Obecni dum (Municipal House), which is just celebrating its 100 year anniversary, is an Art Nouveau building of fascinating beauty which can be found on the corner of the U Obecniho domu Street and the Na Prikope Boulevard and which often hosts concerts, exhibitions and other social events. The ground floor of this beautiful building hosts the Francouzska Restaurace, which is unofficially, called the most beautiful Art Nouveau restaurant in the world. F. Kraumann, J. Wenig and the Ant. Baumgartl and Son Company designed the interior and it is a truly unique work of art thanks to which every visit of the restaurant becomes a truly unforgettable experience. Francouzska Restaurace offers top-quality international as well as traditional Czech cuisine prepared under the supervision of well-respected chef Jacques Auffrays. The wine list is taken care of by Milan Nerad, one of the best Czech sommeliers. Francouzska Restaurace is clearly one of the eateries that offers quality over quantity: the menu is not extremely extensive but each item has its own unique personality, each is prepared with greatest care and attention. We recommend the warm fig mille-feuille as a starter and the roasted lamb chop with a chorizo crust, white beans with tomato confit and Harissa sauce (CZK 675,-) or the roasted filet of sea bass with carrot-fennel foam, homemade ravioli and citrus beurre blanc sauce (CZK 595,-) as the main course and Baileys Crème brûlée and savarin cake with fresh fruit for a sweet finish. On the occasion of its one hundred year anniversary Francouzska restaurace has prepared for its guests a special menu that is historically connected with dishes and drinks served in the restaurant 100 years ago. As part of the celebration, also the famous Splendid Drinking Set produced by Moser that also celebrates 100 years of existence is returning to the fine dining tables at Francouzska restaurace. The French Restaurant invites you to their mouth-watering Sunday brunches, which happen every first Sunday of the month. The French Restaurant is one of the key providers of dining services for the President of the Czech Republic and has provided catering services for Pope Benedict XVI, the U.S. President and many other important figures from the Czech and international political and cultural scene. In the interior of the restaurant various movies such as I Served the King of England, XXX and Edith Piaf were filmed. After an elegant meal at the Francouzska Restaurace, head downstairs to the American Bar, an intimate gorgeous Art Nouveau bar that reflects the atmosphere of the grand First Republic with expert bartenders that mix up some fabulous cocktails. Downstairs is also home to Plzenska Restaurace, a traditional Czech beer hall decorated with painted wooden benches and colorful wall tiles.
Address: náměstí Republiky 5, Praha 1, +420-222-002-770, www.francouzskarestaurace.cz
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