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“Incredible!”

La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise
Ranked #110 of 5,506 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $180
Cuisines: Czech, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Quebec City, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Impeccable and timely service. Incredible care in the preparation and presentation of the food (that you can see cause the kitchen is open for us to see). They match the food with great wines - all of them new discoveries for me. This was the best restaurant experience I ever had, and I've tried many great restaurants in my life.

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Moscow, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Could have been great, had it not been for the stingy sommelier”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We recently had dinner at La Degustation, largely on the basis of so many unanimously glowing reviews (not just from Tripadvisor, but from the New York Times, Time Magazine and elsewhere).

With regard to the cuisine, I think you really have to be a gourmet to appreciate the food, since if you are just looking for a really good meal, there are other excellent restaurants in Prague that offer excellent food for a much better price. However, if you do appreciate the creativity of a talented chef, attention to detail and pretty much faultless execution (and I do appreciate these things), then La Degustation does an a very good job. In short, the kitchen does an admirable job of food meets art, and did not disappoint in this regard.

With regard to the service, it was okay, but not great. Everyone was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and had a good attitude. However, perhaps because it was a Saturday night, once they got busy, they tended to forget about us more than a restaurant of that quality should.

What really left a (figurative) bad taste in our mouths, however, was the wine pairing. I very much appreciate a good food-wine pairing, and appreciate the wine as much as the food. However, the sommelier was so miserly with the wine that I really struggled to appreciate the two together. His pours were often what should have been offered as a tasting to see if the wine is acceptable, with nothing more. For several of the dishes I had to ask him for an additional pour, and it got to the point where I got embarrassed doing so. I am not a big drinker by any means, and certainly do not expect (nor would I want) a full pour with every course. But at the same time, guests should not feel that they are begging for more. This only bothered me some at first, until we tried a couple of other restaurants in Prague where we had wine pairings (also with excellent food, and for a much smaller bill), and the sommelier made sure that we had enough to enjoy our meal (as he should). And frankly, the pairing is not cheap, yet is composed mostly of Czech wines, which I can't imagine are terribly expensive (and even if they were, then they should have adjusted their pricing accordingly, and not deprived their guests).

Although this didn't exactly ruin the evening (we did otherwise enjoy it), it could have been much more enjoyable. A restaurant of this quality (and price) should not let these kinds of things happen.

  • Visited November 2012
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7 reviews
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“Expensive but worth the experience ”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

If you are not adventurous with food, this is not the place for you. Every plate was reasonably sized and a complete delicacy! I would recommend this to anyone willing to pay extra for an experience of a lifetime.

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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant and were not disappointed. It was a true dining experience. Four hours of pleasure . The service was first class, friendly and knowledgable.
A great evening.

  • Visited October 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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“Expensive, but best in Prague”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Degustation Boheme is nicely placed in the Old town of Prague. Everything is concentrated on food, its slow and precise preparation, its presentation and the joy of eating it.
Excellent service, low lights targeted on dishes, view to kitchen.
About eleven small portions of innovative dishes (plus some amuse-gueles and surprises) , use of the best Czech ingredients as well as international ones. In the menu you will get Czech escargots, Prague ham, Russian caviar, French oyster, south Czech perch, French foie gras, Japan wagyu beef, local and international cheese. Top local vegetable from selected farms, nice desserts, hand made pralinees atc. .The Chef Sahajdak is a great specialist and his personnnel is well trained. 8 or 12 hours of slow stewing of some meats is a norm. No artificial thickenings or similar things are used, the emulsions are thickened only by evaporation and you will find the difference. This place should have the Michelin star long time ago, but the politics of MIchelin is sometimes crazy as we know in Prague very well (Gordon Ramsay got it here shortly after closing his unfortunate project of "Maze").
Excellent and innovative pairing of food with wines, Moravian and Czech whites, reds from all over the world.
Degustation Boheme is, to my opinion, best in the whole Prague, a chapel for gourmets. Definitely not cheap, about 125 Euro for the menu of 11 dishes and additional 85 for pairing with wines. On the other hand, unique experience you will not forget for a long long time, if ever.

  • Visited February 2012
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