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U Mecenase is a traditional Czech restaurant with plenty of ambience, serving good food at reasonable prices.
U Mecenase is one of the oldest restaurants in Prague, its origins dating back 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 situated along one side of the Lesser Town Square in the heart of the Lesser Town, just a few minutes walk from Charles Bridge.
The restaurant has been tastefully refurbished, raising the dining experience to meet today's expectations whilst retaining the best aspects of the original building, 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 include beer beef goulash, grilled duck, venison sausages and beef rib eye steak. And for a real Czech dish, try "Svickova" or slow roasted pork knuckle with gherkins, mustard and horseradish.
Top your meal off with an apple and plum strudel or a chocolate mousse.
The wine list offers carefully selected wines from Moravia, the major wine-producing region of the Czech Republic, as well as from other European countries.
Alternatively, the beer from the pump is always fresh and lively, with both light and dark ale on tap.
The waiters strive hard to offer first class service with a friendly smile.
U Mecenase is a traditional Czech restaurant with clean, modern touches to make all types of visitor comfortable. The food is well prepared and presented, and is good value, all of which ensures it is a popular choice.