Prague's Obecni dum (Municipal House) is a supreme example of Art Nouveau architecture – this fascinating beauty that is situated on the corner of U Obecniho domu and Na Prikope streets, often hosts concerts, exhibitions and other social events. The ground floor of this beautiful building (specifically in the northern area of the right wing) plays host to 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 truly a 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 their experienced, 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 Grilled Scallops with Sweet Pea Purée as a starter, the Beef Steak from Czech Spotted Cattle, Aged 56 Days (with espuma of Dijon mustard, roasted radish salad, au gratin potatoes with crème fraîche), the Roasted Squab Breast (with black truffle sauce, purée of baked cauliflower and parsnips), or the Fresh Fish – According to the Daily Offer (with saffron foam, beef tomato concasse, La Ratte baby potatoes) as the main course, and the Frozen Coconut Parfait with Coriander (lemon sauce, Thai mango ravioli) for dessert. It is also of interest to note that the restaurant also offers a special Moser Chefs Menu – a special menu with delectable dishes paired with wines recommended by their sommelier that will enhance your anticipated culinary experience. The wine is served in the famed Lady Hamilton (1934) Moser stemware, rightfully known as the glass of kings. Francouzska Restaurace 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, (784), www.francouzskarestaurace.cz
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