Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Restaurace Mlýn

In the same week, I got two recommendations to try Restaurace Mlýn (The Mill Restaurant). I looked at the menu online, and I liked what I saw.

It specializes in seafood and Mediterranean cuisine, which are big favorites for us. It is reasonably expensive, but the prices are not as high as many other top seafood places these days.

So, the next week, when another couple invited us to dinner and, by chance, offered Restaurace Mlýn as an option, I was quick to agree on it, even though it is quite a long trip to Prague 6 from where we live in Prague 10.

We took the metro out to Dejvice, and the tram up Evropska. Our friends offered to drive us all down from their place in Hanspaulka in Prague 6.

A very helpful reader says that it is possible to get there by public transport (see the comments section).

The sign out front actually says Chorvatsky Mlýn (The Croatian Mill), though the website only says Restaurace Mlýn. The dining room has a somewhat rustic interior. It was fairly empty when we were there about a month ago. I was told that Mlýn is something of a favorite with embassy types and business people. We did see a couple of Japanese tourists there. I've been told it is nice to eat outside there in the summer.I have to admit that since we ate at the restaurant quite a while ago, I don't have very detailed memories of the food. What I do have is pictures of almost everything.

For starters, Mr. UK recommended the Croatian prosciutto (Pršut) for 140 CZK (the website says it is 130 CZK). It was thicker cut than Italian-style prosciutto, but it was very tender, with a strong smoke flavor.I had the beef carpaccio for 150 CZK -- A fairly basic version with good quality sliced beef, ruccola, shaved Parmesan, lemon wedges, and fresh cracked pepper.V ordered something she'd never tried before: Monkfish carpaccio (Carpacio z Mořského ďasu) for 160 CZK. It comes with lemon wedges, garlic, and olive oil.

She loved it. I really liked it, too. Monkfish has a texture often compared to lobster. I thought it had a nutty flavor.Let's run through the main courses. Jersey Girl had the grilled sea bass (Mořský vlk) for 507 CZK. She liked it.The seafood is priced by weight. They use a somewhat complicated formula that, I think, requires a calculator. They start with a base price for either 100 or 200 grams. Then, for each 10 grams over the base, they add a specified amount of money.

So, be aware, seafood can significantly add to your bill.

Back to the food. There was grilled calamari (Kalamáry na grilu) for 320 CZK. Simple but delicious.I had the risotto frutti di mare for 350 CZK. It was studded with tiger shrimp, grilled calamari, and mussels. I liked it, but my favorite version is still the one at Kogo in Slovanský dům.V had the grilled octopus (Chobotnice "Pod pekou") with potatoes and vegetables for 420 CZK. This is one of her favorites and she really enjoyed it.We shared two bottles of Vranac from the Plantaže winery in Montenegro (480 CZK each). Mr. UK recommended it, and said he'd ordered it before. It was very good.We had quite a few other things, including half liters of Pilsner Urquell for 45 CZK, a mixed salad for 60 CZK, "American" potatoes (Americké brambory) for 40 CZK, espresso for 35 CZK, and cafe latte for 55 CZK.

The total bill for the four of us was 3524 CZK.

I won't make Restaurace Mlýn a regular habit, partly because a good meal here is not cheap, but mostly because it is far from the center, and even farther from my home.

But if someone suggests it again for a special night out, I certainly won't mind making the trek.

Restaurant Mlýn
Horoměřická 3a
Prague 6
Tel: (+420) 220 610 760

7 comments:

Popovice Jen said...

You CAN get there by public transpo - there's a bus that goes from Dejvicka...From Dejvicka metro, take bus 161 up Evropska. It will turn right on Horomericka. At the bottom of the hill, just past the Restaurant Mlyn, get off at the stop "Jeneralka" and walk about 25m back.

:)

Brewsta said...

Thank you! I knew someone would come through with that information.

A fan said...

Worst pun in the history of this blog: "The bass price..." Congratulations!

Brewsta said...

You know what? I was trying to be straight with this post. That was actually a mistake. I often mistakenly write homonyms. I'm going to correct it, and I'll try not to top it in the future.

Max Bahnson said...

I know Mlyn, been there a couple of times with the missus, we both like it a lot. It's way off the beaten track, and that's one of its charms. The food is really good, and reasonably priced.
I think that for the feast you people had, 3524Kc is not bad.
About the outdoor sitting in summer. Don't know if they've put tables at the back, but at the front, though nice looking, it gets too noisy. The road has quite a lot of traffic and that takes much of the charm away.
I would also like to add that you can get there with buses 316 and 356 that you can take at Dejvicka.

Anonymous said...

It is a great place to stop in during a stroll through Sarka, that's for sure. Love the prosciutto and grilled calamari, and the Vranac, oh it brings back memories, hearty and delicious.

BTW- didn't know where to put this - you misspelled 'Omnivore Atlanta' on your "fav links"

Cheers

Brewsta said...

Thanks! Fix it.