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“Not HunGARY any Longer. ”
Review of Bock Bistro

Bock Bistro
Ranked #211 of 3,690 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: USD 10 - USD 30
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Erzsebetvaros
Description: Bock Bisztró was the first Hungarian bistro in the capital of Hungary. Since 2004 Lajos Bíró, the internationally well-known chef and his team won almost every award in Hungary and thanks to their efforts, the bistro is listed in the Michelin Guide since 2006. Traditional Hungarian cuisine, unique flavours and a wonderful experience of the country’s astonishing gastronomy – Bock Bisztró aims to give them all and even adds a little twist sometimes... one has only have to think about their famous foie gras sushi, chicken paprikash paired with frog leg or the bizarre ice cream selection (tobacco, sausage, paprika). Bock Bisztró is one of the big favourites in Budapest when it comes to traditional Hungarian gastronomy.
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Well I can go on and on about this restaurant. Best thing I can say is to make sure you visit this place.

Here is a tip, make reservation otherwise you will be hard pressed to find a table. Other thing is that they are closed Sunday.

So this is our run down. While we love wine, we know next to nothing about Hungarian wine. Instead of risking it and buying a bottle we asked our waiter to pair up each dish with a wine of his choosing that would go well. He hit high notes in each pairing. I have added a photo of the handwritten list of wines we were give.

So here is the deal. Both my wife and I started with a glass of sparkling rose, had four courses and beautifully paired wines with each course. The total bill came to be 14,228 forint. We decided to throw in an additional 10,000 forint because our wait staff deserved it. We could easily have paid over $500 for the quality of the meal and wine.

Here is what we had. I have included photos of our courses.

1st
Bert salad
Cucumber salad.

2nd
Natural fois gras
Hungarian sausage ragu type appetizer.

3rd
Taste of duck with potato ravioli
Venison stroganoff with duck fois gras

4th
Walnut sponge cake
Nightly special ganache with honey candy ala mode.

Wines were AMAZING!!!

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank monge405
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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2015

Dear monge405,

Wow! What an amazingly nice comment! It was such a pleasure to read your kind words. Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share your impressions about our restaurant.

First of all, thank you very much for visiting us! We are so happy to learn from you that you were absolutely satisfied with us and spent a wonderful time at our restaurant. It is so fantastic to know that you enjoyed both our meals and wines, and were also very contented with our service. We will definitely praise our staff on your behalf for their hard and devoted work. Finally, thank you very much for your generous tip, we are so grateful for your kindness!

Thank you again for sharing this lovely and detailed review with us! Please make sure to visit us again, as it would be an honor to serve you again at Bock Bistro.

Warm regards,
Bock Bistro Management

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and impeccable service! Intriguing to have bacon fat served to put on the bread (not my thing but neat to try). I had the daily pork special which was delicious! The beet reduction with my dining partner's food was delish!

Date of visit: November 2015
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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Dear Tufshuz,

Let us thank you for being so kind to share your personal experiences during your visit at our restaurant. It was such a pleasure to read your incredibly kind words and compliments.

First of all, thank you for visiting our restaurant and wine bar! We are so pleased to learn from you that you were absolutely satisifed with the time spent at our restaurant, and you left Bock Bistro with good memories and happy feelings. We are glad to hear that you spent a fantastic evening with us, and it is so good to know that you found our meals absolutely delicious. We are also very thankful for mentioning our great staff, who work really hard to impress our customers. Please know that your kind words will definitely reach them. All in all, it was such a pleasure to serve you at Bock Bistro.

Thank you again for your kind words and high rating! We hope you know that you are always welcome at Bock Bistro, so please make sure to return to our restaurant in the not so distant future.

Warm regards,
Bock Bistro Management

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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Would just like to say what an amazing meal we have just had at the Bock Bistro, service,food and ambience all excellent. The experience here was only improved by Sa'ndor who's wine and food recommendations were just perfect - thank you!

Date of visit: November 2015
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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Dear chrisnjus,

It is very heartwarming to read you lovely comments followed by your most recent dining experience at Bock Bistro. You cannot imagine how glad we are to learn that you had such a wonderful time with us. There is no need to say thanks, it was truly our pleasure to have you as our guest.

It pleases us greatly that everything was excellent from the food to the service. We are delighted that you experienced our loving hospitality delivered from our hearts. On behalf of Sándor, we would like to express our appreciation for the compliments. He will be very happy to know that he made you feel amazing during your visit.

We would be honored if you returned to us one day in the future!

Warmest regards,

Bock Bistro Management

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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

My partner and I were staying at the hotel next door and after a long day of travelling, we found this gem of a restaurant. The food, wine and service was outstanding! Attila our waiter was extremely knowledgable about the menu and wines and could not do enough for us..... He made this dining experience such a great treat! I work as part of the management team of a fine dining city restaurant myself and I was most impressed by this venue and our service. Thanks once again Attila for a fantastic night at Bock Bistro..... We will return next time we are in Budapest!

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Zbinx15
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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

Dear Zbinx15,

Wow! What an incredibly kind review! We are so thankful for your lovely feedback full of compliments and recognition. We have to say with your lovely review you just made our day.

First of all, thank you for visiting Bock Bistro! We are so pleased to learn from you that you were absolutely satisifed with the time spent at our restaurant, and you left Bock Bistro with good memories. We are glad to hear that you spent a fantastic evening with us. We are also very thankful for mentioning our great staff, who work really hard to impress our customers. We will definitely praise them on your behalf, especially Atttila. All in all, it was such a pleasure to serve you at Bock Bistro.

Thank you again for your kind words and high rating! We hope you know that you are always welcome at Bock Bistro, and it would be an honour to serve you again at our restaurant in the not so distant future.

Warm regards,
Bock Bistro Management

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Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner at bock bistro. The restaurant was recommended to us by a Hungarian friend. The meat was great and the exclusively Hungarian wine card was fantastic. Our waiter helped us select a great bottle which went well with our main dishes. Highly recommended for authentic Hungarian cuisine.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank feinschmecker123
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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

Dear feinschmecker123,

We hereby would like to express our appreciation for choosing our restaurant and for taking your valuable time to review your recent dining experience so positively on TripAdvisor.

It is an absolute pleasure to know that you had such an enjoyable dinner at Bock Bistro. Special thanks to your Hungarian friend for recommending us and we are really glad that you were not disappointed. It makes us satisfied that you enjoyed the meat you had and that you found the Hungarian wine selection to be fantastic. It is an unconcealed aim to always offer our guests quality wines that perfectly match the meal they have. We are delighted that our talented and professional waiters always recommend the most suitable wines. In addition to that, thank you for noticing the helpfulness and attentiveness of our staff.

Once again, thank you for your time and recommendation. We cannot wait to see you again soon!

Warm regards,

Bock Bistro Management

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