The famous Triton Restaurant in Prague opened in 1912 in the heart of Wenceslas Square
. It is a beautiful cellar restaurant built to resemble a stalactite cave.
Despite difficult political times in the 20th century, Triton has preserved its wonderful and unique ambience, and is today considered to be one of Prague's première Art Nouveau restaurants (Francouzska Restaurant at Municipal House is another).
Set among the stalactites in the restaurant are statues and sculptures from Greek mythology, recounting the story of Eurydice and her husband Orpheus. A large tropical fish tank adds colour, while intelligent lighting bounces off the 'cave' walls, creating a magical, mystical atmosphere.
The menu at Triton is a mix of fine International cuisine and traditional Czech fare. Meals include tender beef steaks, roast duck, Prague goulash, chicken and pork dishes, plus grilled salmon and trout.
The wine list offers a good selection of Czech and International wines, at all price levels.
Triton is a reasonably small, intimate restaurant. It is ideal for a romantic occasion, but works equally well as a venue for business dinners or for groups of friends.
Triton also combines well with a trip to the Prague State Opera or Estates Theatre, both of which are only 5-10 minutes walk away.
Both the ambiance and the food at Triton are highly recommended.