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Macesz Bistro Budapest, Budapest, Budapest

Macesz Bistro Budapest

4.5
4.5
115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hungarian
Macesz Bistro is an Eastern European bistro in the Old Jewish district of Budapest. It offers the hidden and well known treasures of the Hungarian and Jewish cuisines, with traditional and reimagined courses for their guests. The continuously updated menu is ensured by chef Ákos Tasnádi, beyond the á la carte assortment the daily offer’s seasonal specialties diversify the selection.

We take great care of assembling the wine list, offering from the best domestic wineries with some specialities.

We reopened Macesz after the pandemic in the spring of 2022. We can not wait to meet again our haunters and new guests as well.

The restaurant is suitable for exclusive events with up to 60 people as well.

Macesz Bistro is one of the most exciting culinary spots in downtown Budapest, an excellent choice for a romantic dinner, a family lunch or a business meeting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hungarian, Bistro, Israeli
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    06 30 591 0065
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Akos Tasnadi

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hungary

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Hungary

    Neighborhood gem

115 Reviews
  1. Ugor

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have no complaints, the cuisine is excellent, the service is cheerful, direct and friendly, but the price of the dinner was more than I expected. But I have no regrets, it was very good.

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  2. IGIG

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nagyon finom ételek. Kellemes környezet, nagyon figyelmes pincérek. Mindenkinek csak ajánlani tudom

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  3. Olga

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Az ételek nagyon finomak és bőségesek voltak. A kiszolgálás kifogástalan volt, nagyon jól éreztük magunkat.

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  4. Bruno

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A classy place to eat. Food is fantastic and the wines outstanding. If you are not Hungarian listen to the waiters on the wines.

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  5. DrewB

    Hungary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my wife’s bday , she had vegetarian taster menu and I had veal with dumplings excellent, very nice feel to the place matched with the food and drinks

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  6. Beth

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming cafe- felt quiet and comfortable. Also a friendly waiter who helped us pick a mid-price local red wine (Takler winery) that was delicious. We loved trying some local favorites: beef stew and goose dish. Wouldn’t normally eat goose, but Hungarians do so we tried it. It was so good!

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  7. ChiaraP

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This bistrot was really good!! We enjoyed the typical dishes and atmosphere; food was delicious and the waiter was really kind and funny!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A huge thanks for the staff! Was very memorable our stay in Macesz Bistro!

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  9. AlessandraB

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Una scoperta piacevole. Educazione, rispetto per il cliente e soprattutto grande aiuto nella scelta del menu. La cucina è ottima, i sapori sono ben mescolati. Da provare assolutamente. Se dovessi ritornare a Budapest, sarebbe il mio posto fisso.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tolles Restaurant, super leckeres Essen und netter Services! Zu empfehlen!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    MV

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beste ungarische Küche mit modernen Akzenten. Liebevolle Bedienung und erstklassiger Service - sehr empfehlenswert.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very great food taste and plate presentation. Thank you. Happy New year!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was good, service great, a little too expensive

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  14. FloraP

    Hungary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Elegant place with the atmosphere of high dining. The food is served in a very elaborate way, the taste is okay (my mom probably cooks better, and not only because I'm biased). The waiters are polite, but have to run with every question regarding ingredients and allergies to the kitchen, and it took a very long time to bring us the dessert, so that others from our group already had to leave. Not baby friendly (no place to change diapers or baby chair). Overall nice place, which could be great with a few changes.

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  15. AnnamariaJ

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the business lunch option for the first time and we intend to become regulars! Although great for a not too heavy lunch with delicious food, a tad too lengthy in time, as many office workers have an only about an hour for lunch break.

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  16. Kat46

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Decidedly average. Food was some of the least tasty we had during our trip. Service is attentive but impersonal and patronising. Very much a tourist spot and has an unauthentic ambience. Think they are interested in quantity of bookings vs quality. Disappointing….

