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Qulinarnia

4.7
170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Polish
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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 170 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.4
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Barb (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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kelley (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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Linds (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipRick72 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great Experience. Good value for the quality and service

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Mark2014 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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Chicagogirl (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 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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vipDarline (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipBasia (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipcheewu (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

great family spot. the food is excellent.

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Puchatek (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

wonderful experience food was delicious
our server was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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DebbieP (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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