The Piano Rouge

The Piano Rouge
87% from 33 reviews
+48 12 431 03 33
+48 12 431 03 33
The Piano Rouge
Rynek Glowny 46

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Piano Rouge is sure to become a stalwart of the casanova scene. And with the announcement that we have a new actor to play James Bond, we feel that this would be amongst his top choices if he made it to Cracow. In the heart of the concert room is a majestic hand-painted century-old Bechstein piano at which local talented musicians play every night. In the bar room you can find the one and only, oldest, original, iron window-grate left standing in the whole of Krakow. Our aim is to combine the charm and tradition of its history and to create a place of exceptional ambience where you can relax, taste delicious cuisine and enjoy carefully selected wines and cocktails accompanied by excellent live music.

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Fran Capo from United States Reply Jul 21st, 2017

Just went to Poland, stumbled on this place while in the town center. Food was great. It wasn'st until I went to use the bathroom that I saw the gorgeous decor inside, with hand painted piano and unique wall art. I'm writing a blog about my trip to Poland for traveling mom and I'm will surely mention this place! Go inside take pictures, and enjoy the food.

En from Australia Reply Jun 29th, 2013

the best beef goulash I've ever had! Excelent and nice staff. Great live music downstairs! I was seatting on a heated garden :) Really the best place in krakow!

stuart from United Kingdom Reply Nov 20th, 2012

I first visited the piano rouge over two years ago and I'm glad to say that the place hasn't changed. Great food, staff and a welcome retreat from the cold. The music is still okay...yes I recommend it.

Carol Dyson from United Kingdom Reply Oct 16th, 2012

just wonderful

Richard K from United Kingdom Reply Feb 25th, 2012

super place!

Kathie Jessup from United Kingdom Reply Nov 7th, 2011

Had dinner here twice during our 4 day trip. Food fantastic, decor amazing, Staff excellent and really friendly. Best Raspberry Mojitos I have ever tasted (and I have tasted a few lol) would recommend this lovely place to everyone who wants a unique night out in such opulent surroundings 10/10 x

Zuzanna from United States Reply Apr 27th, 2011

Fantastic place, what a lovely atmosphere. I went there during Easter with my British friend and the place was so chilled out, cocktails are fantastic - specially Sex on the Piano and the live music was great too. My fave place in Krakow, one I will always come back to.

Debby Desbois-Hanning from United Kingdom Reply Feb 27th, 2011

We were on honeymoon and booked here for Valentines night. The atmosphere, food, staff were amazing. We went back next day for drinks. Fabulous!!!!!!

Kevin from Australia Reply Jan 13th, 2011

great place!

Colin from United Kingdom Reply Oct 5th, 2010

Top draw. Great decoration, great music & table service. One of the best places in Krakow for couples. Bit more expensive than other bars.

linda taylor from United Kingdom Reply Mar 5th, 2010

fab went in twice out of a 4 day visit,excellent decor,food drink,entertainment and service....well done ***** (5 star) thank you

joann pagan whittaker from United States Reply Mar 5th, 2010

loved it, loved the music food people and the bar decor

Piano Rouge from Poland Reply Jan 28th, 2010

Thank You all for your excellent comments and reviews! We try hard to provide a positively memorable experience. Although we love and their excellent content, we would also be grateful if you would also write your reviews on . Thank you and we welcome you back to The Piano Rouge.

SoCal Rider from United States Reply Jan 20th, 2010

Fantastic club. Ambiance, music, drinks all great. Definately recommend.

Harry and Lynn from United Kingdom Reply Apr 14th, 2009

Smooth vocals turning out James Morrison, Norah Jones, even Clapton but with a velvety Polish style...and staff were gorgeous! Drinks were so pricey I had to get ratted just to enjoy it. But enjot it we certainly did and its worth at least one visit...its unique.

Carlos Garcia J from Mexico Reply Nov 4th, 2008

This place is just the best in Kraków. After a hard week at work there is nothing better than going go Rynek Głóvny walk some steps, getting downstairs feeling the atmosphere, feel the warmth of the lights, smell all those different elements that make unique this place. It never disappoints me. Even they let me in once I was wearing my converse's and sweatshirt. JUST EXCELLENT!!! not a must... THE MUST in Kraków!!! And by the way, ambience and happiness has nothing to do with audience or money... it's just you and the place. GREAT!!!

dan from United Kingdom Reply Oct 4th, 2008

just awful - overly camp, oppulant and decadent and very expensive - rancid

pam lewin from United Kingdom Reply May 5th, 2008

just returned from a 3 day trip to krakow. by far the best experience was finding the piano rouge. absolutely stunning ambiance, good music and fantactic food at an incredibly low price. dont miss the opportunity of visiting this place. a must for you all!!!

Steve from United Kingdom Reply Mar 7th, 2008

WOW,WOW,WOW Bloody brilliant find. Great food even better music and the setting even better than that Thanks.

Moazil from United Kingdom Reply Nov 16th, 2007

A memorable venue with real ambience. Once you step foot into this place, you'll find it hard to leave. Stunning!

