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#205 of 4,653 Restaurants in Prague
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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
0.2 miles from Prague Castle
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In 2015 we opened a fully refurbished family restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Prague, which still holds it original name – U Mecenase, aka The Maecenas. Come and take a seat under the 16th century vaults. Jan Mydlar, the most famous executioner of Prague, used to sit here in the times of Rudolph II; the wall still bears his signature inscribed in 1626. The original 13th century Lesser Town fortification wall is still visible in the gothic cellars below the restaurant. A non-smoking restaurant with 200 seats in 4 halls, each of them with its specific atmosphere. A smaller private dining room with 25 seats is styled as an Austro-Hungarian imperial salon. Everybody finds their favourite
$4 - $18
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, Czech, Eastern European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From supermarket shelf to table ... literally 😖 feels like some 20 years ago somewhere in luxury soviet restaurant ....More

Date of visit: August 2021
Team_U_Mecenase, General Manager at Restaurace U Mecenase, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon. Are you sure, you were in our restaurant U Mecenáše? We have remodeled in 2015 using as much original elements as possible. The shelfs and tables are combination of massive oak and steel. Our guests enjoy the interior a lot. Please consider, that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good restaurant. Czech specialities are really good. The staff is caring and I really appreciate the service. The food is amazing as well as the beers. Really like the location.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Very delicious dishes, we ate breaded pork with tartar and the sauce was nothing like i’ve ever had before! The gulash, the starters was great too. Simple food and hige portions, fast service for this quality cheap prices really recomend!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed September 2, 2020

One of the restaurants in Prague that kept it's name and stayed in the same location. I remember the old restaurant fondly and when they closed up for restoration during one of our visits to Prague, I was disappointed. They did a nice job, and...I am glad that they kept some of the old decor in one of the small rooms. Couple years ago we reserved it for our large family. This time around , my husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner. Soup , traditional Svickova and Gulas. Panna cotta. Pilsner beer ... In 2017 , we stayed in the apartment in the same building for a last minute extended stay - beautiful suite on the top floor. Till next time, Dekuji a NashledanouMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Group of 4 dined here. My beef was lovely with potato dumplings in a lovely creamy sauce with red jelly...the dark ipa was lovely...prices were reasonable...limited vegetarian option.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

First night in Prague and decided to visit this restaurant having seen the duck and beef dish on Instagram. It didn’t disappoint! Everything was tasty and moorish and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend both the pictured dishes if you want to try some traditional Czech...food. 5*!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Hands-down one of the best pork knuckles I have ever eaten in my life. The home-made Cranberry lemonade was also delicious and refreshing. The food portions are big, the food is fresh and they brought all food to the table at the same time. The...atmosphere is cozy and the rest rooms are clean. The staff was always friendly and polite. So why not 5 stars? Even though I wish I could give the restaurant 5 stars, I believe I am unable to do so as I found 2 long, black hair in my food and because the staff forgot to bring the bread basket which was part of my main course. Had I not requested for the bread basket, I would have had to pay for it without having had the chance to eat it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

The food was great, staff was friendly and kind and the service was top. Averege beer unfortunately.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

We went as part of our walking tour. I had the lentil salad which was pretty good and my husband had the traditional sirloin and dumplings. He said the dumplings were great but the meat not so much. I think he wishes he had the...schnitzel which looked yummy. Overall, we had a great time.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019

Oldest restaurant in Prague. Had a delcious dinner. Everyone in the family found something that was to their liking. The ambiance was very special

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, Restaurace U Mecenáše offers takeout services.

Restaurace U Mecenáše is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4