Announcing a new event for Metro Philly Monday Night Supper Club!
What: MPMNSC at Warsaw Cafe
When: Monday, September 24, 7:00 PM
Event fee: USD1.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Event Description: Warsaw Cafe
306 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cross Street: Spruce Street
Serving eastern European cuisine since 1979 to Philadelphia.
* A block from Kimmel Center
* Serving Polish & German Beers
Since 1979, Warsaw Caf?'s Chef/Owner, Marie Jarzemski has been preparing exquisite Eastern European dishes. A block from the Kimmel Center theater district, Warsaw Caf? welcomes theater goers to dine in a romantic setting. Recipient of Best Borscht award from Philadelphia Magazine 1994. Come see why Zagat Survey 2005 calls Warsaw Caf? an Eastern European "treasure" in Center City worth "Czeching out."
Review: by Lew Bryson
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Pleasant surprise at the Warsaw Cafe
I've been walking and driving past the Warsaw Cafe for ten years; of course I have, it's right across Locust Street from Monk's Cafe. I can't tell you how many times I looked into this small restaurant and thought, "Damn, that place looks nice; we should try it." I've even read good reviews, but still never got there.
Well, long story short, we all went in (they went in; I parked the car) and got dinner. Very nice: blinis with caviar, pierogies, perfect pumpernickel; I got the Transylvanian Casserole (Balkan lasagna with ground veal, eggplant, spinach, and cheese layered with filo; quite tasty with the good dusting of fresh chopped dill), Cath had some tasty cabbage rolls, the kids had crab cakes (Thomas has a gift for ordering against the culinary grain) and beef stroganoff, Claire had a big juicy chunk of grilled salmon. Dessert was the only disappointing note: the coffee was excellent, but the chocolate whisky torte, while tasty with golden raisins and almonds, didn't taste much like whisky at all. The Munich cheesecake was good, a light-textured thing, like a ricotta cheesecake.
So....? Yeah, the pleasant surprise was the beer! There was a small bottle display, but a good one: Okocim Pilsner and Porter, Tyskie pilsner, Paulaner Hefe and pilsner, Stoudt's Fat Dog Stout, and a big bottle of Hevelius Kaper that they had on special for $5.25. Had to try it! I wasn't sorry, either; it's an 8.7% strong lager -- that means it doesn't really fit neatly into any pigeonholes; if I had to make a call, I'd pin it as a blonde doublebock or a super-maibock. It was big, malty, medium-full bodied, and smooth, a pleasant surprise indeed. Pretty good little beer selection for an Eastern European place in Philly.
Learn more here:http://diningout.meetup.com/263/calendar/6272230/