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“Fantastic meal, fantastic atmosphere...”
Review of Sekret

Sekret
Ranked #950 of 3,106 Restaurants in Warsaw
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We actually discovered this hotel through our travel guide, proposing it as one of the must visit in the city.
Reaching there, we were a bit relactant to enter, as the restaurant is actually underground but going in, we found an amazing place with a decoration never seen before.
We were the only couple in the place, so we were treated accordingly.
The selection of meals is not that big, meaning that they are offering frew dishes that obviously they are the best.
As a appetizer they served us bread with a spread of nuts and something Polish that really could not figure out with certainity what was in there...Was just ok.
We ordered as first dish salmon with Caviar and was really tastefull, while our main course of deer ragou, and pork sirloine with pourre was really a surprise.
Very well presented dishes and really tasteful. We accompanied our food with a glass of red wine.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

This was one of the best restaurants we ate at during our 2 weeks in Gdansk, Warsaw, & Krakow. We were initially reluctant to eat in a restaurant in a basement until our private guide recommended Sekret and explained that many restaurants are in the basements now although they were at street levels hundreds of years ago. We went down into the restaurant and were immediately dazzled by the decor. Fresco paintings on every wall surface of the multiple sitting rooms. Just spectacular. We picked the room in which we wanted to sit and proceeded to an outstanding meal with solicitous service. Try the pork knuckle. It is authentic Polish cuisine and it is great. Our waiter explained the cooking process, nearly a day long, and said to make sure we tasted crust on the skin. We did and oh, so good. Salad with egg & bacon was delightful too. A bit of a surprise but wonderful flavors. At the end, our waiter brought complementary vodkas made from pigwa (quince). Sweet, kind of like a sherry. And then he surprised us with 2 more vodkas each to taste. One was from horseradish. Not our favorite but fun to try. I would go back to this restaurant again. It is right off the square in old town and the restaurants on the square itself were a bit touristy.

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Thank JC82010
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Our private tour of eight tried to reserve at Sekret on Sunday, May 12th but were told they would only accept cash as their credit card machine was not working. As we had just arrived in Poland that day, we weren't sure we had enough zlotnys to pay for dinner. On Monday, May 13th we asked our guide to reserve at Sekret as long as we could pay by credit card. She made the call and assured us that would be so. The restaurant is lovely and as there was only one other party of eight or ten, the service should have been good. However, my baked cod over pureed potatoes was cold, and others weren't that pleased with their meals. The waiter was desultory and the service left something to be desired. When we asked for our checks (each couple paid separately), we were told that the credit card machine wasn't working and we MUST pay cash. As the leader of the group, I said that we would not do so, that we had called to make certain we could use credit cards. Finally, when it was clear that our persistence needed to be honored, the woman manager came with her WORKING credit card machine and settled our bills. As we were leaving, the other party which consisted of several men and two women were paying their bills with the credit card machine.

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1  Thank LWDCT
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

We were here in 2005 and 2011 and we had 2 fantastic evening dinners :
Beautifull menu, nice table dressing, very good and tastefull starters,entrees and desserts, well dressed dishes, served like kings, adapted music and unique atmosphere.

Now we went back with a party of six ; except the unique atmosphere nothing was the same, nothing was good , a complete disaster !! Tasteless and salty food, simple dressed dishes, overstressed waiter (even when there were only 2 or 3 tables occupied), very bad service, whole evening Barry White music, complete other menu card and much more expensive !!
So , for those who were there before, please don't go back !!
For those who were thinking to go, go inside, walk around to have a look, take some pictures,
but please don't have lunch or dinner. It's wasted money !!
It's a pity how a fantastic restaurant can change in a nightmare.

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3  Thank JohnTienenBelgium
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Located in one of the streets, just off the old town square,we got our concierge to book our table, on a Sunday evening, though no need, the place was empty. Just one other couple i remember, it was late February though. Great decor here, pictures of peacocks, fish etc on the arched walls, something a little bit different.

We were greeted by our waiter for the night, and i presume the manager, as we didnt see anybody else. We were seated and offered to try some "special" red wine from Chile...... Without thinking and caught off guard we accepted to try a couple of glasses only to recognise it as Isla Negra, which we had bought a week previously from our local Morrisons, where it sells for £5 :-) We had to laugh!

We received a pre starter which was nice, but I was missing my caviar from my starter to go with my pancake and salmon. I didnt raise the issue, and just ate my meal, which to be fair there was plenty of. No complaints from my partner about her starter, and i think we both had meat for our mains. Deer and venison possibly. Again decent portions so no complaint there.

We did choose the most expensive bottle on the wine list, but even if we didnt, this meal would have probably still been the most expensive of our 3 night stay in Warsaw , (We ate at the Westin hotel and Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem).

We noticed 50 PLN on our bill, but again we didnt contest or bring it to our waiters attention.

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1  Thank martinjones909
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