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144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
+1 212-228-9682
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“pierogies” (154 reviews)
“stuffed cabbage” (74 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered various different filled pierogies and the potato pancakes and both were delicious. Good service and good atmosphere also.

Thank k23151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting NYC from the UK over thanksgiving and we wanted to visit Veselka based on a review we read. It did not disappoint! We came for breakfast and then decided to come back for thanksgiving. The food was the best we had and...More

1  Thank fullygr0wnlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our way to Veselka for European cuisine. My family comes from Lithuania. We had bread, soup, pierogis, and cabbage rolls. The meat pierogis tasted just like how my great-grandmother used to make, and were delicious. The cabbage roll was made different than what...More

1  Thank 61amyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always visit Vesleka when we are in NYC. Food remains great, but where was the cabbage soup; not on the menu anymore? BRING IT BACK!

1  Thank zzeke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing Borscht. I have been craving it since I left Russia and I’m glad I got a chance to eat something that was THIS good. In addition, the crepes in this place are also amazing.

Thank Askar A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you actually want Polish food you need to go up Second Ave a few blocks to Little Poland. If you don’t care or can’t tell the difference, Veselka serves pretty good Ukrainian food.

Thank EastVillageNewYork
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My son and I had a midnight dinner at Veselka last week. It was so crowded yet we were lucky enough to get one of the last tables. The dishes are quite large and great for sharing. We ordered the assorted pierogi and the two...More

Thank Shampeu
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We tried the Classic Pierogi Bowl this was just grand, The 'Meat" version had (2) potato, (2) sauerkraut, (2) short rib with bacon, onion and sour cream. This dish shall now be known as the Classic Bowl of Pierogi with Very Good Bacon (CBOPWVGB). I...More

Thank BaysideConnecticut
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Ever since I heard about Veselka on Bluebloods I said if I ever get to New York I must eat here. Well, I got to NY and ate here, and it fully lives up to its reputation. We had the beef stroganoff, smoked Polish sausage,...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

New York offers any kind of cuisine and I was curious to try a Slavic one, so I went to one of the most rated and appreciated Ukrainian restaurant. To be honest I expected to feel more in a east-european country, but the service was...More

1  Thank Maggotyler
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Robert B
14 May 2017|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
yes we do
22 November 2016|
Response from Musiclover869 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faybee87, November 22, 2016 I just called the Veselka restaurant to inquire about your questions. They are open for New Year's Eve. They do not take reservations and the manager said that the most you would wait... More
Melanie R
10 June 2016|
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Response from Jason B | Property representative |
Unfortunately not, we are a first come first serve establishment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., New York City, NY 10003-8305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-9682
Ukrainian Soul food in the heart of the East Village!
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