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Odessa Cafe & Bar

119 Ave. A New York, NY 10009 | East Village | 212-253-1470

Location Description:

Think of this 24-hour diner as the Denny's of the East Village's, except with better food and way more personality. The restaurant has Ukrainian roots but the incredibly long menu features an abundance of American comfort food. Early in the evening senior citizens come to fill up on dishes like club sandwiches and Italian-American classics. Late at night the place fills up with inebriated young revelers looking to soak up the alcohol in their stomachs with hefty burgers and hearty breakfast fare. The restaurant takes particular pride in their handmade pierogies and blintzes. Prices are low for the neighborhood, with even the most expensive dishes (veal parmigiana, chopped sirloin steak, beef brisket) barely costing more than $10. The décor is classic old-school diner, brightly lit and filled with cheesy art prints and fake plants. The full bar serving cheap, no-nonsense drinks make this a great place to start out the night.—Keith Wagstaff


  • Cuisine(s): Cafe, Russian
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 8am-12am, Fri-Sat 8am-2am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Open 24 Hours, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible