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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 - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I have been there only once and I plan to come back. Compared to other places, the food tastes like home-made and the ambiance is relaxed, like in a family eating house. Don't expect fancy, enjoy simple and more genuine. I cannot say the food is completely Ukrainian-style. It's hard to know if any international restaurant would make their living... More 

Thank Linitof

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Polish, Eastern European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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