HOME > Chowhound > Outer Boroughs >

Best Polish restaurant in Greenpoint?

Kitty Mar 2, 2000 12:00 PM

I'm new to the neighborhood and would love to try one of the Polish restaurants. Any recommendations - or ones I should avoid?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. s
    sarah RE: Kitty Mar 3, 2000 11:56 AM

    I really like Raymunds on Bedford down by (I think) 9th street.
    It looks like some kind of Bavarian beer house but serves good Polish food.
    my favorite is beef goulash served over potato pancakes.yum. you get the usual 2 vegetables with the dinners. I have never had the pork foot (I think that is what it is called on the menu) but it looks delicious too. the price is definitely right, I think the most expensive thing is $6.75. A lot of stuff from the steam table, but in a good way.

    2 Replies
    1. re: sarah
      jestem z polski i nic niekumam po angielskiemu RE: sarah Feb 9, 2004 10:04 AM

      Ale widze że polskie żarcie cieszy się aprobata amerykańców. Ja też lubie polskie zarcie

      1. re: sarah
        jestem z polski i nic niekumam po angielskiemu RE: sarah Feb 9, 2004 10:04 AM

        Ale widze że polskie żarcie cieszy się aprobata amerykańców. Ja też lubie polskie zarcie

      2. k
        karen RE: Kitty Mar 3, 2000 03:47 PM

        Not sure of the precise name (not up on my Polish) but the best I've been to by far is Polska Restyranska or something like that. It is right by the Polish Credit Union and the banquet hall on Greenpoint Avenue nr. Manhattan Ave. Soups are the best and they have a new menu with more vegetarian dishes.

        1 Reply
        1. re: karen
          Jon RE: karen Jul 16, 2003 05:05 PM

          I agree; the prices are insanely cheap and the folks who run it are so friendly you can't believe they're polish. The pierogies are excellent, as is the soup. Just don't tell too many people about it....

        2. m
          Mike RE: Kitty Mar 4, 2000 06:52 AM

          If you want good, decent Polish food at great prices, try The Happy End at the corner of Manhattan and Java Street (one block north of Greenpoint). It looks like a bit of a dive (though clean), but the two ladies in a very small kitchen make great soups (two every day) and you can get the usual pirogi (frozen but good from a local maker), blintzes, potatoe pancakes and lots of meats, mashed potatoes, etc. Very popular with the local people. They have a back room for non-smokers. On Saturdays, they always have borscht and stuffed cabbage which are very good.


          1 Reply
          1. re: Mike
            KES RE: Mike Mar 18, 2004 01:38 PM

            no no no HELL NO this place is bad sorry u want better food jsut keep going down and u will see a bacnk keep walking for 10 more seconds and there is a better one there

          2. k
            Konrad RE: Kitty Nov 10, 2003 12:04 PM

            poles are probably the best nation on this world.polish food???better than best.i am german so...i know them a little so i can say if i would like go eat out the first choice is polish restaurant

            1. j
              Jacek RE: Kitty Nov 13, 2003 03:31 AM

              I agreeeeeee Raymound Place is the best one...
              Bedford Ave & N10 th street

              1 Reply
              1. re: Jacek
                mod'ern RE: Jacek Nov 13, 2003 03:04 PM

                Raymund's, aka, the Polish Hooters, serves an unremarkable beef stew (goulash?), remarkable for its grayish cast. The borscht is okay. It's home cooking, not at its worst nor its best.

              2. p
                Peter RE: Kitty Mar 2, 2004 11:51 AM

                kiepsko umiem po angielsku ale chetnie popracuje u was za pare dolcow:)

                1. l
                  Lukasz RE: Kitty May 15, 2004 11:40 PM

                  The best restaurant is "Relax" -> Start going on Nassau Ave from Mc Guiness Blvd and it is on the right. Prices are great and the food is much better than artificial American junk full of preservatives/chemistry. If you want to buy a real bread go to a Polish store. American bread is weak and full of preservatives.

                  1. j
                    JON RE: Kitty May 23, 2004 06:47 PM

                    I've lived in greenpoint for 3 1/2 years now, and I'd say that my favorite polish places are
                    1: the one I know only as the red awning, which is actually in wiliamsburg, on bedford ave between N7th and N6th. I haven't had everything they make, cause when I hit something really good, I tend to stop there for a while, so I must admit I've eaten little apart from their split pea and Kielbasa soup. (rye toast on the side, or maybe sometimes a half order of potato pancakes) it's pretty much a perfect soup. and at $2.25 for a big bowl with toast, not much to complain about.
                    loks pretty clean, too.
                    2: the little places for polish working joes, which are little more than a cafeteria. Some of these spots are quite good: there's a place on the corner of Norman and Leonard which makes great pea soup for only $1.50. (This is a recent price increase, by the way. you can see on the menu where they jacked it up from $1.30, the rogues)
                    These spots are probably a little less clean, but I've never regretted a meal there.
                    The friendliness issue is, unfortunately, frequently a drag. It's hard to escape the feeling in some of these places that the poles wish you'd just go back to your own damn country, which feels a litle unsporting coming from recent immigrants.Still, no-ones ever come over and knocked over my bowl of soup, so if occasional hostile glances or snide muttering doesn't faze you, bon appetit.

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: JON
                      Bob Martinez RE: JON May 23, 2004 06:48 PM

                      You might want to try Pyza, on Nassau midway between Manhattan Ave. and Mcguiness. Its still a cafeteria but more inviting than most. I recommend the pork goulash (available often as a special) and the chicken cutlet. Both are about $4 and come with mashed potatoes and salad. The chicken cutlet is both tasty and enormous - it could easily serve 2 and I often take some home and make a second meal.
                      If you come back a few times you'll even start to get a smile out of the blond middle aged woman behind the counter.

                    2. b
                      Barbara Bromirska RE: Kitty Jul 8, 2004 09:20 PM

                      Polecam cipke twojej matki. ;)

                      2 Replies
                      1. re: Barbara Bromirska
                        Dorota Zegarowska RE: Barbara Bromirska Nov 20, 2004 05:47 PM

                        Jak widze to tu "pelna kultura" wypowiedzi. Pogratulowac intelektu.

                        1. re: Barbara Bromirska
                          Dorota Zegarowska RE: Barbara Bromirska Nov 20, 2004 05:48 PM

                          Jak widze to tu "pelna kultura" wypowiedzi. Pogratulowac intelektu.

                        2. h
                          hamburg RE: Kitty Jan 16, 2005 11:31 AM

                          a co serwujecie?

                          1. p
                            pawlo RE: Kitty Jan 30, 2005 02:41 PM

                            choruje na ameryke od xx lat ale wasze urzedasy nie chca mnie puscic juz piec razy staralem sie o wize i nie chca mnie puscic...co mam zrobic zeby dostac wize?albo zeby dotrzec tam ja kocham new york...pieprzone urzedasy nie chca mi dac wizy czym ja sie roznie od jakiegos palanta ktory ja dostaje???

                            Show Hidden Posts