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“Great food & great service”
Review of Costes

Costes
Ranked #21 of 3,277 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: It's Hungary's first Michelin Star restaurant
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with delicious food, however, disappointed with two issues.

At start of our dinner we advised that we don't eat any pork as we were asked if we had any dietary constraints. My main course came with bacon on potato terrine and was advised by the service staff that the chef has said that I can just remove the ham from the top!!! Being one Michelin star restaurant we expected better especially as it was such a simple item to be removed before presenting it on our table (just spoilt my meal even before eating!!). Also when we asked if service charge is added on the bill we were advised that being a big company something filters down at the end implying that management does not pass on all the amount to the staff. Management needs to look into this issue.

Sommelier, Rita, was excellent and did a great job suggesting wines and drinks. Surely an asset to Costes. Overall a good experience but not the most memorable!

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Thank taimur
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Dear Taimur,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about your dinner at Costes.
We always try to put our best from the conception of the meals to their service at your table. We believe that the little misunderstanding was just a misapprehension with our waiter. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening at Costes Restaurant
and we hope to see you again very soon.

Thank you very much for your feedback.

Best Regards,
Costes

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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

If you have the chance to visit here do! I was on a business dinner so was prepared for anything but the 5 course tasting menu was a delight. The decor was a bit old fashioned (furry wallpaper and dark wood) but service and food sensational. Final bill was a pleasant surprise for food of this quality

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1  Thank Uktraveller84
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Dear UKtraveller84,

Thank you for your message in TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening at Costes Restaurant.

It is always a pleasure to read that our guests spent memorable time with us.


We are looking forward to see you again.

Best Regards,

Costes

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is just fabulous! Food was beautifully represented. There were quite a few surprises accompanying the dishes we ordered. They indeed cheered us up at the end of a tiring day. The veal was the best I have had. The texture was just great.
The price was reasonable. The fact that they did not rip off with water and bread was much to be appreciated.
The service was indeed a little bit exaggerated and made us a bit uneasy as they cared too much of us. But I would rather see it as a Budapest style, as you will find more staffs everywhere, like museums, opera houses. Even ticket inspectors outnumber probably everywhere else in the world.

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1  Thank dewei j
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Dewei j,

Thank you for your message. It is always good to hear that our guests had a pleasant time with us and they enjoyed the culinary delights of Costes Restaurant.

Once again thank you very much for your feedback.

Hope to see you again very soon


Best Regards,

Costes

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We felt really strange with the behaviour of the service, somekind arrogant but helpfull looking. The food was outstanding, really nice presentation and the meat we had was perfect in taste and texture. Would probaly be better for the clients if the cooks serve by them self as the service ruins their nice work!

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1  Thank pantalina
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

Dear Pantalina,

We are sad to read that the service was not as good as the kitchen was.
Usually we always have good feedback about cooking but also about the service.
If we had known this during your dinner, we would have compensate your disappointment.

Arrogant is very subjective but perhaps it would be very meaningful for us to know concretely what is the reason of your disappointment regarding the service.

It is very helpfully for us to read any kind of opinion because we are continually trying to improve our service.
For this reason we would like to thank you for your feedback.

Hoping that in the future we will see you again and show you that it was only a misunderstanding.

Best Regards

Costes

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Travel a lot and visited several Michelin starred restaurants around the world and this is defo one of the bet. Food, service, attention to detail all amazing. It was my husbands birthday and they brought out a special cake for him which was a lovely surprise. One tip is make sure you are hungry before you go we had the 5 course tasting menu and were very full afterwards.

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Thank RBN55
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear RBN55,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about your dinner at Costes.
We always try to put our best and give happiness to our guests.

It is a pleasure to read that you spent memorable time with us and
we hope to see you again very soon.

Best Regards,
Costes

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