Address: Žižkova 1 - Rybársky Cech #2, downstairs
Phone: 5313 049, 5311 873
Hours:Daily 12-21; 22 for drinks
Cuisine:Steaks & exotic dishes
Prices:Sk Sk Sk
English menu:Yes (German)
Andrej Hryc sure can talk. His Radio Twist is one of the most popular radio stations in Slovakia, and his Twist Steak House is fast becoming a favorite restaurant. Why? Check this out - an excerpt from Twist's menu: "If there is something you would like which is not listed in our menu, we would be happy to prepare something at your request." All we could say was, "Wow!" We took them at their word and they delivered!
This place may appear to be for meat-eaters only, but don't believe it; there is enough variety to please even the most picky vegetarians. But the specialty is steak and lots of it. Steaks are cooked with special sauces in a small but attractive kitchen open to the diners' view. The beef is top quality - thicker than most - prepared as you like it, and presented nicely with colorful bouquets of vegetables.
For less traditional meals, try the crocodile or the ostrich. We tried the latter and found it to be a little tasteless, but a generous serving of a nutty sauce helped. The pork chops are another wonderful choice.
There are also poultry dishes on the menu, but no fish; that's upstairs at Rybársky Cech. Veggie lovers can enjoy asparagus, broccoli, and a tempting salad bar (with olive oil) which is consistently fresh. Both the broccoli soup and the garlic soup with ham and a whole egg are great choices for starters. Everything on the menu is served in abundance, so save room for dessert - palacinky with ice cream - attractive and smothered with real whipped cream.
Twist has limited seating inside, and its outside patio, subject to noise from speeding cars along the Danube. Make reservations, especially on Friday or Saturday nights, as it tends to fill up. The location is great for an evening out in Bratislava. After the meal, take a stroll along the Danube to work off the delicious calories.
Dinner for two comes to about 700 Sk, including a tip and a 15 Sk cover charge per person. Keep your eyes open for Hryc's grill bar opening near Con Béblavéhostreet in early October. We'll keep you posted.
11. Sep 1997 at 0:00 | Michel Litt and Graham Wood