Romanian Food: Romanian Garden

  • May 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Let's go eat some Romanian food!

Attention: (Every individual order one favorite dish) We are going to eat Family Style with serving spoon, Do not RSVP if Family style is not for you. we will split the final bill of food . Every individual is responsible to pay their own drinks.

Payment: Cash Only!

Please take your RSVP seriously as other guests often have to be turned away. ( Last Minutes Cancellation or Last day of RSVP Change Will be mark as no show and Might Cause remove of your membership in this group. ) There will be a $2.00 organization fee for this meetup to be collected at the day of the event.

(Please Understand and appreciate that Organizer has to research the venue, go in person to check the place, Talk to the manager for the reservation ,Taking Time to Make this Informatics meetup page, Be at event earlier and leave late, Collecting the Money from each individuals since most restaurant doesn't split the bill , the $2.00 Organization fee is to keep the organization and fun going, do not rsvp if you don't agreed)


Here is a Radon Review I find on Some foodies blog


A Romanian friend of mine took us out to the Romanian Garden on Tuesday night, where we enjoyed a great meal, although sadly some of the Romanian specialties he wanted us to try where not available on that particular day.

Romanian Garden

The seating area inside extends very far into the back. There is a skylight in the rear section, and when it started raining outside, a leak made water drip down into the dining area!

That was certainly a unique dining experience, as the water was pouring down literally about two feet away from our table.

The surprised waitress put a tablecloth underneath the leak, but otherwise didn’t acknowledge it or offer to move us to a different table.

Romanian polenta

Romanian polenta

Unfortunately the restaurant’s menu is not available online, and my memory is not good enough to remember all the Romanian names of these dishes.

This appetizer is essentially a type of polenta, although on the salty/savory side as opposed to sweet.

It’s topped with two big lumps of sour cream, and was quite good – both on its own and with bread.

Red pepper based spread

Red pepper based spread

The two main appetizer spreads available were eggplant-based, and this red-pepper based one. It was quite good, and meant to be eaten with bread (which is conveniently provided on the side).

Salmon with fries

Salmon with fries

The entrees are quite large, and we ended up sharing 2 amongst four people; with the appetizers, it was plenty of food. I don’t have the exact prices, but the entrees are generally in the $15 range.

Each comes with a choice of side – in this case, french fries (baked potato, cabbage, and vegetables are also available). The fish was high quality, and as you can see is served with its skin intact.

Chicken cutlet

Chicken cutlet

This standard chicken cutlet was good, but not spectacular. I wish there were a few more things on the plate in addition to the symbolic green leafs and the one side (cabbage in this case), but I think this is pretty standard for eastern European cuisine.

Pickled platter

Pickled platter

We shared this $4 pickled platter on the side. Ironically, the pickled tomatoes and peppers were better than the pickles themselves (they weren’t even all that sour, and it seemed like they just took them out of some store-bought jar).



We intended to get some traditional Romanian dessert, described by my friend as some sort of jelly-filled dough balls, but unfortunately they were not available. So instead we opted for these strawberry and apricot crepes, which were actually very delicious!


See You At Romanian Garden! Yum Yum Yum!!! :-)

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  • Elizabeth

    Great appetizer and company! thank you for everyone for coming out!

    May 19, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Is Happening Tomorrow! If you rsvp YES, we expect you to take your rsvp seriously by actually showing up. Change Your RSVP Now if you don't think you can make it, Do note that flaking behavior or last day RSVP change is not tolerated in this group.

    Can't wait to see you all ! Yummy!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, accidentally double booked

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    love sharing food family style, but have plans that evening.

    May 6, 2013

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