Nestled in a mostly residential area, it's easy to pass by Blue Wagon and fail to appreciate the magic happening in its kitchen. Mixing creative flavors and proteins (venison, pheasant, octopus) with more traditional Czech fare yields a menu that is fun, challenging and changes frequently. It was so good we ate there on consecutive nights. Each time I had the venison, which is easy to "get wrong" -- but it was perfect in seasoning, sauce, cooking temperature and a duet of thin-sliced asparagus and polenta cakes. The plate presentation is as good as any New York high end restaurant - but expect to spend about 1/4 of what you would in the Big Apple. The best leading indicator is the wine list -- carefully curated and personally selected, and priced for you to enjoy a variety of pairings, not make you feel guilty about venturing into new areas. The wait staff knows the wines (including obscure Italian vintages) and was perfectly attentive. Possibly the best meal I have eaten in Europe.
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