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“Good Beer, Good Goulash”

Vladimir's Czechoslovakian Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Inverness
Cuisines: Czech
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good Beer, Good Goulash”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Like many, I suppose, we were looking for a restaurant on our way back from Point Reyes Lighthouse where we could get a good hot meal on a cool, windy day. We were not disappointed in Vladimir's. A large glass of Pilsner Urquell from a friendly waitress set the tone while we munched on homemade bread in a charming decor. The menu was authentic and we chose to try the goulash served with a sides of pickled cabbage and potato salad. It was delicious. Lunch portions were adequate but not generous and the tab with tip came to $60. Cash or check was required for payment. Overall a very pleasant lunch.

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brings back memories”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on the way back from point Reyes lighthouse. We used to you Czechoslovakian meals when we were living in Brussels during the 70s. The restaurant itself was very much like one of the restaurants where we used to go to and the food was excellent. The chef and owner was very friendly and took good care of patrons as they came to the bar. The waitress was also very friendly making sure that we were having enough coffee and water. My wife enjoyed her Viener schnitzel and I had the cabbage rolls which were excellent. Also good was bread the dumplings and the red cabbage.

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cotati
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pass it up....”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Although it was kind of friendly which any country establishment should be, the food was blah! and the service and atmosphere the same, got the impression that the owner would perfer to be somewhere else... I hope we were there on a bad day ?

Visited November 2012
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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Poor touristy food”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stopped at this place on our way back from Point Reyes, because one of us was curious about Czech food. Sadly the quality of the food was very disappointing - it was bland, stingy portioned and for those of us who did know Czech food hardly recognizable as such. Especially the goulash soup, whether Czech or Hungarian of origin, was very bad. On top of this the waitress was bad - she more or less threw the plates on the table. Apparently Vladimir´s lives easily off the stream of tourists visiting Point Reyes, and does not care much about the food or how it is served.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We decided to stop in during our day trip to Point Reyes National Seashore. If we had it to do over again, we'd have packed a lunch for the park, or just picked up snacks at the market across the street (which is where you have to go to get cash to pay for your meal, since they don't accept credit cards at Vladimir's; this is getting to be an annoying California trend, and in the 21st century just seems willfully obtuse).

Not having Czech food before to compare it to, we ordered a sampler plate, waffle fries, and the schnitzel lunch plate. The description made it sound like more food than it was, and the highlight for the table were the fries. Lunch for four was over $70, which was steep. A couple of beers on tap, but actually not that many, considering the region they hail from. The service was fine but overall not a stellar experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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