Take a bite of Boston at the Święci z Bostonu Burger Bar in Warsaw. This small restaurant in the backwaters of the city’s Ochota district issues a big call beyond its neighborhood boundaries…
At Święci z Bostonu Burger Bar there’s no shortage of pictures of the late rebel chef Tony Bourdain. It all makes sense because it’s his words that resonate when you settle yourself down.
“Eat at a local restaurant tonight,” he once famously urged. (…) Be open to a world where you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyway,” he continued. “Eat slowly. Tip your server. Check in on your friends. Check in on yourself. Enjoy the ride.”– Tony Bourdain
You will find yourself living to exactly that mantra, striking up conversations with strangers and living for the moment. Listen to anecdotes from locals and regulars as the neighborhood comes alive, its spirit channeled through the medium of the best burger bar in Warsaw or… are we in Boston? Who can tell!
A tribute to the Holy Saint of Greasy Goodness, the burgers here are tailored with love. The choice of glistening buns and gooey cheese have a stain-your-shirt quality. It will ensure you make a mental note to survive on salad for the rest of the week!
The sweet potato fries and smash burger are our tip for first-timers. That being said, the hot dog meal also has a highly ‘return to’ quality.
Sandwiched between an old school ‘sklep spożywczy’ and a grocery store, the retro-American interiors are an unexpected surprise given the PRL date of the pavilion it’s housed in.
But it looks good: familiar and comforting, roll in to find distressed tables and bright pops of color provided by the steel Tolix chairs. There’s no glitz, but it’s a place you feel good in.
There’s a distinct feel-good mojo at play – but what’s most striking is that feeling you get of a sitting on a park bench, a vacant space next to you on which you can meet another passenger travelling on life’s journey: all the time while St. Tony of Bourdain smiles benevolently down on you from the walls – this is what eating out is all about, and doesn’t Tony know it.
Święci z Bostonu Burger Bar
Pruszkowska 5, Ochota, Warsaw