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Title: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Griswold Girl on November 10, 2009, 08:20:04 PM
Walking down 37th Avenue tonight and noticed that an Eastern European restaurant is opening up in what I think used to be the old Inti Raymi space (37th Ave and 87th Street about).  There is a Polish flag flying out front.  I am super excited about this.  Perfect filling comfort food for the cold months ahead.  They are not open yet, but hopefully soon.  I was sorry to see Inti Raymi close but glad something is opening up that we don't already have in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: dssjh on November 10, 2009, 09:31:49 PM
that sounds great! can't wait to get my kapusta on!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: StevenGrey on November 11, 2009, 01:05:14 PM
I'm really excited to hear about this place! And surprised that nobody's attempted to fill this niche until now  :smitten:
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Mike V on November 14, 2009, 10:01:24 AM
The restaurant is opening today at Noon.   I spoke with a young Polish man a little while ago.  They plan to have all the Polish specialities plus fresh meat and cold cuts, special cookies and coffee, smoothie's, hamburger and hot dogs, sandwiches custom made, fresh fruit and some groceries.  It seems that the Eastern European populaion in the 80's & 90's is much larger than I thought according to this young man.  The restaurant is very simple decor with tables and counter space.  I imagine this will have an impact on Monica's since they'll be carrying deli items.  This is an exciting addition to the neighborhoold.  They deliver.  They don't have a menu but rather a flyer which is written in English, Polish & Spanish.  
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: dssjh on November 14, 2009, 10:17:14 AM
this sounds like sunday dinner to me! thanks for the update. :rockon:
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Mike V on November 14, 2009, 02:14:43 PM
dssjh:  I just got back with this evenings dinner.  Large breaded pork cutlet with real mashed potatoes and red cabbage salad.  Also, a Polish soup with large piece of polish sausage.  Entree is $6.50 for both lunch and dinner and the soup is $2.25.  No tax.  This is not a sit down restaurant with a menu.  Lots of seating but no waitress service.  You order from the steam table.  They had about 5 choices with several sides.  I just sampled the soup, the entree and sides and its all very good.  At $6.50, I don't plan on doing a lot of cooking.  The cold cuts looked fantastic and they're all labeled.  Very good English spoken. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: dssjh on November 14, 2009, 04:08:15 PM
at that price, i am so sold. okay, it's ten blocks. but hunger will make a person walk a little faster! ;D
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Mike V on November 14, 2009, 04:32:33 PM
It's also 10 block from me.  I live on 77th Street.  Well worth the walk.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: earlie on November 15, 2009, 07:19:36 PM
it's delicious. And the owners are really nice! I wanted to have the homemade dumplings with goulash, but they were sold out by the time I got there! Instead I got this grilled sausage that was phenomenal, and mashed potatoes with mushroom sauce. Next time I will just get there earlier!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: leoooog on November 15, 2009, 09:08:37 PM
They were closing up by the time I got there tonight. Blast!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Jeffsayyes on November 15, 2009, 11:27:20 PM
oh, it's legit. here are some pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orlick/sets/72157622802391284/
the owner made it clear that this was a deli and not a restaurant. seh seemed puzzled that people wanted to eat there, but she said the food is served warm, not hot. meant to take home. BUT the seating is pretty quaint. There's lots ofroom. I think they will find more and more people will want to eat there. I had basically the same thign as mike v - the pork cutlets. That's real food.

6.50 for lunch. I really like this place. I hope they keep it up.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Mike V on November 16, 2009, 03:53:44 PM
I arrived this afternoon at 3.  The food looked like it had been out for quite a while and looked unappealing.  I ended up with two containers of soup (pickle soup & tomato with noodle). 

A thought:  I would like to suggest to the owner that after the food is cooked that it not be placed on a hot steam table but rather a cold table.  Since most customer will take food home and reheat it its not necessary to keep it warm.  If someone wanted it heated to take home or eat in they could place the food in a microwave.

The Indian Restaurant on 74th St Merit Farms does what I just suggested above.  They will heat it in a microwave but its on a cold table and always looks fresh.  I always take food home cold and reheat when I ready to have dinner.  I would also like to do this with food from the Deli.

