Salon Restaurant opened its doors in the spring of 2010. In it the elegance and quaintness of the pre-world war era are coupled with modern interior design resulting in a unique sense of harmony. Chef de Cuisine Andras Wolf is one of the inventors of "Essential Hungarian Gastronomy", putting emphasis on the reimagining of traditional Hungarian dishes. The restaurant is in the building of The Most Beautiful Café In The World, a “must-see” when visiting Budapest!
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Elegance is a matter of taste. In our salon restaurant we reinvent traditional Hungarian cuisine while preserving the most important characteristic of our dishes: their taste. You will experience our creative touch when it comes to texture, shape and color – the result: a piece of art. Essential Hungarian Gastronomy has brought traditional Hungarian dishes into international limelight once again.
This recently renovated, Italian eclectic style renaissance building looks enchanting even from outside, but this isn’t the only reason Salon restaurant makes an excellent dining venue for special occasions: here, „essential Hungarian gastronomy” gets prime billing.
Here, you’ll step into another world as soon as you set foot inside. The place’s trademark tranquility and quietly classy setting guarantee an unforgettable experience for all at all times. The spacious interiors add an air of intimacy to deep conversations; they also elegantly augment the exquitise meals, prepared from only the very best locally sourced ingredients.
Our chef has revealed that his top priority is to dazzle customers, not to prepare meals day in day out for visitors. The menu features four- and seven-course meals, which include vegetarian options too. Each course has its own sommelier wine recommendation, as the harmony of food and wine define the dining experience. You will glean a unique insight into the gourmet world, and experience the excitement of mouthwatering combinations such as marinated pike with quail’s eggs and pea juice, or butternut squash soup with dill parfait.
“Welcome. My name is Andras Wolf, I am Chef de Cuisine at New York Cafe and the Salon Restaurant. In the footsteps of my father I fell in love with gastronomy as a child. Since I was a youngster I have been committed to the reinvention of Hungarian cuisine and the redefinition of long forgotten traditional Hungarian dishes. I am a firm believer of using local authentic quality ingredients only. I considered the 2009 invitation to head the kitchen at New York Cafe and the Salon Restaurant a serious challenge. Delivering excellence for a five star hotel, the prettiest cafe in the world and one of the most elegant restaurants in the city is not a regular job. My priority is to conserve and reshape traditional Hungarian dishes. As a result of my experimenting during the years a new concept was born: Essential Hungarian Gastronomy. According to this method preserving the most important characteristic of the dishes – their taste – but altering their texture, shape, preparation and serving modern, even more enjoyable creations are born. “
The history of goose liver goes back a long way, and foie gras has enjoyed continuing popularity for thousands of years. It is a luxury dish - not only because of its special taste and consistency, but also because of its highly beneficial components. In Hungary it is considered a Hungarikum, a real Hungarian speciality, but of course it is well-liked all over the world.
The bar upstairs with its dim light is one of the cosiest places in the New York Palace. It offers a view of the Salon Restaurant, a part of the New York Café, and the lobby of the hotel: look around while you are sipping your coffee, have a nice lunch or dinner, and enjoy the piano music and the attention you get from us. The Nyugat Bar had seen some hard times before it became this peaceful place, and its misfortunes started in the previous century.
Soup is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Soups are rich, they fill you up, and if you start exploring the world's great variety of soup recipes, you can find a delicious soup for every day. If you know how to make this varied dish in filling, delicious, yet low calorie versions, it will also help you if you are watching your figure.