Bohemian Spirit Restaurant

321 E 73rd St, New York City NY 10021
$$ Czech Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer Private Room

Welcome to a traditional Czech restaurant located at the landmarked Bohemian National Hall. We are committed to representing the best of what typical Czech cuisine has to offer. A combination of high-quality foods offered at sensible prices aims to bring gastronomic knowledge of Central Europe to everyone.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 321 E 73rd St, New York City NY 10021
  • Cross Street: Between 1st & 2nd Ave
  • Location: Manhattan | Upper East Side
  • Cuisine: American | Austrian | Czech | European | German | Slovak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 30.00 | per bottle
  • Phone: (212) 861-1038
  • Features: Late Dining, Catering Services, Famous Chef, Organic Ingredients, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Brunch - Outside Dining 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Brunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday
Brunch - Outside Dining 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Outside Dining 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 447 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2022
Andreas G.
We met a large group at the restaurant and had a wonderful time. The service, food and drinks were excellent and everyone enjoyed themselves a lot. The restaurant also has a very nice décor and is convenient for the subway.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 29, 2022
Duane D.
The food was excellent, as was the service. The quantities are large, but that means something is left to take home.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2022
Bill O.
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Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2022
Andie G.
Great place to dine!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2022
Amy J.
Delicious! Always a terrific meal and great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
THOMAS H.
Amazing. I felt I was literally eating in the Czech Republic. The food was authentically delicious and the service was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 05, 2022
Shai s.
Great, the food is delicious, the service is friendly and professional.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 19, 2022
Keith M.
I and two guests attended a 90th Birthday Film Event honoring Milosz Forman at the Czech Hall adjacent to The Bohemian Hall, so we decided to have dinner there prior to the event, and it was wonderful! The menu was extensive, the portions large, the service attentive and friendly and everything we ordered was delicious. We topped it off with a dessert of bread dumplings and apple strudel with ice cream!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 16, 2022
Nancy G.
I love the spaciousness - nearly 1.5 stories tall. The Bohemian decor of chairs hanging askew from the ceiling. The crisp cold dark beer, perfectly crisp Weiner Schnitzel and buttery potatoes, with a refreshing cucumber salad for a finish.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2022
Susan A.
This restaurant is a hidden gem! It has delicious food, lovely service, and a very pleasant dining room w. background music that truly was in the background. My new job is in the neighborhood and I intend to revisit soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2022
peter r.
yes, well worth the visit

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2022
Coltin F.
The best place I’ve ever eaten at!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 15, 2021
Martin M.
The food was wonderful, Nancy our server was terrific !

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2021
nancy s.
Excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Katie B.
service was great!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2021
Kent H.
Authentic favorites, very well executed, with excellent service in an interesting setting. And a very good value.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2021
David C.
We love Bohemian Spirit! This time we had one veal schnitzel with potato salad and one pork schnitzel with mashed potatoes, each with cucumber salad and a green salad. Everything was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Monica S.
Wonderful authentic Czech food. Service was also great. Fabulous experience. Can’t wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2021
John D.
Excellent. Good food, courteous service and an overall good experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
PAUL R.
Very good food and very reliable. I truly like being in a quiet restaurant with well-spaced tables.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2021
Angelika A.
The staff is very friendly. Very cozy and atmospheric inside. The owner Vit is very welcoming, kind, friendly, and cheerful. The beer tasted and smelled clean, rounded, full, and fresh. It was as if we were in Prague

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 05, 2021
Jim L.
A lovely evening. This place is a real find! Food was delicious, service was great.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2021
Wai C.
Great food, large portions! Very enjoyable.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2021
leon w.
Well worth a visit. Lovely place. Terrific staff

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2021
Rafi M.
Dear Table Agent: I used to write for money, so to ask a professional to give away his thoughts for free is beneath me, even for a group such as Table Agent. Let me say that what happens at Bohemian Spirit stays at Bohemian Spirit. It is that Central European custom of not speaking ill of anyone. However, if you MUST know, the food was wonderful, the coffee like the women was strong and tasty and the apfelstrudel was equal to a Strauss waltz with the blue waters of the Rhine passing by your table. I would go back and enjoy the ambiance of the establishment, with its "old" world charm. And, let us not forget from where the Pilzner style of beer came--you get the original formulation here. So, if you really want to find out about a place, don't be lazy and give short answer without a guide for rating the questions but instead apply the open-ended question and let the responder let forth with words of wisdom and mirth.

Overall: 10/10
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May 30, 2021
Peter M.
Great menu, authentic Czech, first rate chef preparation, and kind and helpful service! Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Apr 21, 2021
Sonia G.
Everything was fine except disappointment with the Czech dumplings..not the same quality like they used to be..

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2021
James f.
Had a really enjoyable evening. Quiet and intimate- good food and good value

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2021
Lydia P.
Loved this place, will absolutely be back! Kind people and delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 16, 2021
Lynn D S.
Love the large portions.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 18, 2021
Beata M Newman S.
I love this restaurant. When Christmas comes, it will be three times that I have eaten here since and including Thanksgiving. I am coming with all my friends and everyone is so pleased with the service , food and for once not overpriced. I have a friend and when we meet which is regularly he want to go to Bohemian Spirit. I was born in Prague but have lived here all my life. My mother could not cook to save herself, when I was younger we would bring our pots and do take-out from Vasata which of course no longer exists. I will be back on 12/23 but then I really need to take a break from your lovely restaurant.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2021
Kathleen T.
The food and service are consistently excellent! Thank you.,

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2021
Maggie E.
Our waitress was delightful, knowledgeable, and pleasant. But your restaurant needs another member on the waitstaff. The bartender and our waitress were the only 2 on duty, so service was slow - more so for the drinks than for the food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Eric L.
A hidden gem in the UES. What a tremendous experience. All of the food was beyond delicious. Can't wait to come back to try other dishes.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2021
Mary G.
There were four of us for dinner and each one of us said that what we ate was delicious. In spite of being understaffed the waitstaff service was excellent, easy going and humorous. They deserve a round of applause.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 13, 2021
Larry W.
Always excellent.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2021
Mihai P.
Excellent food at reasonable prices and the BEST Steak Tartar in the City. The COVID-19 guidelines are implemented If you are in the area treat yourself with a great dinner and cold Pilsner Beer

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 01, 2022
Douglas U.
Loved the food and atmosphere. However the music left much to be desired. We liked the Strauss waltzes but then it went into loud rock. Also one waiter did not wear a mask.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 17, 2021
Meredith A.
Fun restaurant, good quality food, big portions, and you feel like you’re in Old Town Square. Schnitzel was awesome! Service could Definitely be improved.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 21, 2021
Ron L.
Slow service. Great food. The Jagerschnitzel is amazing

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2021
James L.
Just a great experience. My very picky little one loves the chicken schnitzel! Great service.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 15, 2022
Edward W.
The menu choices and drink choices are truly outstanding. The service was attentive and prompt.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 24, 2021
Marsha L.
Liked eveeything about the restaurant except the outdoor chairs which were hugely uncomfortable. Could not find a comfortable 'spot' to relax fully and enjoy wine and meal. Otherwise really good experience: food, wait staff, setting.