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Veselka

144 2nd Ave., at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305 (East Village)
(212) 228-9682
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Ranked #369 of 11,630 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: East Village
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Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Just GO and EAT!!! This lovely and affordable Ukrainian restaurant should not be missed, especially if you enjoy borscht and mushroom barley soup!!

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Salvador, BA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

... my goto in NY. Any hour, any day - blintzes, pierogi, waffles, BLT. good portions, fair prices, nominal service (although may be changing). Coffee not so good, but... BOrscht - excellent in summer at a table on 9 th St. Babka! I love it!!!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had the opportunity to stop in for some short rib Pierogi and bowl of the best chilled summer soup I have ever had. It knocked the melon soup I had in Boulder off my list of incredible soups. The gorgeous pink color of the borscht soup was just the beginning for a taste treat that will surely delight anyone giving... More

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Eldridge, Iowa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We waited 30 minutes or so to eat here on a Sunday. It was very busy! The omelettes were very good, as were the Ukranian entrees. Service was friendly and efficient. I would eat here again most definitely.

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Victoria, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On East 2nd head for breakfast or dinner at Veselka's. Try the best cinammon bun EVER! and enjoy the attentive smiling service of Adam. He knows their products even their eggs. Our friend David has lived beside this restaurant for 37 years so how's that for a recommendation. We came from Victoria and loved it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great tasting authentic Ukrainian food, The halupki stuffed cabbage with mushroom sauce was awesome, also must try the the blueberry vereniki!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband has a thing for Kielbasa and Eggs ...this didn't disappoint. The french toast was outstanding. Great service.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed three weeks in NYC and this was just the worst meal we had. The food was comparable to a bad flight menu, absolutely no taste and barely warm. But it was nothing compared to the service! The waiter was extremely aggressive when we asked about the menu and took us for stupid tourists… beware of the bald guy... More

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Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were disappointed. It looks nice inside. The sausage was fine but the veal goulash was under-seasoned and the meat somewhat gristly.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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188 reviews 188 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Being of Ukrainian heritage myself, I can vouch for the authenticity of the Ukrainian food on the menu. Pirogies, stuffed cabbage, soups were all very good. Friendly staff and very good service, as well. Daily specials encourage one to try other offerings. This was a return visit; I was not disappointed. Limited outdoor seating in warm weather.

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