Restaurace La Finestra, Prague, 9/19/15

exterior
exterior

A relatively large space that was packed with people and turned tables as soon as they opened. There is no tasting menu but they are known for their beef and fish both of which are brought out on trays at the beginning of the meal for you to choose from.  The beef seemed to be getting brought out a lot more often than the fish on our visit.  The steaks are for 2 and served with a salad.

interior
interior

The pastas are house made and offered in appetizer or entree sized portions.  We split an entree one for our first course and it was a perfect amount. They also offered a nightly special dessert which we enjoyed.  Everyone starts with an assortment of breads and butter. I liked the “hollow bread stick” – thin, crispy and tasty. The nuts were fairly spicy. Then is the amuse which was a tasty pork and apple. The beef as nicely flavorful, tender and cooked perfectly rare with warm center. It isn’t as marbled as the Texas beef that we see plenty of, but was a good beef fix. We ordered a side of spinach not knowing it came with salad (which had  a moderately sweet dressing that I liked better than my husband), but the spinach was quite nice. The palate cleanser put me off being of passion fruit but I was wrong on that one – it was good and got me nicely ready for dessert.

brick ceiling
brick ceiling
table set up
table set up
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2
menu 3
menu 3
meat tray
meat tray
assorted breads, butter with almond and salmon caviar, spicy nuts
assorted breads, butter with almond and salmon caviar, spicy nuts
amuse bouche: pork neck salad with apples and mustard dressing
amuse bouche: pork neck salad with apples and mustard dressing
wine
wine
Linguine with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella
Linguine with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella “stracciatella” and arugula pesto
Frankie checks out the nuts
Frankie checks out the nuts
Chianna beef rib steak with spinach and roast garlic
Chianna beef rib steak with spinach and roast garlic
salad
salad
to wash after bone work!
to wash after bone work!
sorbet of passion fruit
sorbet of passion fruit
dessert menu
dessert menu
carrot cake with marscapone cheese
carrot cake with marscapone cheese
kitchen
kitchen
Frankie liked having real clothes in the bathroom
Frankie liked having real clothes in the bathroom
looking into the dining room from back
looking into the dining room from back
great waiter
great waiter
Frankie and wine
Frankie and wine

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