My husband and I were thrilled to find this wonderful Hungarian restaurant during our visit to Cleveland. My heritage is Hungarian and I have memories of growing up eating wonderful Hungarian cuisine cooked lovingly by my mother. Eating at Balaton was really a treat. When we entered the restaurant we felt like we were in Hungary as the decor was done in a Hungarian motif. We were greeted by Louis, the owner who showed us to our table. We then met his nieces who are the extraordinary chefs at this fine restaurant. The goulash soup was delicious. That was followed by potato pancakes which were absolutely fabulous. My husband had the liver paprikash and I had the chicken paprikash. Each dish was beyond wonderful and brought back memories of my childhood. Service was excellent and we felt like we were dining with family. Our only regret is that this restaurant is in Cleveland and we live in New Jersey. While there, I even got to practice my very limited Hungarian with Louis. If you are ever in the Cleveland area, whether or not you are Hungarian, treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience and eat at Balaton. You will not be disappointed.
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