Modrá Hviezda / Blue Star

Modrá Hviezda / Blue Star

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
17:30 - 22:00
Thu
17:30 - 22:00
Fri
17:30 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
€30.00 – €40.00
CUISINES
European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Slovak ADULT-FRIENDLY Restaurant in Bratislava with honest local Cuisine. Family-run business since 2009. We are looking forward to your visit! Feel at us at home! :)
PRICE RANGE
€30.00 – €40.00
CUISINES
European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,579 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tomas M_Tommo
Bratislava2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Very nice place with beautiful view of Bratislava old city. The waiters and owner of a restaurant are very kind people with passion for service, good food and local wine. We had a seasonal salad and mangalica pork steak with beautiful white wine "Veltlinske zelene". I recommend this restaurant for small groups and specially for couples looking for quiet place.
Written 19 July 2020
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BratislavaExpert
Dear Explore, many thanks for your visit and nice review. We will be happy to welcome you again soon :) Best regards, Viktor K.
Written 21 July 2020
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Vasia V
Neo Psychiko73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Very good traditional restaurant. The interior is very unique. Like a cellar. The food was very good quality. Definitely go for the Halusky. The only negative thing was the 10% service fee that was included in the bill. Also the prices were quite high. Very good experience overall
Written 1 January 2020
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BratislavaExpert
Dear Vasia, Thank you for your visit and feedback, I wish you happy new year! Viktor K.
Written 3 January 2020
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sazzlem88
Uttoxeter1683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Beautiful location and atmosphere. Very special. Staff were lovely and attentive (especially the gentleman). Food wasn’t cheap but considering the location and service, we were very happy with these prices. We shared a starter of traditional cheese and bacon dumplings, delicious but quite rich so glad we shared. Mains we had the Venus steak with caramel and cognac sauce (was incredible) and duck leg (also very good). We shared the chocolate almond cake as we were very full. It was nice but probably wouldn’t have it again and try something new. Homemade lemonade was very nice! We ate in the cellar but the main room also looked very cosy. Very small place so worth booking online if you can.
Written 3 April 2023
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Modrá Hviezda
Dear Sazzlem88, thank you very much for coming, we are very happy that you have enjoyed your lunch/dinner. Special thanks for writing positive review! Best regards, Viktor K, owner
Written 15 April 2023
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JabbaT25
Swansea County256 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Did not enjoy this restaurant. Ordered the sheeps cheese dumplings and a steak. We both did not enjoy either meal. Not sure if it is a Slovakian norm but the waiter did not ask how the steak should be cooked and it came out practically raw. Roast potatoes were not roast potatoes they were deep fried boiled potatoes. Long wait because the waiter came back and informed us the kitchen had lost our order - baring in mind there was only three other tables in there. Budisska (Slovak aperitif) x 2 = €6 Steak = €24.90 Bryndzove Halusky (Sheep cheese dumplings) = €10.90 Opekane Zemiaky ("Roast" potatoes) = €4.20 Service Charge = €4.20 Total = €47.90
Written 23 February 2020
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SoMir
Rotterdam8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Simply overpriced, 14 euro for a starter of bread sold as “Foie gras”.... finally the surprise of 10% service hidden somewhere in the menu..!! Steak was good but overpriced for the small portion
Written 6 March 2020
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BratislavaExpert
Dear Simone, thank you for your visit. I am sorry you were not satisfied. I will do my best to secure every guest is happy with our service, and accept 10% service charge. If not, we will not charge it, just let us know before paying, thank you. Best regards, Viktor K.
Written 19 July 2020
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Adriana A
Bucharest83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
The food is decent but the service was kind of poor. I asked the waiter something and she answered in a rude manner. And by coincidence, someone at the next table asked their waiter a question and that waiter also responded in a rude manner. Also, they charge you a service fee of 10% of the bill. I guess that is why waiters in this restaurant dont make an effort to be nice.
Written 5 January 2020
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holidayqueen0
99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
We had a wonderful experience here. The restaurant is beautifully quaint and the food was delicious. We had the goats cheese and bacon starter to share and then the Duck and Pork Loin, all were incredible and washed down with 3 beers each. The bill came to 70 euros including a tip, which we thought was excellent value. Put this little gem on your to do list when you visit beautiful Bratislava!
