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Universal

#839 of 4,472 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Nove Mesto (New Town)
French, International, Czech
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V Jircharich, 149/6, Prague, Czech Republic
+420224934416
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Same quality for many years!!!

Came back to Universal after many years, used to visit this restaurant quite often in the past when I had the chance. And I am so glad that this restaurants keeps up with the good quality, the simple french flair, excellent mussels, and cosy ambience. Just a bit improved could be the service, all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
miavojta
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Prague, Czech Republic
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came back to Universal after many years, used to visit this restaurant quite often in the past when I had the chance. And I am so glad that this restaurants keeps up with the good quality, the simple french flair, excellent mussels, and cosy ambience. Just a bit improved could be the service, all in all, prices are not the... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stumbled across this excellent restaurant down a side street and were glad we stepped inside. It has a French-feel with an international menu (I had an excellent pork chop with a balsamic and dijon sauce and my wife had spaghetti with prawns and peppers). Both meals were cooked perfectly and the price was excellent value.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was this month twice in this restaurant, and I am not happy at all with the service. I had impression like they hate their job... the food was average (pasta was too much solty)... pity... I used to love this restaurant..

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Brussels
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The duck with orange was way overcooked. The butter patatoes (extra side order) on the other hand were good. Carpaccio of beef served with raw onions and without proper olive oil or balsamico vinegar.

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Bergen, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very good Food, Nice surroundings and friendly staff. Acceptable price Level. Will definitely come back. Found the restaurant through a travel guide, and have had nice dinners there a couple of times. Alittle diificult to find.

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I used to live right above this place back in early 2010 and we would go here quite often. They make very solid food and there's almost always something everyone will enjoy on the menu. As I recall the soups were good here and so was the bread/butter served at the start of each meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The service was very poor. Our waitress was very rude (rolled her eyes when we made requests, didn't acknowledge us when thanked her in Czech every time she brought us food or cleared our dishes). The food was also not very good. The carrot salad was literally just a pile of grated carrots. One of our party felt so bad... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Having a sort of dilemma where to arrange a birthday party we visited this restaurant to get a picture about what they are capable of. We tried a variety of meals including cake and finally I must admit all of them was nothing but excellent. Although restaurant itself seemed a bit shabbier that I expected the French restaurant should look... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Very cozy restaurant, nice light, good food and service. We'll be back. It's both for smokers and non smokers.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

After enjoying a lot of Czech food, we were craving for vegetables, so we decided to go with a French restaurant. We weren't disappointed, the food was great, very friendly staff, quiet atmosphere, and reasonable prices (although slightly higher than your typical Czech restaurant).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: V Jircharich, 149/6, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Nove Mesto (New Town)
  • Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
  • Phone Number: +420224934416

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, International, Czech

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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