Bestia is a buzzing restaurant in the heart of Budapest specializing in grilled meats. With a picture-postcard view of the St. Stephen’s Basilica, an edgy industrial chic decor, and loud music piping through the speakers, it has quickly become a favorite among trendy tourists and locals alike.
If you’re feeling adventurous, start your meal with the roasted bone marrow and toast, silky, jiggly white stuff arriving inside two massive slabs of veal shanks. Scoop out the rich fat and spread it on the whole wheat toast (€10). Also good are the pork ribs (€19) — made in a Josper charcoal burning oven — packing a smoky flavor and glazed in a sweet-tart barbecue sauce. You are, however, better off skipping the undersized Angus burger with a side of sad-looking roast potatoes for a whopping €14.
If premium cuts of pricey steaks are your speed, you can have it all here. The menu also features two Hungarian classics — a goulash soup and a somlói galuska dessert — both of which deserve your attention. Bestia's full-service bar serves both customized cocktails of local craft beers on draft.