This place is so convenient it is usually full at lunchtime, since it is right in the center of town. It serves hardy meals and is associated with the popular Vista travel agency across the street. The restaurant's manager is László Gulyás, who returned to Hungary, homesick, after working in the service sector in Graz and Munich. The restaurant is airy, with high ceilings and the works of local artists and special themes like World Cup soccer championship artifacts hanging on the walls. The nonsmoking section is far enough away from the smoking room to make a difference, something unusual in Hungary. The menu includes dishes like duck steak topped with asparagus and bundled in bacon, beef roasted in Guinness beer with mashed potatoes, and the dish that we had: breast of turkey filled with feta cheese, ham, and leeks, served with gnocchi. For some strange reason, the days and hours of operation change without notice, which is frustrating when you are all set for their great brunch choices. A pianist entertains nightly and there are also Internet-connected computers to check your e-mail.
- © Frommer's 2013