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Odessa

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Neighborhood:
East Village
Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner, Russian
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119 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009-5820
(212) 253-1470
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great first breakfast in New York

The perfect way to kick off your morning. The omelette servings are delicious and the potatoes served with it are in abundance and full of flavour. The bacon is a must, super crispy full of crunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jane-Marie F
Good for:
  • Large groups
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The perfect way to kick off your morning. The omelette servings are delicious and the potatoes served with it are in abundance and full of flavour. The bacon is a must, super crispy full of crunch!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I miss the old Odessa, which was a dark romantic haunt, this is just a bright diner. But a real old LES spot. Worth having a pierogie or two there.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite spots in NYC and it's in my neighborhood ! Best omelets- best grilled cheese -best fries -best latkes ever -best zucchini sticks .. I could go on forever !! Delivery is fast and food is always hot and fresh ! What more can I say! This place is just awesome!!!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This East Village diner hits the spot. While the food is typical diner fare, it's done just right. The staff is also extremely friendly and welcoming. There aren't many places like this in NYC these days, which makes Odessa a gem.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You often see places like this in the movies, where people walk in for a quick meal, an elaborate lunch, just coffee, or just to chat up with neigbors. If you do just that yourself, you'll feel almost a New Yorker

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Salvador, BA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On Ave A near 9 th St, it may be a little far to walk but the food is good, a very nice price point. Ukranian, so the menu has all the regulars plus... Lacking the atmosphere of Veselka but very good for the price.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Having lived within a block of Odessa I ate there regularly. It started with Sunday breakfasts, great omelets with all the fixins', huge portions and at a great price. Eventually when I stared working from home I used them for delivery of lunches and dinners. Great comfort food (meat loaf, chicken, spaghetti) as well as a great assortment of Polish... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I'm a native New Yorker and Odessa is my "go to" diner. We just ordered one chicken parm and one veal parm, both with linguine and challah bread and it was so delicious I called and told them. The price is ridiculously cheap, everything is fresh and real....REAL white meat chicken and REAL (tender) veal....for 35 bucks for BOTH delivered... More 

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New York City, New York
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679 reviews 679 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

THis place has been around on Second avenue for a long time. They have outstanding mushroom barley soup served with chalah. My mouth waters to think about it now. IT is open very late and a actually maynot close at all.

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Red River
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was great and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. I ordered a combo(kielbasa, sauerkraut, pirogues). I was not disappointed. The food was so good, we went back the next day for lunch. This time, I ordered the salmon burger with sweet potato fries. It was very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009-5820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 253-1470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner, Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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