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Smakosz Restaurant

5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
+1 773-205-1771
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“borscht” (3 reviews)
“blintzes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
European, Eastern European, Polish
$$ - $$$
5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 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 18 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 12 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
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Small size restaurant in north-west part of the city, offers a wide assortment of great Polish food, like pierogies, blintzes, stuffed cabbage and many more... Home made taste brings me to this place very often. I recommend this place.

Thank Roman P
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I'm not sure how I missed not going into Smakosz before this, but I'm glad that we finally did. It is right on Lawrence Ave., just west of Central, and there was plenty of street parking. When you enter, there are a number of booths,...More

Thank Allen21096
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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