Exquisite Czech cuisine has been served at Vladimir's since 1960. This restaurant features roast duckling, wienerschnitzel, Moravian cabbage rolls, ... More
Vladimir's Czech Restaurant
Exquisite Czech cuisine has been served at Vladimir's since 1960. This restaurant features roast duckling, wienerschnitzel, Moravian cabbage rolls, klobasa, and apple strudel on the menu. A full bar, an outdoor patio, a bocce ball court, and a banquet facility are also on the property.
one of my regular spots. i love it in everyway. great food, great (traditional) service. traditional, meaning a bit surley but in a funny way. a short drive for me but even for a longer trip well worth it.
Vladimir's is a find! A quaint and cozy slice of old Europe in Inverness, California. The place is casual, the food is excellent and the draft Pilsner Urquell alone is worth the trip! Vlad's story of escape from communist Czechoslovakia in 1948 would have been enough to put any other place of this kind on the map but out-of-the-way Inverness has seen to that. At 78, Vlad still does the cooking and shares the dining room duty with nephew Robert. A limited menu with only the stuff you're looking for in a place like this. Czech music (or was it Slovak?) as ambiance and occasional live music from the old country. No credit cards, Vlad wants cash! We loved it!
If you want to experience traditional food without the tourist fanfare, this place is a must. Vladimir's has been open for at least 40 years that I know of and under the same management. The atmosphere is what you would find in some out of the way mountain top chalet, with a fireplace outdoor seating and a bar stocked with traditional czech liquors. Vladimir is the server bartender and the local color that keeps people coming back.
While visiting Inverness for the first time, we decided to give this place a try for dinner. Quaint atmosphere, jazz playing in the background and locals patronizing the bar gave us a hopeful feeling. Sticker shock about the menu however with bland tasting food from the appetizers to the entree's. Good beer and fine wine but overall not worth the visit - wont repeat.
ONE MORE IMPORTANT NOTE: Thank good my Sweetie had cash or we'd still be washing dishes. They do not take credit cards with no prior mention, signage or warning.
UNFRIENDLY STAFF!! NOT WORTH THE VISIT. Didn't know if you were going to be served, staff just looked. Old person behind bar was very rude!!!
I have been to Prague before, beautiful city. The experience I had there was incredible. Friendly restaurants and people overall.
However, Vladimir is not worth it. Little Prague in Davis is 10 times better.
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... this is Vlad's. You might go hiking around Inverness, or just come there for dinner, but you'll find yourself magically transported to Prague. The owner, Vlad, is an old immigrant from Czechoslovakia, and he has a lot of great stories to share with his guests. The old photographs on the walls tell you the rest of what you want to know about Vlad's younger days. Before you order any food, make sure to order a beer (or two...), just as if you were in Prague. Quite frankly, I never go to a restaurant there unless I get served beer along with the menu. If they ask if I want a glass of beer, that's a spot for tourists, and so you're more likely to run into a Joe from Houston than a local blond and long-legged Lenka. Going back to Vlad's, his food is excellent. It has all the right flavors (since I lived in Prague and Vienna and Hungary for years, I know what I'm talking about), and it's very filling. Vlad's place has as much authenticity as you can get outside of Czech, with all the right knicknacks and music. I sometimes wish that Inverness was closer to where I live, but then it would be most likely overrun with people. I recommend going to Vlad's for a romantic dinner, or to celebrate your birthday, or just to turn a casual evening into an unforgettable dining experience. Anyway, all this talking about Czech food is making me hungry, so I guess I'm going to go prepare houskove knedliky, svickova na smetane and dusene zeli... By the way, if you don't know these dishes but they do evoke Prague to you, go to Vlad's before you attempt them on your own!
Cash only; no credit cards. Restaurant is now run by Vlad's daughter, her husband and son. Vlad is no longer living. I had lunch there a couple of days ago; loved the atmosphere; food was quite good. This is home-style, old-fashioned Central European food. Since this is a small restaurant, in a rather low-traffic area, at least other than in summer, they may not have every menu item every day. Parking was good, and off the road. I would return.
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