Written 4 March 2023
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BratislavaExpert
Dear Holidayqueen0, thank you very much for your visit and also for taking time to write your kind review, we appreciate both a lot :) Best regards, Viktor K
Written 6 March 2023
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annabel
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
This place is real gem on every front: excellent quality of food and the most friendly and helpful service I’ve seen in all of Slovakia. It should definitely be higher up in tripadvisor’s list of recommended restaurants, it deserves to be #1. You will be greeted by the most friendly owner who goes out of his way to accomodate you. Then the dishes: truly excellent balance of tastes between meat and its sauces. Same for deserts. For those of you travellers who are getting a bit tired of slovak cuisine if you’ve been in the country for several days, its modern twist to each dishes makes you want to come back 2 days later (which we did). Please don’t stop going to this place for being a few hundred meters away from the busy crowded pedestrian streets of old town. The 2 min walk up to it is very easy and short and picturesque too, just like the restaurant’s interiors.
Written 19 July 2021
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BratislavaExpert
Dear Mrs. Anabele, many thanks for your visits and very nice feedback, it was big pleasure for us to take care of you all! Wishing all the best, Viktor
Written 23 July 2021
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PaulaSea
Budapest2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
The meat was not well seasoned at all, no salt and pepper. I ordered the rabbit with forest mushrooms, but the mushrooms were horrible, acide taste coming from a can probably. I usually eat everything cause I hate wasting food, but the mushrooms were really bad. My friend had pork, again not seasoned, but the pumpkin purée and chestnuts were good. The wine was good and the waiter was very nice, hat off for him, old generation of waiters, which studied to be a waiter and knows how to smile and behave. Place is nice too, pity that the food was not as expected.
Written 18 May 2022
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BratislavaExpert
Dear ShoeGirlChic, thank you very much for your visit. I really appreciate very much, that in your review you highlighted also positive things you experienced, what these days not everybody does. ( the overall trend is to focus on bad things and write more complaints, than appreciate good quality and write positive reviews...) So thank you again for being fair. Regarding the taste of food, well, this is a bit complicate, to please everybody with the same taste is rather difficult, as how many people, so many tastes we say..I can only assure you and everybody else, that we cooke fresh, nothing from cans. The "acide" taste of mushrooms may come from red wine, as in red wine the rabbit and mushrooms are cooked..and on every table is salt and pepper for guests who prefer more salted and seasoned food. We also ask every guest when they starting eating their meals if everything is OK and if the food is tasty. In 99,99% we get positive answer, majority of our guests enjoy the taste and combination with side dish. So when we asked you, if you have said to us, we would try to help you improve the seasoning according your specific need. Now we can do nothing anymore, only say that we are sorry for that. Thank you again for coming, take care... Viktor, waiter
Written 20 May 2022
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Chris J
New York City29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Ok so imagine this is your interaction after arriving at a restaurant at lunch time with your family after a steep walk up a hill with a young child and seeing someone who is supposedly the manager (and later would discover is the owner). Me: "Do you have a table for 3" Manager/Owner: "Do you have a reservation?" Me: "No" Manager/Owner: "Sorry it is not possible, we have no spots. Maybe in 2 hours" (Now at this point, we are a little annoyed b/c we can see the restaurant through the window is almost empty but we are from New York CIty and some nice restaurants have these weird seating times occasionally. However the manager was fairly condescending and rude in this interaction, and I didn't quite trust him) So we walked outside and I log on to the website and there are free reservations for every 15/30 minute time slot for the whole afternoon. This would be any size normal party, letalone the 3 that we were. So I am stubborn, and made the reservation, which had to be confirmed by restaurant in a subsequent email confirmation which came 2 minutes later. And we walk back into the restaurant (Manger/Owner is not there originally but as we would come to learn his daughters and wife are) Me: "Yes we have a reservation for 3" (wife and daughter walk in behind me) Host/Daughter: "Ok what is your name" Me: "I give my name" Host/Daughter: She checks and says "Ok come this way" Mother: (in Slovak says to daughter, "no" and to go get her father .. we can understand some words) Host/Daughter: "Ok please wait" (Manger/Owner enters dining room) Me: "Yes we have a reservation for 3 now" Manager/Owner: "That is not possible" Me: "Yes see it is here, showing my email confirmation" Manager/Owner: "Again that is not possible" Me: "See here" pointing to my own name on his booking screen software Manager/Owner: "Oh but it is not possible, we can't have children here, we are for adults" It is at this point I am very annoyed because; 1. If they really just wanted adults in the restaurant, why did he not say that when we first asked, let alone the multiple opportunities after that 2. This is just a standard restaurant and dining room, no different from other restaurants in Bratislava, or elsewhere in world. 3. Being a minority, with a minority spouse, in a mixed race marriage with a multi-racial child, we are both attune to when people are at best double talking us, letalone any form of bias or discrimination Regardless of the above, we left and let them know we would write about this experience because we don't want others to ruin their trip or meal by experiencing the same. Especially if you are a person who because of you are, do feel excluded in situations. Maybe the food is decent, and maybe it is average. Regardless there are so many amazing food establishments in Bratislava, with amazing service and friendly people. We went to a crepe restaurant a few minutes away downhill, which was amazing in food and service. I don't know the rules in Slovakia around whether you can exclude families from regular restaurants or any sort of bias or discrimination. If I did, I would report it to a relevant authority. What I do know is that this is a restaurant that you should avoid so you can patronize all the amazingness that is the rest of the Bratislava food scene from markets to cafes to restaurants, and if at right time of year - the Christmas markets.
