The Old Warsaw

3.4
1449 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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A landmark of elegant dining in Dallas since 1948, The Old Warsaw is conveniently located in the heart of Uptown.

The Old Warsaw is constantly recognized for its superior French Continental cuisine and it has been the recipient of many important accolades over the years such as the prestigious Four Diamond Award and it has also been rated "Excellent" by the Zagat Texas Restaurant Survey.

To go along with our exquisite dishes and succulent desserts, our wine cellar offers an extensive collection of the finest wines from Europe, South America and North America. We have over 460 stellar selections to choose from.

The rich, old world ambiance and decor found at The Old Warsaw has long made it a favorite for special celebrations. Our patrons can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner while our musicians set the mood with a variety of classical melodies. We also offer complimentary valet parking to enhance the dining experience even further.
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Saint
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Initially, I had high hopes for this place. My party arrived on time and waited over an hour before we were given a drink menu. The gentleman was more concerned with the football game than assisting our table, we were the only party who had not been serviced. Then once he came to take our order he told us to hurry up because the kitchen closed at 4 PM. It was 4:38. There was no explanation or apology for the delay, and no one said a word when we left due to the lack of service.

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vipbwana
Dallas
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thanksgiving Brunch. Had I known it was going to be an extremely limited 3-course prix fixe I would not have made a reservation. The food was uninspired. I think there had to be staffing issues as there was only one gentleman (I assume an owner or manager) serving 8-10 tables (25-35 patrons) on his own which affected everything. Food came out looking like it had been under a heating lamp for a while. Wine selection was “red or white.” Overall a disappointing meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Tucked in between night clubs, very interesting hidden location. Tables on top of each other, no elbow space much less noise protection. Table next to us gave speeches all night so loud we couldn't talk to each other. Server (mightve been owner, seemed like it) ignored us for at least 10 mins before offering us menus. Apps were awesome, but our main course was wrong. Don't expect the steak to actually be stuffed with crab, its on the side and when you ask about it he looks at you like you're crazy and rude for implying it's wrong. Also if you ask for the least fatty type of steak they have, he'll bring you his favorite which literally was more than half raw fat. And don't ask for well done like my husband, they'll tell you it should be medium and then bring it out raw. We asked for the check after the steak came back wrong a third time and the group next to us successfully gave me a headache.. could be a really romantic place and what we did eat was great but they really need to make some changes.

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vipRichieRich
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and it was closed - nobody called from the restaurant- unbelievably unprofessional

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful and beautifully decorated. Takes you to a different world from long ago. The service was quite slow. Our reservation time was 9pm. So this could be the reason for the slow service. They seemed short staffed. The food once it arrived was wonderful! The menu had many great options. I ordered from the 70/pp fixed menu where you can choose one item from three courses. I had the escargot as an appetizer and it was excellent. Main course was the beef Wellington which was perfectly cooked. Crème brûlée for dessert was ok. Overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Check has no itemized description, only totals, tried to charge an additional $ 60.00 bottle of wine, owner acted as if he did not know, nobody seemed to know, owners attitude was terrible after having such a good dinner, ambience is great, all steaks were really great, service by Ricardo was Great, but it is impossible to have great service when there’s only 2 waitress for the whole restaurant. All customers seemed to be enjoying their evening. Piano Music makes a great atmosphere.

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JimmyL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We sat in our seat for 10 minutes, and I finally had to ask a staff member for a waiter. I'm sure this was just a rare miscue, but it happened. Our steak was just outrageously tender! Desert was tremendous. Chocolate cake! My crab cake appetizer was cold in the middle. I guess more warm-up time needed.
Wine choice was really good too.
So a little bit of a mixed review, but we were not unhappy with our visit. Just a couple of hiccups.
And, REALLY enjoyed the piano player!

JM
JenniferMc
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Time changes things…it’s not like it was 30 years ago. Food was still very good, my steak was cooked perfectly. But the extra touches and special flourishes aren’t there any more. Time and COVID take a toll on things. No valet, no hostess, smaller menu, all the things that used to make this a 4-5 star restaurant are gone. We had a lovely meal and a nice time and the price fixe menu is definitely a good value.

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vipRudolfW
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak tartar can’t be best.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Steak was cooked exactly how I ordered it. Great atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at The Old Warsaw! The sea bass is my favorite. I am looking forward to going back again soon!

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vipfoodlover
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and personalized service. Awesome!!

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CatherineE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food was over cooked and dry. Outside bar attendees crowded entrance making it impossible to enter and exit without security assistance. Outside music overpowered inside music. Staff could not manage inside music, jumped around from station to station with too many commercials inappropriate for dining...constipation, etc. Won't go back. Use to be an great experience. Too bad.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to eat at Old Warsaw. The food was amazing! I will definitely be going there again really soon and bringing my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinner, sea bass and steak was excellent. We also ordered dessert, crème brûlée and blue berry cobbler and it was runny! The staff seamed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Service was excellent and attentive. Bar service was also good. They were out of several wines, but gave us a deep discount on a more expensive bottle as a substitute. Cannot say anything good about the food

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vipCindyS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

There were 6 of us at a lovely round table. We were looking for to a quiet evening for easy conversation. The piano (excellent musician by the way) was so loud and in a small room, we could not hear each other easily. Moving tables would have made no difference.
This is not the Old Warsaw we remember. It is now more casual. The food is good, though not great. And the noise level was annoying. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The manager was rude and it took a while to receive our food and drinks and a couple orders were wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for 9 at 7:45 for my husband’s birthday last night. No one came to our table even after sitting at our table for an hour and a half. We were discriminated on based on the color of our skin. We were the only black family there. I’ve never been treated so poorly. When I was trying to see where the server was, or to get a manager, the bartender kept telling me to sit down and waved his hands like I was trash or something. We eventually got up and left because we will never spend our money where we’re not wanted. Shout out to the party of 15 full of white men who walked out with us. They said it was not fair and they won’t return either. They asked us to join them for dinner. We all went to Moxies across the street and had a wonderful time. The staff at moxies said this happens a lot. I’m going to post on all social media platforms not to come. It was not fair to us.

