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“Excellent food close to Maksimir Park”

AB OVO Bistro & Bar
Ranked #62 of 902 Restaurants in Zagreb
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Description: AB OVO Bistro&Bar is located near beautiful park Maksimir. Translated from latin, Ab ovo implicates new beginning. In our kitchen, every day presents new beginning, new preparation and new dishes. We use local ingredients of highest quality; fresh meat and fish, organic fruits and vegetables bought on the farmers market. We also dedicated a lot of attention to the wine card, cocktails and our specialty coffee. Tuna burger with wild Adriatic tuna, Housemade pasta with wild mushrooms, Sweet potato and capesante soup, 40 days aged Ribeye, Housemade rosemary foccacia are just some of the delicious dishes you will find on our menu. For those who want to experience our philosophy and enjoy in some of the signature dishes of our amazing chef we offer tasting menu (5, 7 or 12 courses) which shouldbe announced at least 2 days in advance. We invite you to taste the new beginning!
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Description: AB OVO Bistro&Bar is located near beautiful park Maksimir. Translated from latin, Ab ovo implicates new beginning. In our kitchen, every day presents new beginning, new preparation and new dishes. We use local ingredients of highest quality; fresh meat and fish, organic fruits and vegetables bought on the farmers market. We also dedicated a lot of attention to the wine card, cocktails and our specialty coffee. Tuna burger with wild Adriatic tuna, Housemade pasta with wild mushrooms, Sweet potato and capesante soup, 40 days aged Ribeye, Housemade rosemary foccacia are just some of the delicious dishes you will find on our menu. For those who want to experience our philosophy and enjoy in some of the signature dishes of our amazing chef we offer tasting menu (5, 7 or 12 courses) which shouldbe announced at least 2 days in advance. We invite you to taste the new beginning!
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We are living a bit outside of Zagreb and enjoy going to the city for a good lunch or dinner. Finally we found a spot, that is closer to our home and has an outstanding kitchen. The small restaurant with only a few tables and a terrace serves only three times three dishes on a daily changing basis. Three starters, three main courses and three desserts, which are published via internet in order to get a first impression of what can be expected.
We went for a salad with wild asparagus and a phenomenal beef tartar. As main course we ordered the "famous" burgers. Also a great choice. Finally the variation of mousse of chocolat and cheesecake. Perfect to conclude a perfect meal. The selections of vines will also satisfy any desires and needs. We chose the Malvazija from Menegetthi - always a goog choise for a light meal. The service was very friendly and provided an introduction with every meal served - nice add on.
I admit, that the prices are slightly above average, but all meals were freshly prepared with excellent products from the region.
We will return for sure.

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Thank Dirk B
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The staff is trying very hard and their concept is new and innovative but the place is overpriced. Some dishes are too small, and the interior is more like a bistro, and not like a restaurant, but the prices can be compared to fine dinning restaurants.

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Thank Ana P
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Dajana B, Guest Relations Manager at AB OVO Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Dear Ana,

thank you for visiting Ab Ovo Bistro&Bar and taking time to share your experience. As our name suggests we are bistro, not a restaurant and our concept is truly innovative and new. Regarding prices, we are one of few places in Croatia that relies exclusively on organic, ecologiacal and domestic local ingredients which are, as you probably know, much more expensive than those bought in the supermarkets. Therefore, our prices reflect the quality invested in the final product. Our focus is on quality of ingredients and modern culinary techinques.
We wish you well and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future for an even better experience.
Best regards,
Ab Ovo

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great food in interested ambient.
It is really something different and realy realy tasty. Both option- fish or meat was perfect.
People are great and sugesstion about wine was

Thank Ivona C
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Dajana B, Guest Relations Manager at AB OVO Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Dear Ivona,

Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor and we are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable time at Ab Ovo Bistro&Bar.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Ab Ovo

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I had very high hopes for this bistro and drooled over your menus on Facebook, I finally got there for dinner and I can just say that the food is average, at least what I ordered and got. Tomato soup was fine, but again, nothing special. Shrimp polpete average, there is nothing to it. And salad made polpete moist during eating. Desert fasnik was nice, lots of flavor, ginger ice cream was nice and refreshing, the cake itself had a weird texture and a bit burnt bottom but as it was the best part of dinner I decided to just eat it. All in all, veeery overpriced for not very thought out dishes that was very average and all missed a mark for me.

Service was nice and professional, and ambient is ok but pictures were very disturbing, at least one next to another.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This bistro is overpriced and crowded. Food is delicious, but price is too high and portions are too small. Menus are poor with only few meals to choose. There is no privacy, because tables are so close to each other and I could bump people with elbows which were next table.

2  Thank clone23
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