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“What a disappointment !!!”
Review of 50Bar - CLOSED

50Bar
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Hungarian, Fusion
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“What a disappointment !!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We visit Budapest once a year and know a lot of good restaurants, but this time we wanted to discover a new place. Following the reviews by trip advisor members we went to 50 BAR for dinner although it is located in the "middle of nowhere". Unfortunately, this was the first time that the establishment did not meet the expectation raised by previous reviews. Maybe it was bad timing because the owner found convenient to go for holidays leaving an inadequate young waitress to run the business. As soon as we arrived she simply declared that she speaks no foreign languages and provided us with the menu card. No other way to communicate!!! The restaurant at 9pm was empty and the garden was not illuminated so we could view only the passing tram and hear the loud music!
The food was average, a bit salty to my taste and the lamb that my friends ordered was not cooked to their taste due to lack of communication!! The big surprise was kept for the end. When the bill came the waitress refused to take the credit card claiming that “the machine is broken”. This is an old waiter’s trick to get EUROS using a low exchange rate. As we didn’t have any cash with us we were embarrassed and my husband declared that either she would take our credit card or we live without paying. MIRACLE!! She immediately came back with “a working machine” and we paid our bill.
It is a pity that a restaurant with so promising website and good critics by other travelers does its best to ruin its reputation.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank nina_auth
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Zagreb, Croatia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“forest food (and) experience”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

50 bar is an amazing place to come and relax and eat, and after eating relax some more, listen to the waterfall and enjoy the shade of the forest and trees in the background, and you can even lie down if you want to. The food was really good, not too pricy, although I wish the waitress did not take my plate that soon. I still had some left :)

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank djejbi
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, Proprietario at 50Bar, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thanks for the Forest food ! we try our best in our Biosphere environment
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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nothing but Cool”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Arriving at the street entrance your somewhat surprised once passing through the gates into the main entry by the sheik, contemporary and comfortable feeling surroundings. Which can be said also of the food. It's both cutting edge and comfortable. The wait staff is attentive but not overbearing. The natural and historical landmarks within the walls should be asked about as well, so make sure and ask about the caverns on the property.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Carl H
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Budapest
2 reviews
“Inspiring place to eat and chill out”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have been to 50bar several times in the past six months and always had a great meal and time surrounded by inspiring nature, art and music. The cream soups, the vegetarian surprise and the inimitable chocolate cake are my favorite dishes, but i was never disappointed in case I chose something different. Avant-garde Hungarian cuisine, indeed with love and passion. Nice staff, good dj-s and an ongoing light show in the garden next to the pond with ducks and frogs.(they don't serve them!) Thank you!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank NoraTernovszky
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Amazing food, relaxing atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

This place is absolutely amazing on every level - the food was great (the veal medallions were to die for), the drinks were good, and we were super impressed with the location, i.e. atmosphere - the sound of the little waterfall was relaxing and soothing. We loved it. Very well priced and we'll definitely dine there again next time we're in Budapest. 50Bar most definitely deserves more attention from both locals as well as tourists! Keep up the amazing work!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank PetraPintaric
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