Budapest

Restaurants in Budapest

Initially a tiny bar, this stylish bistro that's popular with locals now occupies an expansive space in Budapest's hopping 5th District. Attracting students, ex-pats, and upscale natives, Cafe Kor feels pleasantly Mediterranean in its orange hues and bentwood furnishings.

The Jewish-Hungarian restaurant serves regional soul food (rich goose cassoulet) accompanied by crisp Hungarian whites.

This French-influenced bistro, located not far from the Academy of Music, is purposely nondescript. With just a table or two visible on its charming main floor — more seating lies upstairs — M Restaurant is unassuming to the extreme.

Ground zero for Budapest's in-crowd, this hip eatery in the city's vibrant downtown melds sophisticated cuisine with a hopping bar scene. Recently reimagined as an Italian restaurant, Tom-George has an open fireplace, and a killer city view.

A unique take on fine dining, this glamorous eatery in Hotel Andrássy was opened by Hungarian chef Viktor Segal and his Israeli partner, Baraka and was among the first restaurants to offer Western-style haute cuisine in Budapest.

This popular wine restaurant adjacent to the Central Market Hall is known for traditional Hungarian fare and a super-sized cellar. Spanning across three floors, Borbíróság evokes an industrial feel with its brick-and-wood décor.