Stage Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Eastern European Restaurant and Diner · East Village
128 2nd Ave (at St Marks Pl), New York, NY 10003, United States
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating:
  • What you need to know
    Erica S.
    "Try every type of pierogi that they have!!!! SOOO delicious!!!"(22 Tips)
    What's Good Here
    "You must try the Ukrainian borscht - another delicious specialty."(6 Tips)
    David B.
    "fried pierogi and the best Kasha in the EV"(3 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "High points: corned beef hash, pastrami, roast beef, breakfast."(7 Tips)
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  • pierogies
  • borscht
  • corned beef hash
  • kasha
  • breakfast food
  • good for a quick meal
  • good service
  • comfort food
  • homemade food
  • eggs
  • lively
  • great value
  • authentic
  • lasagna
  • soup
  • home cooking
  • pancakes
  • vegetarian food
  • casual
  • onions
  • Roberto B.

    Really authentic old school NYC diner. Their eggs on home made corned beef hash are great, as well as their pancakes. Leave room for a cream cheese and blueberry blintz.

    Roberto Bua · March 19
  • What's Good Here

    If you have room for dessert, don't leave without trying the blintzes.

    What's Good Here · February 8
  • What's Good Here

    Many entrees come with a choice of soup or vegetable. You can get veggies elsewhere. You must try the Ukrainian borscht - another delicious specialty.

    What's Good Here · February 8
  • What's Good Here

    First timer and can't decide? Get the combo. It is delicious. Stuffed Cabbage, Kielbasy, Fried Pierogi topped with Onions.

    What's Good Here · February 8
  • Caroline

    Old school spot. Cram yourself into a counter seat. Egg on a rolls. Blintzes, stuffed cabbage, and any of the soups.

    Caroline · February 3
  • nikki a.

    Fried perogies are amazing

    nikki austin · January 30
  • Michael D.

    Corned Beef Hash: $5.10

    Michael De La Rosa · January 13
  • Emily L.

    I really loved their food. Great mom and pop ambience, perfect borsch and perogies!

    Emily L. · October 5, 2014
  • Olex P.

    Hungry? Get the combination plate. Get everything fried + white bread for a polish twist, everything boiled + black bread and "Kasha" aka Buckwheat for 100% Ukrainian.

    Olex Ponomarenko · September 19, 2014
  • Tyler H.

    Best counter in the east village. Also, it's tiny, and old school. When it's slow, it's quiet—and that's heavenly.

    Tyler Hawks · September 5, 2014
  • Alex

    Roast pork, Kasha, meatloaf, challah bread

    Alex · August 17, 2014
  • Dan

    Best value in the east village. Borscht, omelets, pierogis, challah, it's all incredible. Don't miss it.

    Dan · August 16, 2014
  • Jack T

    great venue for a quick lunch

    Jack T · August 14, 2014
  • Ryan Y.

    Favorite diner in the East Village. Stop for a quick and cheap bite!

    Ryan Yun · August 14, 2014
  • Nazary N.

    One of the best and cheapest restaraunts in the East Village. Come here for your fill of Eastern European fare and deli classics like Pastrami

    Nazary Nebeluk · August 9, 2014
  • Jack G.

    Great little eastern euro bar-seating-only joint. The type of place where you order something, the guy says "how about meatloaf instead," and you say "Ok."

    Jack Gashi · August 6, 2014
  • JR N.

    get the fried pierogis with fried onions and sour cream!

    JR New · June 5, 2014
  • JR N.

    Hole-in-the-wall Ukrainian restaurant with a homey feel. Love love love the fried pierogies with onions, never liked pierogies till I had these!

    JR New · May 31, 2014
  • Hervey L.

    This place is begging to be tried for a great home style diner and tasty #easterneuropean dishes!

    Hervey Lamothe · May 24, 2014
  • R K.

    Hands down my favorite counter in NYC. Get the combo plate with pierogi w/ fried onions, beets, stuffed cabbage, and kielbasa. Be sure to ask for some homemade bread!

    R K · May 12, 2014
  • Jeannette N.

