They're calling it "the new Old Warsaw."
Since 1948, the Old Warsaw restaurant has been a part of the Dallas dining scene, first in a location on Cedar Springs Road near Oak Lawn Avenue, then in Uptown on Maple Avenue. Now it's serving the well-loved beef wellington and lobster thermidor two doors down at 2512 Maple Ave.
The restaurant reopened quietly in mid-April.
Last spring, Old Warsaw owner Al Heidari sold the building where the restaurant resided to M. Terry Enterprises and Holt Lundsford Holdings along with two other properties, where the investment firms are building a high-rise.
"When we made the move, we sold three buildings total," says Monique Ramos, Heidari's daughter and events director at the Old Warsaw. "Somebody came and saw it was one owner for this huge piece property and [Heidari] was ready to downsize."
Aside from the location, not much has changed, says Ramos. The new Old Warsaw maintains the previous space's "regal feel" with a few modern touches -- "It's more in line with the Dallas scene now," Ramos says -- and even some of the same pieces, such as the etched glass windows and 12-foot doors.
Both the food and wine menus have been trimmed slightly, but the newest feature is a large, New Orleans-style courtyard and patio where guests can sit when the weather is nice.
"It feels like a breath of fresh air," Ramos says.
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The Old Warsaw is open Monday through Sunday 5-10 p.m.