LISZT RESTAURANT

The region’s historical dishes prepared with innovative technologies for everyday cosmopolitans.

The restaurant’s name, Liszt, is a playful nod to two distinct and crucial elements of its foundation: it refers to Ferenc Liszt, one of the world’s greatest classical pianists and a renowned Hungarian musician, and its literal meaning of ‘flour,’ an important ingredient in the bread that is baked fresh on the premises.

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LISZT RESTAURANT

The region’s historical dishes prepared with innovative technologies for everyday cosmopolitans.

The restaurant’s name, Liszt, is a playful nod to two distinct and crucial elements of its foundation: it refers to Ferenc Liszt, one of the world’s greatest classical pianists and a renowned Hungarian musician, and its literal meaning of ‘flour,’ an important ingredient in the bread that is baked fresh on the premises.

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Signature Service

Freshly baked bread, salted homemade butter and in-house filtered water awaits all our guests, to truly arrive and prepare for the new experience.Our delicious homemade bread is baked fresh daily from a unique flour mixture, our own recipe based on Pannonian tradition dating back thousands of years. Guests will be transported back to the golden age of Hungarian culinary culture, the typical ingredients and flavors of the era will meet with Liszt’s modern kitchen technology and contemporary presentation.

Signature Service

Freshly baked bread, salted homemade butter and in-house filtered water awaits all our guests, to truly arrive and prepare for the new experience.Our delicious homemade bread is baked fresh daily from a unique flour mixture, our own recipe based on Pannonian tradition dating back thousands of years. Guests will be transported back to the golden age of Hungarian culinary culture, the typical ingredients and flavors of the era will meet with Liszt’s modern kitchen technology and contemporary presentation.

Menu

The menu at Liszt is themed around music. Appetizers are listed as ‘Prelude’ and soups are the ‘Symphony’, while the main courses are known as ‘Concerto.’ Menu items are created with fresh, local ingredients—meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheeses—from farms and purveyors across Hungary, Transylvania, the Dalmatian coast and parts of modern-day Ukraine and Slovakia.

Menu

The menu at Liszt is themed around music. Appetizers are listed as ‘Prelude’ and soups are the ‘Symphony’, while the main courses are known as ‘Concerto.’ Menu items are created with fresh, local ingredients—meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheeses—from farms and purveyors across Hungary, Transylvania, the Dalmatian coast and parts of modern-day Ukraine and Slovakia.

Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Our kitchen is available until 22:00
Lunch menu 12:00 – 18:00

  • 5 star ratingPerfect Combination of Tradition and Modern Technique. The new location for the restaurant is off to the right of the main entrance and was charm personified.

    The waiter was attentive and authentically Hungarian rather than offering a lot of anglicised platitudes and auto hospitality.

    My choices were :-

    Roast Foie Gras on a Prune Sponge Cake. There were other elements but it was all cooked to perfection full of taste and moist.

    Seared Guinea Fowl on a bed of home made bacon cabbage ragout and finally. Fascinating and perfectly executed. The Guinea Fowl was tasty and succulent not dry!

    Orange and Custard Chocolate Cake. To die for !!

    During the evening the supervisor on duty came to check on progress and suggested a Tokai with the desert - bravissimo!

    When I return to the Aria I will certainly include an evening in the Stadivari and I look forward to enjoying another fascinating evening of cooking.

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    Michelle J
    2019-05-08
  • 5 star ratingSublime fine dining In Budapest partly on business, partly pleasure - I'm a full time wildlife and landscape photographer so it's all good 🙂

    On our last evening here we decided to pay a little more and had dinner here. I'm a vegetarian and, despite what people tell you, a vegetarian doesn't eat fish or the occasional bit of chicken! I train hard and look after my body so what I eat, its quality and provenance is therefore important to me. Equally I recognise my partner has an omnivorous diet so we need to find the right balance (not always easy when travelling).

    The Liszt restaurant is a stones throw from St Stephen's basilica located in a bustling, sometimes hectic area full of bars, restaurants and cafés. As soon as you enter The Liszt you know you've found something a bit different. Art deco meets modern contemporary whilst retaining its Hungarian roots, and with a distinct musical theme as befits the restaurants name. The food matches the decor with a clever fusion of traditional Hungarian dishes given a fine dining twist that did not disappoint. I had the vegan scallops for my starter, and I still don't understand how the chef created such an authentic taste and mouth feel using only plant based ingredients. My partner's starter of the duckliver mousse was equally as delicious (for her you understand, I don't understand it as a veggie) as was the main - mine was a veggie take on a Hungarian paprikash using mushrooms and home-made pasta. It was perfect. Throughout the whole experience we had the good luck to listen to the resident piano player who sang and played the magnificent grand piano in the main dining area - he was superb.

    The evening finished with dessert. We both had Lúdláb cake - now and then. One of the finest desserts I've ever eaten, and I'm not big on sweet things so it's got to be good before I'll eat it. A playful reimagining of a traditional Hungarian pudding, beautifully presented and created with obvious love by a chef at the top of her game. If chocolate and sour cherries are your thing then you've just found nirvana.

    Only three months in since they opened and the Liszt restaurant is already a special place to eat at the Aria Hotel. This is a do not miss destination if you're in the wonderful city of Budapest.

    Just make sure you leave room for the cake 🙂

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    Paradoxically2019
    2019-09-02
  • 5 star ratingExcelente comida y presentación. La comida excelente, de calidad, buena presentación, buena carta de vinos locales, probablemente de lo mejor de Budapest, cerca de la Catedral, ubicado en un buen Hotel. El salón es precioso, el servicio es muy bueno, la camarera que nos atendió muy correcta, tal vez demasiado, los platos inmejorables, los postres un maravilla, pedimos una botella de vino local que resultó excelente, aunque te aconsejan una copa de vino para cada plato que pides, nosotros preferimos acompañarlo todo con el mismo vino, salvo el postre. Merece la pena no perdérselo, para repetir sin duda. Pagamos unos 120€ la pareja, lo vale sin la menor duda.

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    Gustavo Adolfo C
    2019-07-20
  • 5 star ratingUn petit bijou de restaurant au service exceptionnel Dîner en terrasse très confortable avec l’attention constante du personnel souriant et les conseils personnalisés du sommelier et autre staff qui parle un anglais parfait. Beaucoup de recherche, d’originalité, de sophistication résultant en un goût exceptionnel, par exemple, les

    Coquilles st Jacques à base de champignons sur une crème de petits pois . Viandes et poissons préparés à la perfection. Desserts succulents. Que dire? Bien que plus élevé que le Budapest ordinaire le rapport qualité prix est indéniablement excellent. C’est difficile de trouver une telle qualité de service aujourd’hui à Paris, NYC ou LA mais pas à Budapest, on dirait !

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    Odile M
    2019-06-14