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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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
55 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
9 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
17 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
23 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
27 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
26 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!!

BA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were five of us. Everyone ordered a different meal and all of us were very pleased with what we ordered. Not our first time there and not the last either. Always outstanding.

ST
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tisza never fails to impress me. It was a busy night with some large parties so it was a loud night. This by no means distracted me and my guest from a wonderful dinner. Chef Krisztian frequented the tables too.

SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! Our server was happy to share her recommendations and her favorites from the menu, and was very friendly. Our food was wonderfully cooked! I loved the rustic European theme with a modern touch on the menu. Definitely will recommend this place to others!

n
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I return, it gets better. The food is excellent. The service is also excellent.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and tasty food, good for friends get together

c
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tisza Bistro was a "find" and we enjoyed it. We have been several times since we found it. The food is outstanding and very well presented as well. We love this place

V
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The last place you would expect to find a restaurant like this within a standard chain hotel along the freeway- a true surprise. Very pleasing interior. Service attentive. Food delicious, imaginative.
Tisza is a very welcome addition to the fire ravaged restaurant scene here. We will return soon.

GS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely perfectly cooked meal. Flavor was outstanding.

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food; outstanding service.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there, so amazing! Great host, great busser/ runner and great server- wish they were all like this staff! Very attentive, friendly, and just a fun place to enjoy really good food (and drinks)! We sat outside both times, my favorite although it's really nice inside and even had a pianist. Side note: live seeing the baby goats next door by the parking lot!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful surprise! I was a little hesitant to go into a restaurant at the holiday inn. The food was fabulous, was true authentic schnitzel! Best on the West Coast! Great cocktails, live piano music and great service! We even got to meet the chef! Wonderful experience!

ST
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to try this hidden gem! Tisza is located at the Holiday Inn Windsor Wine Country and is a great addition to the hotel and community. I have not had a bad experience here. All food is fresh and artfully prepared. What a wonderful treat!

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner out for my husband and I. Loved this place!

AH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very good. The chef is accommodating with special requests when he can. Service is good too.

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