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$9 - $31
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European, Healthy, Central European, Hungarian
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0.2 miles from Vaci Street
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Reviewed November 1, 2020 via mobile

« Une excellente table » would say à French man! Typical bistro atmosphere, with authentique Hungarian cuisine with strong French influence, short permanent menu completed by a daily à la carte menu, prepared with fresh and high qualitative ingrédients, good variety of interesting wines, extreme kind and...dedicated hospitality/service.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

EN: By far the best restaurant experience for a long time even being frequent diners. Quality and amount of food, personal service, ambiance (with live guitar music) and price were in great harmony. Could also personnaly thanks to the chef who makes high-end cusine. Highly...recommended! HU: Messze a legjobb éttermi élményünk hosszú jdő óta, pedig rendszeres étterembe járók vagyunk! A fogások minősége és mennyisége, a nem tolakodó mégis udvariasan közvetlen felszolgálás, a hely hangulata (élő gitárzenével)kiváló harmóniában voltak az árakkal. Még a főszakácsnak is megköszönhettük a felsőkategóriás étkeket. Nagyon ajánljuk!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Excellent Restaurant. The service gets a 5 star review! Our waiters name was Zoltan and he was simply amazing, a real professional who would explain the dishes and the best wine to accompany the food. Be no mistaken by the reviews! We went to another...which was number 4 restaurant in Budapest only to find out it was a tourist trap, how they got there is a good question. Then again, I don't understand why this Borsso Bistro , with amazing service and even more amazing food, which has won several gastronomy awards isn't rating any higher, should be on top 10 in Europe. The food was just delicious. The menu is very limited but by doing this they can ensure each plate is actually cooked properly. They go over quality before quantity! For starters we had mussels, then for main course I had Duck with red cabbage and my husband had beef bourginon. For dessert had lemon pie and chocolate mousse. The pictures I posted don't do it any justice to the food. You must go there if you want to eat excellent food and avoid tourist traps. This is a real restaurant with professionals all along who are inviting, friendly and knowledgeable about food and wine. I'll be returning and recommending Borsso Bistro to my family and friends.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020

We unfortunately arrived in Budapest quite late, and went with our hotel's recommendation. We were jet lagged, grumpy and starving, and I was honestly going to settle for room service. WOWWWWW, I'm so glad I didn't settle for something so quick and easy. The service...was amazing, so welcoming and friendly. Everything they recommended was 11/10.. from memory I had one of their specials (the rabbit), and it was plated beautifully and beyond delicious. Even their wine recommendation was perfect. I hope I have the opportunity to visit again, once we're free to roam the world again. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2020 via mobile

I've been in this cozy bistro many times in the last few years, and it's became to my favourite place in Budapest. I can tell you they work on a very high standard,the worldwide famous dishes like the foie gras paté, bourguignon, charlotte are áll...unique and I think I had always a good relation with the friendly waiting staff, especially when they gave me samples of several different wines to find the best match! Highly recomended for every one! Hi guys! Good luck in 2020, hope to see you soon!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2020

Excellent food again! Still the best Charlotte desert! :)) Fantastic ambiente! Funny waiter! Thank you very much!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

We had the most beautiful meal here last night. Everything from the wine to the service and 3 course meals were perfect. The wine, water, bread, butter and duck liver mouse appetizer came straight after ordering which was fabulous. We had the steak salad and...pate for starter and both were so tasty and far from the normal salad or pate. We then had homemade pasta with muchrooms and beef and seabream with muchrooms risotto, they were so pretty, and absolutely delishious. For pudding we chose Charlotte and caramel foam and chocolate moose, both rich and smooth and a perfect end to the meal. I can't say a bad word about this restaurant. You must go.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

This is an excellent Hungarian restaurant in the middle of the city of Budapest. The food is prepared exquisitely and presented like if we where in a Michelin start restaurant. The service is corrected and the overall atmosphere very nice. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Stylish little French bistro. Friendly service. Clean restaurant. Very attentive to detail. The beef bourginon was outstanding, so was the Hungarian style been with crispy onions. Great combination. The desserts were also excellent accompanied with dessert wine. Everything was superb and considering the quality of...the food, it was fair priced. London prices, but very nice indeed. Absolutely worth it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

An exceptional and elegant French cousine with a touch of soul in each of every dish. All the respect for the Chef.He made one of the most beautiful Foie Gras in my life. Professional service and authentic design in perfect harmony with the food. The...staff is going for the extra mile. The lunch was way above the expectations. Congratulation for the outstanding experience!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Just, WOW! Highly recommend! Our second visit to Budapest after 3 years and Borsso is even better this time. Loved it!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

I visited Budapest in August 2019, as a tourist. My hotel recommended this as a 'nicer', nearby restaurant. I went on my first night, and was so impressed I went back on my last night too. This restaurant offers fine dining quality and service but...at affordable prices. The food is Hungarian with hints of French. The first night, I ordered their tasting menu of classic dishes, with all the wine and spirit pairings - I would highly recommend doing this! There was an amuse bouche of fois gras mousse, pork terrine, soup, rabbit and dumplings for main course, then a chocolate mousse. With all the drink pairings (which were in just the right quantity), that came to the equivalent of £51.90, including service/tip - amazing value! The second dinner I had there I ordered off the menu - I had smoked swordfish to start, a special of tenderloin steak and then lemon meringue pie for dessert, plus I asked the waiter to advise me on some nice wines to go with it - which came to the equivalent of £71.76. So the tasting menu works out better value, but even ordering separately I felt that was a really great price for such high quality. The service was also flawless - courteous and friendly, and really helpful in their advice about wines, I felt genuinely well looked after. One of my favourite things about this restaurant is that on a hot evening in August the outside tables are just glorious to sit at - it's a quiet street so there's no noise or people walking past staring at your food, it was just peaceful and beautiful. I genuinely cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough - just go there!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Lovely restaurant serving a mixture of locals & tourists. Very good service. Food was tasty & well presented. Good wine list reasonably priced

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

We called in here in the afternoon to make a booking for dinner, and although it was fully booked we arranged to come earlier and they could fit us in. We had a nice table near the window and the lady serving us was excellent,...very friendly and helpful explaining the different wines and food. The food was excellent and we enjoyed both meals. Would definitely go back here if in Budapest again and highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Excellent quality food combined with excellent service and atmosphere. The tastes were really complex and well thought over. Charlotte cake is a must try. Live guitar music was a plus.

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5