Steve from United States Reply Oct 25th, 2007

What a place- ideal place to go if you are on a romantic weekend- stunning decor- great live music and very romantic and cosy wow tops

Michael from United Kingdom Reply Sep 25th, 2007

We were looking for a somewhere to eat and hear live music and found this place. But it was full. But then they suggested that we might like to book another night so we went for the next day. If we had a meal there would be free entry to the music room. Next night the four of us arrived and we got a great table in an alcove. Beer was plentiful and the food was excellent and well presented, and we weren't rushed. We each had three courses The live music started and we could hear it at our table. Even so when we had finished eating, even though the music room was full they found a table for us. A young couple performed, he on the keyboard and she the singer, what a great voice she had. Polish and English songs. We had great food, plenty beer and live music, a whole evening and all for less than GBP 30 each.

Mike from United Kingdom Reply Feb 18th, 2007


Kath McCann from United Kingdom Reply Jan 16th, 2007

I wanted to book my party of 46 in for my partners 40th Birthday and rang in advance as we wanted to reserve some tables (just for drinks). To my astonishment I was told it would cost 5000zl (£87.00)each!!!!!. I tried to find out why on earth they would charge so much to watch a jazz band (I didn't pay that much for my George Michael tickets!!). Thier marketing manager explained we would have to book a whole room (though I still couldn't justify the cost) Obviously we cancelled and I am still baffled.

Richard, Lou and Jennie from United Kingdom Reply Nov 26th, 2006

From the outside it looks plain but inside it was very sleek and sophisicated. Very nicely decorated and certainly felt luxurious. This is the kind of place which would spilt opinions. If you like decor and elegant surroundings, with live music and a wide range of drinks and snacks, you will love it. On the other hand, prices can be double other places and they charge for reserving (even though this will be knocked off your bill) and cover charge is fairly high for krakow standards. Also, the band are decidely average. If you want to see a live jazz band, I would go to another venue. Overall it is worth going once for an amazing looking venue but then again, 'looks aren't everything'!

Adam from United Kingdom Reply Nov 9th, 2006

Highly recommended.It is a pricier establishment but you get what you pay for, which is live music/entertainment that's first class especially when Magda's Trio are playing their silky brand of smooth, cultured jazz. You can enjoy classic songs sung in English with Magda's sultry Polish accent adding an extra touch of class, and for Polish speakers you can just sit back and revel in the sounds of our beautiful mother tongue! The service was courteous and professional and our group was made to feel welcome.Will definitely pay a visit the next time we're/I'm in Krakow.

Gregory Lencz from Poland Reply Nov 8th, 2006

Prices as for Polish conditions are relatively high, but since it is a 'piano bar' you might like it. In fact it looks fantastic, but does not work like that I think. Look what happened to me there: 1) we went there in 4 persons, we bought a bottle of wine (100+ PLN), some drinks and snacks... spent 2-3,5 hours 2) the band played live, but It was so so... the international audience (mainly) didn't show any enthusiasm, neither did we. 3) on the end the beautiful waitress tried to charge us with an additional bottle of wine that we didn’t order(!)... (and she played stupid: "oh/eh sorry" etc. -- fortunately one of us was a finance controller ;-) 4) That was not the service I have expected in place like this. I wanted to enjoy the jazz, not keeping my wallet. So unless you do not have to, I thing you'd better go to the "Stalowe magnolie" owned by the same owner but with much better climate. Where girls from the service are equally pretty). Concerts start at 9:00 PM, you should not come much earlier. PS: In case someone wants to sue me -- I am ready to confirm my opinions before the court. ;-) Disappointed

Kim Correia from United Kingdom Reply Sep 17th, 2006

Amazing - I had dinner there 2 nights and found the food, drinks and service amazing. What a great little find on the square. Highly recommend it, on the pricey side, but compared to bigger cities, a deal for the value.

Lo from United States Reply Sep 14th, 2006

I LOVED it. Yes, its a bit pricey but being inside takes you to a whole nother world. I'd love for my basement/sudo bedroom to be decorated like this place. O, and the drinks were delicious. They better be for their price!

Paul from United Kingdom Reply Jul 22nd, 2006

I stumbled across this baras from the outside it looks nothing. Once inside it is warm, sexy and definitely chic! I have to say that, whilst there, and the main reason I stayed all day, I met the most beautiful waitress ever!! Worth going back there for her smile alone!!!! (Tall, blonde, slim if anyone knows her name???)

Joel Reyes from United States Reply May 26th, 2006

AMAZING PLACE, it's very romantic, great setting and the environment it's very relaxing. Friendly staff, nevertheless, the prices are relatively high compare to the rest of the places in krakow. I loved it!

Pawel from Germany Reply Apr 29th, 2006

The bar is nicely furnited, but horrible pricy. Not a good choice if you travel low budget!

Andrea from Italy Reply Apr 27th, 2006

I was in Krakow last week and i found this wonderful place called Piano Rouge. Really, it's the best bar i've ever seen! Congratulation

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