Osmicka is an interesting hybrid in Vinohrady on a side street a few blocks above the National Museum. At first sight, the "Number 8" reveals a tourist-geared cellar restaurant with tawny eclectic colors, local art for sale on the walls, and a menu dominated by Italian standbys, fresh salads, and a variety of sandwiches. But once a Czech sits down, he or she quickly recognizes the neighborhood secret: This is still a good ol' Bohemian hospoda with vepro-knedlo-zelo and other indigenous fare at local prices -- served on new solid-wood furniture by nicer-than-normal staff. If you're staying in Vinohrady, Osmicka should be on your itinerary. Look closely for the dark metal triangle marking the location, next to one of the only golf pro shops in town.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010