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Qulinarnia

4.6
184 reviews
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$30 and under
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Polish
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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 40 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 50.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Golf Rd/Busse Rd (IL 83)
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 184 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Overall a good experiance. Great service. The food was ok, but not the way I like it. The soups were great.
Most likely will be back

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I recently returned from a memorable trip to Poland and decided to invite two my friends to Qulinarnia to treat them to traditional Polish food in a quintessentially Polish atmosphere. Qulinarnia comes as close to a real Polish culinary experience as you are going to find in the Chicago area. Taking my friends to Qulinarnia was better than just telling them about my recent trip to Poland and showing them a few photos. They got to feel and taste the real Polish experience. We all had a great time and enjoyed the food. Plus, Wally’s Market is right across the street with an outstanding selection of imported and locally produced Polish food and I did my grocery shopping for the week.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was tasty and seemed to be authentic, server was outstanding - fun and interactive. A small restaurant which was perfect for visiting.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Qulinarnia is a gem! Best perogies in Chicago!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We all loved our entrees....goulash, cod, and sturgeon. Delicious. The sides were also wonderful and supported the entree. Baked cauliflower appetizer and baked sheep cheese were equally delicious. The complimentary pate is delicious and not to be missed. Oh, the baked plums with ice cream and whipped cream were fabulous. Delicious for us all as we shared the goodness.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent place, very cozy, delicious food and great presentation .There are four couples in our group, we ordered duck breast, veal chicks , fish fillet and each main dish was extremely tasty. Deserts was outstanding such as backed plum with ice cream, chocolate moose.
Everyone from our group enjoyed dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was delicious. Inetresting twist on Polish cousine. Great presentation.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great place, great food, great service. We enjoyed dinner having authentic delicious food. Zurek was outstanding, cabbage rolls very delicious. Fantastic and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very good food, and a super waitress. we definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Loved the server, she was so sweet and helpful. The food was awesome and I’ll definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Second time eating here and it was just as good as the first time. All items on the menu are freshly made and cooked to perfection. Our group had, the goulash, lamb chops, sturgeon, potatoes pirogies, polish sausage. Plums with ice cream for desert. For some in the group it was the first visit and they loved it as well. Definitely will return. Very reasonably priced and with a $9.50 corkage fee you can bring your own favorite wine.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great atmosphere and amazing food,highly recommend,I will return for sure soon

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Sweet spot with super friendly service and good food. Ordered food to share, and everything was great. Polish sausage, pierogies, stuffed cabbage with delicious mushroom sauce, pork chop and amazing mashed potatoes. We were in from out of town and I'm glad we made the trip to this restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Unexpectedly awesome restaurant. We had the polish sausage appetizer along with the pear salad, and of course traditional pirogies. Followed by stuffed cabbage, 2 ppl had the duck breast, and one had the rack lamb. The polish sausage was excellent quality and sautéed with red peppers and onions that had a lovely caramelization to it. The duck breast was reportedly delicious and the lamb was described as incredible! I had the stuffed cabbage with mushroom sauce that did not disappoint. The pirogies were obviously homemade and were perfectly delicious. Every dish was beautiful plated and the portions were very generous. Lovely, modern atmosphere and very clean. There are only about 15 tables here so make your reservations as soon as you can. My only concern was that we felt a bit rushed to finish our meal as our waiter and the hostess gathered their coats and had to walk past our table to get to the front of the restaurant. We were the only remaining diners so maybe they were in a hurry to get home. This was the only complaint I had but I would definitely not let it stop me from going here again. In fact, I am looking forward to it! Oh and I forgot the desserts! Apple pie ala mode, chocolate mousse and sliced plum with plum sauce and ice cream - all were amazing!

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I was on time for my dinner reservation on Valentine's Day. I was greeted by the people in the front saying that I had called and cancelled my dinner reservation. What? If that were true, then why did I show up? I told them that I never cancelled and they insisted again and again that I did. After a while they told me that they were still going to find a table for me. My fiancee and I ordered and watched other tables seated after us get served. When we mentioned it to the waitress, she profusely apologized. The waitress had not only dropped the ball but so did the kitchen. Upon leaving the restaurant, they again apologized, admitted they had just put in a new computer system and handed me a red rose for Valentine's Day. I called them 2 days later for my Open Table points and the gal who answered said the owner will take of it. A few days went by and they still had not credited me for dining there. This was my first and last time.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Exceptionally attentive staff and premium dishes. Fortunate to have found this gem.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our group of four ordered the cauliflower appetizer, cabbage rolls, pirogies, and veal cheeks. Everything was very good. The setting, fellow customers, and servers added to the authentic ambiance. It was nice to shake-up our night and skip our regular go-to restaurants and try something new. It didn’t disappoint!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, beautiful presentation too. Menu has something for everyone. Not your usual Polish fare. Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great Experience. Good value for the quality and service

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I went to Qulinarnia, for the first time, with another couple that has been there several times. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. It is a friendly warm place with great Polish food.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This little gem is amazing. It was our first time there and based on a friend’s recommendation we ordered more than we could possibly eat so we could take several meals home. Everything was outstanding and the service was very attentive but not rushed. I’m going back with my son next week and can’t wait!

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

VERY GOOD FOOD, VERY GOOD SERVICE, FLOORPLAN TOO OPEN, NEEDS SOME MORE PRIVACY PER TABLE. SMALL LOCATION.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent, up- scale Polish cuisine. Excellent soups mace in house. We all drive 2 hours to have a meal here.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

We love Qulinarnia!
Always scrumptious food. Great pierogis, pork schnitzel, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes.
Love, love, love it!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Best polish in Chicago. Loved the updated spin on the food-delicious! Clean but decor needs some work.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

This was hands down the most incredible Polish meal I've had anywhere in Chicago.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, great service, very friendly staff and owners. Creative dishes you will not find anywhere else.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant. The food is always wonderful. So creative and delicious. This is NOT your typical Polish pierogi joint. This is a restaurant that you would actually find IN Poland. Yes, they eat more than pierogi in Poland :) Everything is beautifully plated, delicious, authentic and always served freshly cooked. The service is excellent and always friendly. Great recommendations for first time visitors.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was really incredible, so flavorful. Very attentive servers, and owners engage with customers, making certain our dinner was just perfect. Ambience is intimate and comfortable, very easy on the ears. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

great family spot. the food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

wonderful experience food was delicious
our server was wonderful

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great tasting food, beautifully presented. Portions were very generous.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Phenomenal food... fantastic service by our server Kasia... the best polish food in Chicagoland.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

This upscale polish cuisine was amazing. Well presented and prepared with fresh ingredients. Looking forward to a return visit.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Had the best grilled polish sausage ever for app and then the golush for main dish which was almost equally as good. Potato pancake on top and bottom of meat.

Staff was very friendly. Will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 7, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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