Qulinarnia

4.8
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247 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Polish

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About

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…
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Polish
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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
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Phone number
(847) 981-0480
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Agnes Janowska/Chef owner
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Private party facilities
Qulinarnia offers private dinning for parties up to 50 people.
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Private party contact
Agnes Janowska: (847) 981-0480
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Catering
Full catering is offered for parties up to 100.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Golf Rd/Busse Rd (IL 83)
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 247 People Are Saying
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JK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Qulinarnia never disappoints - we enjoyed duck and beef tartar on this occasion, both excellent in taste and preparation

BH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service, excellent food, good prices, the sauerkraut was GREAT! We will be back.

IW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasteful and tasty, cozy, friendly, delicious, great staff, super fast serving, perfect place to feel your home.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My pork tenderloin was a little to well done for my liking. But all the god is so good. Will not stop me from going back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Large portion sizes. Delicious Polish food. Wonderful selections on menu. Great service

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

BZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were so many interesting items on the menu I had a difficult time deciding. The food came quickly and very hot. The portions are generous.

K
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would give 5 stars but they were out of 2 of the appetizers we wanted!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven’t been to this restaurant in quite awhile as our last visit it was disappointing. I have to say that the food today was just amazing! Everything we had we absolutely delicious! The Polish cabbage rolls were outstanding with a incredible mushroom sauce!!! The Chef now is fantastic and the staff was more than willing to spend time explaining anything we asked.
Highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere

SK
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, very nice server. Good dining experience.

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Pretty good polish food and great service. I recommend to try mushroom soup, stuffed cabbage and fish. I also love their chocolate mousse. Renata was a amazing server.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!

AC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, prices are low for quality food. Will be back.

i
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food at a good value. They had traditional Polish food with a modern twist.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, tasty food, we will be back

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic food served nice and hot. Friendly staff large portions

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and generous portions. We had plenty to take home. The staff was friendly and attentive.

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They were overwhelmed with a large party filling the restaurant which means that their orders all went in at once. We were still taken care of just fine. The food and service were great.

PD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit to the restaurant. I had determined prior to arriving that I would have the Polish Specialty plate, but succumbed to the description of the Lake Perch. It was wonderful! My friend had the Cod special. The restaurant is immaculate. Important note: It's a very small restaurant--make reservations so you don't disappoint yourself!

TW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is ethnically genuine. One disappointment was Herring in wine sauce was not on the appetizer menu. A Polsh meal is incomplete without Herring. It's like a Jewish Deli not having Corned Beef!

MO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, waiter knows menu perfectly, I highly recommend 😊

WS
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden diamond!!!! Out first visit was with a friend who is Polish and he was very impressed with the authentic cuisine. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND COOKED TO PERFECTION!!!! The service was EXCELLENT!!!! The ambience is warm and inviting.... we were able to have conversation without raising our voices... overall a VERY ENJOYABLE evening... we will be back!!!

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE LOVE GOING TO THIS RESTAURANT !! Girlfriends get together and it's close to home !!

GB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best polish restaurant in the area,delicious food and awesome stuff:)

CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good, there were six of us and we enjoyed what we ordered. The service was attentive without being intrusive.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, nice people, excellent service! We were really surprised by how much our waitress helped us with food choices, our special deal, pricing, etc.

V
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant that not only has great food but is comfortable for a relaxing dinner.

MA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The only thing I didn't like about this restaurant is that I just discovered it. It was so good!
I got a glass of pinot noir and went for a full course meal. They bring pate w/ bread to the table which was delish. I started with a bowl of the mushroom soup and it was full of flavor, so good but not too rich. I had the goulash for entree and the portion was huge so I had it for 2 meal following my dinner but it did not sacrifice flavor for portion. the meat was tender and the potato pancakes were unique. for dessert we had the plums and it was a nice light finish to the meal. The restaurant is small but what they do, they do it well. It's not pretentious at all, it's just about good food. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was very surprising, not much to look at from the outside but very charming on the inside. The food was very good and service was friendly. I would definitely go back.

BP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional polish food in modern way , nice service.

OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My daughter requested pierogis for her birthday and I stumbled across this place and decided to take a chance for a birthday dinner. I am SO glad we found Qulinarnia! From the minute we walked in I knew the food was going to be authentic just from the aromas coming from the kitchen. My Father was Polish and I grew up with homemade Polish dishes so am always interested in finding places where we can enjoy these kinds of foods and share them with my kids. We ordered a variety of traditional dishes including golabkis (stuffed cabbage rolls), pierogis, kielbasa, and potato pancakes and everything was perfect! The flavors were spot on, presentation nice and portions generous. We had quite a bit of leftover food and it all reheated well the next day, nothing went to waste! The service was friendly and prompt and they treated us with a birthday treat for dessert. We will definitely be back often!

CT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smart, articulate, friendly service. Superb food quality. Modern spin on classic polish dishes. Well thought out menu with a complimenting drink menu. Ambiance was great.

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Qulinarnia, the atmosphere is great and the food is excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic selections of Polish food which were quite tasty.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was excellent and the food very authentic. Will return soon,

JG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy dinner here. Authentic, but modern, Polish meals.

JN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming here, the food is very interesting, delicious, and well presented. Great attentive service. Close to home, but not your everyday run of the mill restaurant! If you like gourmet food with a Polish twist, this is your place. Not the cheapest dinner, but worth it for us.

EB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Our group felt very welcome and we ended up closing the restaurant.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I liked the coziness. I didnt like I had to ask for more coffee and that soda was limited to one because it came in a can at the cost of $2.00. However the food is very good and not your typical polish food. Will continue going to try different things on the menu.

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