It is difficult to say which cuisine is better for carnivores; Czech or Argentinian, the portions of meat are huge. La Casa Argentina consists of several rooms, each showing different aspects of the country: a seamen's tavern, Buenos Aires piano bar and the Iguazu Falls. La Casa Argentina means grilled meat and succulent steaks. Their sizes range from regular (big) to huge (as big as doormats). True carnivores fall for the rib eye or the beef tenderloin. Non-meat overs also have a good time because the fresh fish - tuna, red mullet, tiger prawns - are irresistible. The pasta dishes and salads will appeal to vegetarians.
Lokal's unique selling point is the beer, Pilsner Urquell kept in special beer tanks and served the classic way with a thick creamy head and a full balanced flavor. Lucas Svoboda, the master beer tender, will tell you everything about the subtle flavors of Czech beer. Chef Marek Janouch's meals are a perfect accompaniment to the beer. Prague ham with spicy horseradish sauce followed by fried cheese with tartar sauce is just one example from the menu. The interior of Lokal is interesting although not to everybody's taste. It resembles a long corridor, seating is on wooden benches, and remember it quite common to share your table with 'strangers'.
Located close to Old Town Square, Kozicka is an unpretentious bar and restaurant. It is popular with foreigners and Czech alike. Crowded at time, Kozicka always delivers top service. All important Czech beers on tap; Staropramen, Gambrinus, Krusovice and Pilsner Urquell, the King among beers. They also have a good variety of cocktails and shots. Be sure to try Becherovka, a herbal bitter from Karlovy Vary, a famous spa in the Czech Republic. Kozicka, meaning little goat, is hidden in a cellar with brick arched walls and sturdy wooden furniture and decorated with goat sculptures. If you are not a big drinker, ask for half-liter mugs instead of one liter.
Located in Josefov, the former Jewish district of Prague, Nostress café and Restaurant is the perfect place to sip Italian coffee while sampling Belgian chocolates or ciabatta with mozzarella and prosciutto ham. On the other hand if you like to feast your taste buds on an oriental meal, Dim-sum or tiger prawn are your best choice. Dim-sum are Chinese-type dumplings served with spicy red and green curry sauces. The desserts are a symphony in taste. Who can resist passion fruit mousse with pineapple salad or chocolate mousse with pistachio cream and biscuits?
Les Moules is simply one the best Belgian restaurants in Prague. The delicious and fresh meals are marvelously well presented. The kitchen specializes in moules, mussels. The mussels arrive from Denmark within 12 hours from fishing and are always of the best quality. Prepared with onions and celery and prepared in wine, Chef Pavel Veltrusky cooks your mussels the Belgian way. Eat them with pommes frites and your taste buds will be on holiday. If you don't crave mussels, try rabbit waterzooi, the most famous of Flemish stews. Bring the children because the kids' menu will make reluctant eaters into gourmets; poached salmon or grilled chicken with French fries are hard to resist.
If you have eaten enough schnitzels, sausages, sauerkraut and dumblings and you crave for 'home food', Bohemia Bagel is the exact place to go. The peanut, butter, jelly bagel will certainly tickle your taste buds. Breakfast is served all day. Why not have Full Mony, fried eggs with bacon, sausage, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, at 11 am. It will give you enough energy to go on a shopping spree in the Josefov district. Everyone knows that shopping makes hungry. Therefore come back at 4 pm for a Caesar salad with grilled chicken breast, or maybe celery and carrots sticks if you are on a diet.
Chez Marcel has the look, the feel and the taste of Paris. A young crowd sits around the tables laid with red and white checkered tablecloths in the two brightly painted yellow rooms. The menu is stuffed with French favorites such as snails a la Provence, warm goat cheese with honey and steak tartare for starters. The main courses are equally mouthwatering; coq au vin, white wine saut� mussles or beef tournedos. Go for the duck breast with caramelized red onions in port wine sauce if you like to eat Czech food prepared by a French chef. Familiar desserts include chocolate mousse and tarte tatin.
As a break from shopping in chic (and expensive) Pariszka street, Barock is a heaven of peace. The menu takes you on a journey with specialties that are inspired by culinary art from the occident and the orient. Lunch al fresco in summer or inside where mood lightning enhances the romantic atmosphere. Let culinary art from the east seduce you; chicken wok with fresh vegetables accompanied by sweet and sour sauce and Basmati rice. If your taste is more European, be tempted by Norwegian salmon with grilled vegetables and vierge sauce. There is no better way to end your meal than with vanilla, coconut and passionfruit crème brulee.
Paneria is a popular fast food chain and has a number of shops dotted all over Prague. They are the perfect place for an early breakfast as they open 07.00 or 07.30. They specialize in Italian style sandwiches, bread rolls, baguettes, croissants. The sweet-toothed can choose from tantalizing strawberry tarts, cherry turnovers or apple strudel. Pick up a ready-made Panini for a picnic along the Vltava river embankment, or grab one of the tables inside and connect to free WiFi. Paneria is also an ideal spot for lunch. Their fresh salads, wraps and vegatarian dishes are sought after by tourists and locals alike.
Situated on the ninth floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, Zlata Praha is dining with a view. The panoramic windows of this rooftop restaurant offer striking views of the Vltava River, and the spires and rooftops of the Old Town. In summer restaurant tables spill out onto the large terrace. Whether you come for a quick lunch or a romantic candlelit dinner, you'll be impressed by tantalizing Czech and gourmet international cuisine. Try the crispy roasted Czech duck or grilled lamb cutlet with garlic butter,and be sure to leave room for dessert. Hardly anyone can resist yeast dumplings filled with nougat.