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“Worthy of its reputation”

La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise
Ranked #107 of 5,369 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $180
Cuisines: European, Czech, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
sighip
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worthy of its reputation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This place certainly lives up to the hype - it's a full on food loving experience, and yes you do pay a premium for it. With the 11-course menu there were also at least 4 or 5 amuse bouche. Wine pairing was well done and varied, and they kindly provided a gift package of muffins for the next morning.

Food itself was quite varied and managed to fit in a lot of traditional gourmet foods such as escargot, foie gras, caviar etc along with some more contemporary items (I'm more contemporary myself but enjoyed the variety).

Service was impeccable, and the restaurant itself was nice and small. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for someone searching for a place for a special occasion.

  • Visited February 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome and creative food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I returned to La Dégustation Boheme Bourgeoise after two years. I like chef cook Oldřich Sahajdák’s passion for traditional Czech cuisine made in modern style. The food is really great and very creative. You can choose wine pairing and selection is good - Czech wines are served for Czech tasting menu. Service is professional. It’s an upscale place so be ready for higher prices.

  • Visited February 2013
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Athens Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Choose between six or eleven course meal with more in-between”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

You choose between a 6 or 11 course meal with or without a beverage pairing. The cost is 2150 czk for 6 course with 1350 for beverage pairing with each course. The 11 course is 3100 + 2100 czk beverage pairing. We went with the six course which consisted of snails, straw soup, carp with cabbage, baked celery, piglet, and a beer or tomato dessert. As odd as it all sounds, the courses were unusual but excellent. The orations were small, but many because in between the six main courses, the waitstaff would bring in tasters of many other different delicacies. They DO ask you before you start, so if there is anything you do not eat, so if snails are a problem, say so. The beverage pairing were all Czech wines and one beer. The wines were unusual of a local vine variety, and to be frank, rather pungent. I didn't care for more than 2 of them, some were unfiltered and alcohol content was noticeably high in taste. The beer was very aromatic though and I liked it very much. I am sure that they were carefully selected to go with each course though, and the waitstaff was well trained in describing each course. The 11 course had different wines served with rabbit and Russian sturgeon caviar and black truffle and rabbit -- perhaps they were more appealing,

On leaving they gave us a each a small box of two mini muffins.
I would definitely recommend the experience, it is pricy but well done. I wish we went with the 11 course in retrospect.

Visited February 2013
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Amazing dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I'm not a big fan of tiny portions or nouvelle cuisine, so I was I bit worried about spending a fortune yet leaving the restaurant hungry, so I was a bit sceptical. However, our visit turned out to be an amazing dining experience (and we left with full tummies).

We opted for the 11 course tasting menu with wine pairing to get the full monty. I was amazed by the way they turned classic Czech ingredients into something surprisingly delicious. Beef tongue or carp are on my "yucky food" list - yet they managed to prepare them so well that I enjoyed it. All in all the food is AMAZING. The wine not only complimented the food, but also created a great exploration of Czech wine.

Being a Czech national I'm convinced that Czechs enjoy the dining experience more than foreigners. The food is served with a short blurb about the ingredients and method of cooking - the Czech version has a touch of humour, most of it gets lost in translation. Understandably, if there is no shared background any cultural references are going to get lost. Additionally, some of the dishes or food combinations are soooo Czech. Naturally, if you didn't have to eat (muddy tasting) carp with potato salad (traditional Czech christmas dinner) every christmas as a kid, you are not going to appreciate how they managed to turn something this boring and ordinary into a masterpiece.

The service was great (a bit of relief as staff in this sort of establishments are usually snobby with a bit of attitude). They were all very friendly and relaxed, paying us exactly the right amount of attention.

Having been to a number of one and two michelin star restaurants - thumbs up, well deserved Michelin star.

Finally, is it overpriced? Possibly. It is certainly expensive. 200 euros for 11 courses with paired wine per person does seem quite a lot. I guess, this place is for a special occasion and not for every day dining. It is easy to look up the menu and prices on-line before you go to avoid any disappointment.

  • Visited December 2012
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Czech flavours reinvented in art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Each dish is a masterpiece of contemporary gourmet cuisine, built with the ancient flavours of Czech tradition as if they were tiles of a gastronomical mosaic. Discover wine from Moravia, like 9 years old chardonnay blends, full bodied, oaked and buttery which beat Napa chards or the best Sicilian Insolia.
Service is impeccable, especially the young sommelier, which well deserves his position in the best restaurant in Prague.
If the menu arrives in an envelope, the bills arrives in a box... who wants to understand, will do so.

  • Visited February 2013
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