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Steakhouse, European, Czech, Central European
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 11, 2021

The restaurant disappointed us a bit. The environment of the restaurant is beautiful, but after booking a week in advance, we were seated at a sunken table at the entrance to the toilet. We waited a very long time for service. Appetizer - beef tartar...was delitious. The main courses were not perfectly flavored and was definitely not hot. Twice it happened that they brought us something different than we ordered. The dessert was great. Our waiter forgot our billl again and we waited for almost 15 minutes fot that. The overall experience of the evening was below average.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

To say it was it was bad was an understatement .... The waiters were the rudest i have ever encountered anywhere in the world. I ordered the only veggie option which i would equate to a half child portion.When i brought this up to the...attention of the waiter, the food was snatched from the table after trying to claim that the portions were measured. That was it for me. The people i was dining with did have an okay beef meal which was of decent size/quality. My food was gone forever and i was left with nothing. The waiter was nothing short of rude and aggressive and i cannot believe how he is actually employed at all. Worst dining experience ever !!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

Simply amazing experience. Breathtaking setting in rural area with just the most mouthwatering dishes. Farmed beef is amazing and the service is top rate. A great choice you cant go wrong.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

The food should have been the highlight of our visit, but it was the attentive and friendly service that was absolutely outstanding, considering the standard Czech customer service. The food was indeed excellent. The steak tartar was second to none, the meat was soft as...butter. All of the meat dishes were outstanding, and for dessert the chocolate fondant was excellent too. The garden setting is lovely, you are surrounded by vegetables and herbs that they use in the kitchen. There is also a nice playground for kids. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

we stopped here on our way to Kasperske Hory. good service and food. the surrounding land and gardens are a great setting for a meal though. the burger was good but definitely not as good as some of our fav burger spots in Prague. the...best part of the meal was the chocolate fondant for dessert. worth the drive just for that!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Went there for dinner with my parents. We did not have a reservation but luckily we were assigned a table inside. During our stay, we experienced Czech hospitality, our waiter was simply great. The food was outstanding (Both the spare ribs and the veal and...the trout were amazing, the same applies to desserts - chocolate fondant and cherry cake). The restaurant is a little bit remote and not that easy to find, however, I strongly recommend to visit!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

The place itself is really nice, I was really looking forward to come here, but unfortunately was very disappointed. I was expecting some very good steak, but what we got was below average meal. The weird mixtures and steak almost floating in the sauce is...not what you expect of such a famous place.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

+ really honest food with not certificated organic produce (meat and seasonal vegetables) which you can see on their own land and garden next to the restaurant + very tasty food + kids food in very best quality, very rare + excellent sourounding, very peaceful...+ we (4 adults 2 kids) did not have a table booked, but they seated us with no problem eventhough that the restaurant was full and our table was booked by someone else in an hour ! + free parking + superb location + kids playground outside + clean toiletsMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This place started as a side business to a backcountry farm with own produce of beef and veggies. And despite being insanely popular due to great food and lovely atmosphere, it struggled to survive financially, so the owners entered a Kitchen Nightmares kind of show...to give it a boost - and they gathered considerable praise at the end, along with widespread media attention. And that´s where the decline started. Don´t get me wrong - the food is still very good and the setting is nice, yet increased capacity and prices made it more of a cash machine than anything else. The price level is now high even by Prague standards (by local standards the prices are exorbitant), yet the service and other details are so-so. At this price level, I already expect a flawless service with professionnal waiters, no excuses; I do not expect IKEA glasses and cutlery and I have zero tolerance for eventual imperfections in food preparations, especially when it comes to meat, which they boast as their flaghsip product. Needless to say that the original relaxed atmosphere is also gone due to complete change of patrons, the clientele now being more (wannabe) upscale. So to sum it up: food-wise, this place is good. Not overwhelming, but still fine. Yet the price paid is not at par with all the other details complementing a restaurant experience.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very famous restaurant, I go there 1-2 times a year and never disappointed. The beef is top-quality and all the meals are very well prepared. Don't miss the desserts.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Very bad service and very unfreindly waiters! We received our food after 2.5 hours of waiting. The food tasted okay, but we became all four sick during the night after. Probably food poisining

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very nice countryside place, local food, own cows breeding and a lot of self made foods, kindly staff.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Sunday trip for great lunch was the greak choice last year. Veal tongue was delicious and I am looking forward for next visit

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

We came here for lunch and it was really delicious. I had livery pate as a starter and buffalo burger as a main dish. I most likely never had better pate than theirs. Also service and the environment was great. This restaurant is in the...middle of nowhere and it really worth the tripe there just for good meal.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

One of the reasons to go for a weekend or just one day trip to Sumava. Reservation required, it is always full even located outside of touristic locations, sometimes I just drive there for 2 hours from Prague for a lunch along with my family......and never regret. Food quality is just great, right mixture of traditional food and chef's invention, perfect service. Simply - place to go. Just one recommendation - Stepan should put more lights, some tables are really in dark and it takes some time to adjsut to ti ...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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U Stepana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5