Over the years, Prague has gained a reputation for fine dining. The Restaurant La Degustation Boehme and Alcron has been awarded a Michelin star. Apart from the Michelin Star-awarded restaurants, the Michelin Guide also recommends the following, slightly more affordable, restaurants: Aromi, Divins, Le Terroir, Sansho, Aureole and SaSazu.
When in Prague, it is a good idea not to let yourself get lured into overpriced restaurants in the Old Town, but rather to do some research before you head out for that special dinner. When you pay a premium price, you expect VIP treatment—which is unfortunately not the case in every establishment.
Since opening in 1932, the Alcron restaurant – situated in the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel – has regularly been ranked among the best restaurants and has also been listed in the Michelin Guide (in 2006 and again in 2012 and 2013). The chef of Alcron, Roman Paulus, also cooked for the British Royal Family. The interior’s intimate atmosphere of candles, and images of dancing couples with its fireplace from the thirties, offers intimate seating for all visitors. Prices for a three-course dinner menu starts at 1000 CZK, while the exquisite large seven-course menu is offered at 1800 CZK.
Address: Štěpánská 40, Prague 1; www.alcron.cz
Auberge de Provence
Located a bit further from the city centre near the Airport, at Auberge de Provence, you will taste organic home-grown food cooked in an old-fashioned traditional French-Belgium style. They say, “Dining is like music; it is created by the harmony of individual tones, graceful created tasty dishes with flavours of fresh herbs accompanied with carefully selected wines or beers, and in the background cosy warm music” – and that’s what you will definitely experience once you arrive there. Prices for mains range from 380 CZK to 600 CZK.
Address: U Špejcharu 355, Tuchoměřice; www.tuchomerice.cz
Come here to taste the best of Asian and international cuisine with views over Prague from the 27th floor of City Tower. Highly recommended as a ‘new discovery of the Michelin Guide’, the three-course menu costs 950 CZK, four-course costs 1250 CZK, five-course or chef’s degustation menu costs 1550 CZK, which is still good value in the fine dining category.
Address: Hvězdová 1716, Prague 4; www.aureole.cz
Barock Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Barock is a modern restaurant located in one of the most expensive streets, Parizska. It has for a long time been regarded as one of the best in Prague. It is a chic, modern bar with a restaurant where you can enjoy an exotic cocktail or two or, if you prefer, continue past the bar behind the white columns for more privacy and have a delicious meal. Lunchtime brings a fantastic menu, with the local specialIty being Japanese and Thai food. Still, you can also try French and Danish bakery products from their own bakery or even exotic cocktails. A real indulgence is sushi or the marinated duck breast with Peking pancakes, which is simply divine. These specialities continue into the evening, and with so many mouth-watering dishes on the menu, it’s hard to choose what to have. Prices are rather high, with lunch main courses ranging from 250 to 550 CZK, while the evening menu ranges from 300 to 600 CZK.
Address: Pařížská 22 – 24, Prague 1; www.barockrestaurant.cz
This is a unique restaurant in the heart of Letná park with wonderful views over the historical centre of Prague. Letenský Zámeček’s comprises four restaurants, each with its own personality. Prices are reasonable, with mains ranging from 200 to 500 CZK, pizza around 150 CZK, and Pilsner Urquell beer around 40 CZK.
Brasserie Ullmann. For when you like to keep pace with gastronomic trends in a Mediterranean atmosphere. In our contemporary renovated interior for fifty guests, you can enjoy international specialities like mussels au gratin or steamed Norwegian salmon with herbs.
Restaurant Belcredi. For when you feel like a relaxed candle-lit evening in pleasant antiquated surroundings together with a first-rate culinary experience. The hall with high ceilings and historicist paintings is a pre-eminent location, especially for banquets.
Lounge In The Tower. For the most intimate of events. On the highest floor of Letenský Zámeček’s tower, a cosy room with a single table and four chairs is hidden away; the ideal location for a confidential sales meeting or a romantic backdrop to pop the question to the one you love.
Garden Restaurant. For when you want to sit out under the clear sky or have a light snack. You have Prague spread out below you and a beer in front of you, delicious grilled meat or a light pizza. And if you don’t want to have it only for yourself, we can arrange a grand garden party and barbecue.
Address: Letenské sady 341, Prague 7; www.letenskyzamecek.cz
Located on the top floor of the Dancing House, Céleste’s dining room and outdoor terrace offer stunning views across the river to Prague Castle. With seafood and meat dishes and a few vegetarian main courses, French fine cuisine is on the menu. The crisply formal atmosphere is perfect for a special celebration. The a la carte mains cost around 700 CZK, while an excellent degustation menu costs 1790 CZK. Better value is represented by the two- or three-course weekday lunch menu (550/690 CZK).
Address: Rašínovo nábř. 1981, Prague 2; www.celesterestaurant.cz
Como Mediterranean Restaurant
This restaurant overlooking Wenceslas Square’s busy boulevard offers Mediterranean and Asian dishes and some modern Czech specialities. Mains range from 300 to 700 CZK.
