Tisza Bistro and Bar
We are always treated better than family!
Great food! Super service! Gem in the wine country!!!
We recently had lunch at Tisza's to celebrate friends' birthdays. The food was excellent and , even though, they were shorthanded our server did everything humanly possible to keep up. I would definitely recommend.
We had a big group and the service was superb. Presentation most excellent!
The staff was terrific. Matre de, waiter and busboy all excellent.
The food very good, but I would like to see a few more entree items on the menu.
The restaurant decor and setting very elegant.
Our experience was delightful. The staff made sure we had everything we needed including Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Some of the brunch offerings were familiar, fruit, Eggs Benedict, sausage, potatoes and bacon. Others were welcome additions including a delicious vegetable strudel, a Black Forest cake with raspberries instead of cherries, lemon torte, and an almond tart. The sound level was low and we enjoyed the piano selections. Altogether a very pleasant experience.
The food was amazing! I had the Weiner Schnitzel and it was perfect. The dessert Nutella Bread pudding with the bananas couldn’t have been better if I had imagined it. We’ll be back for sure!!!
We have been to Tisza several times and always look forward to excellent food. I had the goulash special and my guest had the wienerschnitzel. The main courses and sides were wonderful. We did not have salad or appetizers this time, but have always enjoyed them in the past. The octopus app is so tender and tasty! We nearly always order it. The coffee and tea were top quality and attentively served. (I hate getting mediocre tea at so many places.) Service was excellent, waiter and helpers were attentive, but not intrusive. Too bad it is so loud- that is the only drawback.
Food was excellent . Nice wine selection by the glass
We went with a group of 8 friends after a day of wine tasting. First off, we were surprised that the restaurant was located in a Holiday Inn...would have probably passed had we known that. It was not much to look at and quite loud. Our server was super nice and efficient, so no complaints there at all. The menu was interesting, with a mix of Hungarian dishes such as Winerschnitzle and Bratwurst , plus Mac and cheese and fish. Kinda weird really😐 What we ordered tasted fine, but nothing really stood out. It was fine, but probably won’t return.
We didn't know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised with the entire dining experience. Food was fantastic... especially the desserts!
We loved the food. Would not have expected this restaurant in a Holiday Inn.
This is truly a great find.
A very comfortable resturant loved seeing the chef
Went there for brunch and I felt a little disappointed and a lot unorganized but I will try dinner
Always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. Very friendly and excellent food
The service was great. The food was ok. My grandkids had the Benedict I had the scramble. There was nothing special about either. No toast or biscuit or ??? But we love Tisza and will be back.
We enjoyed most aspects of our dinner. The Spätzle Mac ’n Cheese was a wonderful appetizer. The Roasted Beets were beautifully presented and delicious. My husband enjoyed his Jägerschnitzel. I ordered the Gnocci (Gnudi) Pasta and enjoyed all of it except the Gnocci itself. I consider Gnocci to be light pillows but these were very dense and heavy. It was like eating paste, so I didn't. As for the bar, they did not have Tanqueray, which is my gin of choice. I made do with another brand, which was a little too sweet for my taste.
The food is outstanding and very well presented. On the night we went there was a pianist playing, which added a nice touch to our evening. The chef comes out and greets his diners. The noise level was a bit high, but this is a fantastic find.
Tisza is in a Holiday Inn Express and the ambiance suffers because of it. Tile flooring makes the noise level higher than you want in a fine dining experience. Could smell the chlorine from the indoor pool in the lobby. Service was a bit disjointed. Mains arrived while my husband was still on his first course. Food was OK, but not exciting. Got the feeling that the chef dumbed down the Hungarian spicing for an American palate. Were glad that we didn't choose the Schnitzel entrees, which were more expensive, as it would have raised our total bill. Wine list was just OK for being in Wine Country. Nice experiment, but we're not going back.
The food is so good.
Our neighbors told us they loved their experience at your restaurant so we had to try it. Love using Open Table for reservations. The parking was a challenge but everything else was great. The food was some of the best we have had. We will definitely be returning!
Lovely. Great Birthday Celebration.
What an unexpected find! We walked by it at first as it's inside a Holiday Inn Express. The decor is what you would expect in a hotel restaurant - but the food!! AMAZING!!! Great wine list with bottles from places you wouldn't normally see (Croatia, Serbia, Hungary) which of course pair very well with the Hungarian menu. Plus the awesome service - and decent prices - you can't go wrong! Worth the drive from Calistoga for us!
It was a Birthday dinner. Everything was wonderful. Good service, Delicious food. A special treat for the "Birthday Girl". We sat in the "Bar Area" for less noise. Keep up the good work. I thought the food was a bit pricey, but no more than other nice places with great food and wonderful presentation....See you soon
We love this place, excellent food and awesome service.
