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Karczma Polish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Polish, Eastern European, European, Central European
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136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2202 (Formerly Polska)
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our local host took us here when our first choice was overbooked, and were we lucky! We liked everything about this place, from the great service by the folk-costumed staff to the interesting, atypical beer list, to the wide variety of menu choices. But all those paled compared to the tastes, which, from the artisanal sausages to the pierogi, were... More 

Thank molay
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Greenpoint and have seen so many great Polish restaurants come and go. A lot of the new ones lack the authentic charm and taste that I was used to. Karczma has been around since I can remember and has always been solid. The pierogies and chicken cutlet are delicious, but the real hero is the sauerkraut.... More 

Thank Steven W
New York City, New York
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269 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters picked this one for my birthday. Being from Cleveland, the food on the menu is very familiar to me, but you don't see many places like this in NY City. Everyone was drinking Polish beer, I had a bottle of Pinot Noir from Burgundy with my Kielbasi and sauerkraut. The table order pirogi's for an appetizer. The waitresses... More 

Thank BobMinchak
Trumbull, CT
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are traveling on the East River Ferry and stop in Greenpoint, visit Karczma! Excellent, authentic, plentiful, Polish fare at very reasonable prices. A bit off the beaten track, but worth the walk from the pier!

Thank mrsp73
Warsaw, Poland
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Greenpoint and you want try polish food for cheap price - stop there. Restaurant is small, dark, decorated with wood, outdated. But portions are huge. But be aware - it is really fatty!

Thank DorotaMalgorzta
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We tried to get a table here at Karczma many times in the past months. A long line of waiting customers was always the reason for us to give up. Waiting in line to get food? I prefer to eat somewhere else. This time we got the table, ordered Hunter's Stew and Polish beer and everything was perfect. Delicious food... More 

Thank Fabio_NY
New York City, New York
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was fresh and delicious. The sausage it's amazing and the service is incredible.

Thank Mac2105
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I've been coming here about 8 years....its 15 minutes from home. Convivial, reliable and affordable food you can tailor to the weather/season.Borschts (white and summer) are great. Salmon and trout are good...Appetizers...stuffed mushroom...white sausage aren't to be missed.Steak looks better than it is so wouldn't go there. Try bison vodka w apple juice for a classic/subtle spiced drink and any... More 

Thank seedsedit
Bedminster, New Jersey
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere,waitresses were wearing traditional polish outfits,good selection of traditional Polish dishes and a number of Polish beers on tap and bottle. My husband was so exited to meet there his polish cousins.

Thank Isa2011
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Wonderful! Excellent Polish food and a lot of variety in types of dishes. The interior is decorated with items from a rural Polish setting. You almost forget you're in one of the biggest cities in the world. We intended just to get lunch but stayed a few hours. The employees are very friendly and wear traditional Polish countryside attire. Karczma... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Polish, Eastern European, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2202 (Formerly Polska)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-349-1744

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