Veselka

Veselka

Ukrainian Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and Varenyky restaurant
144 2nd Ave (at E 9th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 1,235 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Cheryl
    Borscht and pierogis after a long night out in the city.(76 Tips)
    Aaron
    For perogies go next door to the Ukrainian east village restaurant(136 Tips)
    Kira F.
    Where did the matzo ball soup go? 😿(13 Tips)
    Danyel S.
    get: two eggs over-medium, kielbasa, and a potato pancake.(11 Tips)
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  • pierogies
  • borscht
  • breakfast food
  • good for a late night
  • pancakes
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  • Ukrainian food
  • 24-hour
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
  • vegetarian food
  • corned beef hash
  • burgers
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  • potatoes
  • family-friendly
  • sandwiches
  • Mish and Rob

    Come on a weekday morning for breakfast in nice, unhurried peace! The pancakes are huge and delicious, the oatmeal is superb, and the coffee is topped up frequently. Need to go back for lunch/dinner!

    Mish and Rob · 5 days ago
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  • Vivian V.

    Why'd it take me this long to go here?!!

    Vivian Vo · 1 week ago
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  • Kevin O.

    Perrogis that my babcia would love. The classic cheese and potato w/ cream cheese is all you need

    Kevin O'Neill · 1 week ago
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  • Jeremy C.

    In clutch situations go with an all out blintze

    Jeremy Cohen · 1 week ago
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  • Jonathan C.

    Excellent breakfast and brunch. Amazingly friendly and charming service. Go for the pancakes with eggs and corned beef.

    Jonathan Courtney · 2 weeks ago
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  • David K.

    Pierogis and omelette and custard

    David Katz · April 18
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  • Jonah E.

    Pierogies are amazing, great place to go after drinking in the village for a snack. Good for dinner too

    Jonah Eaton · April 17
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  • Ryan C.

    Great Ukrainian dishes.

    Ryan C · April 16
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  • Emilio C.

    Good place to get some Russian food super late at night.

    Emilio C · April 15
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  • Katelyn

    veselka is consistently amazingly good. Try their burgers, pancakes, omlettes, perogies, salads, kibasa, blitzes, crumble apple pie (warmed up with a scoop of vainilla) , bagels..i could go on...

    Katelyn · April 13
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  • Hannah T.

    their big-ass rice krispy treat is so underrated

    Hannah Treasure · April 10
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  • Myc A.

    Love having meetings here and supporting the Ukraine commitment made by the USA!

    Myc Agnew · April 5
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  • O'kiss

    It's mix of Ukrainian traditional food and modern American. We got meat combo plate - potato and meat varenyky, stuffed cabbage, borsch and salad. It was exactly the right choice! Bon appetite!

    O'kiss · March 29
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  • jaymi l.

    everyone comes for the pierogis but their corned beef hash is amazing and should be on your list.

    jaymi lynne · March 28
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  • Sergio L.

    Its a diner with restaurant prices and bar food. Not recommended unless its late and the only open place. Wine was simply disgusting.

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  • Ilissa S.

    Chocolate egg cream!!

    Ilissa Sternlicht · March 22
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  • Korgel B.

    Go here. Best Ukraine food I've had outside Ukraine.

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  • Igor L.

    Pierogis are great, and the borscht is the best I've had in NYC (aside from mom's!).

    Igor Levit · March 16
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  • Michael M.

    Challah French toast

    Michael Mizrahi · March 14
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  • Tom W.

    Ask for the real maple syrup. It's amazing

    Tom Wang · March 7
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  • What's Good Here

    Order these fried for an extra flavor kick - Ukrainian Short Rib Pierogis with Sour Cream

    What's Good Here · March 6
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  • What's Good Here

    For a hearty meal, try the Bigos - Ukrainian Hunter's-style stew of Kielbasa, Roast Pork, Sauerkraut & Onions. Get it with a side of Ukrainian Beet & Horseradish Salad

    What's Good Here · March 6
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  • David W H.

    Omg borscht

    David W Hogg · March 3
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  • Bilge K.

    Must try boiled pierogis!

