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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Very mixed feeling, We arrived and the service which was really inadequate and somehow rude. However the food was very good Prices are high for Bratislava

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

Great experience! Food was absolutely delicious. The premises were very nice and arranged properly for the business dinner. Big THANKS to Rene for making our experience even more amazing with his excellent and customer oriented service. It was a real blast and I can only...recommend it to others.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022

If you want an elegant place, good food, a super vodka sour...and the most beautiful women of Bratislava, go to the Rio Restaurant and Bar. Good beef tartare, good duck breast, good slovak wine, super cocktails, elegant people, house music...everything is ok. In my opinion,...just one negative thing: it's a little bit expensive, the prices are like in Milano. Four courses, one bottle of slovak wine (Dunaj) and four wodka sour 144 euro.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

We were welcomed straight away, interior was dark, but cozy. Everyone spoke English, food arrived quite quickly. And it was something we would love to come back for, it was nicely served and really delicious! Great experience, recommending this place.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 February 2022

The service was magnificent. The food was very fresh and tasty. It was a great experience. We fell in love with this restaurant, their service and best Prosecco ❤️❤️

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

I booked Rio Resturant Bratislava based on reviews I read. When we arrived we were met by a man wearing his mask around his neck not face . We were not asked for our covid passes . He showed us to our table where our...chairs were touching other guests. Our safety was totally compromised . Wine menu average cost mid 30s to 50s for a bottle of wine it's crazy. Fish soup I had gave me food posing within 45 mins of leaving( I am never sick). Steak over cooked but ok. I ordered chunky chip I received burnt McDonalds ( chanced one left the rest ) . Party next to us had a firework served with their wine the waiter had to circle us and other tables to get to the party showering us with sparks. Covid is killing so many people Rio had totally disregarded their duty to protect their customers. Please do not enter if the waiters are not wearing masks it's simply not worth the risk.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

Everything about this place sets it apart from the rest. We had been wandering the streets of the old town looking for somewhere to spend the last evening of our holiday in style and our eyes were caught by Rio. Yes, the black and orange...decor is incredibly striking, like flames in the darkness and it continues throughout the venue right down to the spooky loos in the basement - don’t leave without paying them a visit- fabulous!! And the most orange display of all in all this blackness were the amazing collection of whiskey bottles behind the bar. Over 50 we were told. But what about the food? Incredible, tasty and artfully prepared. The service was fine, they squeezed us in as walk-ins so one can’t complain. I loved the dessert best of all - “Campari” a coconut ice cream with almonds and lemon sauce…. Delicious! (And by the way, even the cutlery was black.)More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

I am very picky when it comes to dining experiences but last night my wife and I had an experience which even led me to this review - something that normally never do. We were shown to our table and quickly afterwards we had the...pleasure of Christina who were going to be our waiter for the night. She started by offering us a complimentary glass of prosecco while we studied the menu. We started by sharing a shasimi of tuna and salmon with a glas of German Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand. Next course was spicy shrimps. Way too spicy for my wife but I love spicy food so for me it was spot on. When I afterwards asked for recommendations for picking a redwine Christina even offered me to try the two wines I had difficulties picking between. She told me her personal choice and explained why and all in all I must say that she was not only smiling and quick but also extremely attentive and professional. We had the sharing combo to share as a main course. The meat was tasty and the fries crispy! For dessert we shared the chocolate on fire which was perfectly balanced and tasty on a very high level! As if all this was not enough Christina brought us a complementary lemon-dessert with our coffee. There was absolutely nothing negative I could say about our evening both food and service was topclass even on a busy Saturday night. Wow!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Excellent place. Had one of the best steaks of my life. Service was cool even tho it took little bit too much for our main course. Also loved the location. Bill is little bit expensive for slovakian standards but it’s worth it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

Great duck, good service and cheap beer. What else do you want. A classy restaurant that I definitely can recommend to you.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

We had a wonderful evening at Rio Restaurant. Fast and friendly service, the food came really quick. Patricia took very good care of us, was very attentive, but not too pushy. The food is worth paying a little bit more, steaks come still sizzling on...a hot lava plate which has a very cool effect. But the best part of the dish was the different sauces, which very really delicious. The dark theme (even the cutlery is black) and little bit louder music (you can still talk to each other though) make it stick out from the surrounding restaurants and create a comfortable and also little bit fancy environment. my only small critisism is that we passed by in the afternoon to reserve a table for dinner and the waiter asked if a beautiful table for 2 right by the entrance would be fine for us (we said yes). When we actually came in the evening, the table was already taken and we had to sit a little bit more in the back, not right by the window. Make sure to only give table choices if you're sure that you can keep the promise later... All in all, we would definitely come back to eat here!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 May 2021

Thank you for a wonderful evening, excellent meal and great service - especially Erik and Paula, who were amazing. We will come back! Steeve and Martina

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

We were absolutely blown away. Such a beautiful place, nice music and really friendly stuff. The hostess was really kind, our host for the evening,Manfred, was really helpful with the menu and had really nice english. We ended up having lava combo and rib-eye steak...with truffle fries and some grilled vegetable. Food was just fabulous. We are going to make our visits regular, thats for sure!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

Very disappointed. We had few courses and most of them were really disappointing. Pasta was dry,salad without flavor and ribs for 2 had pretty small amount of meat.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

incredible and romantic ambiance, lovely staff and an irresistible menu. I had the sushami to start and then the duck, and would struggle to fault either. will definitely be visiting again the next time I am in bratislava.

Date of visit: August 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4