At 19, Bay Ridge's Polonica is no spring chicken, even among long-running Polish restaurants. In fact, in restaurant years, it's sliding into a comfortable middle age. But in a cuisine rarely celebrated for its range or poignancy, Polonica stands out. The place is beyond cozy, with seven tables, a buff-and-green color scheme, and a noise level that permits quiet conversation. Glass tops on the tables allow easy Windex-ing of the gravy spills that are sure to occur, and patrons can become drunk on gravy alone. If that's not enough, a BYOB policy allows you to carry in Polish beer from the Russian bodega... More >>>