The Old Warsaw
The Old Warsaw

The Old Warsaw

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldwarsaw.com/
  • Phone: 2145280032x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Steakhouse, French
  • Executive Chef: Al Heidari
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Old Warsaw offers 4 private rooms for company parties, wedding rehearsals, pharmaceutical presentations, business meetings and other functions.

    All of our rooms are equipped with projectors and internet access if needed.
  • Private Party Contact: Erik 8773367409
  • Entertainment: Pianist and Violinist nightly (Starting at 7:30pm)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedars Springs
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from The Old Warsaw
A landmark of elegant dining in Dallas since 1948, The Old Warsaw is conveniently located in the heart of Uptown.

The Old Warsaw is constantly recognized for its superior French Continental cuisine and it has been the recipient of many important accolades over the years such as the prestigious Four Diamond Award and it has also been rated "Excellent" by the Zagat Texas Restaurant Survey.

To go along with our exquisite dishes and succulent desserts, our wine cellar offers an extensive collection of the finest wines from Europe, South America and North America. We have over 460 stellar selections to choose from.

The rich, old world ambiance and decor found at The Old Warsaw has long made it a favorite for special celebrations. Our patrons can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner while our musicians set the mood with a variety of classical melodies. We also offer complimentary valet parking to enhance the dining experience even further.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Old Warsaw reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (51)special occasion (45)notable wine list (20)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (8)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was really good, but we went on a Thursday night and at 32, we were probably the youngest people there. Plus, it was a really slow night, so it seemed even more quiet and stuffy. The food was really great though, so it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice but dated
    Teacher14
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As a young married couple without children we like to try new places and especially on our anniversary. We showed up and our first impression was that we would be the youngest people in the restaurant. The food was delicious, but it is definitely not the restaurant that is set up for the younger crowd. (Mid 20s-30's). It was almost too quiet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst dining experience ever.
    TortelliniVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant accepted reservations from individual parties on the same night they had a group of 120 people. We brought family visiting from out of town to the Old Warsaw to celebrate a birthday. They sat us in a small space off the main dinning room yet the whole main dining room was empty. We had told our guests about the music and ambience and were excited to share the experience. 30 minutes into our seating this large group showed up. The music was muffled by the load voices, a speech started and the service at our tables and others in this smaller dining area suffered. The restaurant should not have booked individual parties this night. They never warned us to offer the opportunity to book another night. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old school warmth!
    Texasrepublic
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We took my parents here for their 50th anniversary. Our table of 6 was in awe all night with the food, the service, and the ambiance. The food was superb, and it's so wonderful to actually receive a steak cooked like you ordered it. The restaurant is as it advertises itself, old style quality and service. The restaurant was very quiet and we could actually have a conversation with each other without yelling which is rare these days in new, trendy restaurants. Staff was very attentive without being overbearing, and the live pianist and violinist topped off our experience. Thanks for making my parents anniversary extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was awful
    Neums24
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sucked Sucked sucked sucked sucked sucked totally ruined my evening
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sad
    NolaeatsVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I appreciate traditional, old school and classic, but this is just old. The public's palate and culinary sophistication has grown in the last 2 decades. Old Warsaw has not grown. Service was spotty, at times though not busy, it felt we were either forgotten or were being ignored. Today's wine lists should contain a wide variety of "by the glass" choices along with a variety of price points. I hope Old Warsaw will engage a consultant to bring this landmark restaurant back to where it belongs. Otherwise it will soon be a memory like the Riviera.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very romantic
    mnchkn
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My husband and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance was wonderful, the food was amazing, the service was impeccable, we even got serenaded by the violinist twice. My only complaint was the lack of dress code, however I would highly recommend for a romantic night out or any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dinner
    DiningInDallas
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant was an exceptional find. If you're going to complain about price, don't go here. But, if you're willing to pay a little more, and have a totally fantastic dinner experience, this is your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible first experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The server came back to our table about 15 minutes after we ordered to tell my wife that there was no more crab (@7:30pm on a Fri) and that they'd be putting shrimp in her appetizer instead. About 20 minutes later he came back to the table to tell her she would be getting a crabcake instead. She wasn't thrilled but was okay with this. 45 minutes after that when the apps finally arrived they gave me the original dish she ordered (with shrimp), and gave her a crab cake (my appetizer never came... and on a side note the fact that I got hers was a blessing in disguise because the menu failed to mention that this dish is covered with mangos, to which my wife is VERY alergic). The entree was delicious, and dessert was average. Disapointed...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    dthaney
