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Borsso Bistro

Kiralyi Pal u. 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)
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Ranked #16 of 1,644 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $53
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
Description: A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen,and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!
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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Eating soup and it's so great! Real traditional experience. Goulyash Aaaamazing! !!:) waiting for the meat!!!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We found this place on Tripadvisor and went a friday night. Only for a main course each - but the food was excellent. One had pork and potato, the other pasta with rabbit, and it was perfectly made. Portions were not big, but enough for us. Price is fairly high for Hungary, but worth it! Only good service from the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

rare opportunity to enjoy dinner with my eldest daughter (30 and single). We were on a short break in Budapest and looked to tripadvisor for where to eat. great meal excellent and friendly service, even allowed wine sampling before we picked Hungarian wines. We did eat early and the restaurant was busy when we left so perhaps the service was... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When I have a guest I don't want to miss with, Borsso is my go-to. The food is classic yet creative. The wine list is one of the best in the city. And...the service impeccable (a rare jewel in Budapest) with the wait-staff actually able to describe the menu and wines. Nice ambiance--classy without being ostentatious, high quality local ingredients... More

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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's down a fairly narrow alley / street and is a small place with a pleasant enough line up of tables in front. A jazz trio - two guitars and a bass - played softly across the alley and they were very good. (I'd been concerned when I walked up, but they were soft enough and good enough that I... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Yet again my Wife and Trip Advisor found a Hidden Gem. An absolutely Five Star Meal for both of us. The Steak with Duck Liver on top was a Triumph and the Ricotta Cheese desert Incredible My wife is still talking about the Home made Porcini and Truffle Pasta fabulous.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the best restaurant I've discovered so far in Budapest. The wine was surprisingly good (seeing as how I had no idea Hungarians do wine, and do it well). Food was also great and the dessert (charlotte) was to die for. The service stood out above all else. I had three different servers taking care of me, and all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fine food, with à french touch..... Quiet lovely terras outside, good wines! Friendly service. I wish these young Guys lots of succes with their restaurant! They deserve it! Just one advise? The portions à bit bigger please, walking arround in Budapest for a hole day, makes you hungry, i think some people still are hungry after diner here....... Greets from... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited last weekend while the Hungarian Grands Prix was on. We had reserved in advance and just sat down at our table, only to be asked to move, so they could accommodate a bigger party without reservations. The food itself was all pretty nice - we skipped the starter and went straight to the main and desert. Main courses... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice location, staff are friendly, you can sit in or outdoors and there was good live music on the night we went. Menu is fairly limited and food was nicely presented. Price typical for Budapest. So a safe bet but there is much better out there if you look for it.

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