A good friend and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Ukrainian East Village Restaurant the other day. The spot isn’t street level- You have to enter by walking through a small plaza area but that gave it an even more cozy atmosphere. We felt like we were inside a warm, inviting and spacious living room with wood floors and walls, accented with paintings and quite a few tables spaced perfectly, with white table cloth on top.
I got to try my friend’s salad and Beef Goulash which also came with vegetables of your choice and baked potato. The beef was quite good, tender and full of flavor. We also shared one of the drinks: Compote fruit drink made with apples and cherries, which cane with actual fruit (pear). It was pretty good, not too sweet and having the fruit in there was a nice touch.
I was very happy with my own meal. It was a great assortment of Ukrainian goodies. Everything tasted wonderful and authentic. I felt like I was having a homemade meal. The potato pancake was large and thicker than ones I’ve had before but delightfully crispy. The blintz had a sweet soft white cheese inside, in a sort of crepe-like shell and very tasty. And the pierogis are kind of like dumplings and filled with meat.
Great almost hidden spot in the East Village. I would definitely return to try a different dish. Also, decent prices and attentive service.
Address: 140 2nd Ave