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Rózana Restauracja Polska, Warsaw

7 Ul. Chocimska
Poland 00-791
Tel: 48 22 848 1225's insider take:

A prewar villa in a tree-lined neighborhood houses the homiest of Warsaw's upscale eateries. The interior is a series of rooms, somewhat overcrowded with small tables covered in lace tablecloths and topped with miniature antique Art Nouveau lamps. Lest the preciousness of the decor set in, service is quick and efficient. The menu is heavy on modernized versions of Polish classics, including pierogis, crêpes with caviar and smoked salmon, and royal carp in cream. The cold cucumber soup is heavily laced with garlic, olive oil, and goat cheese, giving a jolt of Westernization to an earthy, refreshing classic. Beef tartare with homemade pickles is a mix-it-yourself affair, fresh and tender. And chicken stuffed with sweetbreads is not for the faint of heart: It's a rich dish and overly sweet in its caramel sauce, but you're not likely to eat like this back home. As you head for the door, check out the photos of Roman Polanski, Angela Merkel, and Sting with the staff.

Open daily from 12 pm.

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