The Old Warsaw

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Steakhouse
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.
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The service was awful. I will never go back. Our food took forever and when the desert arrived the waiters were cleaning up the restaurant and closing it down. Way over priced and living on a legend of past performance.

g
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The famous Casear salad prepared at the table wasn't, and they said it couldn't be done at the table due to space; and it tasted like the dressing came from a bottle. The medium rare lamb was cooked well done, but after waiting over an hour to get our entrees, I wasn't going to send it back. And the souffle which took another 30 minutes came out raw. Under the cooked top was disgusting souffle soup. I finally complained but we had paid already after being tired of being there 2 1/2 hours. The hostess/bartender did come out after we left with two pieces of chocolate mousse cake to apologize for the souffle. We had fond memories of the place from 30 years ago and thought we'd give it another try after hearing poor reviews, but they disappointed beyond belief. We would not go back even for a free meal, I'm sorry to say. The place is pretty, though, but service is strange. You don't have one waiter - different people come and go from the table. Very odd.

V
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible, especially for an expensive dinner. We were not provided with anything from menus to each course to the check without having to track down the waiter repeatedly to get what we needed. We had been to the Old Warsaw at the previous location and had a wonderful experience. We will never return.

JJ
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

All was going good until time for our desert. We waited at least 45 minutes. We asked 3 times and they acknowledged us but never came over with it Forget about getting a second cup of regular coffee we had to ask 3 times. After my husband got up to talk to the waiter again they informed us they were out of Apple Pie.

D
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great value, portions and service experience! However, felt as if the establishment was catered to an older clientele.

JM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The old one was much nicer. No maitre d, mediocre service; a dying Dallas institution.

PS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Sad to say Old Warsaw is way past it’s prime Waiter couldn’t answer basic question about wine and food was mediocre. Sad to say we won’t be back.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Visited for New Years. Service was slow but we enjoyed the slower pace to visit and not be treated like we were on a conveyor belt as at other restaurants.
Food was good. Steaks very tender. Vegetables so so.
Would have enjoyed their soufflé but it wasn’t offered on their New Years menu that we chose.
Would definitely return in the future.
Wait staff seemed overly stressed but pulled through.

LG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Definitely not the Old Warsaw I remembered and was expecting. Service was slow and server did not know the menu. The food was mediocre. The bone in prime rib was tough and not flavorful. The chocolate dessert tasted like store bought.
The lighting and ambience is more suitable to casual dining. Very disappointing.

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

This was our first time here and we were extremely disappointed. The food was mediocre at best. Service was really lacking. I had to ask for refills on water after letting the glass sit there empty for awhile. I was not brought my second drink from the bar. When I ordered wine I was not brought the correct wine. We were there almost 2 hours and ended up just asking for dessert to go and our check. We were really excited to eat here but we will not be back. They were way under staffed for a night like new year's eve including only having one valet guy.

K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate our 35th anniversary! The food was exceptional and the piano player created the perfect feeling of a private concert! It is so personal and no rush or wait!

DD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Would have rated higher but the waiter didn't get the appetizers and dessert right.

HC
Dallas
490 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

b
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

food was great. service was less than satisfactory. too many tables and not enough servers.

Something was not right about our visit. Can’t put my finger on it. The servers acted like they had never waited on tables before.

Then the valet cornered my son when we were leaving and tried to shake him down for a good yelp or open table review. Just very strange.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Christmas Dinner at The Old Warsaw. They did not have a kids menu but made something special fir our daughter! We had a truly lovely experience and the piano player was amazing...my mother in law cried happy tears when he played a song that had lots of special memories for her.

TW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience for the entire family. Christmas Eve dinner was highlight of the day. Piano players did an excellent job.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We were disappointed that the service was mediocre at such a legendary restaurant. The piano player was superb. Lamb chops excellent, crab cakes not so good. Overall, management seemed to be pushing hard to move the tables vs being concerned about being a first class restaurant.

L
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my mom to the Old Warsaw as a treat during the holidays and she absolutely loved it! The old world secor was beatiful and the pre fixe menu was a better value than any other comparable steak house in Dallas we researched! The service was great and the food was excellent!

