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Warszawa Restaurant

$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Polish, European, 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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I liked it!

I have been at this place twice already and I can tell these people know what they do. very authentic polish food, great atmosphere, and friendly servers. and prices are reasonably fare based on the location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sergio M
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been at this place twice already and I can tell these people know what they do. very authentic polish food, great atmosphere, and friendly servers. and prices are reasonably fare based on the location.

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Thank Sergio M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I am an older east coast Polish-american with much family experience with east coast style polish food. I will tell you this is different, for the better in my opinion. Loved the zcrasy and golabki. The mizeria was to die for. Pierogis excellent. Potato pancakes awesome. Portions rightsized, thank you. The topper was the lounge out back for an after... More 

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Thank R K
California
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Do yourself a favor and do not come to this place. Santa Monica has many other good restaurants that all you have to do is select the type of food and go. My friend and I went there but only the service was not great, the food was ok but not great so certainly I will not recommend this polish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Savory Polish dishes in a friendly atmosphere. A restaurant of long-standing in Santa Monica. One does well to sample the stroganoff: beef stewed with wild mushrooms served over spaetzle (a kind of pasta). Their nalesniki: savory crepes, spinach or wild mushroom also tasty.

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Thank John T
Prather, California
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Invited to dinner by local friends when we visited, we were advised to try the excellent Long Island duck. Slow roasting crisped the skin, as touted, but also dried the meat. If this were Peking Duck, it might not have been too bad, but even the usually moist dark meat suffered. My wife tried the Beef Stroganoff, which was reduced... More 

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Kathmandu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The outdoor area of Warszawa is lovely and cool. We got there too late for Happy Hour, but loved the Bison Grass Vodka martini. A Polish specialty, this vodka is truly special. We also enjoyed duck pate, two kinds of steamed pierogis - mushroom potato and beef carrot. Prices are mid-range, but the unusual menu is well prepared and well... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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458 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The restaurant is very nice inside. It is divided into a number of rooms so this keeps the noise at a minimal level. All the staff are friendly and helpful in explaining the dishes. Be sure to start with some of their pierogies. They are all homemade and absolutely amazing. In fact, all their dishes are homemade and absolutely wonderful.... More 

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Toulouse, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went to Warzawa again with a visiting Polish-American acquaintance recently. The food here is solid, basic Polish classic dishes, and he seemed pleased. Portions seem generous, but nothing too surprising on the menu--just classics. Love the Buffalo Grass Vodka (and associated cocktails). The service is very helpful and friendly. The environment is cozy, not too loud. I've been several times... More 

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glendale
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There are only a few restaurants in Los Angeles that make real from scratch potato pancakes. These are really good.

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United States and Brazil
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I and family and friends have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. Collectively, I have been at this restaurant more than thirty times. The restaurant is not the typical restaurant found in most American cities; it is an authentic Polish restaurant. The menu is authentic Polish cuisine. The prices are not cheap but they are not high,... 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, European, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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