Curious where the top one percent of Buda residents hang out? Wonder no more. The owners of Déryné Bistro were ahead of the curve when in 2007 they opened this chic restaurant featuring a Balthazar-like interior as if straight out of the Keith McNally playbook. Back then, few places in Budapest offered this brand of casually hip but classy vibes. Déryné has managed to remain popular through all these years, even as comparable restaurants have sprouted up on the other side of the Danube with lower price points.
The lunch and dinner menus skew French, featuring pricey bistro staples. If steaks are more your speed, you can choose from prime cuts of dry-aged Angus and Wagyu. Eggs benedict, shakshuka, and avocado toast are just a few of the exhaustive breakfast offerings along with delicious homemade breads and breakfast pastries. A note of caution: beware Déryné's service staff, which can be over-eager to upsell the most expensive dishes to customers.