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“Treat yourself!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Onyx Restaurant

Onyx Restaurant
Vorosmarty Square 7-8 | Entrance From the Harmincad Street, Budapest 1051, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)
+36 30 508 0622
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Ranked #8 of 1,778 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $37 - $187
Cuisines: Central European, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
Budapest, Hungary
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Treat yourself!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I live in Budapest and my husband and I LOVE eating at Onyx. We have dinner here about once a quarter to either celebrate something, cheer ourselves up or splash out because we've conjured up some spurious reason to treat ourselves.
This is one of two Michelin restaurants in Budapest (the other being Costes) - and this is the only one that will let you have the vegetarian tasting menu while your companion has a tasting menu with more courses (chef's orders).
We tend to spend about 3 hours at dinner here - it's romantic, the food and wine are amazing and the staff friendly, well-informed and extremely polite and attentive.

Onyx also has a lunch menu, which I would recommend if you want to avoid the higher prices. This daytime menu is not any more expensive than other good restaurants in the area. Just to level-set, Onyx for dinner is exceptionally expensive for Budapest (if you live here and are paid here) but amazing value for money if you're comparing it to Michelin restaurants in other locations.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Value for money for Michelin Star restaurant but not yet impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a restaurant that you can feel their seriousness in food, service and building ambience. Having said that, while they put great attention in every single details of food / wine serving, they can try to bring out more the natural flavor and freshness from the ingredients. I would also like to see the birthday cake that I ordered come out a bit earlier.

Nevertheless, this is one of the best value for money Michelin restaurants that I visited so far.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Exquisite and exceptional experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our last evening in Budapest was made magical by an eight-course gourmet dinner at Onyx. The professional yet friendly demeanor of the staff enhanced the fantastic quality and deliciousness of the meal. The sommelier provided expert advice on wine pairings to enhance the food. We feel privileged to have been able to dine at Onyx.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We managed to book on our first day in Town.. Looking for a good start to our break with a recommendation from a friend. We have eaten in some of the finest Michelin Starred restaurants in the world and this one turned out to be one of the best. The staff were excellent, particularly the Maitre d and the somellier and this together with the excellent Hungarian wines and superb artistic and flavoured dishes made a memorable evening. Expensive but worth every penny.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Having never been to a Mitchell starred restaurant, this was my first experience, and very good it was too. My wife booked it for my Birthday, and when we arrived I had a card on my table, which, albeit slightly cheesy, was a nice touch.

We had the tasting menu with the accompanying wines, which was amazing. We tried numerous things we would never usually order and everything was amazing.

There was a lot of knowledge from the waiters, all of whom seemed friendly and helpful. Never appearing to look down their noses at us when we asked probably obvious questions.

It's definitely not cheap, but the food, the service and the surroundings were an excellent experience.

Visited September 2012
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