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Smakosz Restaurant

5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
+1 773-205-1771
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“borscht” (3 reviews)
“blintzes” (2 reviews)
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Eastern European, Polish, European, Central European
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5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a typical Polish-American restaurant, diner-style, with full bar. A popular, quiet spot for lunch in the vanishing Polish neighborhood. Clean, nicely but modestly decorated, in good style. Go there if you want to try authentic Polish food of reasonable quality and price. Beef...More

Thank 113Apolo
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Food was good. But the interior is not impressive.... until you go to the back room where you can host a private party for 20+ people. The owner is very accommodating. Waitresses are very helpful.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Uncrowded at 7:30 on a Monday evening - we were the only people speaking English in the place. Manu has a wide selection of beef, por, fowl, and fish selections, and several varieties of borscht.. Chose the beef in hunter's sauce, after the waitress explalned...More

Thank PliniusCaecilius
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Was staying in rosemont, needed a polish fix from Chicago, was a long uber ride, local storefront, Monday night, had pierogi, home made, well made, it was a quiet night, I reminisced about my polish lineage, the restaurant made me feel good about where I...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Finally tried this place. Very authentic. Great Polish comfort food. Loved the Trout and the breaded pork cutlet. Tried the cheese potatoe dumplings and they were good too, very filling. Friendly atmosphere. Don't be afraid if you don't speak Polish, you will be helped out!...More

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 16 December 2016

great food, nice people, warm atmosphere ! highly recommend ! large choice for the whole family. clean and welcoming !

Thank James K
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I can always find parking on the busy street - a big plus. A 1/4 block west of Central. on the south side of Lawrence, you'll find a softly-lit, welcoming small, family-run restaurant (they also have a decent-sized private room to the rear). The menu...More

Thank walnutridgechef
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We went to leave some relatives to the airport and on our way back we left to luck the choose of s restaurant (well, we really were looking something interesting in Google Maps). This restaurant appeared as a different option with a good rating (although...More

Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

There were 10 in our party and we asked if they could serve us a "family style" dinner. Dinner was superb, service was excellent, conversation flowed, and we had a wonderful time. We shared the generous portions of pierogi - sauerkraut with mushroom & potato...More

Thank MFG_Practices
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

First visit here on the recommendation. It was excellent. Ate with 5 others and all liked the food a lot. I had borscht, chicken cutlet and mashed potatoes. Others had pierogi, blintzes, and potato pancakes. Service good. Small place but there was no wait.

Thank ChicagoMedicineMan
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21 October 2017|
Response from 113Apolo | Reviewed this property |
I picked up a banquet menu on the site. They offer 3 options of packages 18.99-26.99 per person, with variety of meats, soups, salads and sides. 15 % gratitude extra.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Eastern European, Polish, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-205-1771
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