Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, noon-10pm
G at Greenpoint Ave.
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Karczma sets itself apart from other Polish spots in Greenpoint by playing up the Old World décor-- appropriate for a place whose name means “farmhouse.” Upon entering the heavy, windowless front door, you’re greeted by costumed servers and ushered into the farm-themed dining room, replete with bucolic accents like a barrel, wagon, wooden-wheel chandeliers, and even an old-fashioned well. Despite the kitschy accents, real Polish people actually come here. Tables are occupied by families speaking the language and the bar is a mix of natives and locals grasping tall, thin glasses of Zywiec. The pierogies (served fried or boiled) are filling and come with sour cream, as do the crunchy potato pancakes. The grilled plate for two includes spicy kielbasa, thick bacon, seasoned chicken, beef-textured ham, charred salmon, and an eight-inch bitter, black blood sausage with roasted potatoes and a mound of sauerkraut. Sandwiches can be less meat-focused: a popular sesame-seed-roll sandwich comes lined with chunks of grilled squash, zucchini, and red and green peppers with crinkle-cut fries on the side. Desserts have an American bent with slices of apple pie or cheesecake.Recommended Dishes
Cheese and potato pierogies, $6; grilled plate for two, $22