Prague is meat country, which means that steak lovers will be spoilt for choice. Steaks are not only served in steak restaurants, but just about everywhere, though not every place has the expertise to serve up the perfect steak. You might head to a local restaurant serving dishes at local prices, choose classic TGI Friday’s or opt for some of the real steak-house gems dotted throughout Prague.
Probably one of the best haunts for steak is KOBE Restaurant. The restaurant has an attractive interior, there’s plenty of space for everyone and the service is top-notch. The only downside is that the restaurant is highly priced and definitely not suited to everyone’s budget. Less expensive is the moderately priced Cowboys Steaks & Cocktails. Conveniently located halfway up the hill to the castle, this is built in a vault and offers a number of tables of various lengths to accommodate larger groups. The steak here is good, as is the beer—and let’s not forget the stunning views over the city.
Crazy Cow Steakhouse
At CrazyCow Steakhouse the food is inspired by Texan, Mexican, and Brazilian cuisine. It is a place where you will be surprised by the variety of giant steaks at an affordable price. Even if you’re not a steak lover there is a large enough selection of prepared fish dishes, burgers and salads. 200g steaks go for around 300 CZK, while 400g giant steaks are 430 CZK.
Address: Dlouhá 8, Prague 1; www.crazycow.cz
El Barrio de Ángel
Latino restaurant El Barrio de Ángel serves excellent steaks inspired by Argentinian and Brazilian cuisine, prepared either from South American imported beef or local prime sources. Good value is represented by the daily lunch offers. Prices range from 250 CZK to 1000 CZK; 300g steaks from Argentinian beef are 420 CZK.
Address: Lidická 284, Prague 5; www.elbarrio.cz
On the menu are good steaks for quite affordable prices considering the Old Town location. A 200g rump steak goes for around 250 CZK, while 400g or 500g steaks are for 400 CZK.
Address: Kozí 918, Prague 1; www.kozicka.cz
La Bodeguita del Medio
A Cuban bar and restaurant, where lovers of steaks and Havana cigars will find a home. Located in Kaprova Street, just a stone’s throw from the Old Town Square, this restaurant is convenient for dinner and a few excellent cocktails. Mains cost from 300 CZK up.
Address: Kaprova 19, Prague 1; www.labodeguitadelmedio.cz
La Casa Argentina
Come here for beef steaks from Argentine bulls, or to try other South American meaty dishes made on a charcoal-grill. Simply the best in town! There are also dishes from fresh fish, seafood and tasty vegetable salads. The perfectly balanced taste of food goes well with one of the selection of Argentine wines which are on offer. The atmosphere is idiosyncratic, with kitschy Latin American trappings, a caged lizard and a couple of professional dancers who tango among the tables. Mains range from 300 to 1600 CZK.
Address: Dlouhá 730, Prague 1; www.lacasaargentina.cz
Restaurant U Emy Destinnové
On offer are good Black Angus beef steaks, as well as fresh fish and seafood with ingredients from all over the world. Everything is prepared in ‘homemade style’ and of course is very fresh. Mains cost from 300 to 500 CZK, or a four-course degustation menu is available for 800 CZK.
Address: Kateřmská 1526, Prague 2; www.jbclub.cz
This steakhouse offers a wide range of Argentinian steaks made on a lava-grill. In summer there is an open-air garden. The building, which dates back to 1820, was originally used as a school, and later in 2004 was transformed into the old cellar restaurant. Unfortunately the restaurant is a bit far from the city centre, in the Zbrasla outskirt. Mains range from 150 to 300 CZK.
Address: U Národni Galerie 481, Prague 5; www.stara-skola.cz
This French-run, Lyonnais-styled bistro with an authentic feel has some of the best steaks, and at the best prices, in Prague. The name Bila Krava translates as ‘White Cow’, and refers to the Charollais breed of white cows from Burgundy, the highlight of the restaurant’s signature steaks. On your table, only meat from young animals is cooked and served. You can learn everything about what you are about to eat – name of the breeder, age, sex, even the origin of the animal, if you wish. And, of course, which part was used by the cook to prepare your meal. Excellent choice! Steaks here are around 400 to 500 CZK.
Address: Rubešova 83/10, Prague 2; www.bilakrava.cz
Address: Ostrovní 1447, Prague 1; www.jamasteak.cz