Address: Václavské nám. 45, Prague 1; www.comorestaurant.cz
Cowboy Steaks and Cocktails
Excellent steakhouse serving fine cuisine (a great variety of steaks and seafood) and wines in the historical Lesser Town quarter. Situated on the hill just below Prague Castle, it offers a spectacular view of all Prague from its upper garden and a modern chic main restaurant and cocktail bar in the vaulted lower level.
Address: Nerudova 40, Prague 1; www.kampagroup.cz
CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie
The Hilton Prague´s flagship restaurant features Czech specialities as well contemporary European cuisine. This is a vast room inside the Hilton dedicated to Chef Roman Paulus’ creations. He concentrates on upscale, modern versions of classics but throws in a few twists, such as an over-the-top USDA prime beef tartare with caviar. Other than the less-than-stellar view of a parking lot and office building, there’s nothing disappointing about this place.
Address: Pobřežní 1, Prague 8; www.hiltonprague.com
Divinis wine bar and restaurant is a nice place to enjoy a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. The cuisine keeps the best tradition of Italian food with top ingredients and simple preparations. There is no culinary nonsense of useless frills; flavour always takes priority, and their passion for it is shown.
Address: Týnská 1053, Prague 1; www.divinis.cz
Located in the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Essensia offers wonderful modern cuisine. With a choice of authentically prepared Asian and local dishes, Essensia guarantees an unforgettable dining experience. Mains cost from 500 to 800 CZK.
Address: Nebovidská 1, Prague 1; www.mandarinoriental.com
Situated for a long time in converted 18th-century brickworks, this place enjoys one of Prague’s best locations, with a riverside terrace offering unforgettable views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town waterfront. The menu ranges from Czech specialities to burgers and pasta dishes, plus an organic menu. Mains are reasonably priced considering the prime location and the popularity of this restaurant, with the costs ranging from 200 to 600 CZK (but note that the wine list is rather overpriced).
Address: Cihelná 2b, Prague 1; www.kampagroup.com
Kampa Park is a very well-established and popular restaurant; actually, it was a pioneer of Prague’s fine dining after Prague’s Velvet Revolution. Since then, it has attracted countless celebrity visitors. The international cuisine is as famous as the clientele, from world-class fish and meat delicacies paired with over 150 types of wines. Diners can choose between stylish dining rooms or the romantic riverside terrace overlooking Charles Bridge. It is best to book a candlelit table on the cobble-stoned terrace, draped in fairy lights, right beside the river, with the lights of Charles Bridge glittering on the water. Mains range from 500 to 1000 CZK.
Address:Na Kampě 8b, Prague 1; www.kampagroup.com
At La Degustation, they think differently about food. It is all about degustation. Their seven-course menu, priced at 2150 CZK, is an amazing journey through the Czech specialities. Small meals are cooked that arouse all the senses and inspire thought. The first mouthful awakens curiosity, the second brings sensory perception, and the final bites inflame emotions, the feeling of an unsated appetite, and the desire for the next dish. Dishes are paired with wine as well as beer and fruit juices. Your dining experience will be unique. The restaurant is one of the best rated in Prague, despite high pricing, and still keeps its Michelin star.
Address: Haštalská 753, Prague 1; www.ladegustation.cz
La Finestra in Cucina was opened in 2009 as the second restaurant of Italian chef Riccardo Lucque. The restaurant features an open kitchen where you can observe Chef Tomáš Černý performing his artistry as he prepares your chosen meal. La Finestra specializes in meat dishes. Besides the culinary experience, La Finestra wants to build the largest wine cellar of quality Italian wines in the Czech Republic. The adapted wine cellar was installed for this purpose.
Address: Platnéřská 90, Prague 1; www.lafinestra.cz
To experience excellent French cuisine of rich variety, head to this fine dining restaurant. The finest wines are also available. You can opt for an a la carte menu or a degustation menu. A five-course menu will cost you 1650 CZK.
Address:Vejvodova 445, Prague 1; www.leterroir.cz
Escape from the bustle of the city to the Petrin grounds where Nebozízek Restaurant is situated. You will be rewarded with an amazing view of Prague Castle, the National Theatre, Charles Bridge and the Vltava River. On the menu is Czech and old Bohemian cuisine, wild game and international cuisine. Mains start at 150 CZK and go up to 350 CZK.
Address: Petřínské sady 411, Prague 1; www.nebozizek.cz
The Pálffy Palace Restaurant is situated on the second floor of this Baroque Palace and dates back to 1994 when the restaurant was first opened here. When you enter the restaurant, you will be enchanted by the inimitable period interior underlining the magical atmosphere of the place. Visitors can enjoy the comfortable terrace with a stunning view of Prague Castle, the Pálffy Gardens and the Small Furstenberg Palace during the summer months. Mains costs around 500 CZK.
Address: Valdštejnská 14. Prague 1; www.palffy.cz
Cantinetta Fiorentina (formerly known as the Restaurant at the Old Synagogue), situated at one of the most iconic streets, Prarizska, offers an excellent Italian dining experience. The restaurant is focused on serving the very freshest ingredients prepared in authentic dishes from Tuscany and other regions. The most highlighted dishes include organic Chianina beef and Cinta Senese pork, or just their indulgent homemade pasta. The quite expensive mains range from 400 CZK to 1800 CZK.
