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“One of the best in my life.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Costes

Costes
Ranked #15 of 3,048 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Central European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: It's Hungary's first Michelin Star restaurant
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“One of the best in my life.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Very nice greeting by the door,after we were shown to our table.First we thought that at the back of the restaurant maybe not the best choise.The sommelier arrived to our table gave us the menu,and offered us drinks.After the waiter came over and presented themselfes.Nice touch!Asked a few thing,and for the question that what we sould have,he recommended the Chefs tasting menus,we got a few informations.We ordered the menu.Perfect choice,beautifull wines and excellent food.The staff was friendly and presented everything in a proffesional way.
We got a lot of surprises at Costes,and a nice evening we spent there.Thank You for the Chef and for our waiters to make our stay a most memorable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank oleg h
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Zoltan_Mihalik, General Manager at Costes, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear oleg h,

Thank you very much for taking the time to detail your opinion on Tripadvisor.

We really appreciate your thorough feedback which focuses on every aspect of our operation. Your review has made our Chef and the entire staff of Costes satisfied and proud.

We very much hope to be able to entertain you in the foreseeable future.

Kind regards,

Zoltan Mihalik
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Dili
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food & great service”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank taimur
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Exquisite food in Budapest”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Uktraveller84
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dewei j
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, 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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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The food from the Kitchen is Great - Service no go!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pantalina
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Zoltan_Mihalik, Manager at Costes, responded to this review, 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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