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Cafe Glechik

Coffee Shop, Diner
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3159 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-6443
718-616-0766
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All hype - Skip this one

I have recently gotten into Russian Food, so I asked several Russians I know for a good restaurant. Quite a few recommended Glechik. For an expensive, cash only eatery, I was not impressed. The tables are packed in tightly. The food is so-so. Many items were sold out. At one point, I was told... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
johnnylakis
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New York
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have recently gotten into Russian Food, so I asked several Russians I know for a good restaurant. Quite a few recommended Glechik. For an expensive, cash only eatery, I was not impressed. The tables are packed in tightly. The food is so-so. Many items were sold out. At one point, I was told they were out of ice. And... More 

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Miami
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to this place based on our friends recommendations. Apparently there were two Glechik places in Brighton Beach, so we ended up in the closest one to the Subway station, in Glechik Café. This place is small, so we barely made it (fitting 5 people).There were some local Russian speaking immigrants celebrating somebody's Birthday, so we had a feeling... More 

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Lecce, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I went to Cafe Glechick to taste the cherry varenyky: cherries-filled ravioli in cherry soup. A little too sweet for me, but really good! Reasonable price and good, kind service. You can ask for a plastic box to bring the food home if you did not menage to finish it. I definitely think it's worth a visit if you're in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

With the many eating options along Brighton Beach Avenue, we settled on Cafe Glechik, a place that's all about the Ukrainian food. The name of the cafe comes from the clay vessel that's used in cooking, so it was only fitting that we order some Siberian pelmeni (6). Twenty five steamed little dumplings filled with pork and veal came served... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I choose Glechik to bring a guest (and friend) because I knew that Glechik is famous for its Ukranian and Jewish food. Glechik's "farshmak" better than home made and of course their signature dishes like cherry dumplings "vareniki" or any dumplings is always a hit.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you routes are calling you, visit this perfect spot for the experience of Ukrainian cuisine. Great service, cool interior decor, stuff speaks English, Ukrainian and Russian! So you will not be misunderstood there. Menue is in both English and Russian. Great place for family and or business meetings.

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Belleville, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you want some real east European cuisine this is the place for you. I am Russian and I can truthfully say that the food they serve is every bit as homemade and authentic as my grandma's cooking back in Russia! Beware of their huge appetizers portions. It's likely that you won't have any room left for the main course... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is my favorite Eastern European restaurant, which I stumbled upon several years back while exploring Brighton Beach. Not only is the food great, though the overall experience of eating here is so fantastic that I had to share it with others. Food: It is all great, though there are a few things that are fantastic. They have the BEST... More 

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Port Chester, New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The servers were very pleasant and were willing to answer all questions about the menu items, the food was very good, the price was moderate. Two things to be aware of: they add a 10% service charge without noting that on the bill and they take cash only.

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Netanya, HaMerkaz, Israel
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Not only we enjoyed the meal which included borsh, rabbit stew, chicken kebabs, lamb liver and much more, we also enjoyed the atmosphere and decorations. There were Mr. Bean episodes running on TV, and kids were all busy watching that. A perfect idea!!! :) The food is delicious, even the french fries are better than anywhere else!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3159 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-6443
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-616-0766

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?