Ioan Lahovary, the Minister of Industry, donated the land on which the Stock Exchange's future headquarters were set to be established.
The competition held in 1907 to build the Palace, has been won by Romanian architect Stefan Burcuş, a graduate of Paris' École des Beaux-Arts.
On May 11, 1908, Prince Ferdinand and Princess Maria laid the foundation stone.
The construction was governed by architect Stefan Burcuş, who was assisted by architect I.G. Mayer.
The Palace of the Stock Exchange was inaugurated three years later on May 27, 1911, through a solemn ceremony in the presence of King Carol I.
The construction is executed both inside and outside in the modern Louis XVI style. Emil W. Becker created the statuary group, and the roof with its lacework was made by tinsmith Alexandru Dimitriu.
The historical monument served as the headquarters of Romania's National Library.
Half a century later, the building was given back to its rightful owner, the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The ground floor of the building is only used on rare occasions for trade fairs and art exhibitions, while the upper floor houses the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
Le Dôme established itself on the ground floor of the Palace and immediately began renovations.
Following a pricey renovation, Le Dôme finally reveals its exquisite concept and opens the doors to its two dining rooms fit for the most discerning palates.
Our exceptional location on the border between of the old and the new city is simply unparalleled.
Guests can enjoy a royal breakfast and lunch in our brasserie, which overlooks the National Bank of Romania, or dinner in the main restaurant, which is perfectly designed for a genuine Belle Époque experience.
Our central location puts our guests close to many of Bucharest's most famous attractions, such as the Palace of Parliament, the National Theatre, Victory Avenue, Cismigiu Gardens, and Lipscani Street, one of the city's first streets.
Even those in a hurry are drawn in by the grandiose and lively facade.
The building's eclectic style, with neoclassical influences, impresses with its massiveness and imposing stature, which is complemented by the luxurious interior design.
The marble-floored lobby is lightened by a massive chandelier, guiding you to the rich grandeur of the main restaurant, while the ceiling details and impressive paintings of the brasserie showcase Romanian heritage at its best.
At Le Dôme, Chef Ciprian Nicolescu offers a one-of-a-kind gastronomic journey in a sophisticated setting that transports us from Bucharest's old romantic past to the future.
The vibrant restaurant is known for its fine-dining lunch and dinner menu, signature dishes, live music, and a curated wine list, while the brasserie welcomes early risers with its signature Champagne breakfast and a refined International menu for lunch and dinner paired with exquisite cocktails.
The main restaurant is ideal for morphing a dinner into a full-blown party.
Over the weekends, the multi-sensory dining experience is the top choice for those looking for an electric night out, offering a decadent perspective where the dress code reflects the elegant surroundings.
Keep an eye out for our weekly events, which feature resident DJs and international guests ready to start a glorious dance revolution.