Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

Row 1

140 2nd Ave (btwn St. Marks Pl & E 9th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 614-3283

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  • Not sure how often tango night happens here, but find out and GO! A uniquely beautiful scene. All ages dancing together cheek to cheek in the EV -- loved it!
  • Eastern European community center and restaurant better for the warm, comfy vibe than the food.
  • Velselka is boring compared to UEVR. The veggie shnitzel is delicious and the pierogies are also yummy. Get half and half either steamed of fried.
  • Ukranian borscht... $3.50 for a bowl? Can't beat that! Delicious food, cozy atmosphere.
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  • This is where I go for blintzes and pierogies.
  • Cheese blintzes taste like the East Village of bygone days. Each is filled with lightly sweetened farmer cheese & fried in butter until the edges are just crisp enough while the middle remains tender.
  • Great cheap grub in a cosy dining room, like you're eating at grandma's house. The pierogis are good, so is the goulash and the breaded cutlet is delicious.
  • "The sauerkraut pierogis came, with a little puddle of fried onions, a dense reduction, in their midst, and a paper cup of sour cream. Eyza, a connoisseur of pierogis, was impressed." --James Traub
  • Order the compote drink in this quiet and hidden place.
  • The Ukrainian sampler platter is a full meal of stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and pierogies(vareniki). The restaurant is comfortable but the restrooms are downstairs.
  • Borscht very sweet, combo platter w meat is good. Has some sort of stuffed cabbage that's delicious, and the dumplings are also delicious. Nice calm interior, like grandmas house
  • I remember coming here for the stuffed cabbage. One with mushroom and the other with meat and was really great! So sad it's not on the menu anymore.
  • Try the combo platter if you're not sure what to get. The menu is extensive and good value for money.
  • Owners of sly fox. Really delicious food.
  • Good food, slow service
  • Authentic. Get stroganoff here. Very nice place. I comeback.
  • platter $14
  • Authentic spot reminiscent of grandma's house. Get the chefs special with cheese + potato pierogi and try the beef stroganoff!