Author: Elda Hamaker

Cafe 35 @ Institute Francais

A clean and well organized frenchy cafe with a peaceful outdoor patio is located in the French Cultural Complex. Full of newspapers (only in French, of course), snobby Czechs, (proving Prague is the Paris of the ’90s), and affordable cakes with deliciously prepared coffees, especially the espresso. The photos on the wall are the only things that actually give this cafeteria-style cafe the feeling of France, well, that and the language and service too. Open Mon-Fri 9AM to 6PM. Štěpánská 35, 111 21 Praha 1, Informace Tel: +420 221 401 011, www.ifp.cz, Open: Mon. – Fri. 8:30-20:00, Sat. 10-14,...

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Ambiente The Living Restaurant

Ambiente will temper homesickness for Americans living in Prague… All of those BBQ’s that you’ve missed on the 4th of July and Labor Day will be a mere memory after you’ve sunken your teeth into the chicken wings and heaping stacks of ribs that Ambiente has to offer. The food is hearty, cheap (around 180 Kc a dish) and tasty. There are three location to choose from, so you will never be far from the nearest backyard grill....

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La Perle de Prague

Take your dining experience to the top! The biggest attraction at this French restaurant is not the authentic cuisine, the extensive French-only wine list or the fact that it’s one of the only places in town which will pamper you and make anything you want, even if it isn’t on the menu. The draw is that La Perle is located on the seventh and eighth floors of the controversial ‘Fred and Ginger’ building on the left bank of the Vltava River, offering the best view in Prague for dining. Generous windows guarantee that virtually every table offers a breathtaking...

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U Sadlu II

The popular restaurant U Sadlu has set up another location in Vinohrady. Those that are used to the location off Namesti Republiky might be a little disappointed in the decor as it lacks the stained glass windows and attention to decorative detail that its initial location offers. The new place feels more like a business venture than a bacchanalian dungeon and that’s unfortunate. But they have transplanted the eccentric and bold menu. My favorite category makes an allusion to apocalyptic meat, which, with the current dual crisis of Mad Cow and Foot and Mouth ravaging the continent, might make...

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