Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1414 Lincoln Blvd
Yes, there are two reviews in one week on The New Diner! Hope you enjoy!
I always wanted to compare the two Polish restaurants, Polka Polish Restaurant, and Warszawa in Santa Monica, in the LA area. I finally made it Warszawa about three weeks ago, without a camera. I wasn't that impressed with the food, but a friend invited me back for dinner, so I went to take pictures.
Located at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Lincoln Ave, Warszawa has been in business for 35 years! Warszawa is a little more upscale and bigger than Polka. It's really an old house converted into a restaurant. I believe there is a bar at the very back, but I've only been in the dining area.
Campari tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, goat cheese salad, $8. A good, refreshing salad with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese, and romaine lettuce. But, it was mostly lettuce and small amounts of mushrooms and goat cheese. A bit overpriced, but this is Santa Monica.
Steamed wild mushroom and shredded cabbage pierogi, $5, as an appetizer. You get two pierogies per order and a choice between steamed and fried. A dinner portion is $17 with six pierogies and veggies and potatoes. The pierogies are much smaller than Polka. They were very bland and lacked flavor.
Service by the server was very good. She was nice, helpful, and cared about providing good service. But, a few minutes after getting our food, the hostess brought the check to our table. When the server came by, she apologized for the error. It wasn't a big deal- even though the hostess didn't say anything (Thank you?) when dropping off the check.
Warszawa is very average, I really doubt I would go back! I much prefer Polka, and think they are the best Polish restaurant in LA.