Arcade Bistro is a highly popular upscale French style restaurant in Budapest off the beaten tourist track. As Fodor’s guide puts it, Arcade Bistro is a “modern, sophisticated bistro on a leafy intersection not far from Déli Pályaudvar (Train Station). The floor-to-ceiling waterfall smack in the middle of the dining room soothes as it keeps conversations discreet and complements the unfussy interior.” Frommer’s guide says: “this is a pleasant retreat at the foot of the Buda hills … which serves a unique palette of seafood and a selection of Hungarian and international cuisine. The starter was truly special, being a wonderfully marinated salmon with a red-pepper sauce: an unusual, yet very positive selection in a country where marinated or smoked salmon is a rarity. … We liked this place for its cozy and creative atmosphere.”
Address: Kiss János Altábornagy utca 38., Budapest 1126
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11-16 and 18-24 (closed on Sundays)
Getting here: tram/ streetcar number 59 from Déli pályaudvar (Southern railway station) metro (red line), station.
Note: Booking a table in advance is a good idea. Wine by the glass (33 open bottles). Closed on Sundays. Hungarian artworks on the wall: El Kazovskij, Mulasics, Nadler, etc.
See the location of Arcade Bistro on the Budapest Tourist Map (check the knife and fork map icon in the middle, and click on the icons to learn more about the neighboring places of interest or click on the View Larger Map blue link under the map):