Salon Restaurant

Salon is a fine dining restaurant in Budapest inside the historic and jaw-droppingly ornate New York Café, one of the city's top tourist attractions. Salon's seasonal dishes feature the usual suspects of Hungarian fine dining — foie gras, roast quail, mangalica pork, and venison saddle. The dishes are visually impressive and flavorful. The 7-course tasting menu will set you back by €95 per person (€145 with wine pairing). A 4-course option is also available for €65 / €110. Head chef András Wolf is in charge of both the New York Cafe and Salon, but their kitchens are operated separately.

My only issue with Salon is related to its location: sharing a space with the New York Café means an unending stream of tourists in the adjacent space which can detract from the dining experience. Perhaps this is part of the reason that Salon is less than half-full most evenings.

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