Every dish was excellent. Presentation was impeccable. Really enjoyed the experience.
This locl gem continues to have delicious food, beautifully presented. The staff is gracious. The portions are generous, and sometimes I need a take home box for part of the meal.
Fantastic and so unexpected in its location...chef and team are top notch and deserve to have their restaurant highlighted by the many tasting rooms in greater Healdsburg/Windsor region
I felt cramped as we were seated at a very very small table -- We had to passed our lit candle and our waters to a nearby empty table to make room for our plates and food .. Ask for a table near the windows , they are larger !!!
This Hungarian themed restaurant was a real find. It’s located in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Windsor, which kept it a notch down in terms of ambience but the food more than compensates. The portions are large, to the point where the lovely and delicious Crab Louie - which we split - could have been an entree in itself. Our very picky Petrale sole friends raved about how theirs was done. My wife had the duck confit and thought it was cooked perfectly, while I passed up the Weinersnitzel for their special - pork goulash. I loved the homemade spaetzel and red cabbage with apples that accompanied it. The pork was tender and well seasoned, but I left half behind because there was so much of it. I forgot that I had mentioned my sister in law’s birthday, but Jena our server didn’t. She brought out a Chocolate Pot de Crème, with a Jam Filled Linzer Cookie, topped with whipped cream and one candle. We will be back for the wiener!
I made a reservation and when we showed up the restaurant was empty but they sat us under the tv playing a loud game. The tv was only inches above our heads and the staff was very snotty about moving us. We had to get up and just pick a different table because they said they had too many reservations and couldn't move us. They weren't happy with us at all but we stayed at our new table. We left at 6pm and the restaurant was still very empty. There was no reason they couldn't give us a more pleasant table from the start or be nice about moving us. I don't plan to recommend or visit again.
Pleasantly surprised after learning it is in the lobby of the Holiday Inn. Definitely don’t let that keep you away. Salads delicious, very good schnitzel and very, very friendly and professional servers. Nice bar. Will be going back for sure.
Excellent food and you won't walk away hungry. A bit noisy.
I came for the Weiner Schnitzel (as always) and ordered the Hungarian Goulash (with fresh made Spätzle and Red Cabbage as is very traditional). So glad I did because it is not on the regular menu. The chef decides to run it as a special once in awhile. Lucky me. It was superb!. My friends had the Weiner Schnitzel and the Jaeger Schnitzel, recommended by me. Born in Germany and knowing how to cook all of these dishes makes me quite the German critic. The chef (who is Hungarian) nails it every time. So glad he opened up Tisza.
We have been several times and have always had a greay meal
A wonderful surprise and discovery. Would definitely go back. Everything we ordered was great. Pretty good wine list also with some nice values.
Our reservation was for 5 pm and when we arrived only one table was taken in the dining area yet we were placed in the bar. I refused to sit there and was told that the tables in the restaurant were for at least three people. I still refused to sit in the bar area and we were then given a table in the dining room. My meal was good, not great and the mashed potatoes were not hot. My husband had the hanger steak which was good but overpriced. Monti’s In Montgomery Village offers hanger steak for $29 and that plate is outstanding. Our wait staff paid too much attention to us. I don’t want to be asked by two people three times how I am enjoying my meal. And the entire time we were there the dining area never filled completely so I don’t understand why we weren’t seated there in the first place. I’m not sure if we will return and I won’t be recommending this place to anyone. There are much better restaurants in Santa Rosa.
Right out of the gate, you need to get beyond the feeling of being in a hotel "breakfast area". That's the feel of the dining room. But then your server arrives and the feeling immediately changes. Our service was excellent, and the food was fantastic! There were 3 of us and it was our first time here. We all live locally. I believe there were at least 8 or 9 specials for starters as well as entrees. Our server, Jena, rattled them off perfectly and with incredible skill - truly drawing us in. We ordered the spatzle (sp?) mac and cheese to share - it was heavy duty but flavorful. Following that, we each had two courses. I had the special citrus salad - delicious! - blood oranges, avocado, mixed greens - yum! That was followed by the pan sautéed Petrale sole with asparagus and pea risotto - another winner! My two friends thoroughly enjoyed both of their courses. We shared one dessert which was a meyer lemon pudding - WOW! It came with fresh raspberries and chocolate shavings - we all loved it. We also had a round of cocktails and a bottle of Sangiovese. Overall with tax and tip included, we spent $255. Given all of the food and alcohol we enjoyed, we were stunned at how reasonably priced it was - and the noise level was actually pretty low - another win! We'll definitely go back.
The waitress wasn't very helpful. We ordered scallops for the table. There were 4 of us. I guess 3 is the normal, but she could have asked if we would like 4 (for extra $ of course). The octopus was very chewy. Would have preferred it without the suction cups...... wiener schnitzel was quite good.