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“A Nice Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bouchon

Cafe Bouchon
Zichy Jeno utca 33, Budapest H-1066, Hungary (Terézváros)
+36 1 353 4094
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Ranked #11 of 1,794 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: French, Hungarian, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Terézváros
Phoenix, Arizona
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“A Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We found this place by accident, after wandering for a while looking for a place to eat. We weren't surprised it was rated so highly! The food is very good and the service was excellent! We were well taken care of and when we inquired about some of the dishes, we were regaled with a lovely description that was spot on. I'd recommend this place!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Delicious. Great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had a wonderful meal at this lovely, small restaurant a few blocks from the Opera House. The food was delicious and our server was great -- cheery, knowledgeable, and attentive. We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good Hungarian restaurant. You must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Small restaurant with big tastes and very good wines. My partner had a taster/sampler of threes main courses which was a great suggestion by the waiter. Attentive service. All good and lovely evening.

Visited September 2013
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Fleetwood, UK
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“Not bad food, and not bad service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We recently returned from Budapest following a pleasant stay, and although we had a list of TA places to eat we had not seen this one; and had it reccomended by our hotel which just around the corner. Nice and quiet, it started a little too quiet for me, as we were the first in and I always like to see a few people eating.

However the waiter was friendly and spoke good English which was fine due to my almost total lack of Hungarian!. The place soon filled up and my starter and my wifes came. We had salmon, and it was very tasty. Main course of fish for my wife and pork for myself as also good, although it could have been a little hotter.

The Hungarian rose wine was superb, and not over priced. We had coffee but did not want a desert. All in all we had a pleasant meal and evening at a reasonable price and would probably return. However, lots of good choices now in Budapest.

Dr Malc

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Lunch, but pricey for a group”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had organized a group lunch at Cafe Bouchon, just prior to our tour of the State Opera. The Cafe is on a very quiet side street, away from the crowds and they seated our large group (27) in the main room just off the street. We had a pre-set lunch and the food was exceptional. The service was among the best of the places we ate in Budapest. What keeps this from a 5 star rating from me was the cost--nearly $60 USD for two with a glass of wine and water--over the top in my opinion.
Perhaps with two people, ordering off the menu, you can keep the cost manageable. In a city with MANY food options (very different from previous decades in Budapest), you can find great food at a lower price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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