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U Mecenase Tips (11)

U Mecenase: The Hangmens Hangout

Not only renowned for its food there is also a lot of history attached to U Mecenase. Look out on the walls for a large parchment from the King in 1609 declaring it the best place in town. Next to the kitchen is a scrawled name on the wall, written there in 1674 by JAN MYDLÁØ, the chief executioner of Prague - an axe hangs on the wall above it. He was the one who decapitated the 27 men remembered in the old town square.

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sandysmith
Apr 04, 2011

U Mecenase: U Mecenase -Traditional Czech

My thanks to VT'er Eurotravels for her tip on this restaurant - it was our choice for our first night in Prague being a short walk from our hotel. This lovely old wine cellar , who's name means The Philanthropist, was originally built in the late 1500's and still serves traditional czech food and has great ambience.

Favorite Dish The czech dish of stuffed duck roll with dumplings, potato cakes and cabbage was really tasty and filling. For desert it was flambed crepes with blueberries and ice-cream - totally delicious and expertly cooked by the table. A great start to our stay in Prague.

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sandysmith
Mar 28, 2004

U Mecenase: U Mecenase - Traditional food

We had dinner with VT'er Roggeveen (Walter) & his friends, he had reserved a table which was wise as it is a popular place with its historical displays. The place's name is translated as the Philanthrophits & is an anciet wine cellar. The furniture is typically Old Czech.

I had the Goulash (Prague executioner style) which came with potatoe pancakes, Rich had the Bohemian plate whist the others tucked into the stuffed duck. The duck came with dumplings which are bread like & fairly stodgy & fattening.

We then had flambe dessert of ice cream, blueberry crepes flambe & fruit salad with ice cream.

Bread came with the meal automatically & you are charged a coverage.

The food was good & the company even better

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jo104
Mar 17, 2006

U Mecanase: Good traditional menu in excellent venue

Tricky to find as the door is at the side down an alley. the interior is very oppulent and formal. the menu is fantastic and suprisingy cheap - this is one of my favourites and I usually go on each visit.
4 of eat here for £58. We each had a main course, and a desert, and wine (a bottle of Pinot grigio and a bottle of Merlot Cabernet)
If you are on a budget don't spend £20 on wine like we did... he he..
fantastic value for the quality of food service and atmosphere

Favorite Dish I had skwered steak flambayed in Cognac.
It was great they flambeyed at the table - very proffesionally, i was really impressed if not a bit embarrassed as all the other diners turned to watch!

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Feb 15, 2005
 
 
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Restaurant U Mecenase: Lunch

Good place to eat lunch - right across from the Cathedral. Go inside - its small but the food is good and the service pleasant. Good food and large portions at a fair price.

Favorite Dish I like the Chicken with Ham and Cheese.

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MacDaddie
Jun 03, 2003

U MECENASE Restaurant ("The Philanthropist"): Hearty Food "off the tourist trail" in Lesser Town

U Mecenase ("The Philanthropist") Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Prague, in the heart of the charming Lesser Town (Mala Strana), just a few minutes walk from Charles Bridge.
Its origins date back to the 16th century. It is one of the few houses which has conserved their original look, it retains its original design. You may well be seated in the place where Jan Mydlar, the famous Prague executioner, is said to have enjoyed a meal or two in the 1620s.

This cozy little eatery is split into two sections, with a rustic and more casual area at the front (with about 8 tables), and a more formal dining room at the back.

Service was swift and efficient, knowledgeable and hospitable, not overly warm but friendly enough. Opening Hours: Daily 12:00midday - 11:30pm.

Favorite Dish This is a small place that isn't necessarily on the obvious tourist route, so it's frequented by locals. But for us visitors to Prague, this is a great place to stop by after you've walked down the hill from Prague castle.

We did just this and arrived at U Mecenase for a bit of lunch.
I wasn't overly hungry and ordered their cream of mushroom soup (55czk), which was fantastic!
John was hungry and decided to literally go "full hog" and ordered the Goulash Jan Mydlar - "Prague executioner style" sirloin of beef with potato pancakes (240czk). For dessert we shared a very nice home made apple strudel with nuts and cream (75czk).

Whereas we stuck to a pretty "simple" menu selection, this restaurant does serve up some fantastically lavish Bohemian dishes like stuffed duck, pork tenders, roast turkey, rump steak, Moravian ragout and much more.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant for its cosy atmosphere, historic relevance and of course, the very good food!

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JessH
May 25, 2011

U Mecenase: Czech Friendly service

Wow! This was recommended as good meeting meeting Place to excuse the Pun Czech out the local food.mmmmmm

We met up up with Jo from London another VT member and her colleague, unfortunately the Czech VT members could not turn up, so there ended up a happy party of 5 of us.
My memory of the food is slightly hazy now as didnt take notes but look at the pictures.. We decided on having a Main Meals and desserts, I had the Czech mixed Meat dish..Pork, Duck, Beef i think with a red {jamie style but hot cabbage very nice and czech style dumplings} I remeber the plate was clean afterwards and didnt need washing! Desert was Flambe Icecream very nice..

A lovely warm setting especially as it started to snow quite heavily outside! Would recommend this restaurant ***

Favorite Dish Main Course as descibed above!

cant remember the price, think the bill ended up around 400kr each ?

as you walk across the Charles Bridge towards the castle pass the "Golden arches" " Mac...."{cant say that word!} you will come to a large square, go across the tram lines, tram stop to the right and you will come to a street with a pathway leading through arches, go underneath arches and you will come across this delightful restaurant! Opposite the church....enjoy

open 11.30-23.30 daily

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Velvet_Waters
Mar 26, 2006

U Mecenase: A cosy Czech classic with good beef and wine

U Mecenase is one of the oldest restaurants in Prague. It is located on the main square in the Mala Strana neighborhood. The interior feautures vaulted ceilings, a large chandelier, and antique furniture. The cuisine is traditional czech and our meals were delicious. We had a number of the beef specials all of which were good. They also have a good wine list. For dessert, we had their crepes flambeau, which were also delicious. Our daughter Anna liked the dessert the best.

Favorite Dish We had beef entrees and crepes flambeau for dessert. All were delicious.

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Apr 04, 2011
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U Mecenase: A cozy little spot

'The Philanthropist' is a fairly typical old Bohemian-style restaurant. The small room with heavy furniture and a display of antique arms is a good place to wine and dine after a concert at Mala Strana or a walk around the castle hill.

Favorite Dish There is emphasis on the Bohemian cousine, with duck and game dishes abound. The wine list, although not extensive, does include some of the 'big guns' of every wine lover.

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svoures
Jan 01, 2006

U Mecenase: Get to know the very nice Prague cuisine

In a traditional ambience the waiter will introduce you to a wide variety of Czech products. Good food, nice service at a reasonable price

Favorite Dish I had the stuffed duck; a recomended dish. It was really nice, with dumplings and a some pieces of liver in it.

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Roggeveen
Mar 19, 2006

U Mecenase: U Mecenase

Favorite Dish We’ve dined here twice and on both occasions the service was very friendly, the food good value and the bill accurate ( no hidden cover or service charges that seem to be so common elsewhere). The flambe skewer of meats was very good and the crepes with blueberries was very popular.

eurotravels
Mar 17, 2005

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