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About The Old Warsaw
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.
Dallas, TX 75201
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist and Violinist nightly (Starting at 7:30pm)
Private Party Facilities:
The Old Warsaw offers 4 private rooms for company parties, wedding rehearsals, pharmaceutical presentations, business meetings and other functions.
All of our rooms are equipped with projectors and internet access if needed.
Private Party Contact:
Erik: (877) 336-7409
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Old Warsaw Ratings and Reviews
We celebrated an anniversary here and the food was really good, the service impeccable. The piano playing was wonderful, taking request after request. Things to be aware of - I had the filet and it was coated in a brown sauce that I would have preferred being told about (I like my steak to deliver taste just from the steak)... My wife's jumbo scallop on top of the cooked bass really wasn't very jumbo. But overall we had a wonderful meal. The other thing (good for us!) was that the restaurant had just a few diners on a Saturday evening so I was surprised at that - it did allow for wonderful conversation and piano. Overall, we'll be going back.
The place has changed, gotten smaller and was so noisy (between the bar, the kitchen & wait staff and the too loud piano music) I was barely able to carry on a conversation with my table guests, which was one of the smaller tables too. It was the most disappointing evening I have had at, what I thought was, still a high-end restaurant. Not sure that I will ever go there again.
Excellent BD dinner here. Atmosphere is old fashioned formal dining. Expect a quiet, unhurried experience and European-style service in an ambiance of dark wood, white table cloths, and a live piano player. Nice wine list. We chose a Chateau Talbot 1999 which has held up very well. The server did a professional job with a reticent cork. My Caesar was good albeit a bit on the creamy side. Her baked goat cheese was a nice surprise. Unfortunately the kitchen was down to only one Beef Wellington which she got for her BD; I sufficed with a Petite Filet Mignon. Both cooked exactly to order. Side of au gratin potatoes was good although a bit bland. Chocolate and raspberry soufflés were very nice and fluffy. Service is European, which can confuse Americans. They do not hover and incessantly walk by your table and ask is "Everything OK?" Instead, they stand at the edges of the room attentively. If you need service, look up, catch their eye, and they will be there promptly. Neither our wine nor water glasses ever got near empty. Valet was prompt and friendly. Yes, he was in a tshirt and jeans, but with it 100F outside I don't blame him. He also got her car door and escorted us into the restaurant. Two improvements - the steak knives need to be sharp (even if the meat is tender), and the bathrooms needs some repair. Recommended for a special dinner.
the atmosphere was not quite the same as the old location. the big empty room adjacent to the main dining room was odd. the bar being in the dining room was not ideal. the service was just OK, not great for that type of fine dining. seemed to be minimally staffed. even though they were told in advance, there was no acknowledgement of it being our anniversary. the food was very good as usual.
We had the three course special meal. The crab cocktail was amazing. Asked for and got the free champagne. Both our entrees were wonderful and done perfectly- sea bass and veal chop. Crepes suzette were good but not as over the top as the rest of the meal. Wonderful quiet way to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. We will go back sooner rather than later.
We do not live in Dallas and had been to Old Warsaw in the old location for our 10th wedding anniversary. We returned for our 50th. The new location was, of course, much smaller which led to a much noisier dining experience, especially since we were seated across from 2 couples where one woman was attempting to out talk the entire restaurant. We would have asked to move but because of the size there was nowhere to move. It made it difficult to have a conv ersation with each other. The wait staff, the food, the presentation,etc.,were all as we expected, exceptional. Dinner was complete with anniversary cake,cherries jubilee, and a red rose. We are in Dallas more often now and have learned that you are open on Sun evenings so will probably try again but other patrons are the luck of the draw and the dining room will still be crowded.
My husband and I has been looking forward to trying The Old Warsaw for quite some time. We had reservations, but had to wait for our table to be ready. We were fine sitting at the bar. The hostess took us to our table which was in the back by the kitchen. It was difficult to relax and enjoy our dinner while listening to dishes clanging nonstop. Sadly it was hot and noisy. Additionally, the waiters were constantly behind us preparing food for other tables. The food was decent, but not for the price. However, the pianist was excellent! We will most likely not return to this restaurant.
After more than 20 years in Dallas my wife and I went to Old Warsaw for a special evening. Overall I would say it was a disappointment. By that I mean for the price point it was disappointing. The atmosphere was an A+. Very romantic with live piano music. Exactly what I was looking for. However, with a reservation we had to wait over half an hour for our table, with no explanation. We had to seek out a hostess upon arrival, as there wasn't anyone at the hostess stand. The staff was not well versed on their wine menu and had to go through no less than 3 people before anyone could discuss the wine we wanted to order ... and that discussion was minimal. If you are going to offer 1st growth French Bordeaux, be educated about your wine. Otherwise, the food was adequate and we enjoyed the menu and the evening. I'd recommend this to a friend for a romantic evening, but only if the service isn't important to them.
