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Chess Restaurant

Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 882 3080
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an excellent restaurant! Delicious food with design like art. The portions of the dishes are very well thought through. The waiter recommended us traditional Hungarian goulash and pike perch fillet. The ambiance of the place was wonderful. Overall it was a great experience.

Thank jamesmullen1st
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent place. We had fois gras, duck and chocolate creme as dessert. Wine was absolutely stunning, Tokaji sweet from 2008. We liked it all. It is pricy but worth it.

Thank lenicka74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic dinner at Chess Restaurant. I had a mushroom soup for an appetiser. My fiancee ordered a pumpkin soup. For the main course we had steak. The food was very delicious. The steak was juicy and exquisite. The service was fast and...More

Thank arianajones66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day exploring the city, we have found this charming place close to the Jewish district. We had a traditional Hungarian Gray beef goulash as an appetiser which was excellent! The waiter recommended a fine red wine. Then we decided to have duck...More

Thank lauraverhoeven12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, we had vegetarian risotto. The place is casual-chic, had live music (karaoke with a very good singer). But we were sooo disappointed when we got our bill. The aperitif was extremely expensive. But wouldn’t you know by the menu? Here comes the...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a Wednesday dinnertime and was wery impress with the menu choice. But the best surprise when the food arrived. Its presented beautifully and the taste was exceptional. Congratulations!

Thank johnwilliamsxff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was very nice and well presented and good value for money. Unfortunately the waiter we had pushed on us to try the hungarian national drink to which we said we would try one. He brought us one shot each, it wasnt to...More

Thank JJSymons
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Tasty food for acceptable price. Clear and good disegned inside. The waiter was helpfull and funny, but the service a little bit slow. All together it worth a try or two.

1  Thank János B
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We had 3 evenings in Budapest , we ate at the Fishermans Bastion and the Boscolo both stunning. The hotel recommended this restaurant but for a special evening it was really disappointing for us . The room was very bright so not a romantic or...More

1  Thank Ralph P
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I visited this place in early 2016 and had duck thighs with potatoes and flambéed blueberries - one of the best dishes I've ever had. My friends/family were also very happy with their choices and we all agreed it was a great restaurant, one you'd...More

Thank Fabrice D
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 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
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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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