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    For years we had heard about this Dallas restaurant and we decided to go there on our anniversary. First, there were very few wines available by the glass. After looking at the wine list but then declining to order a bottle of wine, the waiter seemed put off. Not off to a good start. The lobster bisque was unusual (and yes, we've had lobster bisque before). My wife ordered a filet; I ordered the peppercorn New York steak. Both entrees were good but not exceptional. The sides (roasted mushrooms and mashed potatoes) had too much garlic. We were disappointed with Old Warsaw. Our experience did not meet our expectations. (On a positive note: the solo violinist was charming and enjoyable. A nice touch)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My husband and I took friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We love the ambience there, particularly the music. The pianist and violinist are excellent and very accommodating to special requests and acknowledging special occasions. There is an elegance rarely found anymore. Our disappointment this time was the food. One entree was not edible, but was returned to kitchen and replaced when we made the server aware. The souffles were okay, but not wonderful. We didn't find the food up to the standard we have experienced there before.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dining experience
    WichitaGuy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Old Warsaw is a unique, elegant dining experience for Dallas. From the classic dining room ambiance, to the strolling violin player, to the impressive, varied menu, to the top-flight service, your special dinner here will be a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been dining at this restaurant, a couple of times per year, for over 20 years. I am going to take a wild guess that the chef was not there this time. My steak and lobster should not have been served. The poor quality rib-eye would have been culled by a good chef. It was served medium-well, rather than medium -rare, as I ordered, and the lobster was over-cooked to a hard rubbery state. This is the first time the food quality was anything but superb, so I am not writing them off, yet. Everything else about the restaurant was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A diamond in the rough
    TandG
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    By far the best dining experience by far! Everytime we come to The Old Warsaw, we are greeted by the staff. They all make sure we never have to 'ask' for anything. They seem to know what we need before we do (lol). The music by both piano and violinist are an added PLUS to The Old Warsaw. Just cannot say enough good things about this establishment! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    nanwalt
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Staff was overly helpful and experienced! Food and wine selection was top notch. Enjoyed it immensely!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT A GOOD VALUE
    Honeymooners21
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I visited the Old Warsaw for our anniversary. My bone in ribeye was exceptional as a prime steak should be. My wife had the lobster which also was wonderful. The service was very attentive on a slow night but just a little clumsy. My only complaint was the dessert. We both had crème brulee that looked and tasted like it came out of the freezer section at Wal Mart. With the noted exception everything still met our very high expectations but at the end of the day no meal should cost this much. It is hard to beat the quality of the meal but there are better values out there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect celebration spot
    FoodLoversOnly
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We selected Old Warsaw to celebrate a couple expecting their first child. The service, ambiance and food quality were excellent. Be sure to leave a little room for the dessert souffle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Chose Old Warsaw for our anniversary. Brought back some great memories. As always the food was outstanding. Service was great and the music was appropriate.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aaahhh! pleasure to all the senses
    bonappetit01
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I completely enjoyed our visit to the old Warsaw. My wife of 5 yrs and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was courteous and prompt. The violinist is a master at his craft. The food was prepared with pride and presented with grace. a wonderful time. The ambiance was classy and traditional. I would recommend it to everyone I know. ugar
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great Service, food, wine, neighborhood quiet, & entertainment
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luby's Quality Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is basically a Lubys with a nice fish tank. This restaurant is cutting so many corners to try to save money that I don't think you can call it "fine" dinning anymore. I am pretty sure the wine was mixed with Apple Juice, the soup tasted like it was out of a can, the fish had more of a frozen spoiled flavor then even Red Lobster, and the dessert was probably purchased fromAlbertsons that day. Horrible experience and the wait staff needs to watch the food network once in their lives to see how you are supposed to act at a restaurant that doesn't have a drive thru. This business acts like it wants to be out of business, so I say help them by not going.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed Old Warsaw
    LuvBrazilian
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was good but the atmosphere made me feel like I was in a funneral home. This place is great for an older crowd but not a younger crowd. Can't say it's romantic or even give it any of the above options. Just overall was not impressed. I thought it was a nice touch when the violinist came to each table and asked each patron what song they would like him to play. Even though we where a same sex couple and seeing how we where skipped over for people who came in after us. The other thing I found disappointing that the ladies of the couple where getting a rose and not us. Fair warning to all resturants times are changing if your going to do something like that you need to offer it to all couples in general regardless of their sex.
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  • Special Evening.
    Winecruiser
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have dined at The Old Warsaw several times. The restaurant has been consistent in it's ability to please; and this time was no exception! Best to order the #1 special for a good value. A violinist and accompanying piano add to the romantic ambience. A special on Stag"s Leap cabernet added to the value. In addition the restaurant is a member of AAdvantage Dining too! All in all, a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Old" is a good start
    Nola
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were less that impressed. Waiter hardly said hello when he finally arrived at the table he did not ask for our order, drinks, etc., simply stood there, could not answer simple questions about ingredients (perhaps a language barrier issue) and did not seem to want to bother the chef. He forgot my husbands before dinner drink until our appetizers had arrived and we never received the glass of wine we ordered. Dessert looked store-bought. Restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night, but staff seemed rushed. Music was very nice. A little awkward that the violinist standing at your table to play a song and there are 4 cameras recording you from the stage. Waited a half hour for our check. No fine dining service here. We won't be back.
