Massive portions for minimal cash are the standard at Architektu. Donít let the ěKlubî fool you ń though you can always have a cold pilsner here, most people come for the food rather than the booze. While its somewhat elusive location keeps it free of the tourist masses, its quality of food mixed with good prices and the cozy cellar-like atmosphere keeps the regulars coming. The food is standard Czech, but cheaper than most places in the Old Town. In the summer and on weekends it tends to get busy, so reservations are encouraged but generally not required.
This used to be one of the very few places in central Prague serving reasonable food in an attractive setting, at the kind of competitive prices that you find in neighbourhood restaurants. I came here several times on my first visits to Prague, and always enjoyed the food, a mixture of Czech classics and international fare. It was never gourmet food, but the portions were always generous and tasty, and the service attentive. I also enjoyed the convivial atmosphere created by the friendly staff and clientele, a mix of students, tourists and professionals. Later, when I moved to Prague, I continued frequenting Klub Architektů and discovered that many of my friends liked it for the same reasons. I also made a point of taking family and friends when they visited, and they always enjoyed it. Klub Architektů seemed to have a reputation as one of the few places left in the centre that could charge low prices yet serve good food.
reviewed by David from United Kingdom on Aug.20.2010
We were hungry, it was around seven on the last day of July 2010 and my partner suggested we try away from the main square and the throngs of tourists to be found on any Saturday night in Prague. We arrived at the Klub Architektu, Betlemske Namesti 5a. Here we were shown quickly to a table (it was not full in the restaurant and I began to realize why at gone seven p.m. it was not full). After about five minutes, we ordered our meal and drinks. Then the beer, Slovakian, and water arrived quite quickly. Then, we waited and waited and waited. After thirty minutes, I saw one of the occasional visits by the staff into the part of the cellar where we were. I asked this attendant if she could find out when our meal would be delivered. She never re-appeared.
reviewed by Glynn from Czech Republic on Jul.31.2010
after reserving in advance, we arrived at the restaurant and were seated in a corner where the waiters' cashier and computer are and waiters were workin hovering over us. Our table was in the dark though when we reserved we specified that we wish for a table with a lamp light. We ordered drinks and food. The wine arrived and was a smaller amount then ordered. the Metre De brought a measuring cup to show us how they measure - on the cup the 150cc was shown but the line enhanced was much lower - they are actually stealing from every wine drinking customer at least 16% of each measured glass and are probably so used to it by now that he was not worried to show it to us even though the measured amount is at least 20cc (16%) less then what it should be. When mentioning it to the metre De instead of appologizing he was very impolite and just left us in the middle of talking. We got up and left very insulted and disappointed. it isn't enough to decorate and design, if you are not hospitable clients will leave and not return.
reviewed by Orly from Italy on May.14.2010
I have been to this restaurant twice and both times it was amazing. The ambience was relaxing with dim lighting, candles, and interesting architecture. The service is always great and the food is delicious! The meals are large and the quality of the food is always fresh and tasty. I live in Prague and always recommend this restaurant to friends and visitors. It is one of my boyfriend's favorite restaurants...I am taking him here for a celebratory birthday dinner because it is consistently superb.
reviewed by Laura from United States on Dec.09.2009
very good food and service. very nice place. cheap also.
reviewed by Elena from Italy on Oct.19.2009
We liked this delightful, cozy place with its stone walls and dim lighting. In fact, we went back a second time with our group of 6-8. Food was very good, we all thought. Mine was well-prepared, pricing was good, service was good, staff was helpful. They even went to a lot of trouble to run credit cards for each of us. Second time we went in, we all made sure to have cash to save them the effort. Cash seems the preferred payment method many places in Prague. I had an excellent caprese salad here - the summer tomatoes are hard to beat.
reviewed by Jazzy from United States on Sep.07.2009
After reading great reviews, we went to KA only to find the food very bad. Soup and potato apetizer salty, Prague Goulash with tough pieces of meat (not beef), and the the bill had an "extra" item on it. Not to return here.
reviewed by Jared from United States on Jul.25.2009
Best place in Prague, very intimate and great ambiance.
reviewed by Nay from United Kingdom on Oct.22.2008
veramente un ristorante ottimo! suggestivo il posto, cibo e birra ottimi!
reviewed by georgia from Italy on Jul.19.2008
Lovely restaurant- excellent food, friendly service,great value, very cosy. Cant wait to go back!
reviewed by Gem from United Kingdom on Sep.24.2007