I would appreciate comments before I speak with the owner.  Will she be offended? 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: jadasie on November 16, 2009, 04:42:23 PM
I stopped by yesterday afternoon just to check the place out. I didn't order anything, so I can't comment on the food, but the guy working the counter mentioned how they run out of food quickly because they make limited quantities so that things stay fresh. Food looked good to me though.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Griswold Girl on November 17, 2009, 08:46:10 PM
I had yummy Golumbki (cabbage rolls) and the most wonderful croquette.  I bought dinner for two people for $6.  Everything was so fresh tasting and delicious.  The female owner was so nice.  She said to come back this weekend.  They are making fresh pierogi on Saturday and Sunday.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: 718mom on November 18, 2009, 06:14:46 PM
I can't wait to try this place!  What are they called? Do they deliver? What's the number?
What time do they close?
Thank you!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: CRABBYPATTY on November 19, 2009, 03:39:56 PM
I agree with MikeV the food looked a bit tired due to being warmed for way too long.  If they plan to remain here they have to work on this regardless how reasonable they are!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: earbears on November 19, 2009, 05:11:57 PM
Lovely owner. She was delighted to hear the positive reports on this site. She is in the process of looking for a delivery person and printing up a takeout menu. Bought stuffed cabbage and mushroom barley soup for tonight.

Looking forward to trying other items soon.

enjoy!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: mic on December 13, 2009, 12:02:16 PM
The place is called "U Dzika", meaning "Boar's Place". The food is fresh and delicious! Made from scratch every day! And it's really cheap, especially for Jackson Heights. They do deliveries. The staff is super friendly. They speak Polish and English. Finally we got a Polish diner in Jackson Heights!!!  :rockon:
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: earbears on December 13, 2009, 06:39:35 PM
Everything I have had from here has been fresh and delicious.
Great addition to the neigborhood. :rockon:
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Metsboy on December 14, 2009, 11:09:28 AM
Wait a minute..a Polish place in Jackson Heights ?  :2funny:
I love Polish food..usually go to greenprent for my fix.

Lomzynianka
646 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn 11211
At Nassau Ave
Phone: 718-389-9439
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: StevenGrey on December 21, 2009, 11:11:08 AM
Finally visited this place last Thursday evening on my way home from work when I didn't feel like cooking, and I must say everything was delicious. I ordered enough food to make two meals because I wanted to sample a little of everything. I am so happy to be able to get homemade pierogi and stuffed cabbage in the neighborhood now (two items I would never bother to make myself). And as others here have stated, the woman who owns the place was extremely friendly. I'll definitely be going back here on a regular basis.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: buddy on December 22, 2009, 12:39:39 PM
Wait a minute..a Polish place in Jackson Heights ?  :2funny:
I love Polish food..usually go to greenprent for my fix.

Lomzynianka
646 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn 11211
At Nassau Ave
Phone: 718-389-9439

metsboy, there's a polish deli across from the Greenpoint park on, I think, Norman Ave.   Inside is 3 or 4 polish woman who make everything fresh daily.  I can't remember the name but they have delicious food.

I want to try this new JHs place tonight.  I'm looking forward to cutlets and mashed potatoes. YUM.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: buddy on December 22, 2009, 03:01:58 PM
So I realized they were NOT an eat in restaurant but a deli with a table so I got take out:  breaded pork cutlet stuffed with ham & cheese, mashed potatoes and home made sauerkraut.

Can I say the sauerkraut was FABULOUS!  Wow.  And I enjoyed my mashed potatoes, too.  The pork cutlet was nice but I realized AFTER THE FACT that I'm not a "stuffed cutlet" person... prefer plain.   But that's not their fault.  It was good also.

Very nice addition to this end of 37th Ave.  HURRAY.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Queenskid on December 22, 2009, 08:44:25 PM
Stopped there tonight.  I loved the stuffed cabbage and the sauerkraut.  And you can't beat the prices.  There was a guy talking to the woman behind the counter.  She told me he was translating the menu into English and Spanish. That would be a big plus.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: jeanette on December 22, 2009, 10:06:04 PM
I tried to call U Dzika today. The number is nowhere to be found. Does anyone know it? Are they open on Xmas Eve?
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Jeffsayyes on December 23, 2009, 12:53:23 AM
you can try 347-750-9318
that's the number on the quasi-menu. I've never got someone to pick up though. answering machine seemed like a cell phone.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: jeanette on December 23, 2009, 08:10:45 PM
Jeff, you're a life saver. I called, they picked up, and I arranged for my Christmas Eve dinner. (Wo, it's hard to type after a xmas party.)

Merry Christmas everybody!!!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: mic on December 23, 2009, 11:08:04 PM
I'm Polish and I must say it's very flattering to ready all this positive feedback from you guys  :rockon:

I'm very happy "U Dzika" opened in the hood. I spoke to Alex and Beata (the owners) and they tell me they're working on improving the menu they've been distributing (they will add the 718 number). Also, they say they're doing what they can to make the place friendly for people to order the food to stay. I always eat there, 'cause I don't like carrying the food home and re-heating it. They're very cool to talk to and also make great coffee (do try it!).

