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Posted by Anonymous on 03/04/2005
I have been going to Veselka for a few years now, and they never disappoint. The food is always great, and lathough the staff can be rude sometimes, it does not take away from the experience. The portions that Veselka serves, are huge, and the price is cheap (definitely a college student's best friend). The wait to get a table can be long sometimes, but since they are open 24/7 there is no worry that they will kick you out. If you want to try come Ukranian food and not spend a fortune. Veselka is your place.
Posted by bob on 01/28/2005
I love this place. It had been awhile since we've been there but boy, some of the best hamburgers in the city! You must if you go get the banana cream pie! The best I ever had! Wait staff is a little rushed but they're as curteous as they can be. Veselka is great food at a great value and it's also a good place to hang out with friends and chat. We will be returning soon for more of that banana cream pie!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/24/2004
I am of Ukrainian descent, and my family and I went to Veselka based on the reviews that we had read on this website, and we were so glad that we went! The food was so delicious, and we really enjoyed talking with the waiters and other workers at the restaurant. Everyone was so nice, and it was a great place to be! And the best thing is... they are open 24/7, and even the holidays! I'm going to be moving to the city at some point, and I know when it comes time for Christmas and Easter, I will definitely be going to Veselka for all of my favorite traditional foods! And btw... for those that are wondering... the title of the restaurant means "Rainbow"!
Posted by Hippiechick on 12/15/2004
I've lived on that block of 9th Street for 30 years and have eaten at Veselka in all its incarnations and regimes. Have to say I think it's better now than it's ever been, though I liked it better when the place was "unimproved" and funky. They've just recently upscaled the burger, and my joy is complete. I'm an addict for burgers, and there just isn't one I really like in the entire East Village except the one at Telephone Bar and Grill across the street and they're not really geared for takeout, let alone delivery. But Veselka's burgers that used to be fat and squashy and swimming in grease are now tastily charcoal-grilled, and the fries are brilliant. Other than that, breakfast is always a good bet and the Ukrainian meatballs are terrific.
Posted by ksz on 08/25/2004
I've had lots of lunches at veselka, all good standard fare. But this morning I had breakfast there, and my toast was totally burned. I was too lazy to send it back, but during my meal I noticed a couple other plates of toast coming out, all burned. wtf?? Also, onions in omlette not pre-cooked. Shoulda stuck with the yummy scones.
Posted by TastyDelight on 08/23/2004
Veselka leaves alot to be desired. Their menu changes depending on who is working that day and they are well known for their rude waitstaff. Avoid unless you really don't want to wait for the line at the place you really wanted to go.
Posted by East Villager on 08/18/2004
Lived in the East Village for a while and frequent Veselka. Just love it. The food is delicious and the prices can't be beat. Almost always get the raspberry blintzes, though their raspberry pancakes are quite yummy as well. Perogies are the best perogies I've ever had, and they come in a whole variety of fillings. I always take my family and friends here when they are visiting me. The only thing that stinks is the service. They are extremely slow, disappear often, are completely untrained, and consistently mess up every order. Sometimes I am not sure they are understanding English. So if you are in a rush or are highly impatient, this is not the place for you. Or get take out. The blintzes are worth it!