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vipRudolfW
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable event. The steak tartar was phenomenal as was the seabass. The ambiance alone is enough reason to visit this place, but add in a terrific wine list and service along with the menu; and it's a must visit for me every time I travel to Dallas.

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Stephen
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Well let’s be honest about something first; since the pandemic there has been a shortage of worker which is the cause of a lot of issues but not with so called “ high end” restaurants. The menu is somewhat limited because you can only pick option A or option B. The bar tender is also apart of the wait staff so the drink option are limited. The server never came to check on us. When we did order drinks they were wrong might have came out of a pre-made bottle with alcohol added so those got sent back. They are only interested in selling you bottles of wine nothing less. The food was below average from the start because they only have two menu option but they missing a lot of those option when you order. I had the lobster bisque but there was no lobster bites and it came from a can. When I said that they guy looked upset and never saw him again until the main course. The steak just had a bunch of butter and oil poured on top of it so not worth it. So my wife and I was highly disappointed in the food and service. Don’t waste your time with this place go to Trulucks or somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Bland food. The bartender was also our waiter. Very slow service and we will never be back.

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vipPhantom
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food service and atmosphere
The soufflé is magnificent! Love this special place!

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AlexG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Complete mismatch in expectations

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

They did not have our reservations. Many of the staff didn’t understand English. They jammed us in a booth
Not the Old Warsaw from prior years.

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vipJohnJ
Dallas
113 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I loved Old Warsaw, but not the same. They have moved down the street a bit to make room for a new building being built. The new space is much smaller, connects to a bar, and to be fair they have not probably figured out what they will be. Piano music is nice, but we missed the violinist who used to be there on the weekends in the old days. The new space is very close with the piano restaurant bar, and tables all in the same space; which makes the noise level very loud; especially with combining the piano and large groups, as we experienced. There is a smaller additional dining room which holds a few tables and my be quieter. Service was fair, but that is likely due to COVID issues paying people not to work as so many small businesses experience. On to the food. The goose liver pate was exceptional, albeit a pretty small portion. The Old Warsaw salad, Lobster Thermador, and Lamb Chops were both very good. The steak was cooked perfectly, but very tough and not real flavorful. Cherries Jubilee done tableside was excellent. The owner or maître d' (wish he had dressed for a fine restaurant on a Friday) offered us a great wine at a discount. The wine was excellent. This wasn't the experience we wanted, but we will wait and give them another try after they are more settled. Hoping they work it out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 20th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding and the food was simply amazing. I strongly recommend them to anyone who was not visited there yet.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not too busy. Great for special occasions and business dinners!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Haven’t been here in years and this time I was underwhelmed. I ordered a ribeye steak medium and received a steak about 3 seconds from being well-done. Mostly, not big deal sometimes restaurants get it wrong. The waiter took the steak and then asked if it was cooked too much to which I replied yes. He went to replace it leaving the baked potato and Brussel sprouts with no utensils. After, about 20 minutes and perfect steak arrived to accompany the now cold sides.

To add to this, no manager or anyone offered an apology and no one checked to see how the rest of the meal was going. I passed on dessert, but my wife and daughter said their cake wasn’t very good and we opted to find dessert elsewhere.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff was wonderfully friendly and attentive.

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James
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect romantic dinner. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing.
The pianist played beautifully and everything together made for a memorable anniversary for me and my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There were only 2 tables seated -us and another. I guess it's a weird time to go to a restaurant - people aren't eating out and everyone is short handed. I think there were 2 people working, so I'm pretty sure the people serving were also cooking in the back. Had the beef wellington - ordered med rare and got med well. Asparagus was dry. Mushrooms on side were very salty and gummy. The room was very warm - I don't think they turned down the air for such a small service. Took forever to get the wine list but they did offer a Stag's Leap Cab. Good wine but served at room temperature which was about 80 degrees. We liked the ambiance and may try again when they have staff. We went on Tuesday so I guess we got the B team, though everyone was very nice.

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GregS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst meal I've ever had

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dkal
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The tables are so close it felt like family style dining. And that was not the goal for the evening.
The mashed potatoes were cold and the lobster Mac&Cheese well it reminded me a the results from a blue box with a piece of lobster thrown on top.
I was giving old Warsaw a second chance but I see it hasn’t changed. Too bad it once was a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. The menu was reasonably priced for an upscale establishment.

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janeM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Warsaw is always our go-to restaurant for a fine dining experience. We love the ambience Old Warsaw provides as well as the delicious food.
thank you,
Jane McVearry
I had a lovely birthday dinner last evening!!!

JH
JaredH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Warsaw is an excellent location for an elegant dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to make sure my husband’s 60th birthday was perfect. It is such a great restaurant and has been around for so many years. Our guests had never been, and they all loved the food and service. Great piano player too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just not what I thought it would be!!! Let me down!!!

JT
vipJohnT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Al is the best!

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The Old Warsaw does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Old Warsaw also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 528-0032.

The Old Warsaw is rated 3.4 stars by 1449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.