Veselka Bowery Now Serving Brunch

Posted on: November 22nd, 2011 at 6:18 am by

After years – okay, months – of anticipation, the Bowery branch of Veselka quietly opened a few weeks ago, at first serving only dinner. This past Saturday, we noticed a crowd during the day as the restaurant opened for their first brunch.

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Sticking our heads in the door, we were informed that they are now open for lunch and dinner every day. They will “eventually” get the place open 24 hours a day, just like its northern East Village counterpart (which is still very much in business).

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Having already eaten, we satisfied ourselves with a glimpse at the menus (brunch, lunch and dinner) which seemed to be a mix of posh and pirogi. With a more polished decor, and the addition of a full bar instead of a soda fountain, Veselka Bowery is more in the vein of the other new restaurants on the Bowery of late. Thankfully, we encountered an attitude-free staff, and decent prices.

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We wonder if, combined with the announcement of Kutshers Tribeca, this is the start of a trend of upscale Eastern European comfort eateries? Are borscht-tinis soon to follow?

-Writeup and photos by Lori Greenberg

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