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, friendly service , great place for dining

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  18. KarenS

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to book. Waiter attentive . Very nice food, well presented. We had a lovely evening

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  19. MicheleG

    Hungary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cameriere scortese e antipatico quando chiedevi variazioni e in noi in difficoltà con la lingua si spazientiva. Per i bambini difficile trovare qualcosa di semplice. Servizio celere. Ma per l’ospitalità avete ancora da crescere

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  20. Rebecca

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible meal in Budapest. The food was delicious and beautfully presented. The staff were friendly and attentive. All in all – loved it!

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  21. HRManager

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely airy restaurant in the interesting Jewish Quarter. Service was very good and the food delicious, with very generous portions at a good price. Matzo ball soup, caesar salad, cholent and beef with noodled all very good, as was flodni cake. Great bread too.

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  22. LarryM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for traditional food done well, very good service

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  23. Alexa1980

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious, traditional dishes. We were here three times, always was a good experience.

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  24. DiningDoc

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bistro was lively but not overly loud. Service was excellent and our server was attentive and patient. The décor is modern and attractive. Our food was delicious. I would certainly go there again.

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  25. AliciaL

    Hungary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very expensive for the quality. Bad experience in Budapest.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. CaroleM

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was different, but nice. My husbands dinner was not hot enough, although mine was fine. We went on a Tuesday night and restaurant was quite busy, which I always take to be a good sign. We had the cold starter for 2 sharing which was an excellent first course

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  27. AndreiI

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing wine, duck liver and great service! Speed of serving and attention from our waiter was awesome!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fine. Delicious food and extra good service!

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  29. RikeN

    Frankfurt

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter was reserved and we ended up being manipulated. The 15% tip was included and he asked for more. Service was so-so, the food quite good but not exciting.

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  30. Leigh

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant came highly recommended. We were a large party reserved well in advance, and unfortunately they weren’t prepared for us. 10 of us received our meals and were finished eating, and 1 meal was about an hour late (no kidding!). When we inquired, we were told that “the kitchen was backed up.” Our server didn’t seem concerned that our family dinner was spoiled! Eventually we asked that they simply pack the missing dinner to take away, as we were finished and exhausted. We didn’t find the food to be anything more than adequate in terms of quality. We won’t be back!

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  31. RobertoD

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ottimo ristorante in zona centrale ma non caotica. Pietanze preparate con ingredienti di qualità e ben presentate. Il tipico dolce giudeo-ungherese “flodni” di grande livello. Prezzo giusto per quello che abbiamo mangiato. Lo consiglierei ad amici

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  32. OlhaB

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and cosy place. The food was amazing, really really good!

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  33. RangiC

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with delicious flavours. The food was explained in detail by the waiter who's service was welcoming, quick and professional. Highly recommend!

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  34. Tamara

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. Food was amazing and the staff were lovely and kind.

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  35. Booshika

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was fast and friendly and the staff were happy to explain the food and drink in further detail.

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  36. DanniR

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I couldn’t be more delighted with the evening I spent here. Every member of our party thoroughly enjoyed their order. We each had a starter and main course, with wine to share, and thought that the price was very reasonable for the quality. The service was great, very attentive, and the restaurant itself is a lovely setting to enjoy your meal.

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  37. BCsanad

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and professional service. Liked every minute of our visit. Beer list couls be more diverse including local craft beer offering too.

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  38. kevinb

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. The duck liver pate us to die for. The ambience wonderful, and the service very, very good; thank you Zolran, and the peice more ggan reasonably! If you are in Budapest pay it a visit.

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  39. YevgenyM

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect ! It was very clean , good service, good food.

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  40. EFRAIMF

    Hungary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bad and aggressive service. The food was below expectations - between ok and poor. I would not recommend.

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FAQs

Macesz Bistro Budapest is rated 4.5 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Macesz Bistro Budapest

26 Dob u., Budapest, Budapest 1072

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Budapest
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hungarian, Bistro, Israeli
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Akos Tasnadi
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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