Štěpánská 31/647, Prague 1 | +420 222 212 810 | Map | Website
Designed with the traditional French bistro in mind, Bresto strikes the right balance between dining elegance and laid-back comfort. A small cafe and bar in front gives way to a larger, more spacious, dining area on the ground floor. Maps of the French wine regions line the walls; tables are situated far enough apart to allow diners a bit of privacy, yet on a busy night the room is crackling with the buzz of conversation. The small room downstairs is simply laid out -- a series of small two-person tables -- and well-suited for a few drinks with friends.
The menu contains a selection of meat, fish and game which are well-prepared. While the menu is not extenstive, the quality is high. A small choice of modestly-sized starters are good, but perhaps a bit overpriced. Plates of French and Italilan cheese are available, and usually quite good. Daily specials are on offer -- a reasonably-priced four-course lunch/dinner menu; if you're not in the mood for all courses, each course in the dialy special is individually priced as well. Unfortunately, Pilsner Urquell is the only beer served on draught; the focus at Bresto is the wine. The wine cellar includes New World wines, but the majority of the wines on offer are from France and Italy. Wines from some of the more well-known Moravian vineyards are also availabe. An adequately-stocked bar serves a variety of apéritifs and digestifs, as well as whiskey, congnac and (a limited list of) grappa. Service is generally good.
Recommended: beefsteak with mushroom sauce; black risotto with prawns.
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Accepted: AMEX; Visa.