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“Legendary East Village”
Review of Veselka

Veselka
Ranked #181 of 15,862 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: East Village
Description: Ukrainian Soul food in the heart of the East Village!
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We stopped in the legendary Veselka for brunch. It was wonderful. We both opted for a pierogi special and a potato pancake to share for brunch - very different, but very delicious. The wait staff was good and we were lucky to arrive during a lull. While we were eating, their seemed to be a constant wait for tables, but it was worth the wait. We want to return, particularly for the dinner pierogis.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Hit up this lil gem late night on a Friday. The place was popping - expect to wait in line for a table.

Great list of specials so be sure to check out the specials menu on the table as well as the board - as these change.

Had the piergoi bowl, fried of course, bringing back memories of my Baba's Christmas cooking.

The breakfast menu also looked pretty amazing...only wish I had been hungrier so I could've tried the latkes!

Great service, good value for money - hit the spot

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Been here with friends, didn't expect to visit New York and eat a typical Christmas Dinner food :) But was super delicious, and was glad I showed some American friends what we eat in Poland. Totally recommended and worth to queue.

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Thank Lukas A
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I've been eating borscht my entire life and the one they serve here is really, really good. This restaurant isn't completely traditional Ukrainian as it's my first time ever seeing a short rib perogi, but even that was great too.

The side of beet/horseradish salad goes well as a condiment to your meal, highly recommended.

Thank Albert S
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

It's a nice place with a good menu. Tasty and good portions. Good option if you don't wanna the common foods

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