Nye's Polonaise CLOSED
Big Tool says Upon entering Nye’s I was struck by how dark the dining room
was. It took a while for my eyes to get adjusted to the dim lighting. And did I
mention that it was already evening when we arrived? The décor looks as though it’s remained
unchanged since the Johnson Administration (for clarification I meant Lyndon’s,
not Andrews). Nye’s is so out-dated, with a piano bar, polka bands and all those
retro decorations that it’s square-ness quotient goes off the chart one one-side and appears
at the other end in the “way too cool” spectrum at the other end.Although the food is pricier, it was superb in comparison to
other East European restaurants fare that I’ve had around home and I live near Chicago.
My wife had the stuffed cabbage rolls and I got the Polish sausage with pierogis,
which we shared. We noticed that the cabbage rolls didn’t appear to have been cooked with tomato sauce but may have, instead, been cooked with a beef stock. It was
different but we liked it so much that caused my wife’s Polish grandmother to
spin in her grave afterwards. Moje dobroć!For
desert we tried the cheesecake-stuffed pierogis with a strawberry sauce and
fresh whipped cream topping. Fantastic.