U Mecenase is a traditional Czech restaurant with plenty of ambience, offering good quality typical food at reasonable prices.
U Mecenase is one of the oldest restaurants in Prague, its origins date to the 16th century. Jan Mydlar, the famous Prague executioner, was a customer in the 1620s! And the 13th century Lesser Town wall is still visible in the gothic cellars below.
U Mecenase is in the heart of the Lesser Town, a few minutes walk from Charles Bridge. It is however slightly off the beaten track, so not a restaurant you easily stumble upon.
The restaurant has been tastefully refurbished, raising the dining experience to meet today's expectations, while retaining the best aspects of the original, such as the vaulted ceilings and historic doors.
Murals on the walls depict scenes from the middle ages, including one of the aforementioned executioner.
The menu comprises mostly Czech cuisine, peppered with a few international dishes. Choices range from wild boar ragout and beer goulash to grilled duck, venison sausages and beef rib eye steak. For a real Czech dish, try "Svickova" or the slow roasted pork knuckle with gherkins, mustard and horseradish.
Top your meal off with an apple and plum strudel or a chocolate mousse.
The waiters strive to offer a first class service in a family friendly atmosphere.
To accompany your meal, there are carefully selected wines from Moravia, the major wine-producing region of the Czech Republic, as well as from several other European countries.
Alternatively, the beer from the pump is fresh and lively, with a choice of light or dark ale.
U Mecenase is a traditional Czech restaurant with a contemporary feel. It offers diners a taste of olden day Prague in a comfortable 21st century manner.