Malé náměstí 142/3, Prague 1 | +420 224 229 529
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Europe's largest Hard Rock is what you would expect: walls full of memorabilia, televisions showing classic music videos and heaps of American-style food. The Hard Rock's four-story layout is full of memorabilia, but it seems that much of the collection are leftovers that didn't find a home in Hard Rock's other restaurants. One of Dylan's Gibson guitars is a highlight, as well as a black faux fur vest worn by Hendrix. The rest of the gear is second-rate: guitars from has-been hair bands; Bono's jeans; Elvis' bell bottoms. Nevertheless, a short wander around the place is worth it. As a popular hangout for tourists, and with live music two or three nights a week, the Hard Rock crowd is usually bustling but well-behaved.
The menu is decidedly American -- you'll get good-sized portions and filling, usually decadently unhealthy meals. You're amongst rock stars -- or at least their gear -- so why not indulge? The burgers are good -- not spectacular, not over-the-top gigantic, but tasty -- and can be made with several combinations of cheese and toppings. Other entrées -- chicken, fish, sandwiches and salads are available, but average. The twelve-ounce New York strip won't disappoint, but doesn't stand out compared to other steaks in Prague. Barbeque is hard to find in Prague, and while Hard Rock's ribs may not be able to compete with the best American joints, they are some of the better ribs in Prague. The salads are large; the sandwiches are a nice change from the beef and potatoes, but don't stand out. Side orders will please your taste buds, but not your waistline -- fries, onion rings and coleslaw complement most meals. The "smashed" potatoes are some of the best in Prague. The wings can be quite spicy, but can be rather lean. Don't bother with the wine list -- stick to the beer and cocktails. The cocktails are well-made -- experience has proven them to be stronger than the average drink in town. The staff has been trained to give American levels of service.
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