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About Qulinarnia

Small, family owned restaurant located in a corner of a strip mall. Stated by Daily Herald as a “contemporary and classy, warm and welcoming”. Awarded by Chicago Magazine as “one of the best” Polish restaurants in Chicagoland area. Rated by Open Table users as a “Top Dinners Choice”. Qulinarnia will totally change your mind about Polish food. Here the traditional Polish cuisine is given a modern twist and elegant plating. We, at Qulinarnia, want to recall, or for those who don’t know it yet - show, Polish culinary traditions with a pinch of modernity. So… make yourself at home and find those delightful tastes with all your senses…

1730 W Golf Rd
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Polish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
Saturday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Golf Rd/Busse Rd (IL 83)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 981-0480

Website:
http://www.qulinarnia.com/

Catering:
Full catering is offered for parties up to 50.

Executive Chef:
Damian Piekarczyk

Private Party Facilities:
Qulinarnia offers private dinning for parties up to 40 people.

Private Party Contact:
Agnes Janowska: (847) 981-0480

Additional:
Beer, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Qulinarnia Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Casual (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Business Meals (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

One word describes this restaurant......EXCELLENT !!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food, timely service in a cozy unassuming strip mall location. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very friendly people and the Grilled polish sausage was very good however, the Beef goulash was outstanding. A must go to for Polish food.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our favorite restaurant by far. The food is always hot and tasty and fresh. Our server, Kasia, is a delight. Highlyrecommend!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Grest place. Polish cuisine with a twist. Very nice presentation and service. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

one word sums it up "WOW" :) i honestly recommend the steak here. i have eaten here a few times already and the steak is to die for. the lamb chops were also very good. the mushroom soup is delicious. recommend the plumbs for dessert . overall every thing on the menu i have had so far is good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our party of four ate at Qulinarnia for a recent Sunday lunch. The restaurant is in strip mall, but is pleasant inside. We were promptly shown to our table and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Our party had the chicken soup and the mushroom soup, which were each quite good. For our main courses, we had the chicken breast, pork tenderloins, lamb chops, and goulash. Everyone enjoyed the food. The portions were not small, so we did not have any dessert. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We always have a wonderful meal at Qulinarnia! The food is outstanding. The Horseradish soup is a must. The cabbage rolls were amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful. Friendly service. The only negative was the 4 year old running around the restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This restaurant never seases to amaze me for excellent food and service. The fusion of old world dishes done with a modern twist is fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food at affordable prices. The waiteress was very helpful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Although the restaurant was busy, the service was excellent. The food was authentic and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We've been there many times, and the food was always hot and served perfectly. This time our food was cold and the service staff was no where to be found. The restaurant only had four tables with guests and they were done dining. Hope this once favorite place is not going down hill, perhaps just an off night.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The best Polish dining experience you can get anywhere!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Qulinarnia was a great experience overall! I was looking for a restaurant near my hotel and came across Qulinarnia which advertised "modern" Polish cuisine. That intrigued me and I invited a friend who is married to a Pole, to come out and try the cuisine with me and my husband. We were not disappointed! My rusk pierogi filled with cheese and potato were plentiful, delicious, not greasy, and garnished with bacon bits and green onions. My friend enjoyed the beef stew with a potato pancake, one of the best potato pancakes she's had. And my husband was quite pleased with the stuffed cabbage rolls with tomato and basil sauce. We all had PLENTY to eat and my friend and I both took home leftovers. I'd highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

No culinary cliches here; Polish cooking at its best. Innovative treatments of classic dishes, coupled with excellent execution by the kitchen makes for a great experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I gave only 4 stars because I was hoping that the "new Polish" cuisine would be less heavy and fatty. Everything was tasty, but too much oil, mayo and fat.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food and service is always excellent. The menu choices are interesting and prepared with the best of ingredients.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

