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Den Røde Cottage

Den Røde Cottage (Strandvejen 550, Copenhagen) – this restaurant, which received a Michelin star in 2013, offers fine meals by the water in a scenic setting. Diners are given the option of 3 to 8-course meals (reputedly at reasonable prices, given its Michelin standing). Dishes served here include dried Danish ham, forest mushrooms and elderberry; […]

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Café de Grancy

Café de Grancy (Avenue du Rond-Point 1, Lausanne) – this restaurant has an “at home feel to it”, complete with its wooden tables and chairs, chalkboard menu, board games and antique furniture sitting area. In addition, promotions like “Wednesday night fondue” take something as commonplace as Switzerland’s national dish and turn it into an extravaganza […]

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Bon

Bon (Yakimanskaya Nab. 4, bldg. 1, Moscow) – this is an unusual place. Bon is an Italian restaurant that’s surrounded by Catholic church-style décor (by French interior designer Phillipe Starck). With the decent-tasting Italian dishes served here, the massed wrought-iron stands of dripping candles, the massive, extravagantly- carved chairs placed in corners, and the frescoes […]

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‘t Blaauwhooft

‘t Blaauwhooft (Hendrik Jonkerplein 1, Amsterdam) — A plain neighborhood brown cafe in the gentrified Westelijke Eilanden (Western Islands) district has been transformed into a great Dutch eetcafé by the simple expedient of adding a kitchen and a menu. It partakes of the villagey setting on these tranquil islands — which feel isolated despite a […]

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AOC Les Halles

AOC Les Halles (102 Cours Lafayette, Lyons) – this restaurant is for those looking for a traditional French bistro experience. As locals will attest, everything here – from cheese and foie gras to oysters and chacuterie – is delicious and worth trying. Due to its reputation, it’s advisable to book in advance, especially on weekends. […]

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Bistro Kok au Vin

Bistro Kok au Vin (Ezelstraat 19/21, Brugge) – this restaurant is near the town’s central square, and serves a variety of items – from garlic & onion soup, to pumpkin risotto. Popular with both locals and tourists.

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Café Central

Café Central (17 Herrengasse, Vienna) – this café, which is a fixture of the city for well over 100 years, is located within the Palais Ferstel (with famed historical figures like Freud, Lenin and Trotsky) and is best-known for serving the best, flakiest strudels in Vienna. Visitors come here because of the café air of […]

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Zdenek’s Oyster Bar

Zdenek’s Oyster Bar (Malá Štupartská 5, Prague) – located near Old Town Square, this is one of Prague’s most popular seafood bars. Along with oysters (sourced from France), one can expect mussels, shrimp, crab, lobster, and various types of fish. In addition, there is caviar that’s served on an ice tower. Since oysters are best […]

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The Tavern

The Tavern (Chopinova 26, Prague 2) – highly rated by international visitors on sites like TripAdvisor.com, this restaurant (located near Rajská Zahrada Park) attracts those who crave an American hamburger. The owners of The Tavern do no disappoint – the serves original Lokal Burgers (with grass-fed, free-range 100% all-beef patties), LB Veggie Burgers, and authentic […]

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El Sushi Bar

The Sushi Bar (Zborovská 49, Malá Strana, Prague) – founded in 1999 and located near the National Theatre, this is still considered the best Sushi restaurant in Czech Republic (featured in international write-ups like the New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Bazaar Magazine, and SkyNews – UK). Along with the sushi bar sets, this restaurant also […]