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Posted by S M on 09/05/2005
Anyone expecting gourmet eats has come to the wrong place... they don't have good borscht (go to Veselka for that), any seafood is dodgy, higher end items on the menu I suspect are unfrozen caveman food... it's really just a diner, despite it's Ukranian roots. It's good diner food (read burgers, plates, breakfast specials) with some decent perogies (fried potato with onions and sour cream rock), an oddly generic greek diner atmosphere, but is a staple and probably the place I order the most from... a Buffalo burger delivered at 5:30 am... you ain't getting that in Cincinnatti slappy. Their chicken cutlet sandwiches are huge, you get a full butterflied chicken breast on a roll with trimmings for 6 bucks. Surprisingly good lasagna too. Not a place for a date; a place to go with buds if you're hungry, hungover, or need something to eat after a long night.
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.