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Posted by Anonymous on 02/25/2013
We ate here this Monday night and found the food really tasty and unusual. But the serving portions were really small--esp. considering the prices. Small bits of chicken breast on millet grain tasted great, but for $18? Glasses of wine are costly too--$14 to $16. The beer, however, is unique and marvelously rich. The wait staff is considerate, knowledgeable and very helpful in navigating the rather different menu. It's pretty noisy--not the place for a quiet evening of conversation.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/26/2012
What a fantastic discovery this place was. The beers are delicious, the service is impeccable, the food was delicious and interesting. We definitely plan on going back, and actually will be going again tonight
Posted by vasian25 on 09/05/2012
First time I've been to this place and my boyfriend wanted me to try. The interior decor is cool and trendy, service is excellent, and the food is delicious! Great for a fancy date.
Posted by letseat on 06/19/2012
I had the prix-fix. The pasta asparagus was delicious! The schnitzel was just ok. The cucumber salad was great. My husband had the tongue which was very tender and flavorful. Service was very attentive.
Posted by anne on 06/09/2012
I've been here twice for dinner and once for brunch, all three experiences have been wonderful! Everyone I take there loves it as well.
Posted by jw2k_fr on 11/28/2011
I read a review of Hospoda before going there this past weekend (possibly at nymag.com) which mentioned the word gastropub. As someone who is english and lived through the arrival of gastropubs in the UK, I can categorically deny that this is any such place. This is a tastefully designed, upscale modern restaurant serving eastern european food. Also, don't be scared off by the $$$$$ rating, this is nowhere near as expensive as I expected. The menu allows you to choose two courses, three course, or the seven course tasting menu for a fixed price (be aware that the tasting menu price does not include wine which bumps that price considerably, but not to an unreasonable level). The two and three course prices do allow you to choose two any two dishes from the 'firsts' and 'seconds' (roughly equivalent to appetizers) or even the'thirds' (which are entree sized) as opposed to a first and a third or a second and a third which you might expect. What stands out about this place, to me, is the level of service and the desire to please. We were party of four arriving at 8pm on a saturday evening to a half full restaurant. The maitre d' offered us free appetizers and a mini tasting of one of their draught Pilsner Urquells (please don't equate this with heineken, stella or other lagers - this was fascinating - served as a cream foam - the head from a normal draught beer, it was creamy and totally unlike anything I have tried here or in Europe). That part was just good house service, what really went beyond most other places was their work to accommodate one of our party who is 'dairy free' and doesn't even eat butter usually. They brought a separate custom made appetizer for him when they found out he couldn't eat the steak tartare or cottage cheese dishes they provided all of us initially. Everything was extremely tasty, the staff were knowledgeable and very friendly and we left with smiles on our faces. You owe it to yourself to give this place a try! (Vegans will find a reasonable number of options on the menu, as will pescatarians).
Posted by MGMP on 11/05/2011
Everything you read is true. In an area full of early bird specials, blandness and pretension, this place is a gift. Everything about it speaks of pride and care. A big thank you to the owners for having the courage of their convictions.