Bohemia – American Brasserie Style Meat Done Properly
Passing the restaurant on a regular basis I have come to notice that there is always a humble crowd of people gathered outside Bohemia - in summer even more so of course. Walking through the bar section upon entering we were soon greeted by a friendly member of staff who showed us to our table in the restaurant area. Despite the restaurant's occupancy level of approximately 75% the menu cards were brought to us in good time and the service didn't seem rushed at any stage of the evening. The interior of the restaurant has been designed and decorated tastefully to suit the American brasserie concept. The background music as well as the hustling and bustling sounds coming from the bar give the place a certain vibrancy - yet they aren't intrusive. The open view towards the grill
station - where the chefs work their magic - provides a joyous forecast, making you hungry while waiting for your meal. After a brief intermission the main course is served. The Irish Rack of Lamb (300 g at CHF 48.00) was tender on the inside and slightly crusty on the edges - just how I like it. The side-order chips were portioned generously. Following the waitress' recommendation I opted for the red wine sauce to accompany the lamb. This complemented the meat well, although I believe there would have been more exciting options on the menu to select from. The Argentinian Black Angus Filet Mignon beef (220 g at CHF 62.00) with roasted seasonal vegetables as a side was ordered medium-rare and was very tender indeed. The waitress recommended the Chimichurri sauce - which is really more ofan oil - to go with the filet. The balanced mix of fresh herbs and garlic tasted delicious but at the same time did not overpower the meat. Our evening is rounded off with a coffee (CHF 4.50), which was served elegantly on a tray accompanied with water and a sweet treat. Our total bill for the two of us including two coke beverages (CHF 4.50 each) - which by the way were served with lemon and ice - totaled to CHF 156.50. So... if you like your meat done properly and appreciate friendly and professional service as well as a good atmosphere to accompany your meal you should nip into Bohemia one night - or for lunch of course - and order what takes your fancy. Bohemia also offers an à la carte brunch at weekends.