#1: Mazel Tov  —  $$$$$

Mazel Tov is for people who like the ruin bar concept in theory, but prefer things more upscale.

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#2: Kiosk  —  $$$$$

Kiosk is a trendy bistro in the heart of Budapest that has two things going for it.

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#3: Liberté  —  $$$$$

The prices are on the higher end, but the Hungarian-influenced culinary essentials and a highly-invested interior at Liberté can make it worthwhile.

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#4: Vintage Garden  —  $$$$$

Vintage Garden is a (over)designed trendy restaurant with a shabby chic interior and stylish waitstaff in the buzzing District 7.

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#5: Vicky Barcelona  —  $$$$$

Skepticism is in order when you go to Gozsdu Udvar, aka tourist central of Budapest. This lively tapas bar, however, will not disappoint those in search of a trendy spot.

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#6: Spíler  —  $$$$$

Spíler is a trendy and crowded bistro inside the pulsating evening hangout spot with loud music, cool décor, and good-looking waiters.

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#7: Gettó Gulyás  —  $$$$$

The name of Getto Gulyas makes its culinary priorities clear - the short menu features the heart of Magyar cuisine.

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#8: Esetleg bisztro  —  $$$$$

After a long day of sightseeing tourists tend to find much-needed relief at Esetleg to wind down with cocktails, decent food, and splendid views.

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district 09

#9: Oriental Soup House  —  $$$$$

Oriental Soup House serves outstanding Vietnamese food in a trendy space and an under-the-radar neighborhood.

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#10: Padron  —  $$$$$

One can't fail to pick up on the clues that a family business is busy at work in Padron: mother taking orders, son serving food, and father behind the bar of course.

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Rankings are based on a combination of food/drink, ambiance, service, interior design, location, and price.