Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8 Places to Taste the Best Traditional Czech Cuisine in the Old Town of Prague

First time in Prague and want to taste the best svíčková, pork knuckle, beef goulash, steak tartare, pork schnitzel, roast duck or traditional Czech pork, dumplings and sauerkraut? Sometimes it's not easy to find a restaurant with genuine Czech meals in a center of Prague. Avoid tourist traps, check our list and you can be sure you will taste the real specials! And don't forget to make a reservation in advance!

1. U Modré Kachničky II.

If you wonder about the unusual name of the restaurant you don't have to - it can be translated as "The Little Blue Duck" and that's exactly what you can get here. Well, not blue, but really delicious! And the number II says it is their second restaurant in Prague. Try a roasted duck with cabbage and dumplings, grilled duck with pears, ginger and shallot, grilled and smoked duck breast with arugula salad or many others. You can also taste exclusive wild game specialties - wild boar goulash or even fallow deer saddle fillets. Other specialties include garlic roasted rabbit with bacon, lamb shank confit or a large Old Bohemian baking pan for two. They work strictly with local meat suppliers and only use prime ingredients. The restaurant is located in Michalská street, just 2 minutes from the Old Town Square and within a walking distance from all our apartments!

Address: Michalská 16, Prague 1
Website: www.umodrekachnicky.cz/en/michalska

2. Restaurace Mincovna

The Old Town Square is one of the busiest places in Prague and it is hard to find a restaurant with great reasonably priced Czech food. Search no more - Mincovna has it all! They have an excellent selection of meals - taste a pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce, a beef goulash or their awesome pork knuckle with mashed potatoes. Beer lovers must get the Pilsner Urquell lager directly from the tank - one of the best in town! Their homemade raspberry, ginger and cucumber lemonades are also perfect.

3. U Červeného Kola

If you want to get a traditional Czech food in a cozy old-fashioned restaurant, U Červeného Kola is a great choice! It is located in the lovely Anežská street, not far from the Old Town Square and just a 5-minute walk from our Milosrdnych Apartments or Rybna and Masna Residences. You can choose of many Czech specialties - homemade roast beef sirloin in cream sauce, cranberries and bread dumplings (svíčková), beef goulash with onion and dumplings or their excellent Old Bohemian style dish with 1/4 of roasted duck, pork tenderloin, smoked pork meat, sauerkraut and dumplings. Be sure to also get a delicious South Moravian wine or (of course) a few Pilsner Urquell beers...

4. U Sádlů

The pub and restaurant U Sádlů is located at the edge of the Old Town in Klimentská street, again very close to our Residences Masna and Rybna. In a stylish interior you can taste all the famous dishes of the traditional Czech cuisine - beef sirloin in cream sauce, roasted pork chuck with Moravian cabbage and dumplings, beef or deer goulash with potato pancakes or a leg of rabbit on garlic. For a drink order the original Czech Budweiser Budvar beer or delicious wines from Moravia.

5. Krčma

Only a minute from our Salvator Apartments just next to the St. Salvator Church you can find Krčma, a stylish pub with a rich history in the heart of the Old Town. If you are looking for a traditional Czech dishes this is the place for you - pork roast with dumplings and cabbage, roasted duck, roasted pork back knee or marinated beef roasted with root veggies in creamy sauce. You will be surprised by affordable prices and original setting.

Website: www.krcma.cz

6. Lokál Dlouhááá

This place is very popular especially among locals and beer lovers because you can often hear that their Pilsner Urquell from the tanks is maybe the best in Prague. But it is not just about beer, they also prepare delicious homemade Czech meals and starters that go great with beer. You should definitely try their steak tartare made from finely minced raw beef with toasted bread. Also get one of their perfect sausages, pickled Hermelin cheese, beef goulash or fried cheese. It is located in Dlouhá street and as always - very close to the Rybna and Masna Residences.

7. Café Imperial 

Café Imperial is one of the most beautiful and original restaurants in Prague. It is owned by famous chef Zdeněk Pohlreich and located in Na Poříčí street, very close to the Old Town. You will be impressed by the breathtaking Art Deco interior and very attentive waiters. They don't serve just Czech specials but also many other extraordinary dishes. You can get a confit of duck with cabbage and dumplings, braised beef with creamy sauce, veal schnitzel with mashed potatoes or rabbit with mustard and dumplings.

8. U Provaznice

This traditional restaurant is situated near Wenceslas Square and serves a wide range of delicious Czech dishes for very reasonable prices. You can get the top Czech meals - tenderloin with cream sauce and dumplings, vepřo-knedlo-zelo (roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings), goulash, wiener schnitzel, roast duck and many others. Also be sure to get Pilsner Urquell beer - it goes great with all Czech dishes after all!

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