Although the venerable joint offers classic Greek and Italian dishes, it actually pulls in a frugal, funky clientele for its Eastern European specialties. Potato pancakes are made with real grated potato, and the Romanian pastrami sandwich is salty, fatty and delicious. The stuffed cabbage is light and savory; pierogi and blintzes are deliciously substantial. Adding to the fun are frothy egg creams and saucy waiters.
119 Ave A
|Cross street:||between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 8am–2am; Thu–Sat 24 hrs|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|