Just so you guys know, the stuff they have in stock aside from meals is also worth checking out. Juices, sauces, jams, pickles, spices, all kinds of candy ("delicje" are a must, trust me!), a variety of meats and cheese, all of it very high quality, and competitive even with C-Town's prices. They also have a large variety of cakes, which are delivered from Polish bakeries in Greenpoint. Last time I went there with a friend, I couldn't get out for 2 hrs, 'cause of the coffee and cake I kept indulging myself with after the meal  :)

One more thing, both Alex and Beata told me they need all feedback they can get from the customers, so even if you don't like something you've ordered, they want to know in order to fix it for the next time. One time the potatoes were a bit too salty, I mentioned it, and they tried to do everything they could to make it up to me. So, don't be shy, people  ::)

I'm really hoping "U Dzika" survives and stays with us for good, even though they tell me it costs a fortune to open up an establishment like that in Jack Hts nowadays.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Jeffsayyes on December 24, 2009, 10:06:51 AM
I'd like to add that they have the european nutella. it's creamier than the american version.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: buddy on December 25, 2009, 05:28:39 PM
hey Jeff, I bought some dark chocolate wafer type cookie/candy that Beata recommended.  She said she was addicted to it!  It was delish.   

I definitely will buy other things from them to help them out.  The first year for a new business is always the hardest. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: Metsboy on December 29, 2009, 05:02:08 PM
metsboy, there's a polish deli across from the Greenpoint park on, I think, Norman Ave.   Inside is 3 or 4 polish woman who make everything fresh daily.  I can't remember the name but they have delicious food.

I want to try this new JHs place tonight.  I'm looking forward to cutlets and mashed potatoes. YUM.
The place you're talking about is on Nassau Ave , love the place. BTW my buddies own the bar across the street. The Palace Cafe aka the Heavy Metal bar. Good cheap drinks. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant
Post by: camh on January 08, 2010, 10:04:01 AM
After a bottle of wine at Novo (?) I mentioned to my friend about this place I read about on this site so we trekked back up and decided to get some perogies. They were near closing but offered us some perogies and a big huge dumpling. I was so surprised because it looked just like what my grandma used to make, I mentioned that we called it potato club and the chef (?) said that was another name for it. It is family run and they were super friendly and helpful. We ended up getting the perogies, the giant dumpling and some cabbage/sausage-like food. EVERYTHING was delicious!! Super delicious actually!! The dumpling was not doughy at all and everything was spiced perfectly!! I will be back for SURE!!

Oh yeah, and the whole thing cost $13 bucks!!!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: toddg on February 03, 2010, 10:45:41 PM
The new World's Fare (http://www.ediblecommunities.com/queens/blogs.htm) blog at Edible Queens (http://www.ediblecommunities.com/queens) has a post today about U Dzika (http://www.ediblecommunities.com/queens/343-u-dzika-polish-grandma-food-in-jackson-heights.htm).
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jjackflash on February 13, 2010, 05:23:37 PM
ate there last night
both the food and the owners were wonderful
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: buddy on May 08, 2010, 06:30:07 PM
I'm still loving this place for take out.  Tonight I got some breaded white fish that was crispy on the outside and light on the inside AND their sauerkraut (I love their sauerkraut) and potatoes.  I also bought something off the shelf... a spicy, pickled cabbage/mixed veggies thing.  In Italian it's called Giardiniera although without the cabbage.  Can't wait to try it.


Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: camh on May 08, 2010, 06:36:46 PM
I LOVE EVERYTHING THERE!!!!!! I really hope their doing well and staying put!!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: eddiestjohns on May 08, 2010, 08:40:23 PM
I was here on Cinco de Mayo - because Las Margaritas was full!

Most people take out but I ate in at one of the small tables and had a slice of pork loin, roasted potatoes and salad all for only $6.50
What a deal!  I also took home some of their potato salad.  It is similar to a Russian potato salad you might get at an Argentine or Uruguayan steak place - 1lb for $3.50.  Also was delicious.  I wished I lived a little closer so I could get take out more often.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jjackflash on May 12, 2010, 01:35:20 PM
Beata has sold the place and i will miss her but the good news is she sold it to the cook so the food is still great.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: buddy on May 12, 2010, 04:39:11 PM
I thought the cook was married to the lady out front.  There was a different, younger girl working there the other day when I went in.  She was lovely but not like the former woman.  I think that must have been Beata. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Jeffsayyes on May 12, 2010, 07:27:41 PM
the cook is not married to beata.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jeanette on May 12, 2010, 08:40:46 PM
Sold? Already? Guess the heart wasn't in it.