AZ
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a touch of old world charm and class....fantastic staff and service, comfortable and cozy crowd and comfort, can actually have a conversation. Food the highlight and the tasting menus make a selection easy across some excellent options....fresh, cooked to perfection an tasty. tops when in Dallas for me
Larry

A
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I took a few business colleagues because i wanted to try out the Kenndy Room. My first time was great. I'm a fan of old-world black bow tie waiters. They did a great job, however, there were a lot of interruptions and attempts to remove plates even with half a filet mignon on it!
Somehow there seemed to be peppermint showing up in the tequila and ice my guest ordered twice, and the wine glasses stayed on the table long after it was clear there was not to be any wine.

The sea bass was tiny, but amazing. I had the filet mignon 9 oz. Delicious but got cold so sent back. The potatoes were not chilly, but not hot. Once warm amazing!

There were a lot of birth day parties where the pianist, also amazing, would bang out happy bday to you. OK. I get it.

Overally it was a 4.5 out of 5. I'll go back for sure. I'd recommend it to anyone.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was efficient and unobtrusive without making things feel rushed. The decor creates a very refined old world feeling.

GI
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good pianist! Very good service. Good food! Poor desserts.

WW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

It was an exceptionally slow night when we visited. Would have liked more lights on to appreciate the cool interior.

RW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening. Good music. Happy occasion with music.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was perfect. Wait staff is not pushy. Menu is fairly priced. Gregory is excellent on the piano. Steaks and salmon is amazing.

GM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to some of the best Steak restaurants in DFW. By far Old Warsaw have the best Steaks in the DFW area. The flavor is awesome..

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent, food service and music were all excellent

D
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was excellent. Steak cooked to order, crab cake wonderful. Surprised the Caesar came plated (rather than table side per menu)and thought it might be mentioned up front. But the Caesar was excellent also. Wine we chose was not available, and they substituted a better wine at price of bottle we chose. We visited the old location for very special occasions, and the biggest difference we noticed was the service quality. All of the staff was very friendly and attentive, but lacked the fine dining expertise... replacing forks, folding napkins when away from table, knowing when to pull a pull a plate (or ask to pull)... this is hard to find today, but it makes the dining experience exquisite when it is done well. They are not quite there, but very good. Also, on Sunday and Monday the piano player is not there. The music choice was fine, but I could hear that track in Tom Thumb. Piano music or something more romantic would have been a better choice. Overall it was a good experience.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Some of food was excellent, service was good. But steaks were disappointing. Worst I have had at a restaurant of this caliber, and have been to several.

ME
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My husband and I arrived for our reservation and no one who worked there was at the entrance, so we went to the bar, where there was no bar tender. I made eye contact with what looked like servers and tried to get their attention but they ignored us. So we went outside where a man told us we would be seated soon. We asked about the course meals and a wine list and were given no information. I ordered a Mojito that was not a mojito. We got bread and waited a very long time to order before finally deciding to leave. It looked like they were focusing their attention on another table... I mean all of the servers were serving that one table. We left cash on the table for the drinks. No one paid attention to us until we were getting up to walk out. Terrible time 10/10 DO NOT recommend.

KD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went out to celibate our anniversary and enjoyed an amazing meal. It was Veterans day and very cold outside so there were very few patrons. We had the wait staff almost all to ourselves. They were great. The meal was one of the best we have had in a while. We went for the Prix-Fixe menu. My wife had the brie cheese soup, crab cakes, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate mousse cake. She said everything was excellent except the cake, which tasted a little stale. I had the smoke salmon with capers, grilled prime filet mignon, potato Au gratin and key lime pie. The smoked salmon on toast points was fun and delicious. I had a blast changing the combinations with the capers, shallots, cream cheese. The steak was stuffed with crab meat and it was amazing. I had the left overs for lunch the following day and it was still great even after being nuked in the microwave. I was cutting it with my fork. My dessert also was not as fresh as I would have expected but overall was an amazing meal. We will definitely go back.

