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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

140 2nd Ave
New York NY 10003

A hidden Ukrainian restaurant that serves hearty, traditional Eastern European fare.


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Petrossian Boutique & Cafe

911 7th Ave
New York NY 10019

The Scene
Want some bling-bling with your blini? This Columbus Circle caviarteria supreme has seafood swank to spare. The boutique purveys the same succulent smoked fish by which the ridiculously luxe restaurant claims its fame, and similarly doesn't skimp on the accompanying upscale chill. This shop isn't for the easily intimidated, but what did you expect? You're buying caviar, not chopped liver.

The Food
The shop boasts a truly decadent selection of foie gras, pate, pastries, savories and other pricey delights, but still, the real standout is Petrossian's trademark smoked salmon. The silky, sumptuous cuts and king's-ransom caviar are what has kept decades of New Yorkers in hock. But fish heads on a budget know to nip into the shop's cafe for a surprisingly reasonably priced light lunch.


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Petrossian

182 W 58th St
New York NY 10019

Founded in 1984, New York City's Petrossian restaurant is housed in the historic Alwyn Court Building on Manhattan's West Side, one block from Carnegie Hall and four blocks from Lincoln Center. Owned by the Petrossians, the restaurant serves a French-influenced contemporary menu that features the caviar, smoked fish and foie gras delicacies for which Petrossian is known throughout the world.

Lunch, dinner and brunch can be enjoyed at either the art deco style mirrored bar or in the dining room. Designed by Ion Oroveanu, the restaurant features Lalique crystal wall sconces, bronze sculptures from the 1930's, etched Erte mirrors, Limoges china, Lanvin chandelier and pink Finnish granite, all harmonizing to create a visual ambiance that can be savored equally with the unsurpassed gourmet experience.


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Russian Firebird Restaurant

365 W 46th St
New York NY 10036

The Scene
The double townhouses that comprise this restaurant and adjoining cabaret are replete with antique furniture, decorative china and glass, Russian paintings, old theatrical costumes and 19th-century photographs. From the marble-topped bar to the gold-painted ceiling, there is hardly an unornamented inch in the place.

The Food
Extravagance happily extends to the food. Begin with blinis, the Russian national dish: Warm buckwheat pancakes are drizzled with melted butter, filled with generous helpings of sour cream and caviar. From here, move on to the zakuska appetizer platter, the Russian equivalent of tapas or dim sum. As far as entrees go, a giant tureen of borscht, heady with pork and dill, is an excellent example of how homey and delicious this soup can be.


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Veselka

144 2nd Ave
New York NY 10003

Veselka Restaurant offers unique Ukrainian soul food in the heart of the East Village. This 24-hour Ukrainian restaurant offers up delicious Ukrainian cuisine twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

This Ukrainian restaurant's menu continues to expand, with an extensive selection that features traditional homemade Ukrainian foods, American diner fare, an eclectic mix of daily specials, as well as beer and wine. Dine alfresco at their outside tables or inside in the cozy dining area.

Veselka Restaurant is the perfect place to eat with friend and family whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night or brunch. A renowned NYC food critic, Josh Ozersky dubbed us as the best place in New York City to have a burger. No matter what you're looking for Veselka Ukrainian Restaurant is here to satisfy your appetite.


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Cafe Steinhof

422 7th Ave
Brooklyn NY 11215

The Scene
A lengthy, shiny dark-wood bar is telling of this Austrian restaurant's aspirations--and its customers. In true Viennese style, Paul Goebert (Max & Moritz) created a casual place where a pint of lager or glass of Gruner Veltliner is an event in itself, to be shared, and shared often. Vintage movie posters, German beer signs, booze and smokes strike a chord with young Slopers, who brave unfamiliar menu choices to find hearteningly home-style fare.

The Food
The Austrian menu features classics, like weiner schnitzel (pounded breaded veal) and saurbraten (marinated beef), as well as more inventive dishes. Start with flaky smoked trout, a Steinhof favorite, or the bold cheese-and-meat plate, including pâté, sour cherries and gherkins. Move on to the delicious chicken paprika, stewed on the bone and served with a creamy sauce over spaetzle. The staff's favorite treat: Rich chocolate custard buried under whipped cream.


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Zum Schneider

107 Avenue C
New York NY 10009

Maybe the East Village didn't need a beer garden, but it certainly wanted one. Seat yourself--a squeeze on weekends--grab a handful of sourdough pretzels and choose from a dozen hard-to-find German beers. A varied crowd craves the foamy pilsners and fruity Schneider Weisse wheat beers, but happy hour takes an even happier turn when schnitzel skeptics boldly bite into bratwurst with mustard potato salad, a classic Wiener schnitzel or sweet red cabbage and schweinebraten (delicious roasted pork with a crispy, bacony crust). No drunken sing-alongs here--guests are more mellow and merry than raucous and revved, especially after the apple strudel.


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Seasonal

132 W 58th St
New York NY 10019

It's rare that anyone gets very excited about the prospect of schnitzel, apple strudel, spaetzle and the other warhorse dishes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. But Seasonal, a coolly minimalistic restaurant hidden away in midtown, manages to somehow make these things exciting, simply in virtue of cooking them so well and with so much restraint. There's nothing flashy about this food; a dish of boiled beef is about as homespun as you can get, except that it's impossibly tender and rich. The same goes for goat cheese dumplings and the rest of the menu. Seasonal may never have a lot of buzz, but serious eaters should hasten there.


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Lederhosen

39 Grove St
New York NY 10014

A warm German welcome to Lederhosen-German Wurst & Bierhaus. Located at 39 Grove Street, a wonderful tree-lined section of west Greenwich Village here in New York City. Just opened in the spring of 2005, we are very excited at the opportunity to offer our customers a reasonably priced German Food & Drinks menu, combined with exceptional friendly service from our experienced staff in a cozy and warm atmosphere.

We shall do our sincere best to ensure that our customers will have a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience, whether you are popping in for a quick appetizer and a cold beer at the bar or feasting in our panoramic restaurant we wish that your time with us is a happy and memorable one.

There is one thing that we can guarantee and that is you will experience Genuine German Goodness.


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Rolf's Bar & Restaurant

281 3rd Ave
New York NY 10010

Rolf's is one of the city's most festive German eateries, particularly during the holiday season, when the dining room is decorated to the nines. Surrounded by stained glass windows and black-and-white portraits, regulars indulge in upscale German comfort food like crispy potato pancakes with applesauce, wiener schnitzel and grilled sausages with sauerkraut, accompanied by a long list of imported beers.