Antek Restaurant & Deli
105 Norman Ave. Phone: (718) 389-6859
Want Polish, you got it. The interior is done completely in red and white (the Polish national colors). You can brush up on your Polish beforehand, although there are bilingual menus on the tables. In a pinch, you can usually say one of the following in any Polish restaurant, and get it: Pierogi (stuffed dumpling), Kielbasa (sausage) or Golabki (stuffed cabbage). Order at the counter in back. Locate it.
853 Manhattan Ave. Phone: (718) 383-4382
Being located across the street from St. Anthony’s Church, Christina’s can get crowded after Sunday services. The ambiance is more that of a traditional American diner, than the smaller and more intimate Polish restaurants of the neighborhood, but the food is good. Both Polish and American food is served. Locate it.
924 Manhattan Ave. Phone: (718) 383-9862
Behind a rundown facade hides this simple little family run Polish restaurant. The Happy End openly welcomes those that aren’t familiar with the Polish langauge, and have English menus on-hand for that purpose. The End is on the greasier side of most. Locate it.
152 Driggs Ave. Phone: (718) 383-0049
Simple and hardy Polish food for under 6 bucks. The television plays Polish broadcasts, but the wall mounted menu is bilingual. Order at the counter at the back. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am – 10pm, Sunday 11:30am – 9:30pm Locate it.
646 Manhattan Ave. Phone: (718) 389-9493
A step up, in both ambiance and ingredients, Lomzynianka is worth a try. If you want a crash course in the main Polish foods, order the “Polish Platter” (pierogies, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, bigos and potatos) for only $5.50. Also worth a try is the white borscht. Bring your own beer/wine; they welcome it, but do not sell it on the premises. Table-top menus are bilingual. Locate it.
192 Nassau Ave. Phone: (718) 349-7775
This is the Polish Restaurant with the castellated awning and the standing suit of armor. The food is good, if the interior is a bit frugal. Bakery on hand for desert. Locate it.