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“Best frites ever, but check your check” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris
Ranked #416 of 5,323 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Palo Alto, California
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“Best frites ever, but check your check”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

First the Good News: We had some of the **best frites ever** at this small bistro cafe. The entrecote reminded me of a Paris steak house we visited the last time we were in Europe. What could be better than steak smothered in a traditional French sauce (butter, mustard, and tarragon, I think?).

Now for the Bad News: The French onion soup was bland and sub-par - avoid! The salad that comes with the meal was dressed with a horseradish vinaigrette. Also, portions for the delicious steak were on the small side, with a bit more gristle and fat than expected - but that I could live with...

However, our check looked higher than expected, so that warranted a closer look. The first part of the check accurately reflected our order, but tacked on at the end were a couple desserts and other items we didn't order. Yes, we do look like tourists, and I would like to believe that this was an honest mistake. It would be easy to just pay the darn thing after such a rich meal and a glass or two of the good, affordable wine, especially not being used to the local currency. We would have been overcharged by more than 50% and were glad to have looked more closely.

One final tip: Presently the cafe accepts cash only, so if you eat here, be sure to stop at the ATM first.

Visited July 2014
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“Disgusting; unfriendly staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We got there sent by our tourist guide, but we regret we chose it. First of all, the menu leaves you no choice - just 2 starters and 1 main course. Salads were revolting, mostly because of their dressing; "Entrecote" was too tough and its sauce was just repugnant. Awful atmosphere - ruined walls, quite dirty floor and unconfortable chairs. And last, the unbearable French habit of using the same cutlery for the whole meal. Not recommended at all!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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“Would never think it from the street, but best we had in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Unassuming from the curb, but the food, service, and total experience were the best we had on a two week trip throughout Europe. Get the entrecote and sit back and let the wait staff amaze you. I've been to two different Entrecotes in Paris and others around the world (on this trip alone in Berlin) and this was as good as the Paris version.

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“lovely restaurant, excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

very nice restaurant with a lovely terrace. The diner was terrific and so was the service. Even our dogs got a VIP treatment.

Visited July 2014
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“A little gem in Prague”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

On the advise of the hotel we decided to have dinner at this little restaurant and what a delight it turned out to be.
Located in a quite part of Prague the restaurant is in an old building full of charm and ambience with some of the best waiters we have come across.
We sat in their little enclosed courtyard under an awning that was late opened after the sun had gone.
My wife had a fish, Turbot that she said was excellent together with a genuine French baguette and I had the Beef with salad and French fries. This they serve half to you and keep the other half hot and serve the balance when you are ready. Wonderful meal.
We will be returning agin before we leave.

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