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  • Too bad...
    Madarain
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It's too bad I never visited Old Warsaw when it was "special". I say that because service aside, we generally go out to dinner for the food, and the food was decidedly not special during our recent visit. Was it bad?...no. Was it good?...maybe. Was it special?...no way. My salad with apples and walnuts could easily have come out of my own refrigerator...easily. And while I couldn't have done Beef Wellington at home, I could have done something that would motivated me to eat the whole thing, while sadly, in this case I left half of the modest portion on the plate. The most memorable thing they served were the fresh, warm rolls, which were excellent and very enjoyable. Just not $270+ enjoyable (with a modest bottle of red).
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  • Best service in Dallas
    WKHicks
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is my third visit to the Old Warsaw and the food and service continue to be exceptional. The Service is "off the chain" as the waiters treat you like you are special and earn the tip that you are very glad to give them for their service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Ribeye
    chiefmadmanVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Worst ribeye I've ever had. Head waiter was less than happy serving us, for whatever reason. Didn't present me with an itemized list of our meal. We had two guests with us, and I wasn't going to make a scene. Our guests said their meal was good.
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  • Great anniversary dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the evening very much. Thank you. Dr.H
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Iconic Restaurant - Superb Dining
    ExpertFoodies
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I have lived in Dallas for over 30 years and just recently in the past year discovered the Old Warsaw (where have you been all of my life?). Dallas has many restaurants - some stay and many go quickly - but the Old Warsaw has been part of Dallas for a long time. Their food and service is superb...from the appetizers thru to the desserts! There is a reason why the Old Warsaw is an iconic restaurant in Dallas, You cannot ask for any more for the money! BTW - the musicians are very talented as well - creating a wonderful atmosphere for our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Steaks, lobster, sea bass were all amazing. The bananas foster was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on Memorial Day
    MsEuro2Dallas
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Very friendly staff, including the valet boy!! I loved that the violinist goes from table to table and that every woman gets a red rose which definitely adds to the romantic vibe, however, it was too cold (air-condition) to really relax and the soft light of candles was missing. Having been to France several times I was a little disappointed that there was no French influenced ambience (music, language, decor, etc). The food was delicious though, some minor unpleasantness (butter tasted defrosted, Avocado in appetizer overripe), but overall it was a beautiful evening and we felt very welcome!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarah
    Anonymous1VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The dinner was expensive and I was very disappointed. They served baked ritz crackers with a starter and the lobster was pretty uneatable. The ambiance was similar to a dinner in the late 1800s...the food lived up to that time period.
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  • Finest Dining
    carnivore
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've been to a lot of fine restaurants such as Paul Prudhomme's at the Hyatt Regency, The Silver Fox, Griff's, but I have to say your The Old Warsaw was the best dining experience I've ever had. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Excellent food and service. Dallas institution with bad rap of being patronized only by the elderly. If you need to be seen, by all means go to one of the "more happening" steak houses where all the pretty people dine. If you want excellent food and a wait staff who genuinely care about service, give The Old Warsaw a try.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CEC45
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Hadn't been to Old Warsaw in many years. It was perfect to celebrate my fiancee's birthday. Excellent food, great service, and good music. Glad the Old Warsaw is on the way up again!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Warsaw is a family favorite.
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We have Christmas Eve dinner here. It's so much fun to go during the year just for fun. No matter when you go it ends up feeling like a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent gem! Service was precise but not over bearing, seemed to only be there when needed. Food was excellent ...steaks cooked and seasoned well, hot rolls, salads and desert were prepared table side. Decor was classy and clean. Make sure you're not in a rush and enjoy a fine meal here!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Old Salt Lick
    John
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had not been to the Old Warsaw in years, but decided to try again (my wife, son, and I). It is a romantic, old-school place, worthy of better food. Appetizers were excellent (smoked salmon, escargot, shrimp and crabmeat). Entrees were another story. My wife's fish was so salty it was barely edible. My son's stroganoff was the same. I had ribeye and lobster, which was excellent, but also too salty, and the lobster mac and cheese was extremely salty as well. Desserts (soufflé) were classic and wonderful. Maybe the kitchen was just off, but the salt level was the equivalent of a week's supply of sodium - just awful. Definitely better dining choices for close to $300.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere but...
    James
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I have been going her for some time. We recently went for our anniversary and ordered off the fixed price menu. The filet was just not up to par for what it cost. This is the second time that we have been disappointed there and it may be awhile before we go back. There are just too many other options for this type of experience. The ambiance here is excellent for a special occasion. Maybe if you try something else to eat it will be different. I had a bad experience there a few years ago when I went there with a large conference group of 100 people or so. Obviously it is difficult to serve this many people and keep the standard but that time the food and service was horrible, the atmosphere was way too loud.
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  • Mother's Day
    QualityBeatsQuantity
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our family dined here to celebrate all of the Mothers in the group. Tired of the same old buffet, all-you-can-eat holiday meals, I decided to try a fine dining experience instead. Very glad we chose to go to The Old Warsaw. Nice peaceful atmosphere, great service and most importantly...good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.