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“Stunning building, crazy prices!”
Review of New York Cafe

New York Cafe
Ranked #35 of 206 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
Description: The best cafe in the world! Experience traditional flavors and typical Hungarian dishes or enjoy elegant international cuisine.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Waited around 10 mins for a table and were sat at a nice table by the window and near the staircase where the orchestra played. I had nice but v expensive coffee (£6) and nice over priced cake (£7). My friends had a hot chocolate which was so thick and filling they struggled to eat their cakes.
Gorgeous inside and the orchestra and pianist were lovely. Worth a visit but take lots of cash. Service charge was pretty huge too.

Thank Gillian L
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We have visited this place because of very special view and atmosphere, The lunch menu is interesting, the quality was good (it is not a surprise for Budapest most places). the price is high for Budapest but certainly reasonable for high-rated cafe. unfortunately, the service is very average - if not less. After order, they "split" it between some garsons and it leads to miss-matching in service. For example, we have waited for 20 min. for dessert after coffee we asked to bring together...Only after intervation of responsible person we have received it (extra 7 min to wait...)

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Thank ilya s
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

On the main drag to the Elizabeth Bridge (as the address shows). High ceilings, arches and old time buttresses. Wait staff is courteous, fast and knowing. A must if you a taste of Hungary during the Hapsburg empire.

Thank maya w
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NYC_director, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at New York Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant.
We are glad that you were content.
We are looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Reservation made well in advance however when we arrived customers without reservations were being seated before us on the upper level of the restaurant! We were seated downstairs away from the atmosphere of the restaurant! Cocktails were overpriced and watered down and food mediocre at best! The burger would be better placed in a fast food joint....no sorry Mac Donald’s burgers are tastier ! Toilets inadequate unclean and clearly not checked! Totally overpriced and expect a huge service charge added to your bill without any option!!! Because of our experience we expressed not to pay full service charge but were prevented from leaving and intimidated by the staff until we handed over the money! Totally ruined what we hoped would be a special evening! Be aware and don’t set your expectations too high!!!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We decided to stand in the queue and wait for a table, we did not wait too long.
This building is a very impressive and beautiful building.
We enjoyed our lunch very much it was delicious and a joy to listen to the pianist in the background.
The staff were very attentive but lacked a happy face!
Very enjoyable regardless of the price I would highly recommend a visit while you visit Budapest.

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Thank SurreyAnn
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NYC_director, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at New York Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant.
We are glad that you were content.
We are looking forward to your next visit.

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