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“Beefeaters galore”
Review of Cestr - CLOSED

Cestr
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Czech, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you are into second-to-none beef, then you are in business at Cestr. And they offer 27 different cuts. We had 5 different cuts - all cooked to perfection. Do not miss it!

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Thank evergreenswing
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Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Great Food! 3 interesting coarses from tartar to spare ribs to filet mignon and much much more. Great gimmick with giving you a map of the cow so you can see where each piece of meat comes from.
Well informed waiters but service seriously declined as the night went on. Not sure if they just got to busy, by the nights end we pretty much felt forgotten.

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Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Go to this resataurant if you like to eat (MEAT) more "sophisticated" food. The decoration is more scandinavian then bohemian. The restaurant is hidden behind the National museum (Narodni muzeum).

Thank MrOtz
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We did go looking for this restaurant due to finding it on Trip Advisor before we went to Prague. My husband is a real meat eater, so it fitted the bill very well. We found it easily (it's behind the modern museum to the left of the old museum at the top of Wenceslaus Sq.) and called in during the morning to make a reservation for 8pm. When we arrived at 8pm they didn't seem to acknowledge our reservation until we pointed it out in the book - but it hadn't been transferred to the computer table plan. Nevertheless we were shown to a table. The menu is a somewhat unique concept (they specialise in cuts from the Czech spotted cow) and not that easy to understand the first time you visit despite the fact that we've been eating out worldwide since 1970 on a regular basis. We did feel that the waiter was lacking a bit of patience and empathy in explaining how it worked and pushed us towards fillet steaks (not that I had any argument with the product believe me) but we'd have appreciated an explanation of how you could choose so we could make our own minds up. It's a bit of a barn of a place with high ceilings and a wooden floor so the noise ratio is enormous and it's hard to understand what your dinner companions are saying, let alone the waiters.

We ordered 2 gin and tonics and were given two complimentary amuse bouches consisting of pieces of bread spread with a delicious pate to accompany these. We ordered a bottle of Cuvée Čestr 2011, Bogdan Trojak, Bořetice, Velkopavlovická subregion. We were rather amused when a youngish wine waiter arrived , poured my husband a taste into his glass and then a taste for himself, which he duly swallowed and pompously pronounced OK. Not seen this sort of silliness since the early '80s. We did wonder how inebriated he might be by the end of the evening if he drank the amount he had from our bottle from every bottle he served. I have to admit though that the wine was excellent with a deep plum flavour and distinct tannins that enhanced the fruit. Very satisfying. We generally made a point of ordering local wines and were very impressed with the reds.

To start with we shared a portion of Beef Tartare with it's own toasts which was truly amazing. Silky beef well seasoned with herbs, spices and egg. Just slid down. We left the potato chips that came with it as they seemed totally unnecessary and redundant with such a wonderful starter. To follow we had beef tenderloin grilled over charcoal. Amazing! You could cut it with a fork!. I had the Perigord sauce & hubby the Pepper sauce but frankly we didn't need them as the beef flavour stood out so well on it's own. Accompaniments were spinach and chips. The wine waiter further amused us when he kept trying to leap forth to pour our wine only to find we'd pre-empted him. I mean, it was nice service, but really a little old fashioned, plus it's hardly a white tablecloth, fine dining establishment where customers need to be intimidated into not daring to pour their own wine.

We left very satisfied. It was expensive @ 2037 CzK (£66.58 GBP) but very definitely worth it! I'd definitely go again and it's a meal I will remember for a long time.

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Thank PattiP_01
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The best meal we had in Prague. The fillet steak was out of this world. Looked after by three friendly and attentive waiters. Attached to the rear of the National Museum.

Thank J L
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