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From its opening in 2007, Onyx had high aspirations of becoming one of Budapest's most prestigious high-end restaurants. It succeeded, becoming the city's second restaurant to earn a coveted Michelin star in 2011. Contemporary Hungarian cuisine is becoming a popular style in Budapest, and under chefs Szabina Szulló and Tamás Széll, Onyx has created its signature Hungarian Evolution Menu—a great introduction to the contemporary side of the country's kitchen. The menu includes six courses and is based on local ingredients mixed with new kitchen technology and creative whims. The menu (25,500 HUF) includes updated versions of Hungarian classics like beef tartare, gulyás soup, and Somlói galuska, Hungarian-style trifle (wine pairings are an additional 15,900 HUF). Or order these dishes, and more, from the à la carte menu. For lunch, Onyx offers a three-course menu for 5,990 HUF (note that there aren't many choices on it). The wine list has more than 200 wines from the best Hungarian regions, but only about a dozen by the glass. The restaurant is in the Gerbeaud Ház on Vörösmárty tér, adjacent to the historic Gerbeaud patisserie. In fact, Onyx sits in Gerbeaud's former royal salon, which was where Austro-Hungarian aristocrats once gathered to sip coffee and eat cakes. The restaurant has a beautifully textured dining room, with many layers of patterns, materials, and architectural details. It's the perfect place for a special meal.