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Nov 23, 2009 10:41 AM

A great Polish restaurant in Trenton

For many years my wife and I ate at Julian's Bistro in Trenton, a very nice Polish restaurant. Sdaly, Julian's is no more and its replacement is no good.

Lately we have been frequent diners at Villa Polonia (at the corner of Mulberry and Brunswick Avenues). The food is wonderful, the service friendly and the prices more than fair. Most of the clientele is Polish.

Their soups are a treat. I have had sour soup, pickle soup, mushroom soup, borscht, tripe soup and others that I can't recall and they are all flavorful and hearty. The portion is large and the price is low.

The main dishes include many Polish specialties, again at reasonable prices.

Sometimes they have special desserts, which are basically homemade cakes. Nothing to look at, wonderful to eat. Their blintzes are different from what I am used to. Light crepes with a filling of cheese, folded in quarters. With some powdered sugar and sour cream it is blintz heaven.

Be aware that sometimes they are closed for dinner because of private paaties. It is a great restaurant.

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  1. Yes, this is a very good place... a small BYO with about 10 tables, brightly decorated, friendly and fast service, excellent food, quite low prices (many entrees under $10 I seem to recall). As you say the soups are very tasty. I really like what I think they call Polish Salad, several pickled vegetables like beets, carrots or cabbage served cold. Mashed potatoes are excellent. My favorite entrees are the stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and gulash served inside a potato pancake. Thanks for reminding me about them.

    1. I don't know who replaced Julian's but now there's a very good Polish place in that location - Rozmaryn's - food and prices are very good .