Among several notable traditional Czech restaurants in Prague, there is a rather special one, the famous U Kalicha.
U Kalicha (The Chalice) is a pub-style restaurant located 5 minutes walk from the top of Wenceslas Square.
According to a popular Czech book (a story known throughout the country), it was from here that the Good Soldier Švejk set off to take part in World War I.
U Kalicha has all the elements of a good Czech tavern: hearty and plentiful food, large frothy ice-cold beers, and live traditional music - an accordionist plays in the evening, moving around the restaurant.
Food and drink is reasonably priced, so most visitors will be fine ordering from the standard Ŕ La Carte Menu, but if you are in the mood for a complete blow out, U Kalicha offers an Unlimited Food & Drinks Menu for 1000czk.
This unique restaurant has been in operation for decades. There are one or two poor imitations around town, but nothing beats the original. And there is a saying: 'If you haven't been to U Kalicha, you haven't been to Prague'. We tend to agree!
Note: U Kalicha is a popular restaurant and large groups can sometimes block book the entire restaurant. To be sure of a table, all diners are recommended to pre-book.