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“An excellent restaurant”
Review of Ancora - CLOSED

Ancora
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: European, Polish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An excellent restaurant”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The service, the atmosphere and the food are excellent. The sommelier gives great advice.

This is a sophisticated restaurant, suitable for mature people with developed tastes.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank MiBo
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Croydon, United Kingdom
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832 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,130 helpful votes
“New chef but unchanged excellent dishes”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This and La Fontaine are our favorite restaurants in Krakow. Since our last visit here before Christmas, there has been a change of chef. But ownership is the same as is the lady maitre d'. Very nice place for a dinner out a bit special. I thought my duck was excellent and we shared the chocolate souffle. Not quite to die for as in past, but enough blue cheese to give it zip!

Visited May 2014
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Thank alanreynolds
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Essex, UK
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I wouldn't bother, not worth visiting”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We decided to give it a go following quite positive reviews on Polish Trip Advisor equivalent, unfortunately we have not checked menu beforehand. The restaurant looks modern, elegant, the staff is friendly. That's on the positive side. Now the food.
I visited the place with my husband, our 20 month old toddler and my brother. The menu is not child friendly at all, following the recommendation of the waitress, we ordered cauliflower soup which seemed the only option, but it was too spicy which I did not realise unfortunately straight away. I had cold kohlrabi soup, which wouldn't be bad if it wasn't served in the temperature of ice cream, which is far too cold for this type of soup. Also it is served with prawn salad, but as i don't like sea food, I asked to serve it without. The waitress did not offer anything in exchange, and I was charged full price anyway. My husband and brother shared Polish tapas platter, which was ok, but too expensive for the content. The seconds were not bad, I had a fish which was good, the boys had beef fillet (too raw for 'medium') and beef entrecôte, which weren't too bad either. We only took soft drinks and 2 jack daniels, no desserts, and the bill arrived to £70. It is a lot for Poland, which we don't mind paying that but for good quality food. This certainly did not deserve paying such price.
In overall we weren't impressed at all, wouldn't recommend the place (especially for families with children) and definitely wouldn't go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“4.5 stars”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a genuine, fine dining experience here. The chef is creative, relevant and has his own voice. We took the five course tasting menu at 165 zlotys a head, which included -
* An amuse bouche of dark bread, topped with some kind of fish and mushroom
* Smoky veal tartare topped with a beautifully cooked quail egg and served with pumpkin purée and prune jam
*Foamy rhubarb soup with a cigar of puff pastry topped with a creamy salami, corn and mango
*Raspberry sorbet with tequila
*Beef tenderloin, sous-vide, with lentils, carrot, asparagus and white pepper sauce
*Coconut ice cream, coated in dark chocolate with crushed nut sand and raspberry sauce
The soup and the beef tenderloin were particularly good. I often judge a restaurant on the bread they serve and here it was was very good, served with white crumbly butter. The seeded bread was particularly good, with a nutty, slightly sweet flavour. The dining room is lovely and modern, with wooden floors, wooden beams, exposed brick, white walls and white tablecloths. The food was served at a leisurely pace. We each had a glass of prosecco to start, a bottle of New Zealand pinot and plenty of sparkling water. The bill came to 560 zlotys for 2 and would have been 50 - 100% more in London.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank David G
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DFW Texas
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270 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner. Wonderful dessert!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I had a special bit of cod for my main dinner entree that was perhaps the best cod I've ever enjoyed ( and I'm normally not a fish lover). Served with fresh vegetables it was a nice light dinner. The light dinner allowed me to indulge in the dessert... A lovely chocolate "pudding", that was more like a soufflé, paired with raspberry sorbet it was wonderful.

Visited April 2014
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