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“Passes the test of a Belgo-phile” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Balzac35

Restaurant Balzac35
Balzac utca 35., Budapest 1136, Hungary (Formerly Philippe a belga)
+3617898915
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Ranked #807 of 1,794 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Passes the test of a Belgo-phile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Ate here with a Belgo-phile last December (2011). It passed her pretty stringent taste buds and I was happy with it too. Nice selection of Belgian Beers, lovely wine and very tasty food although my eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach on this occasion.
An unhurried meal which suited us. We had a drink at the bar while we waited for a table and lingered over dinner chatting until late without any pressure from the staff. I think we were amongst the last to leave.
Would definitely recommend it if you want a change from Hungarian food but it is a little more expensive than other (non-tourist) choices.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ORM2014, Manager at Restaurant Balzac35, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for sharing your review! I am glad that you had a great time with us, and your visit was satisfactory in all aspects. Our staff’s aim is to satisfy all the needs of our guests, and they will be absolutely delighted, when I pass them your appreciation. We sincerely hope, that your will return to us, when we can provide the same excellence for you!

With kind regards,
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Had a great dinner in Philippe. Faultless. Great interior design, a bit hidden in District XIII, but easy to find using the map in web page.
Extremely professional Service.
The marinated mussels is a must and not to be missed as a starter. More specialised in seafood but I had Venison as a main course, as it is my favourite. It was outstanding. Leave a space for desert and would defiantly go for chocolate, chocolate and chocolate. They will serve an incomparable dish of Belgian Chocolate Variation.
Will defiantly go again every time I visit Budapest.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ORM2014, Manager at Restaurant Balzac35, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice comment. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time in our Restaurant and were very satisfied with the meal you had. Our Chef and his entire team always pay special attention on the quality and presentation of the dishes they prepare. It is our hope that you will return and have more of their delicious creations.

With kind regards,
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Budapest, Hungary
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57 reviews 57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“true belgian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My visit there was really great. Menu is impressive. Dishes are not so big, but this is great because you can try more great food. I tried raw tuna with truffle oil - delicious! Goose liver is one of the best tin Budapest, and lamb was done right.
I had some good wines there, and afterwards great talk to Phillipe who came out. We had some palinka with him, and brief talk.
Overall, it is pretty remote from the city center, and pretty small, so call ahead and book a table.

  • Visited November 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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ORM2014, Manager at Restaurant Balzac35, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time, and sharing your honorific review here! I was delighted to read that you had a great time with us. My team will be more than happy to know, that their work has been so much appreciated. It would be great if we could host you again in the Balzac35 Restaurant!

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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“What a meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Belgian style seafood in Budapest? Our daughter is a pescatarian and it was her birthday. This restaurant was recommended and we were not disappointed. Prefix and ala carte options are available. It was lobster night! The entire meal was perfect. We skipped dessert as we were too full. Pricey but worth it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ORM2014, Manager at Restaurant Balzac35, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Our dear Chef is also always delighted to hear such nice a feedback as yours. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest.


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Neusiedl am See, Austria
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193 reviews 193 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“A good seafood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I've already had good and bad experience at this restaurant. The food can be very nice, the chef is trying his best with the raw materials, but he could not do much when it's not the top quality. As it happened once. But the way "le Belge" prepares the dishes is just simple and tasteful.
To be honest and fair with them the service is lowering everything. Arrogant and far from being helpful.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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