Haute Dining: Hospoda – A Taste of Prague in Manhattan

Gourmands of New York City, ready your taste buds for an exciting rendezvous in the Czech Republic. The Bohemian National Hall, a Czech cultural center on the Upper East Side, recently received a renovation where space was set aside for a gastro-pub named Hospoda (translates to the word for pub in Czech). The restaurant, which officially opened to the public last night, features contemporary Czech cuisine, fine art plating and pouring of exotic brews with particular attention to the celebrated Pilsner Urquell.

New York’s Hospoda bears a more established and much older sister in Prague where the upscale eatery took its first breath in the culinary spotlight.

The interesting menu has been masterminded by Chef Oldřich Sahajdak with Marek Sada acting as chef de cuisine and “draught master” Lukas Svoboda behind the taps.  Carefully crafted victuals will be served a la carte or as a two or seven-course prix-fixe menu bearing selections such as in-house smoked beef tongue, Prague-style Ham with horseradish foam, and poached egg and beef shank with mustard ice cream and farm veggies (pictured below).

The artsy dining room seats 80 guests who will be visually entertained by the graffiti-laden walls and innovative glass floor looking down into the impressive beer cellar. With a menu like this and unrivaled beer in a historic edifice, Hospoda is destined to be a part of Manhattan’s long list of successful eateries for years to come.

Hospoda is located at: 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021. Click here to make online reservations.

[Source: NY Eater]