St. Andrea

St. Andrea is an upscale restaurant near Budapest's city center, occupying the ground floor of a luxury office building. They don't don't shy away from showcasing classic Hungarian dishes through a fine dining prism, for example the 6-course "traditional innovation" tasting menu features stuffed cabbage with mangalica pork, a stew of tender beef paired with egg dumplings (pörkölt), and lecsó, a beloved Hungarian-Serbian summer dish packing ripe summer vegetables and crisped-up sausages. The 6-course tasting menu runs €60 per person, or €110 with wine pairing. St. Andrea's waitstaff is kind and informed—they're one of the best service teams in Budapest.

If you'd prefer a less elaborate meal, try the three-course lunch prix fixe. Note that given the restaurant's location, many senior executives from the upstairs offices patronize St. Andrea, especially at lunchtime, which can result in an overly corporate atmosphere.

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