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“worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Costes

Costes
Raday utca 4, Budapest 1092, Hungary
+36 1 219 0696
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Ranked #10 of 1,887 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It's Hungary's first Michelin Star restaurant
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“worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

One of the two michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest and it shows. You get the full show here, particularly if you choose one of the the set menus. It's innovative and fun, still solidly anchored in a great mastery of culinary technique. Would deserve a star anywhere. Service is very professional and friendly and it's worth the price you pay - the equivalent in western Europe would be 25% more. Very little to complain about. Interiors are OK, but would benefit from a renovation. Reservation essential.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Andras_Hodossy, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear apalmero,

Thank you for your sincere feedback. We saw that you have already visited many Michelin star restaurants and it is a pleasure that we could aslo make a good impression.

We hope that in your next visit to Budapest we can welcome you as our guest again.

Best regards,
Costes Management
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“Expensive but great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We were recommended the restaurant by te concierge of the Four Seasons and my husband and I chose the grand menu with wine paring. Every course was presented well and the wines were an excellent complement to the food. In particular we loved the duck liver with red cabbage and apple, the dover sole with cauliflower, guinea fowl with buckwheat and chestnuts and Fallow deer with green walnuts courses. Service was extremely good - friend but efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant for those with discerning palate and willingness to pay for this.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andras_Hodossy, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear boaster,

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to our restaurant.
We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again.

Best regards,
Costes Management
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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Visit this restaurant if you can!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Fantastic food and great service! The whole experience – the food’s taste and presentation - makes us want to go back. The place is not cheap; on the other hand you get what you pay for.

  • Visited December 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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Andras_Hodossy, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Edit R,

Thank you very much for your review, we do appreciate the rating.
We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and would be thrilled to see you again.

Best Regards,
Costes Management
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Costes - The Hungarian Restaurant with the Most-as”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Wow! What a great evening. The restaurant is well worth the Michelin star and the reputation it bestows. From the moment we entered, we were treated by the staff as royalties. They were extremely helpful, attentive yet not intrusive. Everyone speaks surprisingly good English as well. The food was heavenly. We ordered Scallops, the "Pho" inspired Soup (SOUP-erb), Entrecote, Solefish and the mixed dessert. The Mango Coconut "exotic" dessert was our favorite. The sommelier also did an excellent job matching a wine to our diverse dinners (steak and fish). We were even treated with complementary amuse bouches and little bonbons for dessert. Every detail on the plate is well thought of and besides the amazing tastes, they also pay attention to the visual pleasures and design. Expensive but good value and an unforgettable dining experience.

Visited December 2012
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Andras_Hodossy, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Diana G,

Many thanks for your review!
It is always a pleasure to read passionate feedback like yours. It is also a pleasure to cater for people who appreciate the details of our work. We are thrilled that you had an unforgettable dinner at our restaurant and hope we can welcome you again soon.
Many thanks and Happy New Year!
Best,

Costes Management
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“An experience of service and passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

As you would anticipate from a renound restaurant, great service, passion for food and wines. Worth every cent.

Visited December 2012
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Andras_Hodossy, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Alex A,

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your generous feedback.
Hope to see you again soon.
Best,

Costes Management
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