    Corn muffins are bomb

    Jeannette Norris · March 7, 2014
  • Genevieve L.

    Pierogi all the way! Don't forget the sour cream. Fried onions on the side is best. Otherwise, too much onion going on.

    Genevieve L. · February 17, 2014
  • Jason G.

    The best latkes in the East Village.

    Jason Gilbert · January 11, 2014
  • Piter

    Пироги, колбаса, варенники, борщ, grechka s kotletoy)))

    Piter · December 21, 2013
  • Michael B.

    Best perogies in NYC! Ask for potato and cheese, fried with onions and sour cream!

    Michael B · December 20, 2013
  • Phil N.

    Pierogi and borscht for the win!

    Phil Nom · September 3, 2013
  • David B.

    Old school, counter-seating-only Ukrainian joint. Go for the fried pierogi and the best Kasha in the EV, and always say yes to their onions; they make everything better.

    David Ban · May 30, 2013
  • John S.

    Try the Goulash

    John Shen · May 3, 2013
  • Leah S.

    Genuine diner food! Perfect amount of picky old local men who've been coming here for decades and grease!

    Leah Shen · April 9, 2013
  • Nicklesh

    Vegetarian options include tasty pierogis and stuffed cabbage with mushroom gravy. Great gem of the East Village for comfort food.

    Nicklesh · April 3, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Classic Eastern European diner. High points: corned beef hash, pastrami, roast beef, breakfast. Low points: skippable burgers.

    Serious Eats · March 24, 2013
  • Kathy L.

    It's 6 am and I'm literally dreaming about the fried pierogis I last had here a couple of days ago. The onions they're served with HAVE to be fried in crack, they're so addicting. Delicious!

    Kathy L · February 26, 2013
  • Jeremy F.

    Meatloaf sandwich with gravy and onions on challah toast

    Jeremy Fisher · February 6, 2013
  • Ken B.

    Tues lunch? Chicken cordon blue = delish.

    Ken Berger · September 18, 2012
  • Real Cheap Eats

    Try the corned beef hash, "served with two eggs, toast and potatoes, an order costs barely over $5 and is packed with beefy flavor." Read more

    Real Cheap Eats · June 17, 2012
  • Nick S.

    Great homemade corned beef hash Read more

    Nick Solares · May 16, 2012
  • Rob H.

    Awesome dirt cheap ukrainian lunch counter. Order perogies or standard diner fare.

    Rob Haile · March 30, 2012
  • Jeremy F.

    Stay away from the corned beef hash

    Jeremy Fisher · March 27, 2012
  • Jeremy F.

    Spinach fried pierogi

    Jeremy Fisher · March 27, 2012
  • Jeremy F.

    Sauerkraut and mushroom fried pierogi

    Jeremy Fisher · March 27, 2012
  • Natalia V.

    I love varenky! :)

    Natalia Vergara · March 20, 2012
  • Justin K.

    Best counter left in Manhattan.

    Justin Kalifowitz · March 3, 2012
  • Roxana A.

    Best Borscht and Pierogies left in the East Village. Ukie National Home's Restaurant a close second.

    Roxana Anniuk · February 7, 2012
  • Mike W.

    Try the Schaw soup! Really bright flavors and very soothing. When he asks, choose to get a hardboiled egg in it.

    Mike Winston · January 16, 2012
  • Rob H.

    Great super cheap breakfast spot. And great perogies.

    Rob Haile · January 14, 2012
  • Dens

    Jeffrey from 'Wichcraft says: "Ukranian specialties are awesome (Fried pierogies with buttered onions, kielbasa, etc…) Try everything on the menu at least once"

    Dens · September 8, 2011
  • Kara G.

    Great, cheap diner food. closed on sundays.

    Kara Gallagher Cromack · August 26, 2011
  • Kevin C.

    Order the borscht! So good...

    Kevin Chan · June 17, 2011
  • Will W.

    Get the bacon eggs and cheese roll.

    Will Wong · May 23, 2011
  • Chris F.

    Corned beef hash is homemade and the best I've ever had.

    Chris Feltman · April 19, 2011

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