About Seattle Magnolia Fine Dining and Romantic Restaurant and Wine Bar - SZMANIA'S
After 24 years of serving the Seattle community, SZMANIA’S Restaurant is under new ownership. As of April 2014, Chef Michael Rogozinski and wife, Carolyn have succeeded long-time owners Chef Ludger and Julie Szmania.

Michael is a renowned Seattle chef who was educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and pursued his love of fine food by studying his craft at Le Grenadin in Paris.

After working in Paris and Houston, he relocated to Seattle in 1992 to work beside peers and friends, restaurateurs Kaspar Donier and Ludger Szmania. Michael gained a devoted following during his career as the executive chef in several of Seattle’s favorite restaurants including Ray's and The Pink Door plus Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. Meanwhile, Carolyn brings her extensive business and leadership experience to keep the business thriving and innovative. 

Look for exciting changes to come to in the Spring of 2014 when we reopen as "Rogo's Restaurant and Bar." The same delicious food you've come to expect from Szmania's, with some surprises.