Macesz Bistro

4.6
80 reviews
$31 to $50
Hungarian
Welcome to Macesz Bistro, we look forward to serving you.
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummm! What a little Jewell the food was amazing! Definitely we are coming back.

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OrsolyaF
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and great service. I tried the meatball soup and the fish and both very large portions and tasty dishes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place but largely forgettable. Jewish degustation menu was bland.

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ElyseD
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Très bon restaurant ! La nourriture est très bonne et le service est bien.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Saint Valentine day of ever! Many thanks to the staff and the chefs!!! The red rose from the staff for my girl friend was an amazing surprise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant we had a really good time!

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szanyiK
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit too expensive by Hungarian standards but perfect otherwise.

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Marcello
Österreich
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service ... totally recommend!!!

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OlgaE
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tres bien, une seule point négatif c’est que l’ on ne pouvait pas payer par cb soit disant l’appareil est en panne (a voir).
Sinon bonne adresse, surtout le menu jewish avec les vins associés à chaque plat.

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GyorgyiS
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a quiet atmosphere. I go there often. Thank you very much.

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vipIanaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service, and ambiance were perfect! I'll definitely dine here again when I return to Budapest.

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Gianluca68
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ottimo cibo ebraico-ungherese (pate' di fegato d'oca delicato, petto d'anatra con fegatini buonissimo, buono il cholent, chiusura in bellezza con flodni e tokai aszu'). Servizio gentile e veloce. Prezzi ragionevoli

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DavidM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal for our last night in Budapest. The venison was done to perfection. Great service. Beautiful dining room.

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DagmaraW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly wonderful experience, fantastic food, live music, amazing service. Definitely worth Michelin.

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vipLindy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent Hungarian food
Great decor. Shame that they had run out of chicken paprikas

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LaurenC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service!!! Would definitely recommend and re-visit.

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DeborahH
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very friends staff and cosy ambiente!

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Imre
Hungary
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolut gem in the city center

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JenniferD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. We had the vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairing and it was absolutely delicious and well balanced. Definitely recommend.

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elyons15
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was stunning and generous portions. Enjoyed the traditional style food and drink. Even though it was busy, service and atmosphere was good.

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VincentH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good was OK.
Presentation was better than the taste. Nothing spectacular. You're paying for the fancy decor

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VitoL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place in the Jewish area, good ambiance, good food, good service. Noise level a little bit too low and some problems at payment because cards were not working (but we were advised when we arrived). Recommended

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SdMJ
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding!
The cherry on the cake is the live band performing great atmosphere music

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Aimless
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very Nice food and the waiter was professional but not very friendly

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Netherlands
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was good but not exceptional though the wins were amazing. Good service. The price is pretty expensive for what you get and for the place.

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VitoL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, in the Jewish area of Budapest. Nice atmosphere, even if the noise level was high (but mainly because of some big tables with noisy people). Service was polite and accurate. Food was good (even if we did not take some of the elaborated dishes in the menu) and presentation was OK. If I have to make a remark, probably wine price was a little bit over Budapest standards, and without a lot of local offers. Also dishes were little bit over-priced, but the level is OK. Worth a visit.

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FedeT
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Too expensive for overall food quality with respect to surrounding places.

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EvaH
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been going to Macesz with family for many years and I have been always recommending it to my friends who were visiting Hungary from abroad. The last time I was here with my husband in June and we loved the food. Then for some month we didn’t go. We visited it again at the end of October with the whole family and we were very much disappointed: they changed the menu many nice things were taken out, the portions become smaller for the same price, the bread basket that once contained at least 4 kinds of amazing bread had some thin slices of stale bread inside... the list could go on but I will stop here. Overall a very disappointing experience. We won’t be back again. Please bring back the previous chef, he was great!

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SebastienC
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

we come to this restaurant every since for the last 5 years. it is always very good. This time however, we had booked via opentable and 30mn before they cancelled the booking. We still decided to go and the girl explained that she wanted to let us know that the table would only be free at 9pm. So all in all no issue but quite weird the way they handled the booking.

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Carol
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing Venison meat!
A bit expensive though.
The wine was incredible as well!

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Tourist
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

For a long time I did not feel so deceived in a Restaurant, deceived with wine, the service, if it is for me, that no one goes.

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Jaco
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

It used to be great. Turned into a tourist place to make money.

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GergelySz
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect for everything. We enjoyed this place and will return for sure

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LancevdHL
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great evening with wonderful food that made me nostalgic for my childhood. The service was a little slow, cold and abrupt to start off with but ended well. Overall good excperience.

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FrenchJames
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Starters were excellent, mains less good. Main issue was with the bill at the end. We were presented with a VAT summary rather than the itemised bill. When we asked the waiter if service was included and to see the itemised bill he was displeased. The itemised bill was eventually found for us screwed up by the till. Service was included in the total we had been given.

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Rodders
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant in the middle of the Pest side and around the corner from good nightlife. The service was amazing, thanks to the waiter for helping out with the wine choice and making us feel so comfortable. Food was really nice asit was good to try some good Hungarian cuisine. Thanks Macesz Bristo

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FlorriM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable .
The food was delicious!

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EvanG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific traditional Hungarian restaurant with excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single course with the matching wine pairing was perfect. The service and food was the best we have experienced throughout the 5 years we have been coming back to Budapest. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to have an amazing meal for a special occasion or just somewhere to have exceptional food in a relaxed environment.

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JuditB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The aircon was too much but turned down when we asked. Two very loud groups made impossible to talk to each other.

FAQs

Macesz Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.