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“A good night to eat and chat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of XO Bistro

XO Bistro
Rakoczi ut 5., Budapest 1088, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)
+3614110111
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Ranked #635 of 1,865 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Neighborhood: Erzsébetváros
Description: Our philosophy: XO Bistro has three principal values, which are: tradition, style, and quality. These values are always in scope of our view, when we work to please our guests, and to make their stay at us a memorable experience. For us, the greatest reward for our work is a content smile on our guest's face. Tradition: Our offer is based on traditional Hungarian tastes, and the restaurant looks back to a hundred year old heritage of quality catering. Our dishes are a slight "reconsideration" of the traditional Hungarian cuisine, a kind of conservative "taste-revolution". We reanimate oldish savours to show our guests that Hungarian flavours should not be restricted to goulash soup. Style: Enjoy the classic turn of the century atmosphere, spiced with a bit of modern piquancy to create an interior of solid, casual elegance. XO's floor is decorated with hand made 120 year old black and white checkered tiles, and a reconstruction of the hundred year old stuccoes decorates the ceiling. Additionally ,our young and talented team colours the elegant tone of XO furthermore. Quality: Our menu is renewed seasonally, to present dishes made of only fresh and checked quality ingredients, using the latest techniques. According to the tradition we make home smoked fish, cheese and even bake our own bread. Our wine selection includes premium wines of Hungarian vineyards, and XO has a large selection of traditional "pálinka" spirits.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“A good night to eat and chat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

A very good evening spent in a relaxed atmosphere with very good service excellent food and wine and pleasant surroundings and reasonably priced.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great New Years Eve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We booked a table on new years eve for their set menu. We read the menu expecting we would choose 3 courses from the menu and we would pay for our drinks on top. We thought the price was good value and we were very surprised to find we were given all 6 courses on the menu with a complimenting glass of wine with each course. Very good value for money and the food was all delicious.
They had a 3 man band performing for the occasion and they were brilliant.

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great place for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A very nice, quiet place. Perfect for dinner. Good wine selection and great food. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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“good restaurant in Central Budapest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A good restaurant,good service and good food.Good price too.The goulash soup is very good.
A complimentary aperitif and starter was very nice and the wine was good.Service is attentive but not overbearing.

  • Visited March 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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north wales
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27 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good service, lovely food and wine, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and and gave us a leaflet with entitled us to a free aperitif which was a lovley glass of sparkling hungarian wine. Very refreshing start the meal. The menu had traditional hungarian food with an upmarket twist and more european food also. Meal for 4 which included starters, mains, wine and beer averaged at £70 for 4. Really good value and nice decor

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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