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“true belgian restaurant”
Review of Restaurant Balzac35 - CLOSED

Restaurant Balzac35
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Budapest, Hungary
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“true belgian restaurant”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

My visit there was really great. Menu is impressive. Dishes are not so big, but this is great because you can try more great food. I tried raw tuna with truffle oil - delicious! Goose liver is one of the best tin Budapest, and lamb was done right.
I had some good wines there, and afterwards great talk to Phillipe who came out. We had some palinka with him, and brief talk.
Overall, it is pretty remote from the city center, and pretty small, so call ahead and book a table.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank dennist530
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ORM2014, Manager at Restaurant Balzac35, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time, and sharing your honorific review here! I was delighted to read that you had a great time with us. My team will be more than happy to know, that their work has been so much appreciated. It would be great if we could host you again in the Balzac35 Restaurant!

With kind regards,
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“What a meal”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Belgian style seafood in Budapest? Our daughter is a pescatarian and it was her birthday. This restaurant was recommended and we were not disappointed. Prefix and ala carte options are available. It was lobster night! The entire meal was perfect. We skipped dessert as we were too full. Pricey but worth it.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank KAS57
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ORM2014, Manager at Restaurant Balzac35, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Our dear Chef is also always delighted to hear such nice a feedback as yours. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest.


With kind regards,
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Neusiedl am See, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A good seafood restaurant”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

I've already had good and bad experience at this restaurant. The food can be very nice, the chef is trying his best with the raw materials, but he could not do much when it's not the top quality. As it happened once. But the way "le Belge" prepares the dishes is just simple and tasteful.
To be honest and fair with them the service is lowering everything. Arrogant and far from being helpful.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank InnSi
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Budapest, Hungary
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The best lobster in Budapest, but don't miss the goose liver either!”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Do make a reservation to avoid disappontment. Also come prepared to eat a lot of delicious food (by lot I mean 7+ courses) and good wines. I really like that the recommend Hungarian and international wines too, whatever goes best with the food.

The waiters are really kind and if you stay long enough and Philippe is done with cooking, he is coming out from the kitchen to say hi.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank gyorigabor
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Budapest, Hungary
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“food for the soul”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

In this restaurant you will relaise how different could be between food and food. When you come out this restaurant after the meal you will find the world has changed it is because you had some special attention prepared food. That's all, try it :-))

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank bertok75
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