Bad lightingWe sat against the wall and the overhead spot lights glared in our eyes which was uncomfortable
Everything else was greatv5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond Brunch - Just as amazingThis is the second time I've been to Hospoda, both times for Brunch on Sunday afternoon, and both times have been absolutely spectacular. Situated in a quiet neighborhood in the Upper East Side it's probably not a place you're going to find without specifically looking for it (or unless you live nearby). With that said however, it's well worth the trip even if you're living elsewhere. While their menu changes seasonally (and perhaps more frequently), everything that I've tasted there has been amazing - from their beer, to their beer-foam cherries. Would absolutely recommend it to others (and have before!)5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent in all respectsExcellent in all respects - we especially appreciate the sommelier and his wine suggestions.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice placeWe were pleasantly surprised with food and ambiance.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is strikingThe restaurant is striking with a well-thought-out and attractive layout. The food menu is just varied enough to suit a variety of tastes without being overwhelming; the group I went with loved every dish from the asparagus to the scallops to the arctic char to the short ribs. The drink and wine menus are tomes that intimidated us originally, but between the waitstaff and the personable sommelier, we found something we liked without going out of our price range. I can't wait to go back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprise goodWho would have thought to try Chech food? Really good4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticLoved the place, and didn't mind that the food service was a little slow but they brought us dessert on the house. I love this place.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHospitable HOSPODAI enjoyed my Atlantic char. The food is good, although the portions are not ample. The presentation is unique and beautiful. Ambiance and decor are exceptional. I recommend dining here for the uniqueness of the experience. Asparagus ice cream was a first for me; it was surprisingly good.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have the crispiest duckThey have the crispiest duck and the beer is the best in the City.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic find!This was our first time at Hospoda. It was great! From the moment we arrived and they found out it was our first experience, we were sent on a journey... We were given a taster of their 'full foam' beer, which was great and needless to say we ordered one each of those! We then decided to have the wine/beer pairing with each course. If there was a wine/beer recommendation we did not fancy then we just asked the Sommelier's next choice.. Each time the different wine was brought out by the Sommelier with the food and explanations given. It really was a fantastic find. My husband has eaten in a lot of restaurants and said that this was by far the most fun!! The restaurant itself is very cooly decorated too. Will definitely return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Czech-inspired food,Excellent Czech-inspired food, paired with a new sommelier who is doing wonderful things with the wine list. And if wine isn't your thing, the beer is great too. We highly recommend dining here.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMComplimentary bee sample wasComplimentary bee sample was nice touch.
We also enjoyed taste of soup in a little cup.
Felt generosity, I would go back4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative culinary cusine combinedCreative culinary cusine combined with delightful service and an intriguing decore. It is worth the trip to the UES.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, light (!) Czech cuisineSuperb, light (!) Czech cuisine and marvelous Pilsner Urquell served four ways.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it! First time atWe loved it! First time at a Czech restaurant. Were fascinated with the beer presentation. We'll be back!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbohemian rhapsodyHospoda, the new restaurant on the ground floor of the Bohemian National Hall – itself a recently renovated holdout from the days when New York’s Yorkville and Upper East Side were a hive of mittel-European emigration – is doing for Czech food what the Plastic People of the Universe did for the Czech people: expanding the perception of possibilities. Chefs Oldrich Sahajdak and Katie Busch might not be rock stars – though with chefs you never know – but together they’re cooking up an altogether more appetizing kind of Prague spring. http://bit.ly/YTIso03/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMushrooms were terrific.Mushrooms were terrific. It is lovely that they have vegetarian options. It is pricey, but the food is beyond delicious.1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM