Gundel: "For Serious Foodies (or the independently wealthy)" Gundel Tip by Theophania

Gundel, Budapest: 8 reviews and 16 photos

Gundel is a serious European restaurant. Slightly old-fashioned, but with a hundred years of history behind it, that's forgivable. Their specialty is goose liver so fans of foie gras, especially those fleeing recent American bans on foie gras, can find plenty here to love.

Even if you are not a liver fan, Gundel has delightful soups, main dishes, desserts and wine. Musicians play gypsy style music and tuxedoed waiters cater to your needs. They will do their best to make your evening delightful.

But you will pay dearly for it. The bill for two people, including a glass of wine, appetizer, main course and dessert came to $165. I thought it was worth it for a once in a lifetime splurge at such a fabulous place, but I know it's not for everyone.

Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was a locely piece of beef tenderloin cooked rare with a piece of foie gras on top. Meat on meat is not unusual in a the former Austro-Hungarian empire. But Gundlel did it spectacularly.

Address: 1146 Budapest, Allatkerti ut 2
Price Comparison: most expensive
Directions: In City Park, near Heroes' Square, behind Museum of Fine Arts. Walk from Hosok tere (metro M1, buses 4 4exp 20exp 30) or take a trolleybus to Allatkert (#72) or Allatkerti ut (#72 75 79) stop.
Phone: +36 1 468 4040
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2007
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