....over broken glass to eat at this restaurant. Let me tell you why. When you travel what are your options? Steak houses, chinese, bbq, etc...to the point where they all look and taste the same. Not here, not at Mabenka. I'll be concise as possible. How many times in your life in America will you eat at a restaurant that serves authentic Polish and Lithuanian cuisine.
Yes, this place is old school. It's casual and not pretentious. The servers are eastern european. The decor is Americana/eastern european and the food is heavy but so delicious that it nearly brought tears to my Irish eyes.
I ordered the Beet soup to start. If I had stopped eating right then and there I would have been happy. With the soup you get a tender boiled potato and four different types of fresh bread. I then ordered the Lithuanian combo platter.
Omigod. Correct me for spelling errors on this but there is this potato pudding called Kugli, topped with bacon bits and saurekrat and horseradish on the side. Stop. I've never had kraut or horseradish as good as at Mabenka. Then there is the cappellini. This looks like the size of an ostrich egg. It's a huge meat dumpling. I'm an atheist but I kept saying Omigod as I ate this. Plus you get a few cuts of sausage on the side.
The portions are huge. The quality of the total package was excellent. The total cost for two dinners and one Polish beer----$27. I gave the waitress a $16 tip.
Mabenka is the truth. You will have blotation after eating here and you will be a happy person for the experience.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.