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Warsaw Restaurants

General information: http://www.warsaw-life.com/eat/restaurants.php

Some we recommend:

Belvedere Restaurant
Ul.
Agrykoli 1
00-460 Warsaw
Weronika Stawecka
(+48 22) 841 2250

Beautiful park setting, elegant dining. Five-star.

Email: restauracja@belvedere.com.pl
Website: http://www.belvedere.com.pl or http://www.warsaw-life.com/eat/restaurants_details/109-Belvedere

Dom Polski
ul.
Francuska 11,
Warsaw 03-906
(+48 22) 616 2488

Wonderful setting, intimate, romantic, Polish Haute Cuisine. Five-star.
Highly recommended.

Website: http://www.restauracjadompolski.pl/articles/show/88?lang=pl


Fukier Restaurant
Ul.
Rynek Starego Miasta 27
00-272 Warsaw
(+48 22) 831 1013

Haute Polish Cuisine and distinctive flavors. Located on the Old Town Square. 16th century house with wine cellar, restaurant and courtyard all in one. Five-star.

E-mail: fukier@ufukiera.pl
Website: www.ufukiera.pl/?language=en

Rozana
Haute Polish Cuisine.

Ul. Chocimska 7
00-791 Warszawa
TEL: (+48 22) 848 1590
or (+48 22) 848 1225

Lovely setting and cuisine. Nestled in a pre-war villa, this restaurant has a charm of its own. Choose to take your seat in the beautiful interiors or at the naturally lit outdoor garden seating; Traditional Polish Haute Cuisine. Five-star.

Website: http://www.restauracjapolska.com.pl/

Casual dining

Casual Euro fare on Nowy Swiat and Foksal Street surrounding Warsaw University.
Great walking area daytime and evening

Cafe' Bristol - for lunch
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42/44
00-325 Warsaw
TEL: (+48 22) 551 1000

Le Meridien Bristol Hotel is situated in the heart of Warsaw - the most prestigious street Royal Route, near the Old Town, Royal Castle and National Theatre, and in the neighborhood of Presidential Palace.
The Viennese-style Cafe' Bristol is a frequented meeting place in Warsaw, serving light meals, and delicious pastries, baked on the premises. Listen to the sounds of the city as you enjoy live classical music Tuesday through Saturday
.

Website: bristol@lemeridien.com

Pod Samsonem
Ul Freta Street
3/5, off of Old Town Square
00-227 Warsaw
TEL:
(+48 22) 831 1788

Casual, moderate prices; Jewish style food - recommend potato latkes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche; roasted or boiled trout with steamed vegetables, herring, soups (mushroom, borscht, schav)

Website: www.podsamsonem.pl/

 

WARSAW ART/SHOPPING

General Information: http://www.warsaw-life.com/shop/shops.php

Some we recommend:

BOOKS/GIFTS

Jewish Historical Institute
ul.
Tlomackie 3/5
Warsaw
TEL: (+48 22) 827 9221

Email requests for books to ksiegarnia@jhi.pl
Website: http://www.jewishinstitute.org.pl/en/home/index/0.html

Zacheta National Gallery of Art
pl. Malachowskiego 3
Warsaw
TEL:(+48 22) 827 5854

Website: www.zacheta.art.pl/index.php?homepage=1&lang=2


JEWELRY

Bozena Marki Gallery (& espresso cafe')
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 27
00-071 Warsaw
(+48-22) 826 7363
 
Beautiful jewelry by Polish designers

Website: fas@marki-gallery.com

Silver Line Jewelry
Nowy Swiat Blvd

Next to Cafe' Nowy Swiat

Also: Stroll down Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Nowy Swiat, starting from Old Town Sq to the University: many crafts and art galleries and bookstores, whatever strikes your eye is worth investigating.


KRAKOW Restaurants

General information: Top restaurants in Krakow for more recommendations: http://www.top-poland.pl/krakow/toprestaurants/29

http://www.cracow-life.com/map/map.php

Klezmer Hois
ul.
Szeroka 6
Krakow
(+48 12) 411 1245

Website: klezmer-hois@klezmer-hois.cracow.pl

The Klezmer Hois restaurant and cafe', located in the heart of Cracow's Kazimierz district, offers a unique opportunity to revel in the flavours of Galician-Jewish food and listen to live klezmer music. The restaurant comprises three rooms with original decor. White lace place settings, candlelight, old photographs and paintings on the walls add charm to this unusual place.

Pierogi Cafe'
Josefa Street

Krakow

50 different kinds, many veggie, DELISH; down the street from the Jewish Culture Festival office (ul. Jozefa 36) - they will know where to direct you; inexpensive, hole in the wall, but worthwhile

Italian nearby, ask the Festival folks. (Most Italian restaurants are good in Warsaw and Krakow)

Szara Restaurant
Main Square
6 (Rynek Glowny)
Krakow
(+48 12) 421 6669

Website: www.szara.pl

The Szara restaurant, situated on the Main Market Square in Cracow's oldest burgher tenement, offers European cuisine with prominent Scandinavian accents. Apart from its excellent location, this venue's assets include a beautiful interior with restored Gothic vault. The restaurant specializes in fish dishes, including soup a' la Bouillabaisse, herring appetizer-prepared 4 ways and grilled salmon on a wooden plate. Apart from the main room and the summer bar, guests can also sit in the little garden with a view onto St. Mary's Church and the Cloth Hall.

Szara Restaurant (yes, there are two)
ul. Szeroka 39
Krakow
(+48 12) 429 1219

Website- http://www.szarakazimierz.pl/mainEN.html

email: kazimierz@szara.pl

Szara Kazimierz is an encore performance by the owners of the gracious Szara in the Main Square, and has come as a culinary ornament gracing the historic enclave of, of course, Kazimierz. Opened in 2006 in the neighborhood's most prominent square, it has already received Michelin Recommendation, and the comparisons to its elder counterpart have yielded but one answer -just as classy! The feel here is elegant as well, but with a tinge of informality, which fits well with the more relaxed attitudes of this arty bohemian district. Within its spacious venue the decor is tastefully reflective of the fact that the place promises to deliver the highest quality. Evidencing this further is the menu which is international in scope, has elements similar to the menu at its sister restaurant.

Restaurant Wierzynek
Rynek Glowny 15 (
Main Market)
Krakow
(+48 12) 424 96 00

Website: http://www.wierzynek.pl

Haute Polish cuisine in beautiful restaurant overlooking the Main Market Sqaure. Best food in Poland. Five star.
Wierzynek is Poland's most famous restaurant, in which, according to the legend, in 1364 Mikolaj Wierzynek held a feast for European monarch invited by Polish King Casimir the Great.
The restaurant, situated in the very heart of the historic centre of Krakow has been inseparably associated with the history of the city. It is famed not only for its beautiful historic interior but also for its exquisite cuisine and stylish and professional service. The restaurant's menu is a harmonious mix of Polish specialties and international culinary trends

KRAKOW ART/SHOPPING

General information:

http://www.krakow-info.com/buys.htm

http://www.cracow-life.com/map/map.php

JEWELRY
Ofir Art Gallery

Ul.
Florianska 12
31-021 Krakow
(+48 12)-421-9885

Sukienice (Cloth Hall)
Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square)

Find Jewelry, Boleslaw Kitchenware Ceramics (bowls, plates, cups, platters, etc), carved wooden boxes and places, toys, mobiles, lots of chotchkies.

Please send us an email and tell us your favorite places and we'll add them to our list. Thanks!

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