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“Elegant Little Bistro on a Side Street”
Review of Borsso Bistro

Borsso Bistro
Ranked #37 of 3,120 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $53
Cuisines: French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Description: A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!
Pensacola, Florida
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Elegant Little Bistro on a Side Street”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

A group of us had a wonderful dinner at Borsso. Our table was set before we arrived. The Manager greeted us at the door.

The service was impeccable. The presentation was both attractive and creative. Best of all, the food was great. Staff suggested a couple of Hungarian wines that we enjoyed immensely.

For the setting, the service and the quality of the food, the price was most appropriate.

Take your friends. They will be impressed.!

Visited April 2013
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Excellent - Upmarket Bistro Restuarant”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Borsso Bistro is a French Hungarian Bistro. Nicely decorated and good atmosphere with pleasant helpful staff. Food was all good if a little deconstructed (which I don't particularly like) but where the chef isn't messing around the food is good quality and thoughtfully prepared.

Quite expensive for Hungarian standards but worth it.

Visited April 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Wonderful bistro !”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent hungarian cuisine, nice service, good wines, good prices, open late.
Well located , friendly atmosphere, well behaved clients.

A must , especially for dinner !

Do go anytime.

  • Visited May 2013
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Rivoli, Piemonte, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best I have tried”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

despite the place is in the Market area, it totally deserve a little walk.
The place is very charming, the menu is inviting and the staff is extremely kind:
can give very helpful suggestions, can have a little talk and very interesting tips about Budapest's life.
We had two aperitifs, two glasses of wine, two main courses, a dessert, for a total of 35 €.
I strongly recommend this place!
then you can complete the evening with a lovely walk across Vaci Utca.

  • Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Perfect business dinner venue”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

The atmosphere, service and food were all incredible. I visited this restaurant with a business client after a long hard day at work and it was the perfect place to unwind. The unassuming decor provides a comfortable environment to relax, while the waiters' impeccable knowledge of the best wines to accompany your choice of dish rounds of the experience perfectly. It was a little more expensive than other restaurants in the area but definitely well worth it.

Visited May 2013
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