Casa Hrisicos restaurant is situated in the building carrying the same name, in Piața Ovidiu, which throughout the history became a symbol and an important reference building of Constanța.
During the interwar time it used to represent an important gastronomic mark being attended by foreign tourists as well as cultural and political celebrities.
The new Casa Hrisicos entirely keeps the charm of those times and surprises, using unique recipes, with a personalised menu for each season which intrigues guests through texture and flavor combinations of different ingredients.
The historical building
The building a a concept was developed by the French Architect, Louis Givert, in an eclectic style which combines Neo Clacisim with Art Nouveau trends. First writings about this building dates more than a century ago, its story being described by Dr. Doina Pauleanu in „Constanţa 1878 – 1928″ (editura Arcade, 2006):
“Elaborating the plan of Casa Hrisicos as a connection element of a nodal area, Givért offers, unintentionally and without anticipating it, a counterweight of the future buildings of Viennese influence.”
With the exception of few rehabilitation works, the architecture and almost all details are being kept the same today, despite the fact that the building has gone through the successive history of the town having more destinations throughout time, both as restaurant and bank headquarters.
The Historical Episodes of
Being a central restaurant in Constanța, Casa Hrisicos enjoys a long and controversial history.
The owner of the building himself, Gheorghe Hrisicos, assured it a well known name which not any other building in the city has due to a scandal he was involved in…
Casa Hrisicos, a top destination
The building served as an elegant hotel and restaurant with fish and international kitchen. Casa Hrisicos, grandiose…
Caragiale and the carriage drivers at Casa Hrisicos
There are many stories that took place at Casa Hrisicos and have become a legend…
Casa Hrisicos, Bank Headquarter
In the interwar period of time Casa Hrisicos went out of the hospitality domain, becoming the headquarter of the local bank, Banca Populara Steagul Dobrogei…
The Second World War
Casa Hrisicos building was part of crucial moments in Romania’s history, including the World War II and the Soviet occupation. The balcony of the house was used by Barbu Stefanescu…
Casa Hrisicos, again a bank headquarter
After the Revolution, Casa Hrisicos hosted the headquarter of Romanian Exterior Commerce Bank and then Romanian Commercial Bank…
Casa Hrisicos re-enters the circuit of historical restaurants
From now on, we will be carrying the story further refurbishing this value…
Our mission is to use our prelonged experience in the hospitality domain to restoring Casa Hrisicos restaurant the symbol status and a gastronomic reference of the city. We would like that the Constanța based people would join together here and the tourists to consider it an important touristic objective on their “must see” list.