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Looking for the best Polish restaurant

Stefanie Sep 21, 2005 03:27 PM

What is the best Polish restaurant in San Francisco or the South Bay?


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    Robert Lauriston RE: Stefanie Sep 21, 2005 03:58 PM

    I think there are only four Polish places in the Bay area: Seakor Polish Deli in SF and Campbell, Old Krakow in SF (generally negative reports here), and Delikateski in Concord.

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      pate man RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 21, 2005 04:18 PM

      we often enjoy Old Krakow, i love their goulash and dumplings, yum!

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        Robert Lauriston RE: pate man Sep 21, 2005 04:32 PM

        I've eaten well at Old Krakow, but reports here average around 5 to 1 against. My favorites are mushroom pierogi, "sourdough soup" (white borscht), and bigos.

      2. re: Robert Lauriston
        ed RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 22, 2005 07:18 PM

        i think krys found more than that.
        i've also heard from my polish colleage that there's a 'chopin cafe' in walnut creek.

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          rworange RE: ed Sep 22, 2005 09:00 PM

          Nope, restaurant-wise, it's only Old Krakow, unfortunately. There's a sausage here and a sausage there, but the rest is a few deli dishes at best. I think Chopin closed. IIRC it didn't get good posts on this board.

          1. re: rworange
            Melanie Wong RE: rworange Sep 22, 2005 10:30 PM

            Chopin in Santa Rosa wasn't so good and it has closed. I haven't tried Chopin in Walnut Creek, but I just called 'em and they're open for business. Last seating tonight is 8:30pm. (g)

            Link: http://cityguide.aol.com/sanfrancisco...

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              rworange RE: Melanie Wong Sep 22, 2005 11:26 PM

              Thanks. Well, there you go - Eastern European day in Walnut Creek. I've been meaning to try out Babushka Russian Deli. I do know the shortcut from my house to Walnut Creek.

              Breakfast at Chopin
              Lunch at Babushka Russian Deli
              Dinner return to Chopin

              Do you know if they were related to the Santa Rosa restaurant?

              1. re: rworange
                Melanie Wong RE: rworange Sep 22, 2005 11:36 PM

                Chopin in Santa Rosa was Polish and Provencal cooking. Dunno if there's any relation with the place in Walnut Creek.

                Your tour idea almost shames me into finishing the posting of my Eastern European highlights of the East Bay from January. . .

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        try this RE: Stefanie Sep 24, 2005 03:17 AM

        one in walnut creek called chopin

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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