We had lunch at Baracnicka Rychta, which was recommended by Radk (our Pub Walk host).
Nicole had crispy pork cutlets and potatoes. Very good and she loved the potatoes. The cutlets were “breaded” with corn flakes. Jeff had turkey breast with mushroom marinade and wild rice. We had Pilsners and dark beers (Karamel).
This place felt homey and cozy; tavern-like but clean; open and not too dark. It’s not very big, with only about 10 big tables. This was a nice local place that we recommend if you’re looking for a non-tourist restaurant.
Pilsner = 31 Kc, Dark = 26 Kc. Food was 150 to 169 Kc. These prices were reasonable.
Favorite Dish: Of the two dishes, I liked the cripsy pork cutlets best.
After we visited Prague Castle, we wandered down the hill and had lunch at Baracnicka rychta, an old fashioned wood panelled beer hall that serves classic Czech dishes. We arrived at the same time a large group sat down but service was efficient. There was a small outdoor patio but we opted to eat inside.
Favorite Dish: I ordered pork tenderloin with cheese sauce and roasted potatoes, quite good. David and Ed ordered the same thing (yet again!), the beef goulash with dumplings, and both reported that it was very good. I didn't write down the prices but remember it being reasonable.
Baracnicka Rychta is a great restaurant/pub divided into the sit-down pub/restaurant area and a small hall where live music, or private parties are held.
The beer there is cheap for the area and very unique, as it is the only place in Prague you can drink Svijany beer, a small brewery from the Northern part of Bohemia near Liberec. It is great beer and worth trying. The food is great here too...different from the normal local pub, but still very Czech.
As well, it is convenient for travellers on their way through Mala Strana as it is within 100 m of the US embassy.
Favorite Dish: I have 2 favourites here. The beer marinaded sausage in tomato sauce, and the almond crusted chicken breast. They are both really great!
In a city with so many tourist traps, this traditional Czech pub-restaurant is a real find, especially considering its great location in the heart of Mala Strana, one of Prague's most beautiful and touristy neighborhoods. You sit at wooden tables on wooden benches and there's nothing pretentious about it, the food is simple and inexpensive but very tasty, and a big part of the clientele are actually Czech-speaking, quite a rarity in Prague's Old Town.
Highly reommended if you want to try some typical, good quality meat and dumpling dishes.
Mains between 140 - 300 kr
Favorite Dish: While you're here you should try Roasted Goose with potato dumplings and Sauerkraut. It's one of the most expensive dishes on the menu (265kr), but the best goose i've ever had, perfect, crispy skin, tender meat.
Their venison goulash with bread dumplings (160kr) was alright, but not spectacular.