#1: Mazel Tov — $$$$$
Mazel Tov is for people who like the ruin bar concept in theory, but prefer things more upscale.
#2: Kiosk — $$$$$
Kiosk is a trendy bistro in the heart of Budapest that has two things going for it.
#3: Liberté — $$$$$
The prices are on the higher end, but the Hungarian-influenced culinary essentials and a highly-invested interior at Liberté can make it worthwhile.
#4: Vintage Garden — $$$$$
Vintage Garden is a (over)designed trendy restaurant with a shabby chic interior and stylish waitstaff in the buzzing District 7.
#5: Vicky Barcelona — $$$$$
Skepticism is in order when you go to Gozsdu Udvar, aka tourist central of Budapest. This lively tapas bar, however, will not disappoint those in search of a trendy spot.
#6: Spíler — $$$$$
Spíler is a trendy and crowded bistro inside the pulsating evening hangout spot with loud music, cool décor, and good-looking waiters.
#7: Gettó Gulyás — $$$$$
The name of Getto Gulyas makes its culinary priorities clear - the short menu features the heart of Magyar cuisine.
#8: Esetleg bisztro — $$$$$
After a long day of sightseeing tourists tend to find much-needed relief at Esetleg to wind down with cocktails, decent food, and splendid views.
#9: Oriental Soup House — $$$$$
Oriental Soup House serves outstanding Vietnamese food in a trendy space and an under-the-radar neighborhood.
#10: Padron — $$$$$
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.