I was in Prague on business (and a few days of sightseeing) last week and found some great restaurants that are not in Rick's Pocket Prague. Thought I would share them. The Kolkovna, right next to the Museum of Communism in Republic Square is large, has lots of beers, great food, with an outdoor terrace. After going to the Palace and Cathedral and after walking down the hill and past the John Lennon wall is the John Lennon Pub. Great place to have a drink and take a breath before walking over the Charles Bridge. It was a lifesaver in the heat last week. The best find, for when you are done with goulash and want some more familiar comfort food is the La Corte Ristorante (Italian; Na Ponci 44), just two doors beyond the Grandior Prague hotel. The food is wonderful and then have a lovely courtyard with tables. Service was really nice and the prices were reasonable. Lastly, the Adele Brasserie in Republic Square was wonderful - more diverse menu, wonderful service and a bit more upscale, even for lunch. I found it hard to spend too much money on dinner in Prague.
One caveat - order carefully at the famous Cafe in the Municipal House (in Republic Square) and stick to the basics- I had a very bad digestive experience (I think it was the spinach that accompanied the lamb).