Many times I have visited friends in Wisconsin and have passed this Polish restaurant with the thought "yep, have to try that one one day". Well the day finally arrived.
Not far from Milwaukee's Gen Mitchell Airport lies one of the best Polish restaurants I have visited in a long time. (I might add that being of Polish descent, I am particular with my Polish foods)
My girlfriend and I finally made up our minds to take the time to try this restaurant. We called to find out the hours (11;30-3 pm then reopens at 5pm-9pm) Closed Mondays.
We had been shopping so had a late lunch around 1:30-2:00. The restaurant was empty except for 2 gentlemen (later another couple did come in just for some soup).
We were seated and given menues to look over. Our waiter (Calvin) was pleasant and asked for a drink order. Although alchol is served, we opted for soft drinks.
The menu had 3 soups,appetizers, entree's and sandwiches.
I was eager to try a Polish soup called Czarnina (ducks blood) while my girlfriend was not as adventerous and opted for the mushroom soup. When served, Calvin asked if I was familiar with Czarnina which I thought was a nice touch as someone may not know the ingredients. I assured him I was and must say was not disappointed at all. Vinegar is used in the soup and many times people tend to over due but this was just right with raisins and a few noodles. (I like a bit more noodles but that's my preference). My girlfriend said her homemade mushroom soup was good.
There were pierogi on the menu (one of my favorites) but again, I am fussy about them so was going to try the stuffed cabbage rolls. However my girlfriend spotted the Polish Plate and we both decided on that as it consisted of 2 pierogi (your choice of potato, sauerkraut, cheese or meat), 1 stuffed cabbage, 1/2 link Plish sausage,sauerkraut and 1 potato pancake. Having a sample of these would give me a good idea of the food.
My order of pierogi were kraut while my girlfriend choose cheese). They were quite good. The potato pancake has onion in it and was large. The stuffed cabbage was a nice size with just enough tomato sauce (Very good), the kraut a bit tart (need some type of potato to cut it) and the sausage was not my favorite. Have had better sausage from the deli.
There was a dessert menu on the table consisting of cheesecake, Polish torte, miniature pasteries and ice cream but we were too full to give them a try.
All in all we both agreed that this was a place to come to. Can't wait to have a full order of the stuffed cabbage next time.
Prices are reasonable. Of course lunch is cheaper (ours was $13.50 lunch/$17.50 dinner) but of course dinner portions are larger.
I understand the weekends are busy. They have a Saturday Night Buffet and Sunday Polish Brunch Buffet from 11-2p.
They also have a website for all you texters/tweeters. www.polonezrestaurant.com
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