Sometimes we just need some exquisite food by a fancy chef and an expensive bottle of wine served by a hospitable waiter all lain out on a white tablecloth. Yes, you guessed it! This blog post is about our fine dining restaurant suggestions in Budapest. Explore what the city’s top chefs have to offer with the help of our mini fine dining guide!
An upscale dining restaurant folded away in a quiet neighborhood not far from the Castle Hill District. Styled elegantly, Arany Kaviar‘s ambience is warm and intimate, making it a perfect place to dine with your significant other or a few friends. Executive Chef Nyíri Szása’s vision to reinvigorate his home country, Russia’s cuisine, is so divinely executed at Arany Kaviar. Living up to it’s name “Golden Caviar” it offers a range of extravagant caviars, delectable Russian/Hungarian fusion dishes as well as an extensive wine and drink list. You can choose to indulge in the head chef’s mouth-watering suggested menu filled with the restaurants signature dishes or from their scrumptious à la carte menu. On a final note if you’re visiting in Spring/Summer request to be seated in their serene garden.
Who doesn’t love Italian cuisine? Right across the Dohány Street Synagogue you can discover Fausto’s Ristorante and Osteria, one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Budapest. It’s interior is sophisticated and elegant, yet homey and warm. Chef Fausto Di Vora elevates traditional Italian dishes with a touch of local flavors and ingredients; according to the chef these recipes are a result of “a mixture of acquired knowledge and instinctive intuition”. Whilst you make think of Pizza and Pasta, when you think Italian, Fausto’s makes you rethink, with a range of rich, luscious and satisfying pasta, risotto, fish and meat plates. Both the Ristorante and Osteria menus have a flavorful assortment of courses paired with a bouquet of rich wine selections, Fausto’s is the place to let go and indulge.
Last, but surely not least. A short stroll from the famous Andrássy Street is Stand, the youngest Michelin Star restaurant in Hungary. Szabina Szulló and Tamás Széll are no strangers to the gastronomy world due to their experiences at Corvinus, Onyx, Bocuse d’Or and Stand25 restaurants. Stand emphasizes the glory of Hungarian gastronomy; by showcasing it’s delicacy and authenticity in their menu, whether you choose the four-course menu or the eight-course Chef’s menu you’ll get to satisfy your taste buds. Their sommeliers will be glad to select the most suitable wine pairing for both your taste and plate. The restaurant ambience and interior are refined and graceful, adding onto the remarkable experience. Don’t skip dessert; their traditional Hungarian Somloi is heavenly.