    Bilge K · March 3
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  • Lea C.

    My ukranian friend and I each got borsch (beet soup), shared spinach and cheese dumplings + topped it off with potato pancakes w/ cream cheese and apple sauce! It was as authentic as could be

    Lea Ceasrine · February 24
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  • Andrew H.

    Their chicken noodle soup is great. And what is this salad dressing?! I don't know what's in it, but also great.

    Andrew Huang · February 18
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  • Michael C.

    Short rib pierogi's were great, potato pancake was the sweet cousin of hash browns with apple sauce on top. GRITS/POACHED EGGS WAS OFF THE FIGURATIVE CHAIN. Coffee was eh, bacon was gooooooood.

    Michael Cottrell · February 14
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  • Yera H.

    Fun 4am weekend activity: try every flavor of pierogi topped with apple sauce with a buddy.

    Yera Ha · February 10
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  • Rahul G.

    Try their 'Varenyky' - also known as pierogis or dumplings with a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings.

    Rahul Guhathakurta · February 10
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  • What's Good Here

    Both Stage's and Veselka's Borscht are delicious, but Veselka edges slightly ahead with their pork infused broth

    What's Good Here · February 9
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  • What's Good Here

    Sample key items by ordering the deluxe meat plate - a set of Ukrainian Meat, Potato, and Sauerkraut/Mushroom Pierogis, a Meat Stuffed Cabbage with Mushroom Gravy, and their Grilled Kielbasa

    What's Good Here · February 9
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  • Greg G.

    If you're hungry, get the Deluxe Meat Plate. Excellent pierogi, kielbasa, and stuffed cabbage.

    Greg G · February 1
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  • Beth

    Great atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff. I've tried a few items on the menu and all were quite good. Pierogies and mearballs are to die for and Cabbage roll is delicious.

    Beth · January 24
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  • Talia F.

    Get the arugula and goat cheese pierogies. They are the best. And the blintzes are legit. Just like my grandmother used to make.

    Talia Fisher · January 17
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  • Vivian L.

    Borscht is delish, as are the stuffed cabbage rolls and meat pierogies!(

    Vivian Lee · January 13
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  • Gabriel L.

    You can pretty much point blindly at the menu and get something good, but the borscht and perogies are great

    Gabriel Long · January 6
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  • OYAM

    ....cute waiters

    OYAM · January 4
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  • OYAM

    ...meatballs are dry

    OYAM · January 4
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  • Jessica S.

    Really delicious stuffed cabbage.

    Jessica S. · January 2
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  • Mariana F.

    Borstch soup is great

    Mariana Faria · January 2
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  • Sagar M.

    Borscht for the win!

    Sagar Mohite · January 2
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  • stephanie

    unexpected, but maybe the best hot chocolate I've ever had?

    stephanie · January 1
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  • Alyssa T.

    The. Best.

    Alyssa Thomann · December 31, 2014
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  • Ayo A.

    The apple crumb cake is bomb! Try it you won't be disappointed.

    Ayo Adedipe · December 31, 2014
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  • Daniel A.

    Go for the dumplings!

    Daniel Andrade · December 30, 2014
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  • Jillian S.

    I was totally underwhelmed by the matzoh ball soup, sigh. Hoooowever, the pierogis could do no wrong. Skip the meat, go for the sauerkraut, cheese and arugula goat cheese flavors!

    Jillian Seroka · December 30, 2014
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  • Cameron W.

    Try the Ukrainian borscht, it is great. The veal goulash is also quite good.

    Cameron Wylie · December 28, 2014
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  • Matt B.

    Pricey, but it's open at all hours and the pirogies and matzoh ball soup won't break the bank. Makes the perfect post-bar 4 am meal.

    Matt B · December 25, 2014
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  • Alexey S.

    Это украинский дайнер с очень посредственной едой. Зашел сюда поесть борща и вареников. Пожалел; борщ пересолен вареники см.фото)))

    Alexey Shacz · December 15, 2014
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  • Cindy J.

    The poppy seed pudding concoction! And it's dairy free

    Cindy Juarez · December 2, 2014
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