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Chess Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
District VII / Jewish Quarter
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 882 3080
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hull,UK
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Chess last week to celebrate our sons birthday on a surprise visit to Budapest. Our hotel recommended Chess and what a choice! The super friendly efficient staff warmly welcomed us and made us feel at home.a complimentary Amuse Bouche started the evening.As with an earlier review,I was disappointed with my lamb. But the matter was dealt with swiftly... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there with a group of friends. We had great service and awesome food. Great different tastes and good wine pairings. My third new years dinner there and if i spend another new years eve in Budapest I will probably spend it there. A god thing is that you can buy the wine you drank from the restaurant at great... More 

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Thank sebastiansjalin
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear sebastiansjalin, We are very happy that you had such a positive experience. We are very glad that you are visiting our restaurant occasionally. We always put a high emphasis on our wines, so it is a great thing that you got the chance to try it again and that you could buy a whole bottle if you wished so.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here at the New Year's Eve. We booked by email bacause of the good experience who were here last year. Great dinner, delicious food and lovely service. I warmly recommend this restaurant!!!

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Thank Gianluigi S
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gianluigi S, Thank you for sharing this positive feedback about Chess Restaurant. Very glad that you could get a chance to have the special new year's eve event at our restaurant and that you loved all the dishes and the service. We hope to see you again, so you could try our A la carte menu offer and other... More 

Linkoping, Sweden
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, inexpensive good food. Even a live singer and complementary wine. No rush, albeit bad ad knowing their desserts and which of them contains nuts. So, pretty standard for Hungary to be honest.

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Thank Stoffe B
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stoffe B, We are very sorry that you had some negative experience in our restaurant next to the positive ones. Although we appreciate and respect your comment, so we can take the necessary steps.We are happy that you liked most of the foods and the wines. Thank you for your advice, We will be sure that everyone has the... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ate at Chess on the first night of our stay in Budapest - we were recommended the 5 course Degustation menu as we were informed by our friendly waiter that it was an excellent chance to try everything and that it wouldn't be too much to eat. He was right about the first point, but wrong... More 

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Thank Xtina O
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Xtina O, Thank you for sharing such a good comment on TripAdvisor. Very delighted that you had such a positive experience in our restaurant. The degustation menu was a great choice, so you could get a glimpse at what Chess is really about. We are very happy that you liked all of the courses and that you powered through... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Corinthia Hotel and found this gem right on our doorstep. The food was fantastic, not expensive for the quality and the staff couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. 5/5.

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Thank Thomas P
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Thomas P, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback on TripAdvisor about Chess Restaurant. We are very delighted that you got a chance to visit our restaurant and experience Chess. Hope to see you again! Istvan Nagy Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were not impressed very much by this establishment. Bad food, bad service. Defo wouldn't recommend. The staff were unbelievably rude; when I said the rack of lamb was extremely overcooked, I was ridiculed and advised that this is how lamb is meant to be eaten. After back and forth and refusing to eat it.. eventually agreed to bring again;... More 

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INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear His and Hers, thank you for your time and write feedback about us. First of all, let me express my sincerely apology. As we have received a feedback from your companion about the same evening, let me just repeat myself: thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry for the dissapointment we may caused you. As a... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel (Corinthia) recommended this as we were looking for a good last meal in Budapest that was near the hotel. Unfortunately, the only thing we liked were our starters. I had the duck liver creme brûlée, my mom had the goat cheese soufflé, and my dad had the shrimp risotto. Those were really good and we thought that was... More 

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INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Crislag, thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry for the dissapointment we may caused you. As a family owned small business, we do not have huge budget for marketing, the only way to be successfull for us is to be perfect on the plate and in the service our guests receive. After checking the video footage... More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Pleasant staff, amazing food and not too high prices. Me and my partner paid altogether £40 for a fancy meal for 2 with starters. Not bad at all :) very happy.

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Thank pbelohoubkova
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear pbelohoubkova, Thank you for sharing this positive feedback with us on TripAdvisor! Very delighted you had an excellent experience at Chess and enjoyed all the dishes what you have chosen!! Hope to see You again! Istvan Nagy Owner More 

Zejtun, Malta
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on our first night in Budapest and couldn't start our holiday in a better way. The service was excellent as was the food. Highly recommend the duck!!!

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Thank adriana611
INagy, Tulajdonos at Chess Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear adriana611, Thank you for sharing this lovely review on TripAdvisor! We are very happy that you had a great time at Chess Restaurant. The Duck Breast was a good choice, We hope you can revisit us some day and taste other delicious dishes that We offer. Hope to see you again! Istvan Nagy Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 882 3080
Description
Italian –French-Hungarian Bistro cuisineTradition & Evolution Our Executive Chef, Levente Kovacs thinks this way about our cuisine:“The youthful and modern bistro cuisine is my world, it can renew day by day, it combines the gastronomic ‘lifestyle’ of different places in the world, even on one plate, in a way that, I don't use hundreds of spices with each other, but I’m trying to create exciting contrasts. I do a kind of kitchen minimal-design because simple can be great also. It causes difficulties sometimes for me to not to put all my ideas into one dish. I’m trying to use the raw materials as they were given to me by nature itself, changing only as much as I need. And then we get to a point, where simple is not so simple anymore. Ease and great tasting harmony in life, in the kitchen and on the plate.Simple is hard. Enjoy!”What else can we say? The Chess Restaurant is an intimate place in black and white, absolutely a place to get together frequently, where You can try new dishes day by day with it’s always renewing kitchen creativity, served simply and clearly.The Chess Restaurant opened, it’s Your move now!

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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