This restaurant holds the honor of being the first in Hungary to be awarded a Michelin star (it was in 2010, followed by Onyx in 2011, and Borkonyha in 2014). Costes is on Ráday utca, a street that's often (and perhaps wistfully) called Budapest's Soho for the high density of restaurants, like its counterpart in London. To appreciate the full Costes experience—which is quite formal and includes servers wearing white gloves—choose one of the several tasting menus (from four to seven courses, also with the option of adding local wine pairings). Appetizers may include foie gras marinated in Tokaji aszú, Hungary's famed sweet wine, or hand-rolled pumpkin agnolotti with sage and Parmesan. Other courses might include roasted guinea fowl with Jerusalem artichokes, poached grapes, and oats, or venison from the Mecsek hills with pomegranate, butternut squash, and nasturtium root. The wine list offers an extensive selection of mostly Hungarian wines. The design is modern, with a variety of textured walls, and incorporating plenty of wine on display in coolers. Come to Costes for a special occasion, or for the experience of dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant for a considerably cheaper tab than you'd pay in many other cities. With Costes, the Portuguese chef Miguel Rocha Vieira has successfully managed to create a new category of fine dining in Budapest. Make reservations well in advance.
Ráday utca 4
Our Rating Neighborhood IX. district Hours Wed–Sun 6:30pm-midnight Transportation Metro: Kálvin tér (M2) Phone 1/219-0696 Prices Four-course menu €75, seven-course menu €110 Cuisine Type Hungarian, Contemporary, International Web site Costes
MapRáday utca 4 Budapest
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