JV
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my wedding night dinner. It was perfect food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

DG
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We were there for a family birthday. Beautiful facility. Walked in and were seated by the bartender. No water in our glass, no waiter, no menus. There were only 8 other people there on a Friday night. We gotta there at 7:00. It took almost 10-15 minutes before the bartender asked us if we would like something to drink. No wine list, no drink list. We wanted wine by the glass. She came and brought us the full bottle list. Had to ask her again for a glass menu. Still no menus. Going on 30-45 minutes now. We finally got a menu from some non-descript guy who said nothing. Looked like a waiter. After another extended period, he came back to write down what we wanted. Food was very good. Always is.
The restaurant is beautiful and very pleasant to the eye. Food is good. It is a very cold and lonely atmosphere. Nothing happy or exciting. Took a while to get the check. The “waiter” was not around. No conversation with him at all. When we left to get our car in valet, the valet driver was nowhere around. I had to ask the piano player to help me find the car guy. He was in a bar next door. The piano guy was wonderful.
This restaurant advertises each weekend in the morning news with a full page ad. It is a total waste of money. The service was not even as good as a very sketchy McDonald’s. It was cold and very uninviting. Including us, there were only 12 diners the whole time we were there. Wonder if the owners ever drop in on a weekend. This place ain’t gonna make it.
We will not be back.

MP
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

An enjoyable experience from the old world charm and good food to the fantastic musical stylings of their gifted pianist.

RD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience, food and service. Enjoyed the low key quiet dinner.

E
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience in every way. The pianist was superb!

RD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We came for a special occasion, with an expectation of a great atmosphere, warm and attentive service, and good, if conservative (or old-school) food. The ambiance did not disappoint, except that we were seated directly in front of the piano, so the music was uncomfortably loud and made conversation impossible. When we asked about possibly moving to another table, we were told there was nothing else available.

The service was rather disappointing and not very sophisticated. Our server could not tell us what the house white was without going to check, and even then gave us a vague and incomplete answer. Wineglasses were regularly overfilled. Worst, we had a difficult time getting our waiter's attention, and were often left to just sit and wait. The restaurant appeared to be under-staffed that night, which made it somewhat understandable, but our server walked by us without a glance several times, and never acknowledged any lapses. His manner was also somewhat abrupt, though another person working that night (possibly the hostess or bartender, positions seemed a little vague) supplied some much-needed warmth and assistance.

The food, as we expected, was well-prepared and tasty, though quite conventional. I have to say, though, that I just don't see a loaded baked potato reflecting the restaurant's upscale ambitions. While there are some trophy wines on the wine list, we were able to find a nice Burgundy with a little age on it for what seemed a quite reasonable price.

So I think if you were to catch them on a better night, and avoid being seated at one of the 3 tables nearest the piano (several other couples, possibly regulars who knew better, refused those tables) The Old Warsaw could still provide a memorable old-world dining experience.

ED
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Not the "Old Warsaw" of yore. They have really made some cutbacks both in service and food quality.
We all (4) ordered the New York Strip and we were all disappointed. To be fair it was broiled to perfection but the meat was tough thru out and obviously a cheap cut. To add to our disappointment the baked potatoes were under cooked and not hot enough to melt the butter which was served strait from the fridge.
A hostess did come by our table to check on us but unfortunately it was only a cursory visit as they left before any of us could respond.
On a bright note tho the piano player was excellent and did a lot to salvage an otherwise very disappointing evening.

PJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome birthday celebration

EW
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I usually only write reviews if the service is really good, or really bad. In this case, it was the latter.

Upon walking in, there was no one to greet us. There were 3 people at the bar just standing around. I had to ask to be seated. The lady at the bar ask me “Did u valet?” “ Yes I replied”, but I ask why does that matter? She had no answer.

After we were seated, we had to ask for a server after waiting over 20 minutes. The guy we ask “Where is our waiter?” was very rude! He responded “He’s in the back, then he threw our napkins in our lap. Still no server. We had to ask the bartender to get a server. He finally showed up.

The food was mediocre. The creamed spinach was watery, and the steak quality was choice, not prime.

Now to the valet! Where is he! After standing outside for about 10 minutes, we had to go inside to ask someone to get the valet guy. He finally came out rubbing his eyes as if he was asleep. He also left our car unlocked - Unbelievable!

I will never go to this dive again! I gave it 1 star, but if possible I would have given it a big fat “0”