Budapest is experiencing a gastronomic revolution: carbs- and meat-heavy traditional Hungarian dishes are giving way to smaller portions, inventive recipes, and healthier ingredients (and slimmer restaurant menus). The places below push the boundaries of traditional Hungarian cuisine by combining familiar dishes with new ingredients and plating techniques. The results are often wonderful.
A word to the wise: many of these restaurants offer exceptional lunch prix fixe for a fraction of the regular price. Do you prefer to stick to old-school, traditional Hungarian dishes instead? Try these places then.