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Looking for the best Polish restaurant

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Stefanie Sep 21, 2005 03:27 PM

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

Thanks!

  1. t
    try this Sep 24, 2005 03:17 AM

    one in walnut creek called chopin

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

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      Robert Lauriston 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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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
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        pate man Sep 21, 2005 04:18 PM

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

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          Robert Lauriston 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
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          ed 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.

          1. re: ed
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            rworange 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
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              Melanie Wong 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
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                rworange 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
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                  Melanie Wong 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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