Written 13 December 2023
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Viktor Kováč
MODRA HVIEZDA is adult friendly restaurant. You knew that when you were making reservation as it is stated right close to our reservation system. We just did not want to argue, you apparently did want... You will be welcomed as everyone else after your children grow up. Or until then without babies and trolies. Have a nice day!
Written 18 December 2023
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elpi.vas
Grevena65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
4 stars for the environment for sure.. food was very nice but not something special and I didn't like the fact that they charge 3 extra euro for service.. I have been to many restaurants in Europe and abroad, and in most of them they ask us if we want to give something for service.. That's why I didn't give tips.
Written 6 March 2020
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BratislavaExpert
Dear E.va, thank you for your visit and review. We wanted to make it easy for visitors from all over the world, so there is a service charge of 10% included in the bill. It is stated in the menu, so that everybody knows how it works and does not have to bother with finding information about how it works in this particular country. Our staff does everything they can to deserve the tip. Best regards, Viktor K.
Written 19 July 2020
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Phaedra S
Thessaloniki20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
The restaurant’s photos got our attention and wanted to enjoy this magnificent location ourselves. In addition to being in a cave the decoration is wonderful and create a unique warm, cozy, romantic atmosphere with music playing discreetly. Definitely not something you can see every day. The service very friendly and warm. We had delicious duck with the best potato pancakes I’ve tried, goulash with dumplings (now I understand why they are so popular), grilled vegetables and red wine and everything was extremely well-cooked and tasty and we enjoyed it very much. The high prices are equivalent to the quality and it is not so expensive as other gourmet restaurants so it is very much worth it. Highly recommended!
Written 15 August 2023
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Modrá Hviezda
Dear Phaedras, thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to write nice review, we appreciate it a lot. Best regards, Viktor K
Written 19 August 2023
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Cameron B
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
My wife and I made reservations here during a recent trip because we wanted a nice, quiet meal with some Slovak-inspired choices. We shared dumplings, then I had the mangalica with pumpkin and chestnuts and she ordered a salad. I loved what I got and couldn't get enough of the pumpkin and chestnuts; it all felt like good comfort food. We sat under the brick arch in the center of the restaurant and had great service. It was the experience we came for.
Written 29 June 2022
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BratislavaExpert
Dear Cameron B, thank you very much for visiting us, we are very happy that we met your expectations :) Best regards, Viktor K.
Written 1 July 2022
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rainbowrover2011
Manchester351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
This was quite underwhelming. The menu options were quite limited, only 4 starters , 2 hot, 2 cold. The mains very simple , hearty food, but nice food. Only a few dessert options, nothing took our fancy. We enjoyed our meal, but it wasn't anything particularly memorable.
Written 16 January 2020
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Bob R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
My wife and I are visiting Bratislava for three nights and were looking for a dining experience that would highlight regional cuisine and give us a window into old world Slovak tradition. On a walk up to the castle we noticed Modrá Hviezda on our cobblestone walk. Making reservations for a dinner that evening we returned for a even more delightful evening than expected. The food, the service, the atmosphere were exceptional. The owner warm and engaging with wonderful recommendations on local cuisine and the contact of the location and it’s history. Local wines, during dinner, cognac, and coffee, completed a memorable dining experience. It’s a “don’t miss this” if you come to visit Bratislava.
Written 30 August 2023
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Viktor Kováč
Dear Madam and Sir, we would like to sincerely thank you for your kind visit and also for writing nice review :) We wish you that good luck, take care! Viktor
Written 1 September 2023
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