Any Polish Restaurants?
Does anybody know of any authentic polish restaurants in the DC area? It's amazing how many different ethnic restaurants we have but not Polish.
There's a neighborhood place in NW DC--Domku--that has Polish and Scandinavian dishes. The menu is limited, and the the entrees are overpriced, in my Pittsburgh-honed estimation. But the ambiance is good; the owner is very charming. The food is--well, okay--nothing your Polish grandma would be proud of (but nobody cooks like her, anyway), but not wretched, either.
We were there about a year ago--I think they had Polish beer available, too. Other than that, however, you'll just have to wait until a local Orthdox church has its annual festival.
I feel your pain! There are no Polish neighborhoods in DC, therefore, it's tought to come by. But.......Jamie Stachowski, the chef/owner of Restaurant Kolumbia reaches back to his Polish heritage to make some damn fine dishes, including a keilbasa (his own) and sauerkraut sandwich. He's also a master of charcuterie.
I'd look on their well maintained website to see what his daily lunch specials are. Otherwise, your best bet is Philly (fortunately I'm from there and visit often).
you could also try Cafe Mozart on H Street. It's got your basic Eastern European fare (kielbasa, schnitzel). My mother is Hungarian and I've taken her there a couple of times and enjoyed it.