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Budapest Cafe and Restaurant

1631 2nd Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10028-4464
+1 212-327-1105
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“strudel” (13 reviews)
“goulash” (5 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Central European
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1631 2nd Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10028-4464
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for wine and a pastry treat. Portions are generous, selection is on point! Strudel was filled to the brim w apples.

Thank Attila M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and realized we had been here some years ago when it was called Andre's. When we sat down and ordered glasses of the house wine (which wasn't great) we were served some very good cheese puffs. There...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I went here for many years when it was andres And loved the bakery products and the meals served here. It no longer warrants anything more than a poor rating as both service and product are not worth the prices they charge. Apparently it has...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Chicken Paprikas was very good. Large portions. Korozott also excellent. Cherry strudel also great. Service mediocre. Prices right. Highly recommended.

Thank JHK1944
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The Budapest Cafe offers comfort, Hungarian food. When you enter the front door, there is a bakery section with lots of yummy cakes and pastries. In the back is a dining room offering typical Hungarian fare like chicken paprikash, beef paprikash, chicken or beef schnitzel,...More

Thank 8alanz
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I went in to get a piece of apple strudel, to go. They are known for their strudeIs. I specifically asked if it was fresh and baked that day. Oh, yes was the reply. That evening my husband, a knowledgeable strudel eater, pronounced it old...More

Thank Violinistdw
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner here during a brief visit to NYC. There is a neighborhood feel to the place, with many of the guests engaging in conversation with other guests. The food is really tasty home cooking, with lots of choices of great traditional...More

Thank Andy U
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. The staff in the counter was so mean and didn't have manners. I'm so upset that I just pay the one that I ordered and left. People who works here have no etiquette, or propably they just choose...More

Thank cecilia C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you looking for getting to know how good hungarian food tastes like, definitely go there. The entrées were big enough to sure - we had to take home the leftovers - more than half of each. It was a very good experience! I recommend...More

1  Thank PedroJunqueiraRio
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ate here on a recommendation and were a little disappointed with the food. We enjoy Hungarian food very much and have had it from the U.S. to Budapest and unfortunately this restaurant just missed for us. The food was just alright at best, really...More

Thank Michael D
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DrPhi P
16 August 2015|
Response from bpest080 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they are open for lunch, but I do not have their menu. The menu consists mostly of fairly authentic Hungarian dishes. I like them, as I grew up in Hungary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 2nd Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10028-4464 (Formerly Andre's Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-327-1105
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