Especially of the Bohemian Variety (and likely Moravian, Slovakian and sub-Carpathian Ruthenian cookery as well). It's take no prisoners, offer no apologies, beefy, porky, starchy rib sticking food. You want sprouts and tofu, this is NOT your restaurant.
the private dining area for parties of 25 or less
The Bohemian Crystal, www.bohemiancrystal.net . This is our favorite Chicagoland Old World dining place, the large restaurant warm and cozy and filled with all sorts of Czech tchotzkes, including, of course, Bohemian Crystal. The owners, Vera Mica and her son Roman fled Czechoslovakia in 1968 when the Soviets invaded, then immigrated to the United States and started working in the restaurant business with an uncle in Berwyn, Illinois. The packed, large parking lot and clean and inviting interior is testament to what they've learned for success since the early 80's, good food in generous portions in a clean, homey atmosphere.
And there WILL be leftovers.
The service is always top rate, the traditionally dressed, energetic and kindly solicitous waitresses, many from Eastern Europe, are all outstanding, and remember their regulars. The coffee and hot tea was always filled, the food timed perfectly, out to the table fresh and hot. They are really busy, and don't have much time to chat, but it's always fun to hear some of the older regulars talk with the servers and busboys in Czech or Polish.
Dessert is even included with each meal. Today we had fresh blueberry pound cake with whipped cream (or a choice of Czech pastries, ice cream, pudding or jello). I wasn't sure there was room for it in my stomach, but it was the perfect ending to the meal.
That says "Stastny Novy Rok!" (Happy New Year) to me!