Looking for Polish Butcher/Restaurant in Lindenhurst, LI, NY
My ex used to get some yummy Kielbasa from a Polish Butcher in Lindenhurst. I think he said it was also a restaurant. I'd like to get some for an Ocktoberfest dinner party. Does anyone have any idea what/where this butcher is?
Not Lindenhurst, but right next door in Copiague are several Polish butchers/markets. They are on or near Great Neck Road, near the train tracks. Euro Deli, Kabanos, and Polmart. All three are winners. I believe there is also a small restaurant nearby, but I've never been. I have been to Bozena restaurant, on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, but I'm not sure if they sell any kielbasa, though they do catering and take-out.
Not bad, but full disclosure: I was born and lived a good part of my childhood in Poland, and my dad was a classically trained chef, so I am very biased.
The pierogi are too doughy, and the salad bar is a bit sparse. But the red beet barszcz, which is not listed on the menu (just ask) is very good, if somewhat "undersour" if that's a word, to my taste. I just added a bit of lemon, and it was delicious.
But the fried fish - oh the fish! - was wonderful. This is from an avowed fish hater! The night we were there, it was whiting, served with a creamy, tart, buttery sauce. Not low cal, but that's not why one goes to a Polish restaurant, is it?
Can't vouch for any of the other "Polish" dishes, as I never order them in restaurants, much preferring homemade.
I believe the place that used to be Barnacle Bills became a Polish restaurant, named something beginning with a B. I haven't been in Lindenhurst in a while though, but have heard it's very popular.