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  • Polish
  • 5961 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL60646 41.98982 -87.777013
  • (Btwn N Austin & N Central Ave)
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  • (773) 763-1123
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User Ratings (Based on 4 reviews)

Food 4.9 Value 4.9
Service 4.9 Atmosphere 4.9

Other Restaurant Info

(773) 763-1123
Takout Private Parties Banquet Facilities Visa, MC, AmEx
Daily: 11am-9pm
Lunch, Dinner
BYOB, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Smak-Tak

    Posted by Rob on 08/27/2010

    Best in town

    Best BYOB place with great authentic polish food. Loved it

  • Smak-Tak

    Posted by GBC on 04/14/2008

    The Best Little Secret in Chicago

    You walk into this wonderful small restaurant and you are in Zakopane Poland. I have patronized this quaint Polish Bistro and enjoy each visit. The food is fresh and delectable, the service is great, and it's owner, Peter, has a great "dry sense of humor." This restaurant can be packed at the right/wrong time. It's a BYOB. So bring a great bottle of wine and enjoy the meals...each and every one of them.

  • Smak-Tak

    Posted by Joe on 10/21/2007

    The BEST!

    I was in town on business and heard about the Polish section of Chicago from my sister in Florida. I searched the web and took a chance on Smak Tak. What a find!!! I was pleasantly surprised how quaint and authentic the decor was, it reminded me of Zakopane in Poland. I started with a bowl of borszt which was really good and then couldn't decide between the pork cutlet or the pierogi so I got them both. They first brought out the pork cutlet which looked wonderful. It was huge and covered with mushrooms. It was accompanied with real mashed potatoes covered with dill, a nice portion of marinated carrots and a delicious cucumber/sour cream salad. About half way through that I was already stuffed but they brought out the pierogi, 13 of them! I asked for an assortment and they delivered. First one was blueberry, then plum, then cherry, then cheese, then meat...I had to stop before I burst! They were delicious!!! I had to pack up leftovers. The best part...the whole thing with a drink was just around $20. I HIGHLY recommend this palce and will definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago. Na Zdrowie!

  • Smak-Tak

    Posted by NN on 07/13/2007

    Just like Grandma's

    Smak Tak is excellent. Being a Polish girl I have found it quite difficult to find good Polish food outside my grandma’s kitchen. This place is a little slice of heaven, real home cooked meals, no buffet food here. I took an Asian couple who were interesting in expanding their culinary background and the definitely loved the food. We ordered two kinds of pierogi, (potato and cheese, and spinach) pork cutlet and stuffed cabbage. The Pierogi melt in your mouth, the cutlet had a pile of fresh sautéed mushrooms and both cabbage and cutlet had generous helpings of mashed potatoes, beets and a vinegar-based coleslaw. All the food must have been made to order because it was of the freshest quality. The atmosphere was charming and spotless. It’s BYOB and you serve yourself to drinks in the fridge. It’s a great place and I highly recommend it.

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