Polonez Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Polish
Family-owned and operated Polonez Restaurant is Milwaukee's best and only Polish restaurant featuring flavorful and authentic Polish and modern American dishes made from the family recipes of Chef George Burzynski.

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CherylO
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. I hope it was all homemade and not from Sysco?? Good drinks. The waitress was very nice and did a great job with a party of 8 all by herself. I'll go back again to try other items on the menu. The sweet cheese pierogi is what I was looking for. They were so good!

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YXGal
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Went to Polonez for their Sunday Brunch on March 8. Really wanted the experience to be good but it was not. Should have left but we didn’t. Let’s start with positives: Dill pickle soup accordion player/singer was pleasant. Negatives: had reservation, but was seated in the corner, hard to maneuver around other diners. Items posted for the Sunday Brunch were not served (no hash browns, got tater tots instead; no German Potato Salad; no stuffed Port chops; food was in short supply - many empty pans/bowls. Female owner stated that some of their workers didn’t come to work, creating this situation. We paid $17.50 per person for this brunch - was too high of a price! Not worth more than $10 at the most. We will not be making a return.

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PaulZ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was there on a Saturday night & had the buffet. All the food was delicious.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a fun place to stop and eat. Awesome Polish food (we had the buffet, ate too much) and an accordion too!

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kendallm
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. Even though it was super busy the service was very good. Will definitely be back!

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JudyP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our Friday night, fish buffet. It was the first time the restaurant was trying it. I must say, it was just enough and fabulous.

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CMaryL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food that we received was good. We missed multiple parts of our meal (two different veggies and an appetizer) and the server just asked if we wanted it at the end when we asked for our bill, nothing was taken off as a courtesy. There was no "I'm sorry." She also stated how busy they were multiple times, however, half the tables in the restaurant were empty. For a Friday in Lent, the service should have been on point, but the four people serving in the restaurant were running around without much purpose. The food that did come out was very delicious but the service and wait time between food items needs much improvement.

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the only places I know of that I can go to for authentic Polish food. I have never had anything bad at Polonez. I will most definitely return.

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BillA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been to Polonez before, and were very pleased. This time, our server told us they were so busy (apparently due to at least 4 birthday party groups) that we could only have the buffet dinner, and not order off the menu. My wife has had the menu in the past and like it. But their regular menu has a lot of good choices too, so I was disappointed too, and I think our friends who joined us were too. The buffet food was OK, though we noticed a lot of things weren't too hot, from sitting in the warming pans.

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nyam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at the Sunday Brunch buffet. Food, accordion, everything! Will definitely be back.

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JohnW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ethnic food with live music. What’s not to love? Not enough places like this anymore. Strongly recommended!

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is welcoming and attentive. The menu presents diverse choices. Food was hot and yummy!

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StevenF
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Polonez Restaurant. It was a very nice brunch and we will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polish food like your grandma would make, brought back so many flavor memories. The food arrives in a natural flow well timed by the serving staff and kitchen. Perfect for any occasion or a spontaneous night out. The perogi are a must have especially the turkey and cranberry!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant opened at 5:00pm. Our reservations were at 6:15pm. The buffet was already empty, no food, and the server said they were out of baked chicken for the evening. They substituted chicken tenders for baked chicken on the buffet. We ordered chicken tenders for our kids meal, the server said they were out of chicken tenders, but they could give the kids chicken nuggets. We ordered a side of meat pierogi...they were gross. Bar ran out of martini glasses. Waiter was inattentive.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was very good. The service was not. We were not served in a timely manner. No one seemed to be in charge of our table. Eventually we were served by the hostess. My companion ordered the ala Russe appetizer. Later our server (Debbie) told him, "I'm sorry, no one told me we are out of eggs." This sounds like a management problem. The Polish plate was delicious. I'll want to order it again.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have had excellence here before, but something was off on Friday. With a party of 6, 5 of the meals were served warm to cool in temperature. 3 soups were cool, one was warm, clam chowder was late, hot, but with a burnt taste, no crackers were offered. The bread was cold and floury. On the main entries, the wiener schnitzel was served cool with cool mashed potatoes the mushroom souse was hot and helped warm the serving but had to be asked for and did not come as served. The Friday night cod special was not crisp but greasy, as was the perch offering and again it was served cool. Asked for but never received ketchup. The roast duck was good as always and properly heated. The beef roulade was good but again cool. The perogies were tasty but again served on the cool side.
Tastes were ok, waitress seemed overwhelmed, food was just ok and this is not what we have experienced here before.

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! The employees and owners were wonderful!

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George
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Polish food just like my grandfather would make. Makes for a great night of comfort food.

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KathyW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, excellent service. Get the pierogies! Even the coffee was freshly brewed and delicious. Would move to WI to be able to eat there often.
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TrishM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad we made reservations because the place filled up fast! Our waitress was awesome, the food was great. Recommend the buffet and the sauerkraut/mushroom pierogies. I think the highlight was the entertainment, a man playing polkas on an accordion and sometimes singing along. I loved the ambiance! We'll definitely be back when we return to the Milwaukee area.

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JamesC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress, while young and just starting, tried hard and succeeded in providing excellent service. Bussing service was great - the young mane had plenty of personality - made it fun. The food as always is/was outstanding. The accordian music provided a nice background without being intrusive. Nice ambiance - good time.

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DeborahC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bigos, great dill pickle soup, delicious pierogi, and more on the Sunday buffet.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, as always. It was difficult to talk because of the noise level.

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LarryD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a great variety of Polish favorites on their Sunday brunch menu. We always enjoy coming to this restaurant. The servers are polite and will visit with each patron.

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DonnaB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! Love the pierogis and potato pancakes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Fathers Day Brunch. The whole family loved it.

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AnneM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go the owners and staff are wonderful and the food is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but took forever to get drinks

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BillA
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was Sat. Nite; pretty busy but service was pretty good, considering. My wife had the buffet. I had the Polish Plate: assorted pierogis, Polish sausage and potato pancake. Everything was very good. I also had dill pickle soup. My wife had borscht ( beet soup.)

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mmziok
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was excellent as always . The room was clean and well lit. But lacks imagination I should feel as though I were in Poland. I was in a generic American restaurant with some pictures of Poland on the walls.
The menu is “busy”. The one thing that bothers me is a charcuterie plate with no polish sausages, save kielbasa. How about smoked polish, polish delights, kizcka. The Poles have a plethora of sausages. Oh and how about polish rye bread. I would like to see Polonez thrive. It ‘s our only Polish restaurant left.

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding buffet. Everything is so fresh and obviously homemade.

Polonez Restaurant
Responded on April 21, 2019

Kristen: Thank you for your kind review. We hope you visit us soon.

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Basahat
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and our server was a delight. She has a smile all the time and is very attentive. We celebrated 2 Birthdays and everyone said the food was excellent. The accordion players were exceptional good and played a variety of music. Could not have asked for a more memorable birthday for the two of us. Keep up the good work.

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JohnW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to share with friends or family. Not many places like this anymore. This one is outstanding.

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AlanB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the traditional fish fry which was delicious. The fries were good and the cole slaw tasted very fresh. It was an enjoyable dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great restaurant. Staff is always very pleasant and efficient. Food is outstanding - never disappointed.

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RayW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The buffet was always low of the food items,even though the dining room was not crowded with people

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too bad that we are moving to Minnesota. I surely will miss the Polonez

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vipJeffP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Bartender and wait staff very friendly. Great music as well.

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Polonez Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 482-0080.

Polonez Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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