Our meal consisted of three courses, starting with a duck soup flavored with white wine and saffron. Being adverse to red meat, I opted to pass on the young bull sirloin steak, but thoroughly enjoyed my substitute chicken prepared with creamed mushroom ragout and steamed vegetables. Dessert was a homemade poppy seed parfait laced with a rich cognac and sour cherry sauce.
Before meals, small groups may partake in a cocktail in one of the private reception areas adjoining the dining rooms. Akos Niklai, the current owner and caretaker of Karpatia, also runs the nearby art deco themed Premier Restaurant & Terrace, situated on the eternal Andrassy boulevard.
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From journal Budapest Spas
July 13, 2005
This restaurant offers Transylvanian and Hungarian cuisine with dishes such as crisp roast goose leg and a range of soups and stews.
We found the food to be overpriced and ordinary, compared to comparable restaraunts in the city, but the atmosphere almost makes up for it. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine is $150.
From journal A Magyar Experience
East Lansing, Michigan
January 7, 2003
I was blown away the moment we walked in by the stained-glass work on the seats, the fine woodwork, paintings on the walls and ceilings . . . everything. I ordered a cheese platter to start my meal, enjoyed several kinds of hard and soft cheeses from around Europe, and washed it all down with a glass of Tokay. My main dish was something akin to lasagne: ham, cheese, and peppers between layers of baked noodles. Luckily the portion was just small enough to allow me room for dessert, and I chose (from an AMAZING dessert menu) crumb cake with baked pears inside--it was heavenly. My friend ordered goulash and also pronounced it excellent.
We had wonderful service from the waitress, who came around often to see if we needed anything--a rarity in Hungarian restaurants. I recommend this place wholeheartedly!
From journal Budapest in December
April 24, 2002
From journal Hungary: Budapest dining
Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom
March 29, 2002
From journal Budapest - The Jewel in Hungary's Crown