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La Provence: Great location and atmosphere
STOP PRESS: this restaurant does not exist any more
I passed by this restaurant on a hot day (it was just the beginning of June, but the weather was like full summer) and while the main squares of the Old Town were crowded with people having lunch outdoors, the open windows of La Provence were showing an interior of cool shade and quiet ambience, so I decided it was the right place for a relaxing lunch. It was the right choice.
The furniture and decor reproduce the atmosphere of an early XXth century French brasserie, although the paper tablemats with the menu of the lunch specials printed on them are a rather modern detail.
There is a big wine list, several of them can be ordered by the glass or in small carafe of 1/4 litre.
The waiters were kind young men who spoke good English.
About prices, I have seen only those of lunch dishes, so I don't know if prices are higher at dinner time.
The restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.
Favorite Dish: I had a Poulet Rotie (roasted chicken), which came with potatoes, small mushrooms and pearl onions, a small carafe of Riesling and a half-litre of mineral water. The serving was generous, a half-chicken (although smallish), so after it I could not possibly have a dessert and opted for coffee instead. I found they make a rather good espresso.
La Provence: Ambiance romantique
Our first choice being closed (Saint-Jacques, see tip) we turn the corner of the street and found another French restaurant, brasserie style.
Asked if we prefered a table downstairs, we went down to a large but cosy cellar, with loads of cushions on the benches, and dim lights everywhere.
French music came from speakers, all styles old and new.
The food was very good, but because we were tired (having landed only a few hours before) we had only a main course, fish in a provencal style, all herbs and light.
The French wine being much too expensive, we tried a Bohemian sauvignon that was ok.
As it was quite empty, we had no problem to be served. It was quite expensive, or less cheap than we had expected.
Favorite Dish: The fish dishes are very good
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La Provence: superb
excellent, high quality food, cozy romantic atmosphere. had christmas eve dinner here. amazing -
snail soup - yummy!
salmon tartar thing - wow!
a sorbet - dessert?! no, just a pallet cleaner :)
deer - amazing!
dessert - spiced pear, and cinamon ice cream ...fantabulous
topped off with a lovely bottle of moravian wine.
Favorite Dish: it was fresh! i had a bad experience with salmon a couple of years ago, and was hesitant to try this one out...but i did, and i'm very glad i did! it was so yummy.
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When entering this place it looks nothing special, but when we went downstairs to the basement the atmosphere was really astonishing and it was very cosy. You feel if you are entering a restaurant in Saint Tropez, rather than in Prague. Dishes are from the Provence region (in fact from the southern Mediterranean region), so lot of fish and salads. The food is excellent.
It is a trendy restaurant, so please make a reservation, as most of the time they are fully booked or you have to wait quite a long time before you get a seat.
Favorite Dish: Really tasty is here the carpaccio, beef meat slices with pesto and parmesan cheese.
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La Provence: A great place to eat!
French & Tapas in this cosy little restaurant under the busy Banana Bar (for dancing later!)
Book early to avoid dissapointment
Favorite Dish: Tapas
La Provence: La Provence
It is very dark and romantic--lots of candlelight and big cushions. It is below ground, like in a cave.
Favorite Dish: Escargot
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