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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chess Restaurant

Chess Restaurant
Dob street 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary (District VII / Jewish Quarter)
+36 1 882 3080
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Ranked #94 of 1,984 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, French, Bistro, Hungarian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
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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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

One of the best meals we've had in a while! Very tasty, good service, complementary drink on arrival.

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Bratislava
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed in the hotel next by the restaurant. We ate here twice and no mistake was made by them! Fantastic food, no question. The goulash soup was the best we tried in Bufapest. My favourite main i had was the lamb steak, and chocolate soufle was just perfect. Service was immaculate, highly recommended place!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Nice and cozy place. We had a late night meal, after arriving the hotel nextdoor. Even though we went in just before the kitchen closed, the service was really friendly. Food was exelent and reasonably priced. Worth of checking out.

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cumbria
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, reasonable price,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great choice of food with a well presented modern touch and decent size portions. Nice free glass of champers with a hint of lavender flavour on arrival. Was a friends birthday and they organised a candle in the chocolate soufflé. Pleasant staff, nice to have a good meal without the stodgy goulash

  • Visited November 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Such a good dinner, recommendation inside!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

what can i say, crowd rating can't mistake. It's all started with me and wife locking for a good restaurant to spend our last night in budapest. We used the trip adviser city guide App, and searched for near by restaurant. when we saw we have 9 min walk from our hotel to the restaurant and the restaurant was ranked 20 out of 1369, we knew it's going to be great. Restaurant is small, Intimate and romantic, service is excellent and the food.......food was just above our expectation. Adding to that the really reasonable/low price, made it the best restaurant experience we had in Budapest.

Go there (reserve a table) and have fun

  • Visited October 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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