First time at Qulinarnia. Was impressed with the food - good Polish with a modern update. Lots of things to choose from and many that I wanted to try. Atmosphere was quiet and casual. Service was attentive but could be more "professional", considering that the place was billed as more upscale. Same with the wine selection - 3 white and 3 red and all average to below average. No coffee was offered after dinner or with desert - don't know if they actually server coffee/tea. For such a small place I was hoping that the chef might step out and greet the customers, but that didn't happen. Will go back again some time but I hope they step is up. It has great potential.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Expetional food, presentation and service. Polish food with a cosmopolitan twist. We had stuffed cabbage, pierogi, and the grilled plum. We will be back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The modern take on Polish food (I had the smoked salmon salad and goulash with potato pancakes) was very tasty and the service was excellent, even though I was on my own. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great food & service! We loved our waitress!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Very good polish food. Reecommended. Tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was excellent and unquie homemade. Very nice service. Neat selection with good variety on the menu

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Unique restaurant, with creative dishes that were presented extremely asking and very tasty. The portions were moderate.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Polish fine dining. Certainly worth trying.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I always tend to bring friends and family here for a lunch or dinner. The food is freshly prepared, the presentations are unique and there are plenty of choices. This lunch we each had a bowl of the horseradish soup - divine. Then she shared pierogi, potato pancakes and sauerkraut.

When I brought my grandsons here for dinner recently they each tried a different soup while I had the mixed salad - delightful. They had the pierogies and the potato pancakes and I had the risotto with shrimps - so yummy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We had 7 p.m. reservations for a party of 6 on a Sat. evening. By 8:30 the waiter was literally standing behind us waiting for us to take the last bite of food so he could swoop up the plates. In 2 instances the person still had the fork in his hand. By 8:40 kitchen staff were standing by the door with their coats on waiting to leave. This made for a most uncomfortable dining experience. I guess their hours were until 9 p.m. and it was most apparent that they wanted diners out the door before that.

Food was quite good but based on above would not recommend or return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was delicious and our server was awesome. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great service. She went above and beyond. Amazing food !!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 23, 2017

One person hostessing and waiting tables makes for poor service, that was at times both rushed and slow.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We've never disappointed here with the service or the food, excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very nice and quaint restaurant. The food is exceptional. The staff are very down to earth, friendly and attentive. I would recommend this spot to anyone who is familiar with Polish cuisine, but especially to those like me who are open to trying something new. I would describe the food as elegant comfort food. The restaurant does not skimp on the portions making it an excellent value for the very reasonable prices. It's like someone's grandmother is back there in the kitchen making Sunday homemade dinner for each meal. Go here for a great dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant and reservations were suggested and I am happy we had made one. we arrived about 40 minutes early thinking we would have a drink at the bar and found out that it didn't really have a true bar (this was disappointing) . There was a small waiting area with about three stools. So we opted to go across the street for a drink and then come back. we were all very glad that we did. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good. I strongly suggest that anyone who has had beet soup in the past to make this a must have. The lobster and spinach pierogi's were also fantastic. can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

went for a dinner w/friends on a Thursday night, even with reservations the place was very busy but we were able to sit at our designated time slot. Owner is also waiter and busboy, wife is at the front. Very, very energetic, obviously very knowledgeable about menu. Only wine and beer, but enough variety to satisfy. Cabbage rolls were heavenly, rocket salad w/salmon delicious, filet steak done to perfection and the pork tenderloin w/mushroom gravy outstanding. Will definitely be going back to try other items. A great neighborhood place.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Amazing meal. We loved everything about this restaurant. We have been looking for a place that has a unique flair in flavors and plating. Each dish came out with just that - we were pleased with every dish we ordered and can't wait to go back. We loved the modern feel on classic polish dishes. Our waitress was lovely and just the right amount of helpfulness. We could not have been more pleased with Qulinarnia and the unique menu and classic flavors that stay true to the roots of Polish cuisine - we will be back and can't wait to try more of your menu very soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We had a fun time here. Great suggestions from our waitress, Kasia on both food and wine. The duck, lamb and veal entrees were delicious, also generously portioned. Our group of four shared excellent perogis for an appetizer. We skipped soup, but I will be back to try it.
This is a small place, reservations suggested.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great food preparation and quality. Attentive personable service made you feel right at home. Tagline Modern Polish hits the mark. Will definitely return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Fantastic food, great presentation,everything so fresh and crispy! Kasia waitress was awesome too ! Definitely I will come back and bring more people.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Excellent food and service. Tatar was delish!!!! Was looking for a good Polish restaurant. Agnieszka really impressed me with her ability to make sure all her tables got what they needed. Nice work!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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