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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $60
CUISINES
European, Central European, Hungarian, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Belvaros-Lipotvaros
0.3 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You Need too get up to Order because the waiters rather Chat at the bar. They should charge -13% Service fee (everyone else charges 10). Took us 90 mins to have one drink, the second one was forgotten.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rostock20, We regret to hear that you did not have a positive experience with us. We will be sure to do our best to address this. Regarding the service charge, it may vary from restaurant to restaurant. We hope we can welcome you back...More

Reviewed August 6, 2021

The service was excellent and the food was amazing, the location is great. 100% recommend this place

Date of visit: July 2021
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 06039WGfrancescab, Thank you for your review, we are so happy you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards Norbert Kőrösi Restaurant Manager

Reviewed February 5, 2020

Have been coming to Bud for a few months and staying near Vaci . This was one of the best meals at any places. Service was very good. They need to keep the updates on the offerings as one beer was not available and from...looking it up has been out of production for over a year. The steak was cooked correctly and had good taste. They give you a side of BBQ sauce but i would NEVER but BBQ on steak. Had potato side was great, but it was really enough for 2 but i ate em all. Price is more than most places i have been here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BudapestTeam, Owner at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Dear "martyh00", Thank you so much for choosing us for dinner and sharing with us and with the Tripadvisor community your experiences. We are grateful that you consider our steak as one of the best in town and happy that we could impress you with...More

Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the Kempinsky hotel, which probably explains why the standards are high. It’s also right off the main fashion street so there’s a lot of footfall. We had an amazing 4 course Xmas lunch, e cub we pre-booked, as part of...our hotel stay. Because it was pre-booked and due to the nature of these festive catering events - I wasn’t expecting much - but wow was I blown away. The ambiance and decor inside the bistro is lovely and there was a warm, Xmas atmosphere in there. Casual, but not too casual Our waiter Akos Kiss was very helpful and efficient from start to finish. The food was a mix of traditional Hungarian and typical western Xmas food. Fantastic variety in the cold starters plate followed by the soup with all the sides and little extras. It was like 3 separate meals before we even got to the moan event! Lovely choice of different meats for the main, I had Goose and she had Beef. Quite modern and minimal presentation, good flavours. Desert was a buffet so we tried a lot of little bites and small portions. Wine was included in the meal, as was the “buffet” element of some of the food - so basically you could eat and drink til you passed out. With this in mind, the wines and the sparkling was great quality! One thing that stood out, was the incredible value - I think we paid around €50 per head. Amazing food, wine and great service. Thanks ES Bistro!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Dear jamesellispt, We are delighted your Christmas dining experience was memorable from beginning to end. Thank you for sharing your review, as well as such splendid compliments for the friendly service of our team and our delicious menu. It was our pleasure to serve you...More

Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

We had stopped by here because of a recommendation from someone we met at the airport. Our last afternoon in Budapest, and we chose to eat here. Extensive menu, the goose liver patte drew us in. Very good start. I ordered the pulled duck burger...and my wife ordered the salmon burger. Both were just so so. The buns for these burgers need some refining, not a good bun for this type of burger. Was falling apart each time I picked it up.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Dear Trooper198, I very much appreciate you letting us know about the inconsistencies of your dinner and I do hope that you will accept my sincere apologies. I have discussed your comments with our chef. I can assure you that these issues have been properly...More

Reviewed December 13, 2019

This informal restaurant is located within the Hotel Kempinski Corvinus and offers inside and outdoor seating where one can have a snack or a more formal meal. Prices were quite acceptable and service very good. Even if you are walking around Budapest it is worth...calling in for a break, perhaps a drink, and some light refreshments.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Dear PhilthetravellerXI, We are delighted to know you felt comfortable at ÉS Bisztró and were able to enjoy your dining experience. Thank you very much for sharing such lovely compliments, and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Norbert Kőrösi Restaurant Manager

Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant purely by chance, and so glad we did. The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and the prices very reasonable. I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anybody who wants to try some authentic cuisine whilst in Budapest, without...having to pay over the top for it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Dear 984MikeC, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our excellent food and the service provided by the attentive staff. Thank you for your review and kind recommendations. We hope to see you back in the city, sooner than later! Best regards, Norbert...More

Reviewed December 4, 2019

The food was lovely, and we got excellent service by our waiter Gyuri! Will come back next time we visit Budapest.

Date of visit: December 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2019

Dear 803kristinh, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our lovely food and excellent service. Thank you for mentioning Gyuri, he will be glad to read your comments. We look forward to seeing you soon again! Kind regards, Norbert Kőrösi Restaurant Manager

Reviewed December 2, 2019

Amazing food and the best service we have received in Budapest. Lovely ambience and great selection of traditional and modern dishes. Our waiter Krisztian went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2019

Dear LLB1986, Thank you for sharing your experience. I shall ensure that your praising words are passed on Krisztian who will be so proud to read your kind comments. Thank you so much for your recommendation. We all very much look forward to your return...More

Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Visited today for a late lunch. Enjoyed the food and the service was first class. Definitely recommend and would come back again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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BudapestTeam, Manager at ES Bisztro, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2019

Dear 594meganl, Thank you for your great review. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with our service and your meal. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Norbert Kőrösi Restaurant Manager

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ES Bisztro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5