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Olympia is worthy of a gold medal

Located one floor above street level in the Nová Scéna theater building, this restaurant seating 150 is close to parking and public transportation. The décor is one of modern style chrome with plenty of light, and the atmosphere is pleasant. Service here is also good. Sixteen soups, and warm and cold appetizers are available for starting your meals. The least expensive is the kapustnica s údeným mäsom a hríbami (cabbage soup with sausage and mushrooms - 25 Sk). The most expensive is the zeleninový tanier so syrom (vegetable plate with cheese - 58 Sk).Main courses include fish, beef, pork, poultry, veal, and vegetarian items ranging from 48 Sk for fried carp, to 201 Sk for Sviečková Olympia, a beef dish with sour cream and mushrooms.

Address:Živnostenská 1
Tel.:361-485
Hours:M-Sat, 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 13:00 - 24:00
Cuisine:Slovak
Prices:Sk Sk
Reservations:Recommended
English menu:Yes (also German)
Credit Cards:No
Recommended:Very highly


Located one floor above street level in the Nová Scéna theater building, this restaurant seating 150 is close to parking and public transportation. The décor is one of modern style chrome with plenty of light, and the atmosphere is pleasant. Service here is also good.

Sixteen soups, and warm and cold appetizers are available for starting your meals. The least expensive is the kapustnica s údeným mäsom a hríbami (cabbage soup with sausage and mushrooms - 25 Sk). The most expensive is the zeleninový tanier so syrom (vegetable plate with cheese - 58 Sk).

Main courses include fish, beef, pork, poultry, veal, and vegetarian items ranging from 48 Sk for fried carp, to 201 Sk for Sviečková Olympia, a beef dish with sour cream and mushrooms. Try the steak z lososa, salmon cooked with wine in a shrimp sauce (183 Sk). Shark, trout, squid and carp are also available. Madeline tried the morka s ovocím (turkey with fruit) for 99 Sk. The tender juicy meal was delicious.

Paul decided on the viedenská roštenka (steak with onions - 84 Sk). The meat was very good quality, and the crispy fried onions put this dish in a class of its own. This is only one of 15 beef and veal dishes served here. Vegetarians have plenty of choices, but many of them are fried (37 - 63 Sk). Fresh salads here are a good bet. Madeline had the mixed fresh salad for 30 Sk.

The desserts include compotes (19 - 21 Sk), three types of palacinky (56 - 103 Sk) and many, many ice cream dishes (36 - 44 Sk). If you are looking for something different, we recommend the hrušky v župane (33 Sk) or "pear in a robe," a fried pear in pastry dough.

A word about prices here. In addition to regular sized meals at very good prices, Olympia offers half portions in case you prefer to eat light, with prices right on the menu. Our dinner was 200 Sk per person and included salad, main course, rice and non-alcoholic beverages. We were so full from what we had that we could not try any of the tempting desserts but suggest you do.

Paul Zendzian and Madeline Vadkerty are the authors of Bon Appetit, Dobrú Chuť, Bratislava!, which is available at select bookstores and news stands.

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