The place is really nice and sort of dark. The lights are dimmed and the atmosphere is really relaxed. There are 2 rooms, one of them is a bar and the other one is the actual restaurant with tables. The food is great and the wall decor is really really strange. There are old TV's everywhere and instead of tubes, they depict people made out of paper doing different things. It's artsy and freaky at the same time. The service was great and the food was very delicious. My girlfriend and I ordered 2 appetizers, 2 soups, 2 main courses, water, and dessert and our bill came out to 360CZK ($16.50 and that included the tip.) I recommend this place to everybody.
Favorite Dish: I loved their broccoli and cream soup, which had some kind of spicy sauce, as well as pancakes with smoked salmon and sour cream. We also ordered wild rice and creamed potatoes which had the same sauce on them, potatoes that is, and it was very very good.
a trendy Czech bar/restaurant. Vsehrdova 17, 119 00 Praha 1.
You should use a map to find it as it is rather hidden on a side street and located in the building basement. Dinner (starter, large salad and 2 drinks) close to ?6. The food is really good and they offer a wide variety on the menu.
Great place to just hang out. Very casual.
Favorite Dish: Try to onion rings under ?something to go with beer? on the menu if you are just stopping in for drinks and snacks.
A basement restaurant and bar in a cellar. It's been here for ages and was the first restaurant in Prague offering light meals such as crepes and salads.
After the flood it was completely reconstructed and under new management. (Tonda 'The Gay Count' Kinsky, the original owner, is quite a character. His current restaurant, Stoleti, on the other side of the river, is well worth a visit as well.) Happily, the new management kept the best features, such as a funky but mellow decor, relaxed atmosphere (including that rarity in Prague, an appropriate and tasteful CD collection), high staff morale and resulting motivated service, and the best part of the old core menu of salads and crepes. The menu has been expanded with a number of very stylish and tasty soups, main dishes and desserts. In addition, there are daily specials on the blackboard in the main dining room that include both fancy treats (such as the tournedos in mustard sauce we had last time) and classic Czech dishes, the latter at standard Czech prices, even.
I would also recommend the outer, bar room for a drink at any time, especially if you find yourself in the neighbourhood and caught in the rain. Ditto a recommendation for an afternoon coffee and cake.
Favorite Dish: Roast saddle of roe deer in prune sauce (Pecene srdci hrbet): I was afraid it would be overcooked as almost all roast meat and game is. However, it came out pink and juicy, just to the rare side of medium. The prune sauce had cubes of bacon and was delicious without overpowering the flavor of the meat itself. Had it with mixed vegetables poached in white wine, which again were not overcooked and had more attention paid to them than is typical for veg side dishes.
Pears poached in old port wine: That rarity: a tasty, elegant, light dessert. Scrumptuous and left one with a clean palate and a good feeling.
Friendliest staff in Prague, quick.
Favorite Dish: Entree: A selection of 5 interesting dinner pancakes after an appetizer is a great meal.
Beer: Velvet (all bubbles until it settles two minutes later - better than watching Guiness swirls), Gambrinus & Pilsner U.
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