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144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
+1 212-228-9682
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“pierogies” (158 reviews)
“stuffed cabbage” (77 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I heard about this restaurant from a friend who used to go to college by it. I love Veselka. It is great for brunch, lunch, breakfast, dinner-- really anything. It gets crowded, but if you're with a small group, you'll get in fast. The atmosphere...More

Thank clairenunez27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually get this type of food in Brooklyn at Kasia's, but we were in the vicinity, never dined here, so decided to try for lunch. The goulash was quite tasty, as were the potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage, and dessert (chocolate peanutbutter pie), but the kielbasa...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. I finally tried it and thought it was terrific. The kasha was very good and the borscht was the best I ever tasted. The service was friendly and the ambiance was fine. I would definitely return.

Thank travelingFLmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and the place was packed. In my mind that’s always a good sign. We were in no way disappointed by the food or service. I’ll try to stop here any time I’m in town.

Thank AlissaJ5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very crowded, and there is not much in the way of ambience, but if you want great ethnic food, this is your place! Be prepared to wait awhile, but it will be worth it. We were a party of 8, and we...More

Thank NewVirginian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times over the years. It is a neighborhood standby. Very good comfort food, especially the Ukrainian borscht and pierogi. Apparently they have their own pastry chef and house made desserts - loved the banana cream pie, delicious crust! This is a...More

Thank Sapphire99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are not an Ukrainian piroghi but polish, they are completely different from Ukrainian! Then, originally hot Dishes served cold. We tried to complain but for a manager no way.... in 2 words> terrible experience

Thank Алёна А
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best borscht I have ever eaten and it was my third visit to this great place for foodies. All of the items including the pierogi, blitzes, and stuffed cabbage were outstanding. Prices were incredibly reasonable for NYC. A must visit!

Thank Ted A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I had a picture of stuffed cabbage to include in this review but is was so good I kept eating and took the picture after it was enjoyed. So the picture is an empty plate of what was a great meal. We also had...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a seasonal item in the winter menu. Great perogi bowl, nice service. Quick in and out. Variety in menu.

1  Thank Travwine
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Robert B
14 May 2017|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
yes we do
22 November 2016|
Response from Musiclover869 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faybee87, November 22, 2016 I just called the Veselka restaurant to inquire about your questions. They are open for New Year's Eve. They do not take reservations and the manager said that the most you would wait... More
Melanie R
10 June 2016|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
Unfortunately not, we are a first come first serve establishment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-9682
Ukrainian Soul food in the heart of the East Village!
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