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Posted by Anon on 03/25/2011
I grew up in GP about ten years ago and would sometimes my mom would send me to Antek to pick up dinner. It was a typical, grimy, bar mleczny filled with old Polish guys chilling after work with Heinekens, watching sports, and cursing in Polish. The food was always good, generously portioned and DIRT CHEAP. It is no longer the same Antek. The food is still great and the prices are still dirt cheap, but that's about it. Apparently it went through a huge remodeling job and now looks like some kind of Asian sushi bar. I mean bright orange wallpaper, dark wood accents, Wifi??? WTH Antek? I suggest ordering food to go. The restaurant still operates like a bar mleczny, meaning you don't have a wait staff but order cafeteria style, so why bother staying? I'm glad the food's around but I kind of feel that the place sold out to fit in with all the hipsters that moved in. Cop out.
Posted by Dada on 02/22/2010
GGGRREEAAATTT pierogi , pickle soup and........trout!!! Also, since the remodelling the place looks nice, neat and not so outdated - doesn't mean that it's not authentic. You don't need plastic table covers or elk horns to get good food. Thanks Antek. You got it!!!
Posted by BigMike on 11/25/2008
This touch of the old world is refreshing to find in the middle of yuppie hipster territory. Fresh,tasty home cooked food that my Grandma would have been proud to serve. English menus are available as are take out orders. nothing better in Greenpoint as to portions and quality. The no frills surroundings and order then wait for your food to be prepared are worth it. The kitchen is spotless and the staff is friendly.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/06/2008
This is as no-frills as it comes. Cafeteria style eaterie seems to be visited mostly by older bachelor polish gents who I assume have no one to cook for them at home. Typical of the neighborhood, you get hefty portions of dressed-down homade eastern european classics. The roast chicken and kasha with cole slaw makes me homesick for my late grandmother's cooking. These types of real, honest, old-world restaurants that make New York great are being replaced by yuppie fusion cusine. Get it while you still can!