definitely be back.
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Report | 5 months ago
The place was very cute, nice service, and good food (though a bit too much oil in my food - the veg goulash!). Overall, nice evening for a dinner - good for couples especially.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great place, service, and most important - delicious food!
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Report | 6 months ago
The soup is large enough to share and they were quite accommodating about giving a second bowl so we could share. Everything was fresh and delicious. The salad dressing was addictive and the schnitzel was cooked to perfection.
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Report | 6 months ago
Great dinner!
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Report | 6 months ago
Very good food and fun owner
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Report | 6 months ago
service prompt and friendly, food was delicious, they gave us plates for sharing.
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Report | 7 months ago
Very good food. Have enough money for this meal, though. Not cheap at all!! Well worth the prices!!!
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From Our Editors

A fixture in Irving Park since the 1970s, the original Little Bucharest Bistro closed in 2004—but that wasn't the end of the story. Like a pop star making a comeback, the neighborhood eatery reappeared in the mid-2000s with a new look. "I wanted to bring the signature high-energy vibe of old Little Bucharest into a new setting," owner Branko Podrumedic says on the website. To this end, his staff sets out white-clothed tables beneath the dining room's stained-glass windows, as well as hosting diners on a spacious patio during the warmer months.

But the decor wasn't the only part of the restaurant getting a makeover, Podrumedic's revamped menu also earned praise from Metromix for "blending traditional Eastern European ingredients with more modern presentations and a contemporary sensibility." To create these artistically plated entrees, chefs turn to a variety of hearty vegetables and seasoned meats, including veal and seafood. On top of the eats, year-round live entertainment fills the spacious dining room with the sounds of Persian music, guitar solos, and violinists playing the Jaws theme as diners go to take a bite.

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Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Mon-Fri
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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