Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

From a medieval bell tower to a maze of underground caves to sleek and modern architectural design, this roundup of uniquely romantic Prague restaurants will help you choose a backdrop for a truly special Valentine’s Day; many have set-course menus for the occasion. We’ve also included a few spots within easy driving distance of the city, if you’re looking to make an overnight of it.

U Emy Destinnové

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants



This New Town restaurant has long had a steady love affair with its customers, repaying their loyalty with a deep commitment to quality food and an intimate, welcoming atmosphere. The steaks are imported from the U.S., and there are some truly memorable desserts. There’s often a fire roaring in the fireplace, too, and every day there’s a chef-selected four-course tasting menu. www.uemydestinnove.cz

Café Savoy

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

Since V-Day falls on a weekend this year, why not surprise your significant other with a romantic brunch of coffee break at Café Savoy? With a bright and airy interior that’s half Parisian patisserie, half First Republic splendour, the Savoy also has some of the best sweets and pastries (both Czech and international) that Prague has to offer. www.ambi.cz

Wine Food Market Smíchov

Photo by  Jan Zikmund
Photo by Jan Zikmund

If you’re looking for more industrial chic for your love of steel, the newly architecturally refurbished Wine Food Market in Smíchov is the ticket, and is ideal for a lazy lunch before or after a stroll. In addition to being a specialty shop where you can pick up all those things you miss from Italy, there’s also a competent menu of wines, charcuterie and pasta dishes, as well as other specials. www.winemarket.cz

Salabka

It’s worth the trek to Salabka, located just behind the Prague Zoo. The view alone – inside and out – merits a visit, as the recently reconstructed farmhouse is now all wood beams, high ceilings and sweeping glass windows. There’s also a vineyard onsite, and the restaurant describes its food as “cuisine de Soleil,” invoking sunnier climes to warm affections despite the winter chill. www.salabka.cz

Field

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

A recent newcomer to the Prague fine-dining scene, Field in Old Town was designed by Studio Najbrt and has hit the ground running with a hip and confident kitchen that focuses on farm-fresh ingredients and seasonal pairings. Dishes are beautifully presented and include some cutting-edge creativity. www.fieldrestaurant.cz

La Truffe

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

True decadence awaits at this tucked-away place in Old Town, where truffles are incorporated into every dish – even desserts. Meals are luxurious and rich, and the restaurant’s interior is cozy and inviting, with low-arched ceilings harking to the building’s history and more private nooks for making your own. www.latruffe.cz

CottoCrudo

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

The flagship restaurant of Four Seasons has the same exacting standards one would come to expect of the luxury hotel chain, and Executive Chef Richard Fuchs has created a winning menu to complement the mozzarella and charcuterie bars. The dining room’s modern design is chic and comfortable, and there are lovely views of Prague Castle and the Vltava. www.cottocrudo.cz

Svatá Klára

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt allegedly dined here a few years back, and it’s easy to see how any visitor there can be starstruck. Built into a series of natural caves in the Troja neighborhood, Sváta Klára serves up Czech and international fare with a well-considered wine list in the candlelight. www.svataklara.cz

U zlaté hrušky

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

On the cobbled streets of the New World area just steps from Prague Castle, U zlaté hrušky is one of the city’s cosiest spots for a fancy night out. The wood-paneled dining rooms evoke the spirit of centuries past, and the restaurant would make for a romantic dinner-and-drinks option after an afternoon of wandering through the castle gardens. www.restaurantuzlatehrusky.cz

Chateau St. Havel

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

Out in the wilds of Prague 4, this beautifully renovated chateau, which dates to the 13th century, is also a hotel, a popular location for weddings and receptions. Its top-class ambience would be ideal for a sophisticated overnight; there’s also a wellness center onsite providing massages, sauna and whirlpool. chateauhotel.cz

Aureole

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

On the top floor of Prague’s tallest building, at 27 stories, Aureole presents Asian fusion excellence in a cool vibe, with sweeping views over the cityscape and a hip cocktail lounge for afters. The ingredients used are of the highest class, resulting in wonderful sushi creations and inventive other dishes. www.aureole.cz

Zvonice

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

Wander the ruins of the Gothic castle Okoř before heading next door to this darling family-run hotel and restaurant that feels like a breath of the fresh French countryside. There are only a few tables, but the menu is superb, including a damn fine steak and accompanying pommes frites. www.hotelokor.com

Chateau Mcely

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

For a five-star luxury experience, Chateau Mcely pulls out all the stops, with a full spa and extensive English gardens to stroll in. The Piano Nobile restaurant has been rated highly by the Grand Restaurant Guide, and its elegance includes a series of tasting menus, a seasonal a la carte menu and, often, package deals for accommodation, dining and relaxation. www.chateaumcely.cz

Auberge de Provence 

Prague’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

In the village of Tuchoměřice in Prague-West, this Belgian and French restaurant has long been a popular destination, both for its moules and vins as well as its Provencial farmhouse interior, which includes a hodgepodge of pictures and country-inspired knickknacks. There are also clean, comfortable rooms for rent upstairs. www.tuchomerice.cz

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Fiona Gaze

Fiona Gaze is a writer based in Prague. Follow her on Twitter at @FionaGaze.

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