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Cafe Imperial

#49 of 4,520 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Nove Mesto (New Town)
International, European, Czech, Soups, Central European, Cafe
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Na Porici 15, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
+420 246 011 440
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For a feeling of the way it once was...

We dined at Imperial after the Opera and I had reserved ahead, as the kitchen closes at 22h30 and I didn't want to cut things too close. On arrival, the front of house manager greeted me by name (I guess we were the last reservation to arrive that night, though other walk-ins came in after us) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tonylisboa
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined at Imperial after the Opera and I had reserved ahead, as the kitchen closes at 22h30 and I didn't want to cut things too close. On arrival, the front of house manager greeted me by name (I guess we were the last reservation to arrive that night, though other walk-ins came in after us) and showed us straight... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was very good but I admit what pleased me most was the ambiance ! Perfectly preserved luxurious Art deco walls, columns, and entryways. What a joy to eat in such a fine place. I had godo czech wine, rabbit (tender) with spinach (freshly blanched) and dumplings (just the right texture). I am quite a fan of desert so... More 

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Thank Leslie R
Melbourne
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great menu, delicious and generous meals, reasonable prices, beautiful décor and impressive service.

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Thank AndyandKim2010
Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place if you really want to enjoy great food and first class service - they use fresh ingredients, service is quick and taste is absolutely phenomenal

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Thank Petr H
Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this for b-day dinner. Even the service was a little bit slow and one waiter not very friendly, it was nice experience. We had onion soup that was the best I have ever had. The main course was duck - very good, but nothing specially special. Would love to come back - for onion soup and desserts :)

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Thank Jana M
Wayland, Massachusetts
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465 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant belonging to Chef Zdenek Pohlreich, known from Czech TV has all Big 3: ambiance, service and quality food. The specialty there are beef cheeks cooked in red wine. This is their flagship, like American Chef Julia Child had her "Beef Bourguignon. However the place, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is always full. Reservations a few days in advance... More 

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Thank Ota R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a charming old world restaurant. The service was impeccable and the traditional European menu provided a delicious meal at a reasonable price considering the overall quality of the experience. When visiting Prague make it a point of dining here.

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Thank Robert D
Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a place ! The place to see if you want tel see in live what Art deco and Nouveau have done a century ago. i had a coffee and an apfelstrudel, wow what a tastfull peace of pattissery. Go in take your time, drink a coffe or a Pilsner and enjoy the place !!!!

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Thank Jean pierre H
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband booked this meal for our first wedding anniversary as a suprise and it didn't disappoint. The restaurant itself is beautiful with an amazingly high ceiling and grand decor. The staff are attentive and friendly but not imposing. They serve traditional food and I had french onion soup gratin for starter and my hubby the chicken soup, he had... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to visit at least one of the renowned cafes to experience to surroundings and Cafe Imperial did not disappoint. We had coffee and cakes which were very good and the staff were very attentive and friendly. Well worth a visit to appreciate the decor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Na Porici 15, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Nove Mesto (New Town)
  • Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
  • Phone Number: +420 246 011 440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
  • Cuisine: International, European, Czech, Soups, Central European, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Nove Mesto (New Town)

Neighborhood Profile
Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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