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Little Poland Restaurant
Posted by Jeannie on 08/03/2005
I was recently taken to The Little Poland Restaurant for lunch. Admittingly, I was hesitant at first, as I didn't think I would know anything on the menu as I'm not a venturer with trying new foods. Well, I ordered 1/2 an order of potato pancakes with applesauce and 1/2 an order of pierogies filled with sweet potatoes. HALF an order? Those two half orders could have fed me for the entire day! The food was delicious and fresh and you could tell it was homemade! I haven't had potato pancakes like these since my grandmother was alive and made them from scratch -- she was from Poland, so she knew her stuff too! So thank you my friend out there who introduced me to The Little Poland Restaurant. I can't wait to go back for more! I'd love to take my Mom, too!
Posted by Justin on 07/08/2005
Little Poland is consistently a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you're looking for difficult to find Polish specialties, this is the place to go, but they also serve wonderful "diner" fare for those who are just looking for a good continental meal. They serve interesting things like "Cold Fruit Soup," served only during the summer months, which is a sweet and refreshing treat that I've only found in a few other places citywide. When it comes to their other plates, portions are generous and prices are very reasonable. A mostly female, mostly Polish staff awaits you, and they are friendly and informative when they have to be, but service can sometimes be inconsistent. I've never had a problem with food taking a long time to come, but they do take a long time to do things like refill water glasses or bring the check. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very comfortable and well lit, and they have a loyal bunch of customers to their name. Overall, this place serves interesting and delicious fare that can satisfy any taste and any appetite. Enjoy!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/13/2005
It was simply the greatest tasteing polish food that I have ever tasted. The food just explodes in your mouth with flavour. The service was remarkable, the people were very helpful and always had smiles on they're faces. And what made it better was it was affordable. The restaurant itself was well lit and made myself feel comfortable. I give this restaurant 2 thumbs way up!
Posted by wordsmith on 04/12/2005
Great food, great service, and great prices...what more can you ask for? We went the first time for breakfast, ordered cherry pancakes (3 HUGE pancakes with yummy cherries baked right in), pierogies (the potato are yummy!), eggs and kielbasa (enough food to feed a small country). The service is great and the staff is very friendly. We liked it so much we went back a couple days later for dinner. I definitely recommend the sampler platter with bigos, kielbasa, pierogi and stuffed cabbage for a taste of several different dishes at once. This is one of my new regular stops in the city.
Posted by Sydney Polock on 04/05/2005
I have raved before about Little Poland's addictive cucumber salad. I have talked lovingly about their boiled beer with horseradish sauce. I have swooned over their amazing pierogies. And I now am in love with even more on their menu. Their breaded chicken cutlet is just delicious - a HUGE piece of tender, moist chicken, breaded and served with two sides (I usually get egg noodles with gravy and either their terrific cole slaw, creamy potato salad or hearty kasha). Something else I recently discovered here is their egg salad sandwich. Unlike most places where a large vat of egg salad is left to sit around all day, they make each sandwich to order and actually chop the hard boiled eggs in front of you. I get mine on rye bread with lettuce and onion - only my mother makes better egg salad than Little Poland, a huge compliment indeed. I am not a sweets person and rarely ever buy cake or cookies. But after one long night at the gentlemen's bar next door, I decided to get a muffin. They looked good and I was in the mood for something sweet. Well, their cranberry muffins are to die for - moist and fresh with plump cranberries that burst in your mouth! This place is a New York City treasure!
Posted by NYC on 02/15/2005
Frequent this establishment occasionally, and you cannot beat the quality of food for the price. Delicious kasha, can order egg whites without being charged extra, delicious soups and good pierogis & blintzes. An authenic neighborhood place where the "locals" eat. It's not fancy, and the service is not always great, but the food is very good in an very interesting neighborhood, the East Village.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/13/2005
All of the food is absolutely delicious. Being Polish myself, it is very authentic and tastes better than home made (BTW...the staff can be rude regardless of your nationality, I just don't care because I'll eat there anyway!). Every item I have ever ordered there was THE best. If you're not familiar with Polish food (or are looking to gain a few pounds), I recommend the Polish Platter (under $10)...it's a HUGE plate of the tastiest dishes: pierogi, golabki (cabbage rolls), bigos (hunter's stew), and kielbasa. You'll have leftovers.