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Ocean View Cafe

290 Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235 40.576941 -73.964421
nr. Brighton 3rd. St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-332-1900 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Diner, Eastern European, Russian
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Daily, 10am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q at Brighton Beach



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Perhaps it's the pelmeni, those delicate little meat dumplings that bob in deliciously salty, dill-flecked broth, that keep the crowds devoted to this cheery, airy spot. With cheap wood floors, faux-mosaic tabletops, and just enough sea-foam green trim to warrant its name, Oceanview resembles a beach café merged with an American diner with one exception: Its comprehensive menu diverges from pot roast and grilled cheese sandwiches to smoked meats and fish, pickled watermelon, and beef stroganoff. Hot tea comes with lemon and a little dish of cherry preserves, and blintzes filled with slightly sweet farmer's cheese take the place of the pancake. The comforts may not be identical, but the excesses are nearly so.

Recommended Dishes

Eggplant caviar, $7.50; chicken soup with pelmeni, $6; vareniki with potato, $5; blintzes with farmer's cheese, $6.50