Even the most critical reviewers have given the nod of approval to this elegant restaurant. The upscale atmosphere of Cyrano de Bergerac is enhanced by the beautiful decor. The cellar itself is charming and the walls are covered in tapestries that look like they may have come from Wawel Castle. The menu is made up of authentically prepared French classics. An added bonus is the extensive wine list, offering choices that while expensive, are not often encountered elsewhere in Poland.
If you're thinking of having pizza, it's worth finding Cyklop - the pizzas here are delicious. These are baked in one of the city's few wood-burning pizza ovens and they always have a perfectly prepared crust. The pizza is great. Just about every combination you can think of is on the menu - but still ordering your own composition is more fun! Expect rather simple decor and not enough tables to meet demand. However, the pizza is good enough to warrant a small wait. Take note though: you may find yourself sharing your table with a stranger, especially if you're on your own.
Chimera has been a popular Krakow restaurant for some years now. The food is prepared according to the recipes of the owner. Polish favorites like goose, crayfish, cheese and a wide variety of meats are served here besides the excellent salads and juices. The ambiance is relaxed and friendly and makes you want to keep coming back for more.
A pretty shop-front glass window invites passersby down into this cellar restaurant. Pod Aniołami offers tasty Polish food, cooked on a fascinating grill. The name of this restaurant means "Under the Angels," which explains the little silver and gold cherubs, which can be seen upstairs. Its award winning cuisine keeps the tables full, so be sure to make a reservation during peak hours. The restaurant is housed in an old cellar. There is also an outdoor section, which is open in the warmer months. A variety of meats and vegetables are cooked on the grill, using various sauces at different stages of the cooking. There is a good wine list and a variety of other drinks are also available.
Ermitaz is a restaurant and bar located in a spacious barn right behind the train station. It can be rented out for parties, functions and events as well. Even those above 40 years of age have a special disco time dedicated just to them. Don't miss out on this place for a real taste of Krakow.
Jama Michalika is part of Krakow's history. A sign over the door announces that it was founded in 1895. The interior is reminiscent of a Viennese cafe and a cabaret act, entitled "Very Green Balloon" is staged here. This is highly appropriate as it was here, decades ago, that one of Krakow's first ever cabaret acts performed. That first act was simply entitled "Green Balloon."
El Duende offer the seafood delicacies of Spain and the steaks of Argentina - a classic combination. There are also live tango dancers and tango music, making this a lively and interesting place to dine. This is another of Kraków's cellar restaurants. As is almost always the case, the cellar itself provides the largest part of the atmosphere but the owners have also added subtle Spanish touches which are both elegant and pleasing. When the music and dancing starts (usually on weekends) the atmosphere becomes very lively and festive- it makes a great way to start a night out clubbing. The seafood of Spain and the steaks of Argentina are all available on one imaginative menu. Everything is prepared in the Spanish style and there is a good selection of wine and drinks available too. The prices here are reasonable. It opens daily from 10a.
U Literatow has been a meeting point for several writers, poets, novelists and other literary figures of the city. Walk in any time and you would find an important discussion happening here. The two factors which set the mood for these talks are the extremely delectable coffee served here and the casual ambiance of the place which facilitate creative thoughts. If you want to rub shoulders with one of your favorite poets, then head to the U Literatow.
Klub Poselski is a very merry place in Krakow where a perky atmosphere pervades. The place is especially known for its lively ambiance. The music played here is a fine selection of jazz, blues and lounge music. The decor is pleasant with Persian carpets, deep red walls and colorful lamps and candles, all creating a warm mood. The menu offers a good spread of snacks, delicacies and beverages. You can also chill out with a fine glass of wine. The evenings here are very jovial and relaxing. Overall a nice place to spend the evening.