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“Great Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Borsso Bistro

Borsso Bistro
Ranked #32 of 3,026 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 53
Cuisines: French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
Description: A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

One of the best meals I have had for a long time. Local wine recommendations perfect and terrific service. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Good food, but we were basically ignored by our server, other than the basics ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012 via mobile

Visited tonight and enjoyed a really tasty meal. At first, the service was attentive and the server made good suggestions, including an excellent Hungarian Cabernet Franc. Our appetizer and mains were excellent and very tasty.

However, getting paid ANY attention during the meal - including a very long wait for our wine after we ordered it - was a challenge, to say the least: no wine until we reminded her, no bread until we asked, excess plates not cleared away. There was a mandatory 12% gratuity added to the bill and we ended up getting ours without ordering the dessert and apéritifs we wanted, just to deprive our terribly inattentive waitress the portion of the 12% she would have gleaned from it (on a night that was hardly busy). Hate obligatory set service charges, but hate paying them for poor, inattentive service even more.

Worth it if you only care about food (which is fresh and carefully prepared), but if you expect to be treated equitably with the other patrons, look elsewhere. the other servers seemed good, but ours was terrible.

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“Pleasant restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012 via mobile

Very friendly service. Good quality food with a good range of themed specials. The fillet beef was cooked well. The pudding was cooked to order. Freshly squeezed lemonade was good.

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Lyon, France
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4 reviews
“very good choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Very good - 5-star experience. Great food, nice choice of wine and fantastic service. You have to visit this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Francesca C
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“A little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Very nice restaurant with great food nd service. It has a nice feel and rather small which makes it even better. Try the beef bourguignon or the mussels.

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Thank Mistermi
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