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Warszawa Restaurant

$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Polish, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
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1414 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-8831
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour

Met with the UC Berkeley Alumni there. Place has an outdoor patio in the back (surprise) - great prices for Happy Hour for drinks and food. Fun area to meet in. Kinda well kept secret

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Helene W
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Santa Monica, California
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Placentia, CA
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was taken here for my birthday . My brother was visiting from out of town. The food was like our Mother used to make. The ambiance, service and food were all outstanding. It is a small restaurant but there were tables for parties of 6 and even 10 set up. You do need reservations

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Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Met with the UC Berkeley Alumni there. Place has an outdoor patio in the back (surprise) - great prices for Happy Hour for drinks and food. Fun area to meet in. Kinda well kept secret

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Shanghai, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food for sure definitely quite authentic, beer is great, as I have been to many E Europe countries hence I can tell even I m not a polish but several cons: 1. Portion is small for American standard especially the appetizer, like its potato pancake, only 4 small slices. Side dish for roast duck charging $24 before tax and... More 

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los angeles
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157 reviews 157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a terrific place to dine. Located in a beautiful old house and decorated like something right out of Warsaw with old world touches but modern beautiful Polish art on the walls. Seating in several dining rooms that feel like you might be in Europe. That is the backdrop now on to the great menu that offers dinners a wide... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We wanted to try something different and it was delightful. Got a salad sampler for the table and that was devoured by four people in no time. Ordered a second and we gobbled it up. Next, pickle soup. I had no reason to be nervous - it was delicious. Also great were the lamb dumplings, the pieroghi - have no... More 

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Los Angeles
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142 reviews 142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Been by this place hundreds of times but until now, was not a patron. Great homey feel to this place with as it might have been a house at one time . Service was friendly, quick and unobtrusive. My group ordered several dishes but I had the Pork Schnitzel which was perfect , nice portion and sides too. We split... More 

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Atlanta
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170 reviews 170 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have been eating at this Polish gem for several years. The ambiance is white table cloth but I have picked up food or eaten an early dinner in jeans. The food is excellent, especially the hot borscht soup which is only offered seasonally but my favorite of all on the menu, usually available in colder months. Schnitzel is very good,... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've lived in Santa Monica for many years and have visited this restaurant a couple of times for special events but had never dined here per say. It's only a couple blocks away from us, so one night we, on a whim, decided to check it out. We weren't particularly dressed for a night out for dinner nor did we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a restaurant that my wife and I like to go to with friends so we can sit and have a pleasant chat without a lot of background noise. The restaurant is in an old house, so is divided into a number of small rooms, each with just a few tables, so you can converse in a normal tone... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is by far the best Polish food I have ever had. You could tell that everything was made fresh in the kitchen. The perogies are a must have when you go there. I would recommend the fried potato and cheese perogies, as they were very light, crisp and delicious. The dinner also had amazing flavors and was a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1414 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 393-8831

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Polish, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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