Request a prime table on the mezzanine at Przegryź (Mokotowska 52; +48 22 621 7177), a Polish restaurant owned by celebrity journalist Piotr Najsztub. The seasonal menu offers fresh pastas, stews, and pierogis, along with a range of beers from Lithuania and Ukraine.
Watch chefs dress decadent duck and rabbit dishes in the open kitchen at U Kucharzy. The restaurant’s renowned steak tartare is prepared tableside with egg yolk, anchovy, onion, capers, and a sharp knife. Arrive after 7 p.m. to hear a live pianist.
Fill up before a night out at Fabryka Trzciny Restauracja, a Polish-Italian restaurant in the bar-packed Praga neighborhood. The sprawling space—formerly a food-processing plant—now also houses a modern art gallery and concert hall. The giant cheese, meat, and grilled vegetable-heaped appetizer plate for two is a bargain at $14.50.