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Dinner with kids, Ljubljana on a Sunday

Double check on opening hours (Sunday's are kind of dead in this town), but I did dine at Valvas'Or (Italian-esque menu) and Gostilna na Gradu (traditional Slovenian food) and had excellent meals at both. Valvas'Or is in the old town. They have seating right outside the restaurant (or indoors if you prefer that) in the middle of a lovely pedestrian street. Gostilna is up in the castle (indoor and outdoor seating). No direct view of anything at Gostilna, however, but the kids might like the ambience of eating in the middle of a castle. Enjoy! Ljubljana didn't disappoint me one bit in terms of food and quality.

Jun 25, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Berlin, Viena, Prague, and Budapest- Sept 2014

Thanks for the tips!

Jun 19, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Berlin, Viena, Prague, and Budapest- Sept 2014

One more thing. In trying to decide where to go for traditional Viennese cuisine (I'm trying to narrow my list to one, maybe two places), how would you order these in preference?
-Phoenixhof
-Glacis Beisl
-Gasthaus Poschl
-Gastwirtschaft Schilling

Jun 18, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Bratislava

Thank you.

Jun 18, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Berlin, Viena, Prague, and Budapest- Sept 2014

Hi Sturmi, sorry to barge in on an older post. I had submitted a lunch reservation for Konstantin for when I will be in Vienna August 29- Sept. 1. Unfortunately, they are closed until the 1st (I leave the next day). Would you recommend something non-traditional that I shouldn't miss? I didn't want to spend that much for lunch, so anything less than $40 (single diner, no drinks needed) will do. Thanks!

Jun 18, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Bratislava

Most posts are years old. Any places for lunch that are highly recommended? Local cuisine would be best and relatively inexpensive (less than $25-$30 pp).

Jun 17, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

If your wine trip gets canceled for some reason, please let me know :-).

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I agree :-)

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Thank you! So you don't recommend the 3-course prix fixe menu?

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Oh my lol. My plans keep changing because I can't seem to settle on a particular place. I was just going to try Cestr, but now you're making me think I should stick with Pizza Nuova. Actually, I think I have room for the both of them.

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

54% approval on Trip Advisor? Hmmm...

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Looks yummy. ~$10 for risotto! I'm in. Do you think all of the dishes are good, or just what you had (pork knee)?

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Maybe not the best place to ask, but am also open to hearing suggestions for any sort of experiences I should try out while in Prague. I'm always looking for something off the beaten path/non touristy, or things many tourists don't know about.

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I'm starting to change my mind, sorry. I've got Lokal down and Sansho for lunch. I don't have to dine out each night I'm there, but I would like a good list of standbys. I'm open to any cuisine as long as it's good and fairly inexpensive (about $30 tops, I don't drink btw).

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I'm thinking of giving La Degustation a shot, but I wonder how long the dining experience is for the 6 course menu. I'm not interested in sitting down for 2-3 hours.

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

That's a good point! I guess I figured they tout having really good Neopolitan pizza so I wanted to go here. Honestly, when looking for places to eat in cities I want to experience the local cuisine. But since I saw that Italian is on the rise in Prague I figured why not try pizza, which will most likely taste better than here in the states. I'll play around with my list some more.

Jun 16, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I crossed out Locanda Marino earlier and added Pizza Nuova instead (per your recommendation on your blog). I honestly don't remember where I got Marino from. Thank you again for your suggestions.

Jun 13, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Thanks, this helps :-)

Jun 13, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Thank you Jan. I had emailed you earlier in the week and you replied back saying that you would be out of town on the dates I wanted to do the tour. I really was going to sign up for it and now after reading your comment I'm more sad I won't be able to partake in this wonderful adventure. But I will survive :-). If you could point me to clothing shops for men (preferably items made in the Czech Republic) that sell inexpensive clothes I would be greatly obliged (I've already read that clothes there can be more expensive than here in the states; true?).

Jun 13, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I clearly wasn't paying attention after seeing their website so many times. Thanks for the heads up. Can't wait!

Jun 13, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I've gone nuts looking at the food blog mentioned earlier. Now my list is getting ridiculously long and I'm only there for 3.5 days lol. If I go to Sansho for lunch, how much should I expect to pay (no drinks)?

Jun 13, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

BTW In case you're confused about the prices I set, I'm traveling solo :-).

Jun 11, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Turns out that the tour is not operating on the dates I will be in Prague. In any case, I have referred to their blog and I've seen lots of wonderful options (too many to be precise). Maybe the fellow CH community can help me narrow my list. I am looking for places that have good local food or just anything good in general. I prefer to be budget conscious (no more than $40 for dinner or $25 for lunch). So that leaves out the high end places like Bellevue and La Degustation. Here's what I have written down so far:

-Lokal (Dlouha)
-Cafe Savoy (breakfast/pastries)
-Locanda Marino
-Dish Fine Burger Bistro
-Patisserie Mysak (for sweets)

Seems like my list is short and would welcome more ideas. I don't drink wine or beer so any place focusing on that is out. What are your thoughts on a prix fixe lunch at Aureole? Thanks!

Jun 11, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

I didn't see anything about making stops at jewelry stores. I will have almost 3 full days in Prague plus another half day. It's my first time visiting. I've already gathered together a small list of eateries from past discussions on here that I should visit. At first the price seemed high, but then again it is a 4 hour tour. Now I'm undecided. I will have to take a good look at the link to their blog they provided me and see if there are good options listed there and just use that as my guide.

Jun 11, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Taste of Prague Foodie tour

Have any fellow CH'ers done this tour? If so, is it worth it?

Jun 10, 2014
smaointe in Europe

Any new and exciting restaurants that cater to large groups (10-15)

I love Lucques myself. I am going for Cassoulet night later this month, so I'll have to skip this option.

Feb 03, 2014
smaointe in Los Angeles Area

Any new and exciting restaurants that cater to large groups (10-15)

Hello, I'm trying to decide on a place that would cater to a group of 10-15 people for a birthday dinner on a Saturday towards the end of this month. I had wanted to go to Sotto, but they have a weird policy (including a nonrefundable deposit) that I'm not down with. Because I'm hosting my own dinner, the restaurant I choose can't have a prepaid/deposit policy. Price point: no more than $80 pp (food and beverage). I was considering Cecconi's or Comme Ca, but thought I'd get feedback on here to see if there are other more worthy and fairly new places to try. Location: anything in between the 110, 101, 405, and 10 fwys. Thanks!

Feb 03, 2014
smaointe in Los Angeles Area

Paris, need recs

Really? Wow. I'm planning to go November 24. Still think I should reserve now? Oh, do you think someone there speaks English? I can maybe attempt to make a reservation in French, but I'd be more comfortable doing it in English hehe.

Oct 09, 2013
smaointe in France

Paris, need recs

Ok I'll keep that 8 day time frame in mind. Much thanks!

Oct 09, 2013
smaointe in France

Paris, need recs

Yes, the website says ouvert touts les jours, which means everyday.

Oct 09, 2013
smaointe in France