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“Great Service and Good Eats!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zeller Bistro

Zeller Bistro
Izabella utca 36-38 | 1077, Budapest 1077, Hungary
30 651 0880
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Ranked #1 of 1,586 restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Hungarian home-style nouvelle cuisine, bistro ambiance. Limited seating, reservation required.Our Opening hours:Tuesday to Saturday: 12-15;18-23/ Sunday and Monday: closed
Sarasota, Florida, USA
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Great Service and Good Eats!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a pretty good restaurant, but keep in mind that it's a bistro for a reason. The dishes might be eclectic and the decorations are unique. However, the service was phenomenal.

  • 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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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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“Nice settings, lovely staff, good wine but food is average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The atmosphere is really nice, the wine is excellent which is home made. The food is average. I had a smoked duck starter which came as very small slithers of raw duck on a small salad. For mains I had breaded chicken made with a speciality bread on bed of salad - it literally was just a flat breaded chicken on lettuce and nothing at all special about it - very bland. My husband had the duck which he really enjoyed. The desert was fantastic. It was nice to visit but I wouldn't go again as I was really hungry when we left.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“So glad we ate here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were welcomed, by warm friendly staff, with a free glass of elderflower champagne. The resteraunt is family run, makes its own wine, champagne and grows and rears its own vegetables and livestock. This means they really do care that you enjoy your experience with them! This includes free shots and homemade cakes. They have a nice menu, including fish, meats and vergetarian dishes. However, if there is not something you like on the menu you are invited to ask for anything else you would like.

Would really recomend this place to anyone eating in Budapest.

Alex from UK

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Zellar Bistro exceeded our high expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

So glad we found Zellar Bistro on TripAdvisor. It was very easy to make a reservation from home before our trip to Budapest. We were there with friends and the four of us thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, delicious food, wine and exceptional service. Anna went out of her way to make this a memorable evening. Thank you Zellar Bistro!

  • 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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Napa, CAlifornia, USA
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“Good,but just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Last week, we had dinner at the Zeller Bistro. After having read all the superior reviews, we were surprised at the just average experience The Zeller does have some charm, with their enthusiastic young owners and earnest presentation. The food was simply average. My chicken paprikash was simply stewed chicken in sliced peppers and onions. No spice, and no punch at all. The duck confit was good, and that was the only dish worth commenting on. The pumpkin cream soup wasn't a cream soup, just puréed and very average. The tiny aquadella fish that my husband had as a starter were crunchy, and that's about all you can say about them. The highlight of the evening was the very first thing, the gratis sparkling wine brought to us as soon as we were seated. We have dined at several other Hungarian style restaurants in Budapest that were significantly better in every way. Sorry, but I can't agree with all the reviewers who rate this restaurant so highly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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