Address: Pařížská 17, Prague 1; www.cantinetta.cz
Located in the Alchymist five-star hotel, this restaurant, with beautiful views of the Fountain Courtyard, features an eclectic array of French, Italian and Mediterranean dishes, including a wide selection of homemade pasta, fresh fish and seafood. The hotel’s Italian owner prides himself upon selecting fresh ingredients and serving dishes of the highest quality. An extra treat is the authentic Czech menu, prepared from the finest traditional ingredients. Dining in the delightful inner courtyard in the summer months is a must-do enchanting experience. The restaurant has been mentioned in the Michelin Guide as a recommended restaurant four times in succession. The set tasting menu is priced at 1490 CZK, while the mains start at 350 CZK.
Address: Hellichova 4, Prague 1; www.nosticova.com
U Prince Terrace Restaurant
A favourite spot for visitors during the summer months is this restaurant’s scenic terrace. The terrace provides beautiful panoramic views of the historic centre of the town, with the horizon dominated by Prague Castle. The terrace is open year-round, and in the winter months is covered to keep out the weather. International cuisine – with many Italian dishes – is on the menu. Most mains are around 300 CZK, while some seafood specialities of the house are quite expensive.
Address: Staroměstské náměstí 29, Prague 1; www.hoteluprince.cz
Rickshaw restaurant, situated on the second floor of the Corinthia Hotel, offers oriental cuisine, combining Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Philippine, Singaporean, Indonesian, and Malaysian flavours. The intimate setting offers great romantic feelings. Mains range from 300 to 600 CZK.
Address: Kongresová 1, Prague 4; www.rickshaw.cz
Rybi Trh, translated as Fish Market, caters to all who wish to experience the best of the seafood in Prague. Exceptional dishes on the menu include freshwater and sea fish, lobsters and oysters. You can choose fish either from the ice drift or straight out of the sea aquarium. Seafood mains range from 350 CZK to 2490 CZK.
Address:Týnský dvůr 5, Prague 1; www.restaurant-ungelt.cz
This is a place to taste funky Asian dishes served in a relaxed neighbourhood manner. They do not publish any fixed menu but rather offer on a seasonal basis from only the freshest and finest products readily available. Lunch mains are very reasonable at around 200 CZK, while for dinner, a set menu of six courses costs 850 CZK.
Address: Petrská 25, Prague 1; www.sansho.cz
Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant
Situated at the five-star Hotel Paris, the Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant is a truly exquisite architectural gem that bears the name of the singer and actress Sarah Bernhardt. The grooved blue mosaics, original lighting, wooden partition and gilded stucco make the restaurant one of the most beautiful jewels among Prague restaurants. On the menu are French dishes and Czech modern specialities. There is even a Mucha Menu, including an entrance fee to the Alfonse Mucha museum, priced at 800 CZK. Mains are from 400 to 700 CZK.
Address: U Obecního domu 1, Prague 1; www.hotel-pariz.cz
This upmarket Asian restaurant, connected to the club, is gaining in popularity. Chef Shahaf Shabtay’s inspiration comes from his years of cooking and travelling in Asia, his recollections of the streets of Southeast Asia, local life, food, culture and customs. Asian cooking – Sambal, Otak Otak, Flame, Roti, and Tai Tai Grill, all based on the freshest ingredients that are available in each and every SaSaZu. Be sure to book in advance for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night when snagging a walk-in table is well-nigh impossible. Prices for mains are not outrageous, starting at around 200 CZK up.
Address: Bubenské nábřeží 13. Prague 7; www.sasazu.com
Střelecký Ostrov Restaurant and Terrace
Strelecky Ostrov is set on an island on the Vltava River, with a view over the National Theatre. The menu features a wide range of international cuisines, including salads, fish, steaks, and fine traditional Czech cuisine. The Old Prague Beef Goulash and Baked Duck Leg are both served with dumplings and are favourite of both the tourist and local communities. Mains range from 260 to 800 CZK.
Address: Střelecký Ostrov 336, Prague 1; www.streleckyostrov.cz
Terasa U Zlaté Studně
The restaurant is located on the fourth floor of the U Zlaté Studně Hotel and truly enjoys one of the finest settings in Prague, with unforgettable views over rooftops of the city of one hundred spires. The menu offers a mix of French, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. There is a degustation menu for 2200 CZK, or a la carte mains start from 400 CZK up to 1150 CZK.
Address: U Zlaté studně 4, Prague 1; www.terasauzlatestudne.cz
Tip: Make your night out for special dinner even more memorable, and surprise your loved one with a stretched limousine. Our chauffeur will take care of your transport from the hotel to the restaurant of your choice, with extra services like a bouquet of flowers, personalized cards and balloons, and a large selection of drinks, including Champagne. One hour’s rental will give enough time for you to enjoy a short sightseeing tour around town before getting to your destination.