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Chess Restaurant

Dob street 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
00-36-1-8823080
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Ranked #59 of 1,668 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
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant, very good food, quite pricey! Service excellent, very clean, But as a non meat eater the choice was very limited. One plus is there is outdoor eating if the weather is good. We ate inside .

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Were here with my wife. And it is romantic and really atmosphere restaurant. It is restaurant with perfect service and tastey dishes!!! I traveled around EU and visit a lot of places. This one from now one of my favorit!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was recommended to us by our concierge at the nearby Corinthia hotel. Nice restaurant and decent decor. We were welcomed with a free aperitif. Efficient service. Quality food for reasonable price: Two starters and two mains cost us £38.

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Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We are a family of 5 and we had dinner at this restaurant on our first night in Budapest. The restaurant interior was beautifully decorated and was very clean. The waiters were very courteous and guided us with the menu and the wine list. Their English was excellent too. One of the waiters by the name of Luigi was extremely... More

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Chess Restaurant came to us as a walk-by while strolling Budapest on a Saturday afternoon. The Maitre'd entreated us to take a look inside and gave us a business card should we want to return for a meal. Later that day we decided to try Chess after searching it on TA. The reviews were all positive and I would have... More

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Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Budapest for four nights, and we had four wonderful dinners. We visited the top two ranking restaurants according to TA (Zeller Bistro and Hungarikum Bisztro), Chess and Menza. All are wonderful, but in different ways. I'll try to write reviews for the others in turn. Chess and Menza were close to our hotel and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had booked this restaurant after trawling through the reviews on Tripadvisor. I wanted a nice restaurant to celebrate my friend's 50th birthday. There were 9 of us in total and we wanted somewhere where the food was good and it wasn't too 'touristy'. Chess was the perfect choice. I had emailed for information & got responses, by return, answering... More

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Odense, Denmark
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26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate here for one evening myself, husband and 2 children aged 15 and 18. Really nice location - we ate outside in a courtyard surrounded by The Queen's Court Hotel. Menu was fine, but a little too "advanced" for our 15 year old. Would eat here again if it was just my husband and myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Highly recommend that place - Food was amazing especially the different flavors in each meal. For desert we had the chocolate cake which was a great experience.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent wait staff, superb chef in this beautifully decorated restaurant!!! This hotel is part of the Queen's courtyard hotel. We ate here for breakfast and dinner and went back for more. Breakfast buffet is huge and includes English and German breakfast items. Plenty to choose from. Both times we were there, they served cake too. One day it was a... More

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