Polish Restaurant to try in Glendale:
- Hypnotic23 Aug 7, 2009 11:37 AM
My co-worker tried this spot last week and raved about it, he had the # 11 combo, plus they have all u can eat dishes too, see menu:
I'm curious as to what others thought of this spot too? I'm giving it a try tomorrow.
I love Polka. Great food, lovely people run the place, and you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. You start with soup, which is about the best in town. (It changes daily...I've had a spinach soup, mushroom soup, tomato soup, vegetable... all just wonderful). Then you get a small polish salad. And then you get the endree you order. I can eat A LOT and whether I go for lunch or dinner, I always take food home. Their prices have gone up in the last year or so but I still think it is a very good value, given the quality and amount of food. It is simply home cooking. My favorites to order are the Kielbasa - spicy and broiled, not boiled, for me and the Royal Combination plate where you get three dishes: Pierogi (dumplings), Golabki (stuffed cabbage) and Gulasz (beef stew). The combo is great your first time as you get to try a few things at once.
I've only been for dinner, although I know they serve lunch as well. I think they have some of the best soups in LA.
I really like the pierogies, and the spicy kielbasa. My husband is devoted to the pork tenderloin. One night I had a perfect serving of the roast pork, but on other occasions, it has disappointed. (There have been numerous posts about the place, and I agree with most of them. The entrees are solid, the vegetables are from a frozen mix.)
They're BYOB, and can get quite busy. Also, they seem to be attracting an indie film/music type crowd, which gives me the giggles.
Some nights, I love it, and everything feels perfect, but on other nights...