For many locals, this is still the place to come for a fancy Polish dinner. It has a longstanding tradition and even during the toughest times has ... More
For many locals, this is still the place to come for a fancy Polish dinner. It has a longstanding tradition and even during the toughest times has always served up classic dishes. This is what traditional Polish restaurants have looked like for a decade or so: simple, elegant, with simple but formal decor. Expect lots of meat dishes, pierogis (dumplings) cooked to perfection, pickled beets and lots of other traditionally prepared vegetables. The authentic food served here is rather heavy and filling. Despite the mounds of meat on offer, vegetarians can actually piece together a decent meal by picking items from different sections.
Eating in this restaurant was my first dining experience in Poland - I was first there on a cold winter's eve in February 1997 - we were referred to Swietoszek by the owner of a lovely crystal and jewelry shop in Stare Miasto. He even made us a reservation! The food was wonderful and the wine list terrific - ambiance and service was lovely and very old world. Everyone talks about Baszylizek as the place to eat in Warsaw, but locals swear by Swietoszek! I returned in 2001 and was not disappointed. Go, go, go!
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