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Chess Restaurant

Dob street 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
00-36-1-8823080
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Ranked #59 of 1,602 restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: French, Hungarian, Italian, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Italian –French-Hungarian Bistro cuisineTradition & Evolution Our Executive Chef, Levente Kovacs thinks this way about our cuisine:“The youthful and modern bistro cuisine is my world, it can renew day by day, it combines the gastronomic ‘lifestyle’ of different places in the world, even on one plate, in a way that, I don't use hundreds of spices with each other, but I’m trying to create exciting contrasts. I do a kind of kitchen minimal-design because simple can be great also. It causes difficulties sometimes for me to not to put all my ideas into one dish. I’m trying to use the raw materials as they were given to me by nature itself, changing only as much as I need. And then we get to a point, where simple is not so simple anymore. Ease and great tasting harmony in life, in the kitchen and on the plate.Simple is hard. Enjoy!”What else can we say? The Chess Restaurant is an intimate place in black and white, absolutely a place to get together frequently, where You can try new dishes day by day with it’s always renewing kitchen creativity, served simply and clearly.The Chess Restaurant opened, it’s Your move now!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Italian –French-Hungarian Bistro cuisineTradition & Evolution Our Executive Chef, Levente Kovacs thinks this way about our cuisine:“The youthful and modern bistro cuisine is my world, it can renew day by day, it combines the gastronomic ‘lifestyle’ of different places in the world, even on one plate, in a way that, I don't use hundreds of spices with each other, but I’m trying to create exciting contrasts. I do a kind of kitchen minimal-design because simple can be great also. It causes difficulties sometimes for me to not to put all my ideas into one dish. I’m trying to use the raw materials as they were given to me by nature itself, changing only as much as I need. And then we get to a point, where simple is not so simple anymore. Ease and great tasting harmony in life, in the kitchen and on the plate.Simple is hard. Enjoy!”What else can we say? The Chess Restaurant is an intimate place in black and white, absolutely a place to get together frequently, where You can try new dishes day by day with it’s always renewing kitchen creativity, served simply and clearly.The Chess Restaurant opened, it’s Your move now!
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

if you are looking for a quiet and nice place where you can get fresh food... this is it! the service was very kind and the speed of the dishes was good as well.

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Madison, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just for context, my wife and I are in our early 30s and are somewhat well-traveled. Good food, good service. My wife had the fish, I had the lamb. Both cooked very well. Romantic-ish,

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Minsk, Belarus
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a late dinner at this restaurant on 6 July 2014. And although we were the only one left here after 22 p.m. the service was impeccable. One of the waiters spoke a bit Russian and was very helpful with the food. We felt very welcomed in this place! The main course was excellent. Lamb chops with orange-flavoured mashed... More

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant is attached to the Queen's Court Hotel & Residence. It has a fairly extensive menu in both English and Hungarian. Breakfast costs 12 Euro (or the equivalent in local currency) and for that they might have added some additional dishes. What they did have was tasty, however.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food, wine , and service incredible. My favorite resturant in Budapest. It is close to the Corinthia hotel.. Worth every Fiorte. I want to go back. Try the Bull Blood wine. Wonderful.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We just went in for drinks and the staff were very friendly and we needed directions for later that evening and they went out of their way to help us.

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Split, Croatia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We came here, because I love playing chess, so I thought it will be funny to grab something to eat and play chess in the same time:-). I was wrong! The food was so fantastic, that we even did not think about chess. The pea soup and duck liver tart were just the beginning. But the highlight of the day... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Durind our first evening in Budapest we opted to try chess. Met by polite and helpful service. The complimentary sparkling wine and salmon canapés were very nice and unexpected. As a group of four we each enjoyed our main course. Each main was well presented, prepared and very tasty. Would happily recommend. Not the cheapest, however, by British prices, very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Good service, tasty food and a great meal had by us both. Definitely recommend for a visit if you are in Budapest.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Tucked away,near the end of Dob Uta, we broke our rule of not going to hotel restaurants on the basis, they are often a side issue culinary wise. With the very warm weather,we were able to take advantage of a quiet outside courtyard surrounded by plants. Before we started , the friendly waiter brought us glasses of sparkling wine, infused... More

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