Czech Restaurants in Prague

Restaurants serving traditional Czech food are plentiful in Prague, but finding those that combine quality food with pleasant service and a good value for money can be a bit tricky. Below are some of our suggestions for Czech restaurants. If you know about a restaurant that would be a good addition to this list, please let us know.


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La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise
Traditional meals of Czech culinary art from the end of the 19th century

The menus unite flavors and tastes of contemporary molecular cuisine, classical French and Italian foods, and refined dishes from non-traditional Czech culinary art as it was practiced at the end of the 19th century.

Address:
Haštalská 18, Praha 1 – Old Town (Staré Město)
Website: www.ladegustation.cz

Lokál (The Pub)

Lokál was opened in 2009 to expand the Ambiente group of restaurants by a modern incarnation of an old-style Czech pub. Simple Czech specialties are carefully cooked from fresh, local ingredients to offer honest, home-made Czech food. Lokál is one of the best places in Prague to experience traditional Czech cuisine from starters to top notch fried cheese and other classic Czech staples, to comforting, old-fashioned desserts. All that to be washed down by fresh local beer, wine or liquor, or by home-made soda. Prices are very reasonable. There are now several locations and each restaurant has a separate smoking and non-smoking section.

Lokál Dlouhá
Address:
Dlouhá 33, Prague 1
Getting there: Tram 5, 8, 24, 26 to Dlouhá třída or metro B to Náměstí Republiky
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. - 1 a.m., Sat 12 noon - 1 a.m., Sun 12 noon - 10 p.m.
Website: lokal-dlouha.ambi.cz


Lokál U Bílé kuželky
Address:
Míšeňská 12, Prague 1
Getting there: Tram 12, 20, 22 to Malostranské náměstí or metro A or tram 12, 18, 20, 22 to Malostranská
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. - midnight, Sat 12 noon - midnight, Sun 12 noon - 10 p.m.
Website: lokal-ubilekuzelky.ambi.cz


U Bulínů (At the Bulíns)

U Bulínů is a pleasant Czech restaurant in Prague's Vinohrady district. If you are staying in the area or find yourself nearby, we highly recommend stopping by for lunch or dinner to enjoy some good Czech food in a warm, casual and fully non-smoking environment. Service is attentive, sometimes smiley, and always polite. A good number of daily lunch specials are on offer on week days and they are usually brought out at a seemingly lightning speed, so you can be in and out in half an hour. The restaurant also has a garden with a kids' play area, which is enjoyable from spring to early fall.

Address: Budečská 2, Prague 2
Getting there: Tram 4, 22 to Jana Masaryka or metro A to Náměstí Míru (from the metro, walk three blocks up following the tram line, or take tram 4 or 22 one stop to Jana Masaryka)
Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Website: www.ubulinu.cz


Nota Bene

Daily specials are not a part of Nota Bene's menu. They ARE the menu. You'll need about 15 seconds to mull over the handful of lunch menu items that usually consist of soup, two or three meat dishes and a vegetarian option. The dinner menu is slightly expanded. Nota Bene is not your typical Czech restaurant. Contemporary Czech cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients meets six select microbrews and is served in a modern, clean interior of wood and brick, completely free of cigarette smoke. The menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. Nota Bene gives you a distinct feeling that food (and beer, and wine) is what it's all about, and that freshness, originality and food preparation really matters.

Address: Mikovcova 4, Prague 2
Getting there: Metro C or tram 4, 10, 11, 16, 22 to I. P. Pavlova
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sat 12 noon - 11 p.m., closed on Sundays
Website: www.notabene-restaurant.cz


Klášterní pivovar Strahov (Strahov Monastery Brewery)


This is a large brew pub and restaurant, completely renovated in 2001 and beautifully located across from the Strahov Monastery near the Prague Castle. The brew pub and St. Norbert Restaurant are divided into separate buildings with a pleasant outdoor area in between. The historic brewery dates back to the 17th century and brews the very tasty St. Norbert beer (amber and dark). Good food, good service, reservations are accepted and recommended. The beer is a bit pricey, but the experience is worth it.

Address: Strahovské nádvoří 301, Prague 1
Getting there: Tram 22 to Pohořelec
Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Website: www.klasterni-pivovar.cz


Kolkovna

A Pilsner Urquell original restaurant housed in former postal-stamp producing premises in Prague's Jewish Quarter. Two levels - street level and downstairs. Serves soups, pub grub, pasta, traditional Czech dishes, and great beer. Try the dark Velkopopovický Kozel! Another location is at V Celnici near Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square).

Address: V Kolkovně 8, Prague 1; V Celnici 4, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská; Metro B to Náměstí Republiky
Hours: 11 a.m. - midnight
Website: www.vkolkovne.cz


Novoměstský pivovar (The New Town Brewery)

A unique brew pub near the Wenceslas Square, specializing in traditional Czech cuisine but also offering poultry, fish, steak, salads, beer snacks, etc. The extensive complex is divided into interconnected cellars and halls such as the Brewhouse, the Cave, the Barn, or the Gothic Halls. Great food and light & dark beer, good service. Breakfast served from 8 a.m., live accordion music every night. The place can be busy and getting there at an off hour will enable you to find a few seats in any of the interesting rooms. Note: The menu on the upstairs Terrace (Terasa) is limited.

Address: Vodičkova 20, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A or B to Můstek (exit towards Václavské nám./Vodičkova)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. (Sat 11:30 a.m.) - 11:30, Sun 12 noon - 10 p.m.
Website: www.npivovar.cz


Pivovarský dům


Pivovarsky dum InteriorA popular Czech brew pub opened in 1998, frequented by locals on their lunch break and tourists on their quest for good Czech cooking in a smoke-free environment. If you feel adventurous, you can order flavored beer from banana to coffee to blueberry, or specialty champagne beer that comes in a bottle and with a champagne flute. The restaurant also serves light and dark Czech lager and good unfiltered wheat beer.

Address: Ječná/Lípová 15, Prague 2
Getting there: Tram 4, 6, 10, 16, 22 to Štěpánská or Metro C to I. P. Pavlova or B to Karlovo náměstí
Hours: 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Website: www.pivovarskydum.com


U černého vola (At the Black Ox)

Authentic Czech beer pub near the Prague Castle, serving typical pub food and the Velkopopovický kozel beer. Friendly atmosphere, popular with tourists and locals alike. The place is a little small, so it can get full. Reservations are not accepted.

Address: Loretánské náměstí 1, Prague 1
Getting there: Tram 22 to Pohořelec
Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Website: www.ucernehovola.cz


U Tří růží

The brewery and restaurant U Tří růží in Prague is situated in the historical center on Husova street close to the famous Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. Right after entering, the feeling of the unique atmosphere of an Old-Prague brewery will overcome you. The feeling is intensified by wall paintings by artists Jiří Bernard and Pavel Jakl who drew and painted pictures about the history of brewing in the Czech lands as well as the rich history of the house (the brewery U Tří růží).

Address: Husova 10/232, Praha 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., Sun. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
            Fri. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Website: www.u3r.cz

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