Another Wonderful Brooklyn Restaurant
Posted November 28, 2015on:
Marc, Sue, Cindy and I were in the mood for something Polish last night. In fact, Marc had a yen for some white borscht and some bigos (hunter’s stew). Normally this would not be a problem, but our favorite Polish place in Greenpoint had closed a couple of months ago. So we looked on Yelp! and found a couple of places that sounded promising. We ended up at Krolewskie Jadlo, 694 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Phone: 718.383.8993).
(What Yelp! didn’t mention, btw, is that the Owner/Chef used to be the Chef at Nobu.)
We got parking right out front, which is a Good Thing. Te restaurant was not crowded, either. This was unusual, because when Marc and I had passed it on other occasions the lines were out the door and down the block. We got a booth right away and settled in and looked at the menu, which was varied, but not so much so as to give people menu paralysis. Looking up, we easily ascertained that the lighting was old school incandescent. Another plus was the sound level. We could hear each other with no difficulty.
The food was wonderful. Marc and I had white borscht, which came with a small side dish of mashed potatoes topped with diced kielbasa. His main dish was the bigos, which he found satisfying. I had a few appetizers, rather than a whole meal. I opted for the beef tartar (which came with an egg, capers, diced onion, diced mushrooms, and diced pickles; the stuffed mushrooms; and the bacon stuffed with plums. All were superb. Cindy had the stuffed cabbage, and a side order of pierogies, and Sue ordered the King’s potato pancakes and a crepe. Marc added a take out order of kielbasa and pierogies to bring to his wife. Prices are good and portions are generous.
In fact, the only downside to this place is that public transit to Greenpoint is not the greatest. Still, if you have a car or can go earlyish, it’s a great meal.
They apparently have a second location at 66-21 Fresh Pond Road, over in Ridgewood (Brooklyn/Queens border), but we have not tried it yet, although I won’t rule the possibility out at all, at all.
Marc, Sue, Cindy and I were in the mood for something Polish last night. In fact, Marc had a yen for some white borscht…