Ul. popa Dukljanina 1, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Great food and service. Lunch was good value for the quality. Order a cup of coffee if you have the capacity at the end - you won't be disappointed.
The place has a touch of sophistication to attract an upscale clientele yet needs to earn its own character and panache. Service staff are prompt but a bit stiff and awkward. With some time, learning and experience I am certain the staff can gain the confidence and poise requires to rise to first class. Food presentation is also a bit formal and lacking an artful dash yet there are glimmers of hope. Croatians are my people and I know they can rise to the best of the best in everything we do.
My husband and I were looking forward to this meal and I have to say, overall we were extremely disappointed. Our waiter was nice, but everything was just a miss. The food was missing the mark and mild in flavors across the board. Blue fin tuna was ok, but we've had better. The risotto was the best part of the meal. It was delicious and the star of the 4 courses for us but it came so long after the first course. We waited a LONG time. The third course for me was sea bass with a spinach foam. It was very bland. There was shrimp butter on it but couldn't taste that at all. The carrot dessert was really dry even though they say it was soaked in coffee, which we couldn't taste at all. They never checked to see how each course was with us. The experience was just lacking overall. I was so disappointed. When we got the check we were so surprised to see that we were charged for bread and butter. I have never seen a fine dining restaurant charge for bread and butter. It's incredibly odd. It was a miss for us, and under the circumstances, I would not recommend and would suggest to go to another restaurant instead.
I have nothing to say about this place, except that it can stand side by side to some of the best Michelin starred restaurants I’ve ever been to. We had a 7-course meal. The menu was well-balanced, light and super tasty. Service was amazing, pampered all the way through. Bartender made a special cocktail per my request and it was the best cocktail I’ve ever had. It was too hot for wine pairing, so I can’t really say how that would have been, but hopefully next time.
Exquisite food and exceptional service. It deserves more stars. Put this restaurant on your must-do list if you are in Zagreb. I'd suggest you do the degustation with paired wines .... absolutely amazing.