The "special menu" included Sirloin and Lobster Tail. The "lobster tail" was about the size of a small scallop and the steak was well below average for a steak house.
One of the appetizers was "Salad with shrimp". There was no shrimp. In reply they brought us a small cup with a few morsels of shrimp.
The dinner was supposed to include a baked potato. It never showed up.
The only thing that went right was we were given a gift certificate so that we might try it again. We plan to return once more and report back here with a follow up review.
I can't believe the level this once great restaurant has stooped to. I've had better steaks at a Sizzler or all you can eat places like a golden corral. Not sure what the lobster really was but it was not edible. The shrimp appetizer was the typical frozen and thawed out but most every restaurant does that now for their shrimp cocktail. My wife's Sea Bass was average at best. Given the price ($$$$) I would never go back or recommend to anyone.
Our steaks were so thin, no way not to over cook it. Flavor ok but not worthy of such a nice restaurant. It was hot, understaffed and really kind of depressing. Not the Old Warsaw of the past. We were looking so forward to this dinner and it was so disappointing. No one in our group would return. I hope they can get it back to the Old Warsaw we so enjoyed.
A delicious meal and a very pleasant evening. Surprised that the Zuccoto cake was not made with ice cream - a bit of a disappointment. It was nonetheless delicious.
A special shout-out to Edward/Eduardo - a young man from Chicago learning the trade. Way to go!!
Great menu and great wine selection. It is expensive but worth it! My wife and I went here for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Our libations were brought out quickly and than I had caviar for my first course which was served properly (my only complaint was that the vodka was not cold enough). I then ordered the lobster which was a little overcooked for my taste. Our dessert was the best part. My wife ordered the best raspberry sou flee I have ever tried in my life and my crepe Suzette was excellent also. Sometimes they have live music here but we missed it this time. The atmosphere was sparse. There were only about 4-5 tables for the whole evening.
The old warsaw created the food for our wedding 10 years ago and it's amazing every time we go back there. The service is always excellent and so is the food and ambiance. This is one our favorite places in the metroplex to dine! I HIGHLY recommend The Old Warsaw!
My mom and I took my dad to The Old Warsaw for Father's Day. It was perfect! There was a fixed menu for lunch, but luckily it included everything we would've ordered off the regular menu. Tomato/mozzarella salad, regular house salad with blue cheese dressing, salmon and snapper entrees, 8 oz filet entree, and an eggs Benedict entree. Anywho- the food was amazing, service was spectacular. It was quiet, but the music was at the perfect volume, it was a little darker ambience so it felt exclusive. We also had mimosas, which were divine. I will definitely be returning soon for dinner!!
I haven't been here in forever. My wife and I went for our anniversary. We like to eat early, beat the crowds, had reservations and where the first ones there. Thy seated us next to the piano at the first table, when every other table in the restaurant was open? I shrugged it off. We ordered the "Large" shrimp cocktail to share as an appetizer, which consisted of two large shrimp. Really?
The service was excellent, the rest of the food was excellent and we were satisfied. Brie soup, crab cakes, excellent steak, one stuffed with crab.
Every time we go to the Warsaw, they never disappoint. The food, atmosphere, service and just the overall experience exceeds our expectations with each visit. Thanks to all the wonderful and courteous staff for making this last visit one that my grandmother will never forget!
The service at The Old Warsaw doomed our experience. The food tasted great, the ambience pleased our group, and the experience carried a reasonable price tag. But, the service was beyond excuse. To give a general understanding of the level of service you can expect: if the manager of the restaurant dresses down a waiter less than three feet away from your table and it halts your table’s conversation as a result, the service will likely leave something to be desired.
First, the wait staff and the chef could not prepare one of our party’s steak according to her specification. She meekly asked to have her filet prepared medium rare. The filet was instead prepared well done. She politely sent the steak. About twenty minutes later, her steak came out and it was prepared blue. It is not an exaggerating to say the steak was still mooing when it came out. I can understand one mistake in preparing a steak, even at a purportedly quality steakhouse like The Old Warsaw. But, the second result seemed intentional. I eventually traded my steak with her. None of us wanted to wait around for another incorrect preparation.
Second, communicating with the wait staff proved extremely difficult. We repeatedly asked that the staff turn up the air conditioning in the restaurant because multiple members of our party were sweating and this request went unheeded. We cut our dinner short so we could step out into a Texas summer night for relief. If you plan to visit The Old Warsaw, I would recommend wearing breathable and light attire
Finally, the restaurant erred terribly when they made three separate charges for a single bottle of champagne. Thankfully, our credit card company realized this mistake but this cemented our opinion of The Old Warsaw.
In short, this restaurant puts on the heirs of an elite steakhouse but cannot deliver the service necessary to rise to that level. We hope other patrons have much more pleasant experiences but we will not return.
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