Posted by James
Frisco
1766 posts

There are sight seeing cruises, dinner cruises, classical music cruises and belly dancing cruises. They are very touristy but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The evening view of the lights are stunning. Food, wine, belly dancers and classical music all better in other venues. For wine tasting my choice would be a good wine bar. My favorite is Kadarka at the corner of Vasvari Pal utca and Kiraly utca. Tell Arpad that the Texas that live down the street sent you.

Posted by James
Frisco
1766 posts

I enjoy promoting small exceptional establishments run by good people. That's why I tell people about places like the Kadarka wine bar. A few weeks back we had dinner at Macesz. Huszar Bistro on Dob utca in District VII. Amazingly good Hungarian/Jewish food with some of the most enjoyable service I have ever experienced in Budapest. A little bit upscale, but very comfortable, like a bistro should be.

Posted by Linda
Austin, TX, USA
59 posts

Thanks. I'm glad you guys enjoyed your trip, we are so excited, we leave next Weds. I've mapped all of these restaurants. They are all pretty close and the food looks amazing. Now just to survive getting ready to leave!!

Posted by James
Frisco
1766 posts

Linda, this one was really good. It's at the corner of Dobb and Kazinczy utca in the heart of District VII. My place is on the border of District VII but It had been a couple of years since I last walked through District VII. I was amazed a few weeks back at how what had been a lively area had become.....even more lively; but not unruly. The restaurant is right on the edge of the action so you don't have to find yourself in the middle of it if you don't want to. The food was incredible and the service very good and very good natured. We were an Englishmen a Hungarian a Honduran and a Texan. We had a blast in four languages and so did the wait staff. Afterwards head over to Kadarka for wine or palinka.