Baraka has moved to a new location on the beautiful Andrassy ut. one block from the Heroes Square. It is located in the 5 star Andrassy hotel and is truly elegant and a wonderful experience. The food is exquisite from the first couses, intermezzo and amazing deserts from the owner/pastry chef.
Favorite Dish: The dishes are edible artwork each one surpasses the previous. My personal favorite is the pan seared goose liver with hazelnuts and poached pears.
At our second night, we decided to go to Baraka which has a minimalist decoration that I love. There is a smart atmosphere where you may want to be with your partner.
We were so fine with our main dishes. The desserts don't disappoint neither.
Don't forget to make a reservation
This resturant was recommended by the travel guide I was using. This is one of the times when the travel guide is spot on. This is a great little resturant not far from the Astoria Hotel.
It is owned by a couple and has a very private and intimate ambience. Part of it was that the resturant is located down an alley, although a very safe alley. Many of the patrons were repeat customers for were friends with the owner who made a point of meeting everyone. At least they seemed like friends, that's how personal the owner was with everyone.
The food is a Hungarian fusion. It has some asian elements that make the overall quality of the food lighter than traditional Hungarian dishes. It could easliy be a resturant that you would find in NY or SF. In fact, the owner did culinary work in NY.
Favorite Dish: The food and wine was delightful. The creme brulee was a little soft, but I make my own to be firm, so this was more of a preference issue. The chicken and noodles that I had was very good. The chicken was crusted in lemon pepper and was cooked so that it was done, yet very tender. The noodles were a nice complement. Nothing was over or under flavored. Just balanced. Highly recommended
Their are many fine restaurants in Budapest. From cheap, but excellent pizza places, to the upscale Gundels. But the best food, with the best service and at the best price, has to be Baraka. A small, but very classy, dining area it has very friendly American-Israeli owners/chef and fabulous menu.
Favorite Dish: Beef Steak and Goose Liver in a Spicy Strawberry Sauce ... followed by the Chocolate Lava Cake!