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“Always a standout” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ancora - CLOSED

Ancora
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: European, Central European, Polish, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cambridge, MA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always a standout”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

I've visited Ancora a number of times over the last few years. Once again, it did not disappoint: imaginative, excellently prepared food (venison particularly to die for), fine wine list, friendly, very caoable service. In a town with many terrific restaurants, Ancora continues to stand out.

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283 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The journey begins at the entrance of the restaurant. It is a calm, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We were seated in very comfortable chairs and just enjoyed the atmosphere with the glass of cava as an aperitif. We decided to try their tasting menu and every dishes were amazing and also very well presented. The service was great and the wine recommended by the sommelier was delicious - perfectly matched with our meals. We spent there more than 3 hours and it was our best three hours in Krakow

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Amanda C
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lancashire
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food but not enough staff to cope!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

Dined here after a long and exhausting day trip to Auschwitz (didnt have any lunch) so arrived on time and hungry! Restaurant beautiful and staff friendly. we were offered a glass of champagne (nice touch until we saw it on the bill)! We clearly arrived at a poplar time despite having reserved our table months in advance . Food was excellent but service so so slow! staff simply run off their feet and didnt have time to check on us. even left unacknowledged and therefore sadly decided it wasnt appropriate to leave a tip.
would we go again? There are so many outstanding restaurants in Krakow so probably no but i am sure on a good night everything would be perfect. They are pushing for a Michelin star but will have to get more staff to achieve this we think.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LancashirePayne
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Essex
Level Contributor
101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Impressive food but lacking in atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had dinner here on a Friday night and couldn't fault the food. We enjoyed vodka sorbet between courses and the wine list was extensive. The speciality was goose and it was delicious. The service was good but not that friendly and overall I felt the place was lacking in atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank YsanneBean
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Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A class act”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was my second visit and the food on both occasions was at the top of the tree in Kraków. The menu is refreshingly varied around a basic Polish theme but with a huge international influence and a modern freshness. On this occasion I had six huge beautiful oysters followed by pristine venison and a sublime pancake cake all washed down with a Pino Grigio. I said I would be back the last time and I will be back again for sure.

I cannot fault the food or the service and the only criticism this time was that there was too much movement of staff back and forth beside my table to customers somewhere off to my right. The prices are towards the top end for Krakow but well worth it for the value of the food and service.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank pkwoof
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