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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

140 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.728939 -73.987362
nr. 9th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-614-3283 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner, Eastern European
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sun, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; F at Second Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Hidden in plain sight between such august Eastern European institutions as Veselka, B&H, and Kiev, it's not surprising that a pierogi lover could pass by the Ukrainian National Home without realizing that the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant lies within, down a hallway you enter from the street. Unlike its neighbors, this place has no counter and isn't open for breakfast. Instead, there's a clean, refined wood-paneled dining room with traditional costumes exhibited in glass display cases. The menu pays tribute to Ukrainian comfort food: nalensnyky (blintzes), flavorful, large varenyky (pierogis), and a rather bland Ukrainian borscht, slightly sour beet soup with carrots and cabbage, served hot. There’s also the less familiar halusky, a hearty pasta dish with the firm, thick, pliable consistency of gnocchi, but in unevenly sized and shaped bits. It’s mixed with bacon and a choice of cheese—salted sheep's milk cheese (bryndza) or tvarog, similar to cottage cheese but made with buttermilk. But there's also a blurring of culinary boundaries. As if it were the United Nations for Veal, international preparations include wiener schnitzel topped with a fried egg, veal parmesan, veal goulash, veal cutlet and veal liver sautéed with onions.


Catering and private parties for groups of 20-200.

Recommended Dishes

Varenyky (spinach, meat, cheese, potato or saurkraut pierogis), $7.45-$8.95