For a truly traditional Czech meal, try Restaurace U Jindřišská věže on for size. A real popular locals eatery, this restaurant is usually packed, and chances are you’ll be placed at a table with others to save room. It’s all part of the charm.
Starting with the beef soup (which was not thick like I imagined), everything was amazing. Most meats here are served in thick gravy with a vegetable like cabbage or spinach, and some kind of potato “dumpling” on the side. The consistency of the dumpling will vary according to the meat it is served with. My beef goulash was served with a lighter and more bready potato dumpling, while Chi Chi’s roast pork and Jay’s roast duck in garlic sauce were served with a denser potato dumpling.
If you plan to eat at local dives while in Prague, it’s probably a good idea to learn the key food words of the things you like to eat (or want to stay away from) so that you can use the Czech menu (if you can’t say them, at least try to know what they look like). While most places have an English menu, the prices are higher than those on the menu for native speakers. If you are fortunate enough to have someone like Stan the man with you to translate and order, then this won’t be a problem anyway.
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Tel./Fax: 224 230 226