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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.6 miles from Greenwich Village
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Special: Order 2 Dozen Pierogi and Get a Free Quart of Soup
Choice of 2 dozen pierogi plus a FREE quart of soup on us!!!
USD 28
Beef Stroganoff
Our classic Beef Stroganoff, can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days and frozen up to 3 months
per 1 quart USD 40
Veal Goulash
Veal braised in creamy herb sauce. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen up to 3 months
per 1 quart USD 40
Potato Pancake Pack
Pan-fried to a crisp, golden-brown, served with sour cream and applesauce. Four or six pack
per 4 pack USD 15
per 6 pack USD 24
J. Baczynsky Grill Pack 3lb Pack of Mixed Kielbasa
3lbs of mixed kielbasa from our neighborhood butcher
USD 20
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Beet Salad
per 1 pint USD 9
per 1 pint USD 9
per 1 pint USD 9
Challah Loaf
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They charge you $13 for the 66th anniversary bowl which was supposed to come with grilled kielbasa. They didn’t add to the order and they didn’t want to refund me for that. Will never order from them again and they charge $5.00 plus tip.Rip off

Date of visit: July 2020
jjb2711, Owner at Veselka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am very sorry for your experience, we will refund your full amount. Please email me at jason@veselka.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here many times since our last review; am reviewing now since they have takeout and outdoor dining within the NYC current rules. We have been here twice in the past week and the pirogies are as grand as they always have been,...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

Veselka has long been one of my favorite local eateries in the East Village. A while back the restaurant seemed to want to expand menu offerings and at that time it seemed like the place was losing some of it's character. But thankfully on recent...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

A great spot for breakfast in the East Village. The Cheese Blintz is great. The cappuccino comes in a massive cup. Eggs, pancakes all good as if the service. Expect lines on the weekends but easy entry during the week.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

Brought by a local— full/busy/snug diner. Large, ethnic diner menu. Breakfast always available. I’ve read mixed reviews, but everything we had was great. We had several kinds of peroigi, meat stuffed cabbage, fries. The dishes and the classic condiments they serve with them all complimented...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

Had not been to the East Village before, but wanted to try Veselka after reading the reviews. Homemade soups were wonderful, deluxe meat plate did not disappoint. We were too full for dessert, so that gives us a reason to return.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Deluxe meat plate with beat soup and cold apple cider. Bland and boring. We were left sorely disappointed after all of the recommendations. Mediocre.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

My first ever Ukrainian food experience. The dumplings are the same as the Polish ones. So no surprises in that. The Borscht was the first time I had, it was great, not sure what it was supposed to be served. But mine was just warm...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020

Veselka serves (supposedly) Ukrainian food in Ukranian atmosphere. Indeed there was a show and song of the waiters in native attire, but the food was very American, quite average in quality, way below the 4.5 stars that they rate in Trip Advisor. Ukranian dishes were...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

Seems everyone knows Veselka, NY's favorite Ukrainian delicatessen restaurant. Our recent Sunday brunch bunch liked it as well. Beyond Brooklyn, visitors from Pennsylvania and Brazil enjoyed the food and the scene.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Robert B
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
yes we do
November 22, 2016|
Response from Musiclover869 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faybee87, November 22, 2016 I just called the Veselka restaurant to inquire about your questions. They are open for New Year's Eve. They do not take reservations and the manager said that the most you would wait... More
Melanie R
June 9, 2016|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
Unfortunately not, we are a first come first serve establishment.
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