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Posted by Review from a Russian on 07/26/2005
I went to Odessa solely because it's open 24 hours. I ordered borsht (I'm a native Russian) and it was not so good. My friend's steak was gray. However, the BLT - and ONLY the BLT - there is great.
Posted by Stacy on 04/30/2005
Thank goodness for Odessa -- I don't know what I'd do without it. The challah French toast is amazing. Great grilled cheese with tomatoes, too. Service can be agonizingly slow late-night weekends, but delivery is usually quick and they get your order right every time.
Posted by C.Dobbelaere on 04/25/2005
Order the borscht. And a hunk of bread and some sweet red wine. Beats the old Ukranian restaurant that was on 2nd Ave.
Posted by Roberto on 04/16/2005
They have other really good dishes, but that Chicken Dijon is just wonderful. Also a great place to eat if you have a bad hangover. :)
Posted by Rob on 03/20/2005
Odessa is a neighborhood staple with good food. Try the Odessa Combination or breakfast 24 hours a day!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/22/2005
Odessa has the best comfort diner food that I have found in the city. Where can you get a fresh green salad, homemade incredibly delicious challah bread and butter, REAL chicken cordon bleu with REAL mashed potatoes and gravy, and all this for $9.95! True, the service is hit or miss and the atomsphere a bit too bright, but hey, it's Avenue A, and hasn't caved in to yuppie trendiness. If you're hungry at any time, day or night, you will FILL your belly and go home very happy as we've done many times.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/02/2004
Odessa won't blow your taste buds away, but it's decent. The sandwiches, burgers, fries and pierogies are my favorites. Like the other reviewer said, the fact that it's open 24 hours is a HUGE plus. It's packed on weekend nights, and I'm almost certain they deliver 24 hours, too. If you're anywhere near Ave A, starving and don't want to spend more than $10 on a solid meal, head to Odessa!