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144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
+1 212-228-9682
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“stuffed cabbage” (82 reviews)
“borscht” (167 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were there with a large group of business contacts and after refusing the dessert card, but wanting to have a good drink (degustive) we were presented with the bill. We still had drinks on the table and just done eating, it signaled that we...More

Thank 299jurgend
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a place! Relaxed atmosphere and the food was up to expectations, tried the beetroot soup and cold salad, and stuffed cabbage and goulash, all of them flavorful and delicious, cold beer on tap. Would come back again.

Thank Alejandro M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in town for work and i got off late one night and had a taste for some Ukrainian/Polish food. I took the subway over to the East Village and I tried the meat sample plate with pirogi, kielbasa, cabbage roll, and borscht and...More

Thank Cleveland926
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited from London Veselka in East Village recently for breakfast. What an awesome experience. Coming from London, the waitress was quite taken aback that we had all ordered kebalskie and perogies for breakfast; not knowing that I grew up in central...More

Thank michael y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Veselka used to be a great place. No longer. Food and service both second rate. Not worthy of one star.

Thank berginosales
Jason B, Owner at Veselka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really sorry to hear, what exactly was the issue? We offer 100% guarantee on all of our foods and aim to offer top notch service in a casual atmosphere.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to start a day in NYC. The food was fabulous and the customers were mostly local. The cheese blinzes were the best i have ever had. My only complaint was it took too long to get my coffee refilled. The pierogis...More

Thank greensteinlm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Veselka is in the heart of NYCity's East Village at the corner or 2nd Avenue and 9th Street. It has the feel of a busy diner, almost always full of eager customers because the food is so good. Traditional Ukrainian food has dishes like, Pierogis,...More

Thank kingsley67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit to this gem in the east village. 1st time we just wandered in... this time we went intentionally.. not a native, we are from Cleveland, oh. Visit the city once a year. Lots of ethnic choices here but nothing quite like this one....More

Thank dcook42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first came here as a college student visiting friends in NY and now I was back with my own son at his college drop off. It is such a great place- delicious, inexpensive, 24 hour. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

Thank DCmom4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 6 weeks in Ukraine years ago, and I was really looking forward to getting a taste of the culture again. We went for a late evening dinner after a show, and business was brisk, but there was no wait. I had the deluxe...More

Thank abibh
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-9682
Ukrainian Soul food in the heart of the East Village!
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