Ukrainian, European, Vegetarian options
Open now 09:00 - 21:00
$$$$ Price range per person $ 10 - 25
144 2nd Ave, New York City
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New York City, New York, USA

Dining at this restaurant with a pleasant view of St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Church will be a beautiful experience for visitors. Clients point out that they like the menu of Ukrainian cuisine here. Mouthwatering pierogi, cabbage stuffed and borsch are the best dishes. Veselka guarantees you nicely cooked blueberry pancakes, potato waffles and apple pie. Come here and have delicious draft beer, mulled wine or cider. It's a must while visiting this place to order good americano, lemonade or ice tea.

This spot offers food delivery for the convenience of its customers. A lot of guests say that the staff is hospitable at this place. People mention that the service is fabulous here. Many reviewers note that prices are fair for what you get. At this restaurant, guests can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and divine decor. Frommer's experts recommend Veselka as one of the pleasant to come to and assign it 1 star.

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Veselka is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and I come here every so often that I can't believe it's taken me this long to leave a review. Veselka is known for many things, but perhaps its most famous item is the pierogi, handmade daily. It's SO hard to not order pierogies when I come here even though I'm trying very hard to branch out on their menu. For pierogies, they have a pretty wide selection of fillings beyond the standard potato, including meat, cheese, arugula, goat cheese, and sauerkraut and mushroom. Bacon, egg, and cheese seems a bit eclectic for a pierogi, but SO GOOD. And slightly fancier, they have short rib and on their summer menu, LOBSTER! Literal game-changer when my friends and I came here recently. I was a bit dubious at first, but each pierogi does really pack a punch with a very healthy filling of lobster and corn, and the butter on the side just gives it an excellent chef's kiss moment. Seriously, give this a try before it leaves the menu (or depending when you're reading this review, give it a try when it comes back). What else is good here: Ola's famous veal goulash feels like a warm hug for your stomach, I feel best enjoyed in the winter and shared with a group. And of course: potato pancakes. Crispy and served with sour cream and apple sauce. I always make it a point to get one on the side. Coming to Veselka is always a good time. The food is delicious and service is prompt. I really enjoy the bustling atmosphere, and while foot traffic has slowed a bit during COVID-19, the vibe is still really great with outdoor dining. There's ample sidewalk seating around the restaurant and on the street with dividers between tables that are closer together. Waiters are wearing masks, and menus are provided via QR code instead. Big thumbs up for how smooth they're operating during these times.
Just as good to-go! They never miss! Ordered for pick-up and my food was ready pretty quickly. I ordered the stroganoff and the goulash and they were still just as good when I got home.
Delicious food, perfect portion size, excellent service, great prices. Highly recommended.
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144 2nd Ave, New York City, New York, USA
Delivery Outdoor seating Takeaway Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Parking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 09:00-21:00
MondayMon 09:00-21:00
TuesdayTue 09:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 09:00-23:00
ThursdayThu 09:00-23:00
FridayFri 09:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 09:00-23:00

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