We dined here on our first night in Budapest. It was easy to find and although we did not have a reservation, we were given an available table. It is a small restaurant but was mostly full. In our opinion, It was overbearingly brightly lit in the restaurant. It took a long time for us to order drinks but then service was prompt after that. There were two servers- one that appeared to be the owner or manager. They gave us an eggplant amuse which was ok. My husband and I split the raw porcini mushroom salad, which came with a small amount of arugula and was so tasty. We also shared the pumpkin tortellini (with lots of mushrooms on top), which was absolutely delicious. My duck main course was poorly done- oversalted and sliced like thin roast beef. My husband had the osso bucco with risotto which was superb.
I had read previously to be careful of restaurants in budapest overcharging foreigners. We roughly calculated our bill in our head, but sure enough, when we received our handwritten itemized bill written by the owner/manager, we were overcharged 1000Ft. Dont be shy to get or ask for a menu to calculate charges. We informed our waiter of this overcharge and he seemed to preknowingly acknowledge the overcharge with no disagreement. He charged us the correct amount we told him to charge. This did not seem like an honest mistake by the somewhat shady owner/manager. Bad business tactic for a few extra forints.
For two glasses prosecco, shared salad, shared pasta, two main courses, and 10% gratuity included, we paid 15,200ft- about $80. Stay away from the duck, and probably stick to the Italian food and precalculate your bill... And you'll enjoy.
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