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Posted by VABoy on 01/23/2011
I really had no clue polish food existed outside of my Babka's kitchen. So coming upon this little beauty was exiting. We walked in and sat down immediatley, I looked at the menu and laughed out loud at the heading "Our food is as good as music of Chopin" On the wall, next to the paintings of the ideal polish countryside, there sat framed picture of how to preform CPR, just in case any of the staff forgot.I got an amazing meal of Pierogi, stuffed cabbage and Kielbasa! It was incredible! Tasted better than any Polish food Ive ever made or tasted! Simply brilliant. I think the fact that our waitress was absolutley cute as all get out helped too. Anyway, I'd definatley love to go back next time im in the East Village!
Posted by Sean on 05/06/2010
Little Poland is all I hoped it would be. Wonderful, home style food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I had a fantastic roast pork dinner that was better than I've had in many, many places over the years. Memories of home came flooding back to me as I ate the succulent roast that was falling apart inside of a tasty crust. I left happy and satisfied.
Posted by Jokat on 03/06/2010
Today I am traveling 40 blocks to stock up on the split pea soup. Being pretty much exclusively a split pea loyalist this is by far the best split EVER! Sorry nanny. While there I will try a bowl of their mushroom barely my second favorite soup (there are no others). Hopefully I will be able to stock up on that one as well. I suspect I will. Can't wait to go!!!
Posted by CHELSEAGUY52 on 01/29/2010
My partner and I head here for our favorite Polish filler-uppers. For Him ;Veal Cutlet & Noodles & Veggies, For Me; Mushroom & Barley Soup (a bowl), Half order sweet cheese Peirogi (fried), and the topper offer; Beef Goulash & Double Order Noodles. Then, we always grab some Apple Cake to go. Nice to have on hand for a midnight munch with tea or milk. Guy sometimes the service is off, that's why I always simply wave a hand. And IF you are in a hurry, explain yourself tp the waitress...she is not a mindreader!
Posted by ddeats on 11/16/2009
finally got to Little Poland after wanting to try it for awhile, and having a Eastern European food craving. My friend and I both got the sampler plate which was HUGE, and delicious. 4 piergios of choice (the sweet cheese is awesome), bigos (saukerraut stew), big stuffed cabbage and kielbasa. I could only eat about 1/2 of it, and wrapped up the rest to go, along with a piece of homemade apple cake for later (which was a size of a brick and very tasty). definately would go back and a great filling meal (or two with the leftover) for $20. it's a small homey diner..nothing fancy, and basic looking, old school bordering on grungy..it's all about the food. the service is definately lacking, although waitress was nice when we could get her attention. so, as long as you are a little patient when it's busy, you will be fine.
Posted by SMorg on 11/08/2009
My hubby and I were in Manhattan on Saturday, and he wanted Polish food. Rather than make the hike into Brooklyn I thought we could finally try Little Poland. I read the reviews, wasn't expecting too much service-wise, but we've never had a bad meal of Polish food thus far and we eat it in Brooklyn all the time. The experience was way worse than I thought it could be. From the beginning it sucked. The waitress took 15 minutes to come to our table (we were STARVING, making it all worse) after we sat down. I had to go up to the counter to get waters, ten minutes later, as she never bothered to bring them. Hubby ordered the lamb & potato soup which was great. I ordered the hungarian pancake, which is my standard order. It came with canned green beans and carrots and weird gray corn. GROSS. I've never been to a polish restaurant that didn't automatically give you a side of beets, sauerkraut, etc., not those gross veggies. The potato pancake was very good, the filling was nothing that special, mine was almost entirely mushrooms instead of beef. When we asked about dessert the waitress dropped off a menu and never came back. Finally another 15 min later I just stood up and started putting on my coat and she got the hint. The whole experience took over an hour and a half, which is ridiculous for a diner. AND it's substantially more expensive than the restaurants in Brooklyn, which I feel has more authentic and better tasting food overall. Lastly they don't have high chairs or booster seats for kids, so we had to juggle our 1 yr old the whole time. I was really annoyed by the time I left and feel like we just wasted our money even tho parts of the meal were very tasty. Overall the experience was not good.
Posted by Andy on 10/11/2009
This diner features all the best of traditional diner food cobined with wonderfully original and palatable Polish cuisine. I have been there for both breakfast (enjoying very traditional diner-esque varieties that come in generous portions and delightful taste) and dinner (eating Polish specialties that introduce a symphony of exciting flavors) and all in a very cheap price, even by diner standards. All in all, highly recommended for both those on the lookout for a simple diner and those biding for a savory experience of interesting cuisine.