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#200 of 363 Bar in Budapest
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0.8 miles from Margaret Island
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

We had a corporate party at Symbol. The food looked good, but I had a greater expectation because their taste didn't impress me. You could also use a more distinctive flavor in such an extravagant place. The location is very good by the way, but...parking is awful in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We had a great time on a concert in early September. Check the portfolio for new upcoming events in the future.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

On the upside: very nice, kind staff. The food they serve is the average staple - nothing is implantable, but do not go there for anything even slightly more exciting flavor. This type of place can be found anywhere in the word, but not a...bad choice in this corner of Budapest.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Symbol is a nice restaurant with Italian and Hungarian cuisine. They have a Sport lounge and the oldest wine cellar of Budapest. Personally I love their pizzas as lunch when I am realy hungary ;-)

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

Perfect atmoshere! Non-smoking, good-looking club with good music! We were on hungarian concert - it was perfect!

Date of visit: May 2016
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Symbol_Budapest, Marketing manager at SYMBOL Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Thank you for voting, see you here at the GP Afterparty on 24th July!

Reviewed April 26, 2016

We visited to celebrate a 50th birthday party. Private party with some 80 plus people. We were greeted with Champagne and canopies and followed by sit down meal. The service and attention to the guests was faultless and the food was to a really high...standard considering they had to serve so many in one sitting. Great venue to celebrate a special occasion with various bars, dancing floors and moods.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Symbol_Budapest, Marketing manager at SYMBOL Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Thank you for your rating, see you here at other occasions!

Reviewed November 19, 2015

Symbol restaurant is really big restaurant but from the street you van see just not really big entrance. After entering this gate you will be in the middle of the great place with gorgeous atmosphere and even better food and drinks. You have to spend...couple of hours here.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

My friend recommended to visit this place, but we did not have such a great experience. Restaurant looks very nice and elegant inside, the music makes great atmosphere. Food was delicious, good selection of wines. The down side of this restaurant is the waiting time,...luckily we weren't in a rush, but we have to wait so long, sort of ruin our experience. Due to the road works on the road in front of the restaurant makes the access and the parking rather difficult in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed May 18, 2015

You can almost kill three birds with one stone in Symbol, that's because whether you want a proper dinner, quick and easy lunch or a place to entertain and have drinks, this can be a place to go to. Location makes it a bit annoying...for parking but food is always consistently above average. Service is okay, waiters/waitresses can be forgetful, if you don't get a drink within the first ten minutes it might be worth reminding them. Interior decor is nice and feels quite elegant for the price. It's a place I can go to more than once and it's worth giving a try, especially if you're in a larger group and you book in advance.More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've been there several times. If You wanna try the world famous goulash then this is the place where you have to go. Extremly delicious and really big portion what is waiting for You. The atmosphere of the restaurant is also beyond expactations. Highly Recommended!

Date of visit: February 2015
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Reviewed January 16, 2015

I use to have business lunch here. It had a business menu where you were able to combine your order from different main courses and desserts, but now they simplified this to a simple daily menu. It used to be good, now it is more...likely an average. I have tried their Pancho Burger too, and it was below the average in quality, and quite expensive for what you get at the end. If you are in hurry this is not your place - it is normal that you have to wait 15-20 minutes for the waiter to show up when you have finished one course, and you have to ask to bring the next, and you will wait a while for the bill too.More

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed December 16, 2014

When we had the lunch with our business partner here, we found out that the waiting time for food was extremely long. After the starter, we waited nearly half hour to get the main course, which was really too long. The good part was the...food was good and the staff were very nice. But if the serving time cannot be shorten, it will be a problem.More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I had the chance to eat here several times, tried both their a la carte menu and the daily menu as well. Generally my impression was that they use quality ingredients, service was good, but on this time I was surprised on how they dealt...with problems. We ordered the daily menu, chose chicken ragout soup, fried chicken and chocolate cake for dessert. The soup was hearty, good start, but as soon as we got the mains, the chicken had a weird smell and thought we'd mention it to the waiter. Upon asking if anyone else had the same issue, the waiter's reply was 'well the chef said it should be fine', which made us all think we were not the first asking the same question. What we were left with is an offer to take a cup of coffee (we said no to that) no discount from the bill or replacing the dish with something else was offered. I honestly hope management will follow up on this, as this issue could have been solved on the spot and we would not have left feeling dissatisfied.More

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice, stylish, interesting enteriour. The food is above average but there are hardly any vegetarian dishes. The vines are good just like the desserts.The staff keeps distance but helpful. Prices are definitely above average. I'd say expensive. Worth a try.

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ReputationOffice, Manager at SYMBOL Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Dear Valued Guest, How kind of you, you have shared your experiences here! Thanks a million for your praising words! See you soon! With kind regards,

Reviewed November 20, 2013

Every time I go to Budapest, I visit the Symbol in Budapest. The food is excellent, the service is polite and welcoming and a great ambiance. I also enjoy the Art Gallery.More

Date of visit: October 2013
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ReputationOffice, Manager at SYMBOL Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your praising words! It is very good to hear that you had a great time with us! I will certainly pass your appreciation to our chef, who will be definitely delighted about it! I look forward to...More

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SYMBOL Budapest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4