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Prague is a city I have visited at least a dozen times and there are a few restaurants I return to each time I visit. Normally my visits are 4 nights and in this Prague restaurant hotspot article I’ll share with you my favorite ones. I normally don’t carry my camera gear to dinners so I can only share photos of the food made with my iPhone. The list is in random order as I have no preference and they all offer a different kind of cuisine. Are you ready for a gastronomical food tour through Prague?
Prague restaurant hotspot: Modern Czech cuisine at Zlatá Praha
Zlatá Praha is my favorite Prague restaurant hotspot when I arrive late. It’s located on the top floor of the Intercontinental Prague Hotel (Pařížská 30, TEL: +420 296 631 111) I normally stay and has a great view over Prague. Their menu changes and each time I visit there is something new which I want to try. Dishes I had as a starter include steak tarter, salmon tartar and (of course) foie gras. I just love goose liver especially if it’s shortly fried; it melts even better in your mouth. During my last visit, I enjoyed a steak with cabbage; simple yet delicious, as a main course. Their crème brulee which gets burned on the table is mouth-watering. I enjoy having dinner at Zlatá Praha restaurant and I’m sure you will too as the dishes are delicious and the view magnificent.
Prague restaurant hotspot: Local Czech cuisine at U Modre Kachnicky II
I’m not the biggest fan of traditional Czech cuisine as it’s quite “heavy” food. However, there is the option to taste these traditional dishes in a gastronomical way. I prefer to do this at the U Modre Kachnicky II restaurant (Michalská 16, Tel. +420 224 213 418) which is in the old center of Prague, a short walk from Old Town Square. It has two floors and I recommend to take a table at the upper floor for a quieter ambiance.
I recommend to try their variety of starters which includes a pate, local cheese, and a terrine with on the side some greens and berries. This way you’ll be able to taste more traditional food. As a main course, I ordered the rabbit leg the last time I visited. It’s tender and prepared with some citron and comes with different options of which I had this time the spinach and potato. For dessert I recommend again having the variety which include a chocolate cake, a cake with pistachio nuts and of course a piece of appfelstrudel.
Their wine menu includes a huge variety of local wines which pair perfect with the dishes. I highly recommend having dinner at U Modre Kachnicky II restaurant if you like to try fine Czech cuisine in a modern way.
Prague restaurant hotspot: Japanese food at Buddha Bar
Buddha Bar is a Japanese restaurant in the basement of the hotel with the same name; Buddha Hotel. Buddha Bar is a concept you’ll find in various cities around the world and in Prague (Jakubská 8, Tel. +420 221 776 400) it’s my number one place for Japanese food. I had dinner at the chefs bar the last time which was great to see them prepare the sashimi, sushi, and other delicious dishes. On the menu, there was sushi with softshell crab inside. Softshell crabs are amongst my favorite but I prefer them wholly fried as a tempura which was made by the chef special for me. That’s service! I also ordered spring rolls with foie gras, spicy salmon tartar and a large set of sashimi. This time I didn’t try the Wagyu beef nor the sushi but I know from previous visits it’s delicious too.
Prague restaurant hotspot: Best steaks at George Prime Steak
George Prime Steak restaurant is my favorite Prague restaurant hotspot for meat; good meat. It’s located just 200 meters from Old Town Square (Platnéřská 19, Tel. +420 226 202 599) and serves the best steaks in Prague. I do recommend to make a reservation as it filla quickly with hungry locals and tourists. My favorite starter is the steak tartar and for the main course the rib-eye bone-in. The meats are presented at your table after which they are grilled to perfection. I like my steaks medium rare; they must be bloody. The atmosphere is very cozy and the George Prime Steak restaurant also serves delicious cocktails. My number one restaurant hotspot in Prague for steaks.
There are a lot of restaurants around Old Town Square which do serve decent food but simply not the best and are overpriced due to the location. I sometimes go for a light lunch there just for the view and a cold Czech beer.
Prague is a beautiful city and I simply love it to go there each year. Although I must attend a conference I normally have a day off. It’s the bleisure travel that makes my job so interesting. One half day tour I can recommend is to explore the Castle Quarter of Prague. I always stay at the Intercontinental Prague Hotel which is a luxury hotel at a prime location downtown. I will return to Prague and I’m sure I’ll be eating at the above restaurant hotspots again.
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