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“A different type of restaurant in Budapest”
Review of Cafe Bouchon

Cafe Bouchon
Ranked #45 of 3,108 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Terézváros
Saltillo, Mexico
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A different type of restaurant in Budapest”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I stayed in Budapest for 2 weeks for work and pretty much every day I visited 2 restaurants. There are many good choices in town, but this place is a different approach. It has the feel of a French place but the food is more of a mix I'd say.

They seem to try new ways to cook the classics and in most cases they make them work. If you've had your share of goulash and paprikas, then this is the place to change gears for a bit.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • English first
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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Wonderful first night in Budapest. Thank you, Cafe Bouchon!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We arrived in Budapest in the middle of a stifling heat wave after 20+ hours on planes and in airports. Eager to see the city, we walked a little over a mile from our hotel to Cafe Bouchon, and by the time we arrived, we were hot and exhausted. The staff greeted us kindly at the door, and in acknowledgment of the heat, suggested a table near the AC. We were thrilled! We chose light starters while we cooled off, and then heavier meat-and-potatoes entrees. We enjoyed every bite. When we expressed interest in Tokaji dessert wines, a member of the staff very patiently and enthusiastically taught us everything we needed to know to appreciated the wines in our glasses. Really top notch service that made us feel welcomed to Budapest!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank peppah
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Berkeley, California
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170 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“Friendly and cozy”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We stepped out of a Budapest heat wave and into the cozy - and blessedly air conditioned - confines of Cafe Bouchon. The friendly staff showed us to a table and immediately brought chilled mineral water and homemade bread with a delicious fresh tomato jam. We happily made our way through starters and entrees, accompanied by interesting local wines, including a couple of nice Aszu dessert wines. The waitstaff were uniformly professional, attentive, and cordial - and like most people in the service industry here, they spoke excellent English. A very pleasant evening.

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank sundogg99
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Belgrade, Serbia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best meal and service in Budapest”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I went to many restaurants in Budapest, but it is now my favorite! The service is absolutely brilliant - waiter spoke perfectly English and German, and gave us great recommendation for wine. At the beginning, we were served by home-made bread, warm and extremely delicious, together with some tomato paste. After that, we had two perfect meals - Roasted turkey breast with walnuts, camembert, apple and cranberry jam, and Grilled duck breast steak with honey-cherry sauce with almond-made potato croquettes. It was so delicious, and a bottle of gorgeous wine went so fast, that we end up ordering one more bottle of wine with cheese & fruit plate (this plate could be better). The atmosphere was so lovely, and this would be our destination whenever we travel to Budapest!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank anidar
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This restaurant appeared in our guide book and checked out on Trip Advisor. We had a fabulous meal; smoked salmon with caviar followed by roast duck fillet in a cherry and honey sauce. The almond potato croquettes were to die for, crisp and not at all oily. The waiter made excellent suggestions regarding the wine. We had a bottle of red followed by a shared glass of old vine Tokay in place of dessert.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Jane B
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