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Costes

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Raday utca 4, Budapest 1092, Hungary
+36 1 219 0696
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Huizen, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By pure luck we stumbled upon this beauty of Hungarian cuisine. The staff is very ambitious and eager and with a few adjustments a second star is a matter of time. Service is very correct, in most western European countries the service has become a bit less formal, so we needed to get accustomed first. But once the ice was... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From start to finish we had an amazing time at the restaurant. The service was on point—I almost thought one of the staff members were going to hold my hand on the toilet. We had three servers at our table who were courteous and really knew the gastronomy behind each dish. Coming here with my boyfriend on a weekend trip,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here as a birthday dinner. Such a lovely night from start to finish. Our waiter was lovely and cater to our every need. The dessert course was by far my favorite. Some of the courses were not to our liking, but this has very much to do with personal taste and preferences. The detail and love the chefs... More 

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Thank Krisi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here by luck. We arrived in the city and asked the hotel to see if we could make a reservation. While the staff laughed that it would be booked for weeks, we actually got a table because someone had cancelled. The staff in this restaurant is very disciplined and trained. They know their languages and recipes. Extra kudo's... More 

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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I'll note that my wife thought Costes deserves 5 stars. It's clear why the restaurant has a Michelin star. Each dish had multiple complex components -- such as broth reductions, powders, spherification -- that suggested an enormous effort had gone into conceiving of and executing each dish from the amuse bouche through the desserts. The presentation of each was... More 

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Santo Domingo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first restaurant to get a Michelin star in Budapest, and after you eat there, you will know why!!! The chef trained with Ferran Adria (El Bulli), the food is amazing and the service impeccable !!! We had the four course meal, the scallops with caviar to die for....

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Thank Nicole D
Costes_Restaurant, Vezető at Costes, responded to this review

Dear Nicole D, Thank you very much for leaving your experience on Tripadvisor. I'm glad you had a great time at the Costes Restaurant. Thank for higlihting the food and the service. I hope it's been a memorable evening for you. We are looking forward to see you again. Best Regards, Costes Restaurant Manager More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had 4 very fine cources, but in the wine menue they only offered one small glas of wine/ cource, we often sat with empty glasses, and had to ask for more. The wine was exelent to each cource, and they was all Hungarian. Very interesting.!! That was disapointing at that price 235€ for 4 cources for 2 persons. Very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Costes as a group of ten from our river cruise docked in Budapest. The restaurant was provided as an option in the cruise line's "Michelin-star" dining program...and, as such, we were pretty much expecting the treatment to be somewhat less-than-stellar (as such groups often are). However, we were very wrong. From the moment that we entered the... More 

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Thank Andy P
Costes_Restaurant, Vezető at Costes, responded to this review

Dear Andy P, We are happy to hear, you had a pleasant and most importantly lovely stay with us. Thank you for your positive feedback on the friendliness of our team. Also, thank you for your kind words about the quality of food at the Costes Restaurant. Your compliments I will certainly share with our chef and his team. We... More 

London
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256 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The perfect 'amuses bouches' were a precursor to all that were to follow. Beautifully presented dishes with the most exquisite combination of tastes. We chose the 5 course menu which did not disappoint. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and recommended some excellent local wines which complemented our dishes. Full marks to him for not choosing expensive wines because he could!... More 

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Costes_Restaurant, Vezető at Costes, responded to this review

Dear Vbm6, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review about Costes Restaurant. We highly appreciate all your glowing comments, and also delighted that you had a perfect evening and found it the best dining experience in Budapest. Hopefully, we will be able to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Costes Restaurant Manager More 

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201 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The place suppose to have a very good name well,this is a matter of opinion. We were group of 7 persons and one should not come hungry to this place otherwise he will exit more hungry than he came in. They enjoy one star Michelin but I wonder why Attitude of service very pretentious taste very average and the chef... More 

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Costes_Restaurant, Vezető at Costes, responded to this review

Dear Yosef L, Based on your negative review let us respond as follows. The organizor of your group agreed a bespoke 6 course tasting menu for all of you when he reserved your table. As you mentioned as well we are a Michelin star restarant, it means that all of our guests should be aware that they should order based... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raday utca 4, Budapest 1092, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 219 0696
Description
It's Hungary's first Michelin Star restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?