Escape the throngs that swarm nearby Veselka and head to this East Village alternative located inside the Ukrainian National Home. Served inside a rustic room with an all-wood décor and no natural light, the hit-and-miss fare is of a Central European variety with an accent on Ukrainian staples. Meat rules the menu—veal, beef, pork, lamb, chicken… you name it; the seafood dishes are a mere afterthought. Expect anything from Wiener schnitzel to letcho Hungarian goulash and Ukrainian borscht. All entrées come with a starchy side and a salad.
Ukrainian East Village
|Venue name:||Ukrainian East Village|
140 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 8th and 9th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Pl; F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; R, W to 8th St–NYU|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. MC, V|