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“One of the worst restaurant experiences ever”

La Perle Noire Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #131 of 3,608 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The sophisticated and stylish La Perle Noire Restaurant and Lounge in the very heart of the fashionable villa district along Andrassy Avenue is a new addition to Budapest's gastronomic establishments. So characteristic of this neighbourhood, a garden with comfortable garden furniture, a barbecue facility and a cocktail corner complements the modern-age interior of this relaxed place nicely. Plying their craft by using fresh indigenous quality ingredients, our chef and his staff have created a vibrant and highly innovative menu that makes dining here an unforgettable culinary experience. The place boasts of a spectrum of cuisine ranging from traditional Hungarian dishes to gourmet French food. The restaurant's ever inventive menu lists signature La Perle Noire staples along with seasonal food like marinated foie gras with quince and boudin noir on toast and venison wrapped in savoy cabbage served with pureed chestnut, winter asparagus and mushroom. An impressive selection of main dishes is complete with fine desserts, home-made bread, cocktails and a selection of local and foreign quality wines. Come and enjoy the most spectacularly serving chef's creative European cuisine drawing upon French and Hungarian traditions.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is unclear what happened to this restaurant, given its high Gault Millau scores and the excellent reviews below up until last year.
We had on of the most disappointing restaurant experiences ever here.
The scallops for starters were cooked and presented in the most imaginative way. Hardly any seasoning, and completely overpowered by a sweet and overdosed mango dressing, combined with an equally sweet mango compote. A third creamy (and unidentifiable) tuff complemented the dish.
The fish dishes for the main course were even worse: in one case all taste was killed by a very big and sugary-sweet carrot mash that accompanied the dish, in the other the tuna was clumsily baked and put atop a very creamy and sweet soup with vegetable slivers.
The excuse provided was ‘this is French cuisine’.
The waiters tried their very best to save the restaurant’s face (and can’t be faulted). We suspect that the cook was on a holiday and that the cleaning staff took over the kitchen.
Just avoid this place.

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Thank wimbrussel
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Extremely limited menu, very small portions of very average food. And the wait staff seemed annoyed by our very presence (and we are 3 professionals, not traveling with screaming kids or anything like that). Luckily there are other places to eat going forward!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Excellent food, great service, good wines. The sommelier is the best, he seem to be doing it heartily, he is my favourite.

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Thank István B
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NemethG, Vezető at La Perle Noire Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear István B,

thank you very much, we will tell to Attila your kind words!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We didn't know this place before and it was a big surprise, waiter Balázs' hospitality and professionalism made our evening unforgattable. Thank you!

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Thank dorothy712
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NemethG, Vezető at La Perle Noire Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Dorothy712!

I will tell do Balázs your kind words :) We hope we will see you when you next time visit Budapest!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We visited this restaurant as part of the Restaurant Week of Hungary. We got the closest table to the main entrance which is obviously not the best one but we did not experience any negative about it. All the interior decoration, the table, the service and especially the food made our evening fantastic and unforgettable.
Restaurant Week menu offered two Petit Fours, one starter, one main course and one desert. All courses provided very high-quality fine-dining food.
Since one picture is worth a thousand words please check the pictures we attached.

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NemethG, Vezető at La Perle Noire Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Cathy-Bear,

thank you for your kind words, next time if you will visit us you will get the chance to choose the table! Thank you for your patience, best regrads!

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