Although the setting is generic (bland wood paneling, black-clad waitresses, Top 40 radio), the first taste of tender beef goulash, succulent pierogi, fat kielbasa or meat-and-vegetable-crammed cabbage will transport you to Poland faster than you can say, Piwo, prosze! (Beer, please!) Broiled chicken livers are better than you'd think—and the mountainous portion will easily feed you and a friend the following day. Don’t put down your fork until you’ve tried the burrito-size, fruit-stuffed blintzes. And when the (very affordable) check arrives, you’ll promise to polka your way back here again.
80 Montague St
|Cross street:||between Hicks St and Montague Terr|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: M, R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. DC, Disc, MC, V|