Tuning Bar & Burger

Tuning is a tourist-heavy burger joint in the heart of Budapest's trendy Jewish Quarter. Burgers here are pricey, and often feature non-traditional ingredients like eggs, avocado, and grilled zucchini. My issue with these gussied-up versions is that they don't let the main ingredients shine through: the patty, the bun, and the cheese; I recommend that you stick to the “classic street food” cheeseburger (€8). The pricier burgers are made with a 180 gram / 6.3 oz. Angus patty; the others use Hungarian Grey Cattle, a local breed.

Following the international trend toward luxury burgers, Tuning also offers a foie gras-laced "Rockefeller" version, but for €17 I would've liked to see more than two tiny pieces of grilled goose liver. A vegetarian goat cheese burger, and a range of Hungarian craft beers are also available.

With most burgers priced €10-15, Tuning is among the most expensive burger places in Budapest (granted, all orders include a side of fries, coleslaw, and red onion jam). These inflated price points and a high ranking on TripAdvisor means that most of Tuning's customers are tourists.

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