If money is not an issue you can sample some of the best gourmets restaurants in Prague:|
Aqua Bar & Grill A work of art on the Vltava riverfront. Marvelous food, drink and service. Recommended: rabbit with gnocchi, lamb in barbecue sauce with corn relish. U Plovarny 8, Prague 1 (Below Letna). Tel. 5731 2578. Open daily 7 p.m.-1 a.m. AmEx, Euro/MC, JCB, Visa. Around 1,500 Kc.
Barock Bar & Cafe Beautiful food for beautiful people: Thai and Japanese cuisine with a sprinkling of specialty Korean and Chinese dishes. Parizska 24, Prague 1-Old Town. Tel. 232 9221Open Mon.-Wed. 8:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. AmEx, DC, Euro/MC, Visa. 900-1,200 Kc.
Bazaar Mediterranee Very chic. Labyrinthine interiors and marvellous views of Mala Strana from the terrace. Recommended: gazpacho, Moroccan meatballs in vegetable ragout, coq au vin with tagliatelli, couscous a la Marrakesh. Nerudova 40, Prague 1-Mala Strana. Tel. 9005 4510. Open daily 11 a.m.-midnight. AmEx, Euro/MC, Visa. 500-1,200 Kc.
Bellevue A gorgeous castle view complements the world-class, nouvelle-style cuisine, served up in an atmosphere of formal elegance. Smetanovo nabr. 18, Prague 1. Tel. 2222 0435. Open Mon.- Sat. noon-3 p.m. and 5:30-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for brunch and 7-11 p.m. AmEx, Euro/MC, Visa. 1,200 Kc and up
Casablanca Moroccan and kosher. Rick's Cafe American it ain't, but Casablanca offers opulent surroundings, sincere service and creative cookery. Na Prikope 10, Prague 1. Tel. 2421 0519. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-midnight. AmEx, Diners Club, Euro/MC, Visa. 400-700 Kc
Chez Moi Good French food at modest prices. Largely undiscovered. Recommended: beef filet with roquefort, lamb cutlets "Chasseur." Tomasska 12, Prague 1-Mala Strana. Tel 5753 2344. Open daily noon-midnight. Major credit cards. 500-700 Kc.
Kampa Park Superb Scandinavian seafood and seasonal specialties are among the top choices at this posh riverside restaurant. Weekday lunches offer great value and are especially popular. Na Kampe 8b, Prague 1-Kampa island. Tel. 5753 2685 or 5753 2686 Open daily 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (bar open 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.). AmEx, Diners Club, Euro/MC, Visa. 500-1,000 Kc.
Don Giovanni Top-of-the-line Italian. Classy food, service, atmosphere, castle view. Fresh fish. Rivals beware. Karoliny Svetle 34, Prague 1-Old Town. (Near Charles Bridge.) Tel. 2222 2060 or 2222 2062. Open daily, noon-midnight. AmEx, DC, Euro/MC, Visa. 600-800 Kc.
King Solomon Kosher. In the heart of the old Jewish quarter. Eat something! Recommended: gefilte fish, chicken soup, blue carp with prunes and potatoes. Siroka 8, Prague 1-Old Town. Tel. 2481 8752. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-90 minutes before sunset. Visa, Euro/MC, AmEx. 900-1,500 Kc.
La Perle de Prague French. Located atop the "Dancing Building." Popular among the upwardly mobile. Recommended: red snapper a la Provencal, tournedos de boeuf with Bearnaise sauce, young rabbit in mustard sauce. Rasin Building, Rasinovo nabrezi 80, Prague 2. Tel. 2198 4160. Open Mon.-Fri. noon-2 p.m. and 7:30-10:30 p.m. (no lunch on Mondays). Major credit cards. More than 1,500 Kc.
La Provence French. Once you get past the hubbub on the corner and upstairs, you'll find charming country dining downstairs. Recommended: the many excellent salads, coq au vin rouge, vegetables au gratin, cassoulet. Fun. Stupartska 9, Prague 1 (near Celetna). Tel. 232 4801. Open daily 8 a.m.-1 a.m. AmEx, Euro/MC, Visa. 400-600 Kc.
Pravda Hip. From the inventors of fine dining in Prague. Gracefully cool service complements the marvelous dishes. Recommended: Cajun crawfish, Vietnamese nem spring rolls, Scandinavian marinated salmon in mustard sauce. Parizska 17, Prague 1-Old Town. Tel. 232 6203. Open 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. AmEx, Euro/MC, Visa. 1,000-1,200 Kc.
U Maltezskych rytiru Continental. Cozy and gracious. Recommended: filet mignon, venison Chateaubriand, homemade apple strudel. Prokopska 10 (off Karmelitska), Prague 1-Mala Strana. Tel. 5753 3666 or 5753 1324. Open daily 11-11. AmEx, Euro/MC, Visa. 800-1,000 Kc.
U Modre kachnicky Game. Elaborate decor. Recommended: fallow deer haunch in red wine sauce, roasted rabbit with dumplings, venison in rose-hip sauce. Nebovidska 6, Prague 1-Mala Strana. Tel. 5732 0308, fax: 53 97 31. Open daily noon-4 p.m. and 6:30-midnight. No credit cards. 700-800 Kc.