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Restaurants in Budapest

The food in Hungary is a melting pot and has roots stemming to Italian, Jewish, Armenian, Serbian, and a few other cultures. Turkish food is prevalent, too, and many dishes feature pilaf, eggplant, and stuffed peppers and cabbage. Of course, you can’t leave Hungary without first having a bowl of goulash—a seasoned stew of meat and vegetables. Hungary also has some prominent wine regions, so make sure to get a taste of the country’s spirits, too. One of their most famous is a dessert wine called Tokaji.

Restaurants in Budapest offer excellent eastern European cuisine. It’s one of Europe’s premier locations for fine dining, offering fare that ranges from local and Eastern-infused dishes to classic French cooking in elegant surroundings. If you’re looking for a top-notch Budapest restaurant, then make a reservation at the Costes Restaurant. Try the contemporary tasting menu paired with a glass (or two) of their fine wine. The head chef is Francois Rodolphe, who’s earned two Michelin stars.

For a taste of traditional Hungarian cuisine, eat at Onyx, where there’s a focus on local ingredients. Some dishes include goulash soup, suckling pig, and fawn with asparagus and ginger. The restaurant also offers a Hungarian-dominated wine list. At Spinoza Café, you’ll find an attractive, cozy atmosphere that’s open from breakfast until it’s time for late night drinks and desserts. The kitchen serves a fascinating fusion of Hungarian and Mediterranean cuisine.

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  • Baraka, Budapest

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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... More
  • Borbíróság

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This popular wine restaurant adjacent to the Central Market Hall is known for traditional Hungarian fare and a super-sized cellar. Spanning across ... More
  • Cafe Kor

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Initially a tiny bar, this stylish bistro that's popular with locals now occupies an expansive space in Budapest's hopping 5th District. Attracting... More
  • Carlo's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Fulemule Etterem

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Jewish-Hungarian restaurant serves regional soul food (rich goose cassoulet) accompanied by crisp Hungarian whites. More
  • M. Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This French-influenced bistro, located not far from the Academy of Music, is purposely nondescript. With just a table or two visible on its charmin... More
  • Ópium Asian Bistro

  • Tom-George

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Voros es Feher

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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