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Weekday-only Kasia's is one of a handful of stalwart Polish restaurants in Williamsburg that has survived the neighborhood's population shift, primarily drawing a faithful, older Polish clientele rather than scenesters with a blintz jones. The front room, outfitted with a diner counter, faux wood tables and beige-tiled walls, sometimes hosts a few cacophonous conversations at once, but leads into a slightly more subdued room in back. Meat and fried foods make up a good portion of the menu, which joins burgers and sandwiches with Polish dishes like kielbasa, pierogies and stuffed cabbage. The fried pierogies are a treat, stuffed with meat, potato or sweet cheese, and best enjoyed with both sour cream and apple sauce. Chicken cutlets are juicy, and beef goulash holds tender chunks of beef alongside potato pancakes, which are nicely crisped around the edges, but mushier toward the middle. Among the all-day selection of eggs, pancakes and other breakfast items, the sweet, raisin-y babka french toast is best for those who believe in starting the day with dessert.Extra
Kasia's also offers fresh-squeezed fruit and veggie juices as a surprisingly healthful touch, among them orange, cucumber and watermelon.Recommended Dishes
Mixed pierogis, $6.75