Koliba

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73 Totally Fine

Authentic Czech and Slovak cooking and some good Central European beers on tap to wash it down.

31-11 23rd Ave., Queens, NY, 11105

718-626-0430

http://kolibarestaurant.com

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The lowdown

While the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden has become a bona fide tourist attraction, Koliba feels like the insular refuge of a Czech-expat crowd, elbow-to-elbow at the bar. Enormous planks of chicken schnitzel, goulash served with sliced-bread “dumplings,” spaetzle in a tangy sheep’s-milk sauce—it’s not the lightest cuisine. Which is where the excellent palate-cleansing pilsner comes in.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesChicken schnitzel; spaetzel with sheep cheese; beef goulash

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized