Tisza Bistro and Bar

4.6
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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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great time

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JimB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good time again. The service was excellent. The waiter great.

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Outwest
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service were exceptional for a hotel restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a well prepared meal. courteous staff and pleasant atmosphere.

MA
vipMARK
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great dinner. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Four of us celebrated our birthdays in the last month!
We are all from Windsor and work in windsor. Local is our
Habit! The food was great as always

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maccee
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice food experience for Restaurant Week. Nice menu selection, ambience nice with background pianist and good service. Love the schnitzel!

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vipCaroleH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best German weinerschnitzel in the County!
Love this hidden gem, a bit hard to find as it's in the lobby of the Windsor Holiday Inn Windsor Wine Country. EVERYTHING IS GREAT except the $20. corkage fee - which is waived on Mondays. I highly recommend.

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vipfoodiegirl
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable restaurant week menu - soup was delicious as was the jaeger schnitzel and pound cake. All so good!!!

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foodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

participated in Sonoma restaurant week...soup and salad were great. The duck and fish dishes lacked flavor..one of us had to ask for salt/pepper...always not a good sign

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vipPeggyB
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week: Tisza is always exceptional. We dine here frequently for lunch and occasionally for dinner. It never fails to be a gastronomical experience!! Finest quality foods with impeccable presentation! I highly recommend Tisza!!

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vipKarenC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well executed appetizers (octopus, artichoke, soup) and mains (duck confit, schnitzel). Service was friendly and very attentive. We're looking forward to visiting again!

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vipDianeandJim
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Friday night during Restaurant Week was extremely busy and noisy, even with our early 5:30 pm reservation. There was a long wait to be served once we placed our order. The quality of the meals were marginal to alright. I had a crab "louie" which was mostly a creamy sauce with a little taste of crab. The salad was good. My husband had at the restaurant week special --The beet salad to start had very few beets, and lots of greens. The entre of Petrale Sole with a sauce and some vegetable was moderately ok. The dessert of strawberry shortcake was small with a piece of plain short bread, and a big blob of whipped cream and a couple of strawberries. The regular wine list was very expensive for single glasses. The house wines were marginal -- sort of flavored liquids.
We were anxious to leave as soon as we paid our check because of the volume of noise. When we got back to the car, we just sat in silence for a few minutes to calm our ears and nerves.

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KenH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, staff was very accommodating, but noise level was an unpleasant distraction

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FunFoodie
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff works together like a well oiled machine, food came out hot, perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious! You totally forget you're in a hotel restaurant. One of the best burgers I ever had and my husband said the salmon could not have been any better. Will be going back for sure!

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Lucy
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Restaurant week. First time. Limited menu. Will go back to try other regular menu choices. $29 dinner but wine $14/glass made it not worth the overall cost of dinner.

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ValerieG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch during restaurant week. My husband enjoyed the Salmon salad very much, and I loved the weinerschnitzel! Our waiter was attentive and the wine was very good. Our dessert was an amazing black forest cake. We have been here several times since they opened and have never been disappointed.

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HealdsburgResident
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Tisza's menu offerings are a fun departure from the usual "California Cuisine / Wine Country" fare -- jaeger schnitzel, spaetzle, potato pancakes reminded me of my German grandmother! They also offer hard-to-find German and Austrian wine. Unfortunately, all of this is spoiled by so much noise that I could not hear the dining companion sitting next to me, let alone across the table. Our party of four gave up trying to have a conversation halfway through the meal.

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GingerK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service every time we eat at Tisza!

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Golfgran
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cauliflower parsnip soup was exceptional. It was light in texture with great flavor.
The schnitzel was large, very well prepared and had a very tasty mushroom sauce on it. All of that was served over spatzle.

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vipSoCoD
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We are regulars, but this time there were some unfortunate events that happened. Hopefully the staff at Tisza will learn from them once the manager takes care of the situation and the severs/busers will be educated on the right way to handle things.

The food here is solid though and we plan to return. You think it is weird that it is in a Holiday Inn but the food will definitely win you over. They are doing a great job with the menu.

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RichReview
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a hidden gem in Windsor. The decor was modern, chic. The food was old-world delicious. I had the Wienerschnitzel and my wife had the salmon. Both cooked to perfection. We had their in-house beer (pils) - perfect with my schnitzel! If you're looking for a German-style meal in Sonoma County, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The noise level is a bit much

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vipUpscalehealthynatural
Los Angeles
328 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The cauliflower and parsnips puréed soup was delicious and the fish was very good too

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Great cocktails also! The desserts are amazing! Can’t wait to return!

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bratodj
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

everything was good but the service. There were several times that we had to ask for something numerous times, they were all to busy visiting with each other.

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lindak
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, served well. Attentive staff. Good selection of food.

KC
vipKarenC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. We dined with some friends that have eaten at the restaurant a few times, and now we can see why. The food was so good!! We will definetely be going back. The service was great, too!

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smilininCA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go there a couple times a year. Usually take friends. Nice European/California menu. I often order the Schnitzel. Service is always good. Nice atmosphere too

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Alfred
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Parking is a very real problem, especially Friday or Saturday and during Happy hour.

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SallyH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Menu for Valentines Day was not too innovative. Dessert was ordinary. Prime rib was excellent but we should have been asked how we wanted it cut as we like thin slices plus the portion was huge! Veggie was cold. Excellent salad and appetizers. Get a better location.

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vipJean
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 27 year anniversary on Valentine's Day and chose Tisza. Everything was wonderful - from the appetizer to the entrees and the delicious dessert! I am excited to host my company dinner here next month!

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vipToby
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best restaurant in Windsor and I would think the best restaurant in a Holiday Inn in the USA. Don’t let the location fool you. Food is always great and might be the hamburger in Sonoma county.

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Ryan
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally delicious dinner with good service and a very comfortable atmosphere.

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JOHNE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. A hidden gem. A bit loud but that indicates happy people.

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Cata
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience and the menu is glorious – full of variety. We had a lovely creamy cauliflower soup and it was delicious. Loved also the spaetzle mac & cheese – just make sure you’re not on a diet! Loved the look of the entrée salads going by with salmon and steak. The chef is Hungarian and very hip, but I really wanted to try that Wiener schnitzel and it was so crispy. I will be back! And the warm marzipan tart with vanilla ice cream was heaven!

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JoeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and great service. Who knew that great restaurant could be hidden in a Holiday Inn in Windsor.

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good4u
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is a cut above most, serving delicious creative dishes by attentive wait staff. The plus on Saturday evening is having the live piano music playing in the background during dinner--a lovely retro touch for an exceptional restaurant. My only negative comment would be that the bitesized (gratis!) appetizer was too heavily salted on top and ruined the subtle flavor. My pasta dish was very good, but again, a little salty for my taste. That aside, this place is four star. And, the bar is tasteful and the drinks very good.

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vipqueenmother
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable!
OMG that Kale Salad was the best I have ever eaten!
The Schnitzel was so fantastic.
Can’t wait to return

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal worthy of a higher-end Wine Country experience. Delicious and expertly crafted. Side portions a bit small, so as not to be overpowering. Heads up, each drink was as much as the meal it came with. Friendly and fast service. $$$

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Tisza Bistro and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 838-5100.

Tisza Bistro and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

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