Polonica

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74 Totally Fine

A tiny spot churning out authentic Polish dishes, the likes of which you expect to see more in an Eastern European grandma’s kitchen than on Bay Ridge’s Third Ave.

7214 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11209

718-630-5805

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The lowdown

This tiny, dimly lit spot churns out authentic Polish dishes, the likes of which you’d expect to see in an Eastern European grandma’s kitchen more than on Bay Ridge’s bustling Third Avenue. The mixed pierogi dish gives you the option of fried or boiled, with a choice of several fillings (spinach and cheese, sauerkraut and potato, etc.), but the oniony cheese and potato is perhaps the most satisfying, with just the right pop of pepper. A sweet and tangy sauerkraut soup is also a suitable preamble before one of many heavy entrees, like a mushroom-stuffed chicken breast, swimming in a fungi-laden gravy. You also can’t mis-step with the beef stew, which offers square chunks of meat that quickly fall apart in your mouth, alongside buttery mashed potatoes. Both mains are accompanied by a salad of shredded red cabbage, sauerkraut, cole slaw, beets, and carrots.

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Recommended DishesCheese and potato pierogi, chicken klopsiki, beef goulash

DrinksB.Y.O.B

Noise LevelCivilized