I will be traveling to Prague for the first time at the end of November. I'm staying near Hotel Harmony on Biskupska. I will be doing a lot of the touristy things, but want some helpful information about where is good to eat on avg and general cultural things that may be good to know (like asking if a seat is taken at a beer hall). I have read that cabs are not to be trusted and to be careful if you ride Tram 22 and that best forms of transportation are train and foot.
I guess what I'm most interested in is where to have some traditional Czech meals without the rude waiters or the supposedly nefarious padded bills. Where to have a unique and good meal that represents maybe another countries cuisine (I've read about Angel and Noi)? It doesn't have to be super expensive like Le Degustation or Celeste but if any of the places need a reservation.. knowing that would be handy. Where to have a good beer at good prices? Since it's cold I guess I'll be looking for good Hot Chocolate which I believe I saw would be good at Cafe Louvre. Lastly, what is good near where I am staying. I'm not much of a beer drinker but want to see how different the beers of Prague are.
Restaurants aside.. How far is it to walk from say Wenceslas Square to Vyserhad? Is the majority of Prague safe to walk at night (Wenceslas Square aside)? What would be the areas to avoid? Best evening music bets?
I guess I'm just excited to be traveling somewhere vastly different and want to make the most out of the 3-4 days that I have there. I'm not completely sure what my free time will be as I do have some other items to take care of while there, but all insights (and questions) are welcomed.