Tisza Bistro and Bar

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$30 and under
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Californian
Contemporary California Wine Country Cuisine: Fresh. Local. Seasonal, but with European flare. Familiar, but different. Comfortable, but exciting. Located in the town of Windsor. The jump point of Sonoma County, heart of Wine Country.
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FF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Suprisingly good restaurant for the small town of Windsor. The Chef provided creative twists on some old standards that for the most part were successful.

n
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional as always. Food was excellent always.

WA
Chicago
195 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

What a pleasant surprise. Don’t be misled by the pedestrian surroundings of a Holiday Inn, Tisza is a very good culinary option The food was creative, delicious, and beautifully prepared.

ES
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch so much. Very clean great server We will be back soon!!

V
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fourth visit to Tisza. Loved it as much as the first. Great ambience, food, service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was outstanding!

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in the area for several days visiting wineries. Ate at several nice places, but Tisza was by far the best. Amazing food and great customer service. Wished we lived closer so I could visit more frequently.

SM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food; friendly staff; good value. Ambiance would be better if the dining room did not look out onto a busy road.

OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t let the Holiday Inn, where this restaurant is located, fool you. This is an outstanding place, in par with any decent bostro in San Francisco, but a fraction of the price. Loved the deconstructed crab Louie, Hamachi crudo, diver scallops to die for, and the lamb osso bucco. Wine list os limited but decent & decently priced.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversay

N
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tisza is awesome! The food, service, and ambiance are all great here and it’s one of our new favorite spots. Everything on the menu is good but our favorite dish is Chef Krisztian’s special, his Hungarian Goulash!

JB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food as usual and we love our waitress Jena she is on top of things, never misses a beat and has a great sense of humor! She’s been our waitress twice now and Rene our name from the first time!

H
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Heard wonderful things about Tisza ~ had a great experience and will return again soon.
Creative and tasty menu, kind and accommodating servers, beverages and food served in timely manner.

H
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent food. Have been to Tisza twice. Will go again.

S
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu & food. They offer unique items that are perfect for date night or special occasion

BM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved EVERYTHING about the restaurant except the noise!!! We had to shout to each other to talk and hear. That’s a big deal to the over 60 . It’s the main reason we don’t go to sweet peas and the new brewery in town, been there and it’s the same, please do something about it as we loved the place.

m
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One in our party of four has medical limitations regarding what she can eat, and the waitress and kitchen were so warmly accommodating and beautifully creative. Other than the room temp a bit chilly on a hot summer evening, we had a superb meal and dining experience. Thank you, we all will be back, and refer others!

NS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great dinner. Everything we had was delicious! The wait staff was attentive and pleasant.

R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Limited menu of German, Hungarian and American specialties. The food is superb. Ambiance ok. Better when it’s not crowded. The wait staff is hard working and very attentive. Highly recommended.

r
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! You can count on quality every single time

D
Hawaii
47 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good as usual. Artichoke is outstanding. Filet of sole great. Wife loved the scallops. Tomoato bisque soup was too salty for my taste. Overall, another great meal at Tisza

L
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual the Schnitzel was superb. The salmon cooked to perfection. The beet salad is outstanding. Best though was the marzipan tort. Ignore that the restaurant is in a Holiday Inn. Lovely place for a great meal.

D
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tisza is a fine dining place with a great chef and good value. We've been many times since they've opened and continue to explore their exciting menu.
We have never experienced better prepared artichokes; the chef has captured exactly what they have to offer! We enjoy breakfast and lunch as well.
The public can't believe this fine restaurant is in a Holiday Inn!

V
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to Tisza. This time we brought two friends, hoping that they would like it as much as my husband and I did. From the first bites of the appetizers, our friends were impressed, as we were, again. The quality and ingredients here are top notch. The beet salad is the best I've had anywhere - great combo of goat cheese, pistachios, balsamic "pearls" - delicious. I ordered the Wiener Schnitzel, again. It's a dish not easy is to find up here, and perfectly prepared @ Tisza. My husband and friends ordered Osso Buco, Trout, and Salmon. Each dish got a hearty thumbs up. Can't wait to return, and bring another set of friends to impress.

JA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

During the day your view is of the weed strewn medium in the street. Don’t know why this hasn’t been attended to. Not very conducive to your ambiance.

RM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here several times and every time, it’s a home run!
You’d never think this little restaurant would have such delicious/ interesting food inside a Holiday Inn, but it does.
Highly recommend it!

SP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Very Noisy, between loud poor piano playing, staff throwing stuff around in the Kitchen, asked server for a quieter table, we were moved but very obvious that she was very unhappy to do so. Left before ordering food

b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful visit.....great food, staff was engaging. Took a relative visiting from Europe who really enjoyed the food and the head chef’s connection to Europe. Made a point to compliment the the kitchen staff which later turned into a table-side visit from their Sous Chef.

KR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a surprising location. We are looking forward to returning.

H
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice addition to the Windsor eating out scene. We will certainly go back. Artichoke appetizer is a real winner.

J
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice surprise for the location- inside the Holiday Inn. Food was very good and authentic. Would definitely return if in the area

AM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Surprising to find a quality restaurant at a Holiday Inn, but it was REALLY good!

H
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb food expertly prepared, with great variety. Crab Louis? Check. Heirloom Tomatoes with burrata? Check. Goulash? Check. Weiner Schnitzel? Check. Petrale sole? Check. Good wine list, reasonably priced? Check. Elegant Ambience? Well no, but you can’t have everything.

B
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best dinners I have had in the last 50 years

M
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I made a reservation and was seated in the worst table in the restaurant. It’s right in the middle of everything, turned at a wonky angle. I asked to be moved and they said they couldn’t even though there were tables available. Just not a two top. So we moved to the bar. Bartender/waiter was nice and knowledgeable.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hesitate to write this because we love this place so much and don’t want the secret to get out! Every meal has been outstanding. Great service and outstanding food! The menu is amazing!

LG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and Chief. Good value all around. Duck and lamb were the best I ever had!

SS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got to try a rock fish and hanger steak, both d perfectly done!
We shared a starter, heirloom tomato with burrata cheese salad, wonderful way to start the meal. Well crafted cocktails and great selection of wines.

We loved the Hungarian wax pepper with paprika side so much, we asked for more!

Compliments to the chef, he does a great job offering the Eastern European and German flavors and dishes but also delicious American food for the less adventurous guests.
A true neighborhood gem!

J
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just enjoying dinner with my daughters family

L
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem. We made the reservation and were reluctant when we found this restaurant located in the Holiday Inn. We were Seated in a comfortable room and greeted immediately by Brittany (sp?) who was young, beautiful, and extremely personable. She guided us through the menu and made the meal even more delightful than food could without her.
The tuna tartar appetizer was a great start and I felt very confident that we made a good choice. We Wiener schnitzel, jager schnitzel we’re both the biggest hits at the table, but every dish was delicious and everyone was very happy with their choice.
We all ordered desserts and we had delicious bottles of wine.
We all walked away extremely satisfied.
I can’t wait to return to Windsor Ca just for dinner!!

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