The Artist

2nd Place


Best restaurant

1st Place


Best restaurant

3rd Place


Best restaurant

Restaurant the ARTIST was founded and opened in 2012 by husband and wife Paul and Mihaela Oppenkamp, both of them with extended experience in the hospitality industry and having spent over 12 years traveling around the world gaining knowledge and understanding of food and service practices that are now put to use daily in the restaurant. Paul, originally from Hoorn, The Netherlands, is the creator of the cuisine served in the restaurant, while Mihaela, originally from Bucharest, ensures a smooth front of house and administrative operation.

The name of the restaurant was chosen to ensure a continuous development of its concept and never stop to create new dishes and experiences for our guests, growing towards a very fine designed cuisine and crafted style of Chef Paul Oppenkamp. Over the years we have created our own identity sticking true to our mission statement ‘Inspired by world cuisine, influenced by Romanian seasons, driven by innovation, our culinary journey is the path of creativity’.

Modern Innovation and Quality is what defines us, selecting the best ingredients with a strong focus on Romanian seasonal products, but also sourcing quality products from around the world, with those we constantly create memorable dishes, using the seasons to change the sophisticated palate of aroma and flavors.  Our wine menu contains carefully selected wineries and a strong emphasize in Romanian quality wine. Our service team is happy and prepared to assist you in choosing the best wine pairing that suits your dinner experience.

Join us for an experience in our elegant historical villa, where history is preserved and blended in with modern design elements, located on one of Bucharest most famous streets, Calea Victoriei at no. 147. In the warm summer months, our herb garden provides beautiful aromas of fresh herbs and flowers, making your experience even more unforgettable. Restaurant the ARTIST is the perfect setting for a unique experience will it be romance, business or just a fun night out with friends.  Here your imagination will be challenged and known gastronomical rules will be broken.



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