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Chess Restaurant

Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 882 3080
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and great service from the waiters. Lovely and cosy atmosphere - Can strongly recommend!

Thank lasseuha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The pear pasta was absolutely amazing, a strange pairing but it really worked! The beef as well was tender and succulent. A must if you visit Budapest!

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best meal I’ve ever had, amazing definitely recommend!!! Good pricing amazing cocktails and good distance from our apartment.

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We ate at this place the night we arrived in Budapest without reading any reviews or doing any kind of research. It was cold and we had walked around for awhile and this place was not busy and had tables available. Another bonus is that...More

1  Thank SeattleEcc
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The waiters were very friendly and spoke good English. When I asked to cook steak a bit more, they did it without problems. The wine was very good and all the food. The music was not loud but pleasant and created the mood. I spent...More

Thank Anastasiya K
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited with colleagues. Can’t fault the look of the place and the wine and beer was good but several options on menu were not available, even though there was no more than 15 people eating. Menu odd mix of Italian, Global and quasi- Hungarian but...More

Thank Picpoul
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We made a booking for Friday night but the place was very quiet, apart from a girl singing. As we where staying in the hotel we took advantage of the voucher given to us and had four courses one with wine one without. The food...More

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We headed here for dinner and had a great time at Chess. The food is unbelievable. Finally I tried the traditional hungarian soup, Goulash and was very good. The service was stunning and the decor was absolutely fantastic!

Thank hugoduboisy92
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We visited Budapest last week and had a lovely time in Chess Restaurant. I tried the free-range chicken breast with corn textures for dinner and left highly satisfied. The staff was also friendly and attentive

Thank adehn72
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We were glad to find this lovely restaurant close to the main road. The food was delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant was cozy I bet it was renovated a not long ago. The menu was simple but well presented. The waiter was very friendly...More

Thank elizabeth32nk
District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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Questions & Answers
Kamelia S
January 22, 2018|
Response from AttilaVR | Property representative |
Dear Kamelia, Yes we serve in the restaurant. The breakfast is buffet, 7h-11h The dinner is a la carte. Best regards, Chess restaurant
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Ralph P | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any sign of a chess board there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dob utca 63., Budapest 1074, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 882 3080
  • E-mail
Italian –French-Hungarian Bistro cuisineTradition & Evolution Our Executive Chef, Levente Kovacs thinks this way about our cuisine:“The youthful and modern bistro cuisine is my world, it can renew day by day, it combines the gastronomic ‘lifestyle’ of different places in the world, even on one plate, in a way that, I don't use hundreds of spices with each other, but I’m trying to create exciting contrasts. I do a kind of kitchen minimal-design because simple can be great also. It causes difficulties sometimes for me to not to put all my ideas into one dish. I’m trying to use the raw materials as they were given to me by nature itself, changing only as much as I need. And then we get to a point, where simple is not so simple anymore. Ease and great tasting harmony in life, in the kitchen and on the plate.Simple is hard. Enjoy!”What else can we say? The Chess Restaurant is an intimate place in black and white, absolutely a place to get together frequently, where You can try new dishes day by day with it’s always renewing kitchen creativity, served simply and clearly.The Chess Restaurant opened, it’s Your move now!
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