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plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
The Palace of Culture and Science looms large on the Warsaw landscape, a Stalinist wedding cake amidst modern, shiny glass skyscrapers. With food trucks out in force in the parking lot on the weekends, four theaters, two museums (Museum of...
Ludna 2, 00-406 Warszawa, Poland
A pleasantly gritty (yet entirely friendly) little corner restaurant that specializes in food that goes with vodka. And it's good food -- herring, pierogi (boiled or fried), beef tartare, and more. Seriously: don't fear the beef tartare. It's...
Solec 44, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
In this slightly hard-to-find restaurant (just north of the Poniatowskego bridge, up the stairs above a little store), you'll discover Polish food with an international touch. Start with cheese and meat plates, nicely composed salads, and...
Mińska 25, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
At the Soho Factory, in Warsaw's "Right Bank" (aka, the Praga neighborhood), this refined restaurant serves excellent elevated Polish food. For lunch, business types mingle with Praga hipsters who work at the nearby workspace. A set meal includes...
Pałac Królewski, Arkady Kubickiego, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
The fifth quarter, in butchery terms, refers to offal—the bits and pieces like sweetbreads, brains, liver, and spleen that can be quite delicious when cooked well. The Fifth Quarter, in the Kubicki Arcades under the King's Palace in Old Warsaw,...
Włodowo 27, 11-008 Włodowo, Poland
The Polish lake district, in the northeast of the country (known as the Warmia/Masuria province), is an agrarian wonderland. There are more than 2,000 lakes in the region, and it's a popular weekend getaway for Warsovians. Opened in 2015, Kwaśne...
Targ Rybny 6, 80-001 Gdańsk, Poland
Seafood is the focus at this portside restaurant in beautiful Gdansk. Try options like a welcome twist on the ubiquitous pierogi—here stuffed with salmon and sundried tomatoes. The seafood bouillabaise is a specialty, with fat mussels and prawns...
Kociewska 22, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Good beer is hard to find in Poland—the place is overrun by watery ales—but we did find the motherlode in Torun, at Krajina Piva. The bartender guided us to two good choices: a smoked beer and a refreshing wheat—both flavorful and interesting....
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