On the busy main road of Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, lies this little restaurant in a cozy vintage SM cottage - Warszawa. We had read pretty solid reviews (4 stars) about this restaurant on yelp.com, and had been meaning to give it a try.
We started with soup described as the "Famous Warszawa Pea Soup with smoked ham and marjoram." It was smokey and hearty, but quite salty and perhaps even a bit too heavy for our preferences.
Next we sampled their pierogies. We decided to order the mixed plate. You can choose to get them fried or boiled. J is from a part of Canada with a large Ukrainian population, so he is the expert on these. He thought they were delightful, but their presentation perhaps a bit too high end for the comfort food.
For his main dish, J picked the Polish hunter stew which contained various sorts of sausage. He liked it because it was meaty, but I thought it was only okay.
At the end of the dinner, we were satisfied and full. The food seemed a bit overpriced for what you get, but this is Santa Monica, where many things are overpriced. We enjoyed our meal and thought it was good if you happened to be craving Polish food.
We didn't go to the bar, but supposedly the patio has a very happening scene and serves large drinks if that is what you are looking for.
Warszawa Polish Cuisine
1414 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA