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Mushroom Stroganoff
Button, shiitake and portobello mushrooms in a creamy bechamel sauce served over two homemade potato pancakes and a side of beet salad
Fresh potato dumplings topped with grilled ramps, slab bacon and feta, includes a house salad or a cup of soup
Salmon Burger
Our house favorite served on seeded roll with horseradish tartar sauce, cole slaw and choice of fries
Chicken Paprikash
Braised chicken with sweet red peppers in a cream sauce, served over egg noodles and includes any one side dish
Classic Pierogi Bowl
1.Meat: (2) truffle (2) sauerkraut, (2) short rib with slab bacon and onions with sour cream 2.Veg: (2) kasha, (2)potato, (2)cheese with sauteed mushrooms and onions
Fresh Apple Cider
Cabbage Soup
Cherry & Cheese Pierogi
Our homemade dumplings filled cherries and farmer cheese and topped with cherry sour cream
Veselka's Famous Breakfast Specials
All breakfast specials are served with orange juice & choice of coffee or tea. Homemade hot chocolate for a $1 extra. Served 24 hours. Sorry no substitutions
Ukrainian Soul food in the heart of the East Village!
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Ukrainian
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Serving up Ukrainian food since 1954 - my birth year.. I was born in Brooklyn, and this is the kinds of foods I grew up with, my father was born in an area now Ukraine. I actually give it a 6 or 7 out of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank fireUrchin-b
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, it's a pretty good Ukrainian/Slavic-style food, but considering the long history of this establishment I expected quite a bit more. The meals are rather simplistic, something my Russian mom would routinely cook for lunch, very little extra thought is put into them, no heart&soul....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sashkello
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The #1 Two Eggs with corn beef hash, potato pancakes and toast, the Pierogis with a side of sour cream and onions, but the stand out was #6 Veselka Fried Egg Sandwich, YUM!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank J2805WArebeccap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a fun casual dinner. No reservations but wait was not terrible. We were able to stay inside and see all the food being served. We tried a few different dishes. Soups were great. Loved the mushroom barley and one person had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stevelotte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have never had Ukrainian food before so when some Ukrainian people I was out with insisted we go, I was keen to try it. Had the borscht and dumplings both of which were very good. Restaurant is rugged but extremely popular - line of people...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ronniev671
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a weekday and they told us our wait would be around 20 minutes, as they do not take reservations. Rainy day so we went next door to a childrens toy boutique instead of standing outdoors and checked back within 15 mins....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank greattripsrw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant remains the same as it ever was: food is delicious, service is efficient, and largely populated with regulars.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lorne_Alexandra
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Get ready to wait for your table, however they give you an approx time and then they shout your name on the street so you can come in. You must always come in first say your name (do not queue before giving your name) tip:...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Frenchtraveller21
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Pierogi pierogi pierogi. And mushroom and barley soup. And stuffed cabbage. And feeling right at home every single time. Veselka is that consistency and comfort you just crave on a chilly night or a slow-rolling New York morning!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arrow101
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Veselka is known for its large variety of pierogis and they didn't disappoint. This is a traditional Ukrainian restaurant with a large menu. We had borscht (not like any other borscht I'd had), potato pancakes, pierogi samplers and the deluxe meat plate. Everything was delicious,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephanie G
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Robert B
14 May 2017|
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Response from jjb2711 | Property representative |
yes we do
22 November 2016|
Response from Musiclover869 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faybee87, November 22, 2016 I just called the Veselka restaurant to inquire about your questions. They are open for New Year's Eve. They do not take reservations and the manager said that the most you would wait... More
Melanie R
10 June 2016|
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Response from jjb2711 | Property representative |
Unfortunately not, we are a first come first serve establishment.
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