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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East Village
Polish, Eastern European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
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140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Start with their 16 oz bottle of Ukranian beer and move on to delicious authentic fare. One of the top 3 pierogi tastings we've had in the US (along with Pittsburgh (Pierogis Plus) and Naples, FL (Maria d'Anna)). Sublime blintzes, the lightest ones ever. Inviting service and warm old fashioned atmosphere will call us back. Delish!

Thank ilonajane
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Several nights a week, one of the best tango milongas in NYC happen in the back room of this restaurant. Some nights with live music and some with a lesson followed by the DJ playing tango classics. Really good tango dancers and the instructors are awesome. Food is good, I guess, if you like Ukranian. Not my favorite. Been twice... More 

Thank JaneandAl
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years.Old fashioned food is great and reasonably priced,but the service is lacking and often rude.Go next door to Veselka if you want to feel welcome!

Thank Joan F
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It has an appearance of a small Italian trattoria. The food fairly good though nothing special. The service was good.

Thank Ron S
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We've been coming here for decades. Used to be the Ukrainian National Home and felt like a place your family would go after church or for special occasions. Now we usually come for tasty lunches. Always good food.

Thank 911didnotchangeme
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

My boyfriend and I were on a quick road trip in NYC and seeing as how he is from Ukraine, I thought he might enjoy going to this restaurant... We both loved it! What we ate... Borscht - was great! We both personally prefer a bit more vinegar, but it was excellent none the less! Sample platter - We are... More 

Thank switchbladexstiletto
Stockton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Everything was just like mom used to make. It brought back memories of childhood. Meals are all home cooked and delicious.

Thank delriver1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

When you step inside you feel like having dinner with your big family. It can look like a noisy and even little chaotic but anyway its homely. The real and sipmle Ukrainian cuisine!

Thank Ircha_S
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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37 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Grandmas it is. The decor is somewhat more updated at my grandmothers house. The food is very tasty and homemade. Prices are reasonable. My only negative comment is that you will not be able to find anything healthy but that's how it is with comfort food.

Thank MAMama100
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The WORST Ukrainian food that I ever tasted. I have been to Ukraine many of times and familiar with food. Very overpriced for what they serve. Bread was served cold, food is low then average. Waitresses not friendly and our table was ignored for quite some time. Will never ever go again and will not recommend to any of my... More 

Thank Lena V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Polish, Eastern European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-529-5024

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

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