The woman-owner (Beata?) was a vegetarian. I can kiss the hot kraut with mushrooms goodbye.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: CRABBYPATTY on May 12, 2010, 09:39:56 PM
Jeanette repeat after me ....the glass is half full........the glass is half full!   :)
Sold? Already? Guess the heart wasn't in it.

The woman-owner (Beata?) was a vegetarian. I can kiss the hot kraut with mushrooms goodbye.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: bpp75 on May 13, 2010, 02:27:23 PM
<Sold? Already? Guess the heart wasn't in it. >

Jenette, who are you to judge like that? please stick to facts not guesses.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: missmarty on May 14, 2010, 10:19:39 AM
Is Beata gone?? I will stop by today. Love the food, but she was the bigger draw, always smiling and taking my son to the kitchen... great lady, best of luck to her.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: mic on May 16, 2010, 01:45:55 AM
The food is still good if not even better. The new owner cooks very well and is ambitious to serve as much variety as possible. But Beata won't be easy to replace... Good luck!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jjackflash on May 16, 2010, 10:01:51 AM
how can the food be different if she sold it to the cook/ ;)
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: mic on May 16, 2010, 09:23:45 PM
It's a new cook. The one that made food for Arek and Beata left along with them. The new cook is good, though.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: mrleefromny on May 22, 2010, 12:58:23 PM
wow, that is sad to learn that Beata and her husband left.  that was a pretty short stint, huh?  she was so sweet and used to open the cover on all the dishes for me when i popped in for dinner.  hopefully the new owners don't raise the prices or change the formula.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Mike V on June 05, 2010, 02:43:55 PM
I'm not certain where jjackflash learned that U Dzika was sold.  I justed returned an hour ago and Beata was behind the counter.  The place never sold.  It was busy so we couldn't talk much so I don't no the reason for the long absence.  She plans to visit this website and read all the messages posted about U Dzika. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: dssjh on June 05, 2010, 03:03:38 PM
well, i am happy to hear that, and if beata drops by, i'd like to ask her about the czarnina we discussed on one of my visits.  :)
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jjackflash on June 07, 2010, 01:49:00 PM
Yes she did sell it
and now she is back :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: earbears on June 07, 2010, 02:46:46 PM
I feel dense today.

So Baeta is back - wonderful news  :rockon:

Did she sell and buy it back or is she working for the new owners? ???
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Jeffsayyes on June 07, 2010, 03:15:11 PM
or was it all a bad dream? :buck2:
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jjackflash on June 07, 2010, 04:42:27 PM
or just a dream with a happy ending ;)
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: earbears on June 08, 2010, 12:53:31 PM
GREAT NEWS!!!

Baeta never sold the place!! :D

She had to take a few weeks off to study for exams - she is working on a Ph.D. in math.
So, she hired a few people to run the place in her absence. These people never order anything so the shelves and the refrigerator are empty. The food was not the same. They were not friendly or really cared.

She is back full time and working to bring the place back to her standards. It will be the great U Dzika again!!!

 :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Griswold Contessa on June 08, 2010, 02:20:35 PM
Most of this thread looks like a parlor game..........................a shred of truth is blown out of proportion!  ???
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: dssjh on June 08, 2010, 03:23:24 PM
oooh, i've got it...the answer is Beata, in the kitchen, with a paring knife!

 :D

Most of this thread looks like a parlor game..........................a shred of truth is blown out of proportion!  ???
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: earbears on June 08, 2010, 03:41:27 PM
So, I quess we are playing clue?  ;)

No, we are just celebrating that our wonderful resturant is back :D
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: leoooog on June 08, 2010, 08:01:27 PM
So, whose posts are we supposed to ignore from now on?
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: earbears on June 08, 2010, 08:06:52 PM
We spoke with Baeta tonight. That's where we got our info so you can believe me ;D
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Jeffsayyes on June 08, 2010, 08:58:22 PM
Beata has sold the place and i will miss her but the good news is she sold it to the cook so the food is still great.

jumpinjack - how did come about?? You created such a stir!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: StevenGrey on June 09, 2010, 11:26:39 AM
Misinformation found on the internet? I'm SHOCKED!  :D  But I'm happy to learn that Baeta and U Dzika are still in business!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: bellabella on June 09, 2010, 06:52:23 PM
after all of this I really need to check this place out!!!! I have a good friend who is polish and would love to bring her some good food.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: pipman on June 10, 2010, 10:14:18 PM
I was also told last month that there was a new owner.  Stopped in today and saw Beata...looks like she was training a new crew to dish out the food.  Makes me think--how many people does it take to run a Polish deli?  Hope things get back on track soon.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jeanette on June 10, 2010, 11:43:14 PM
What does u dzika mean anyway?
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: chrispl on June 14, 2010, 11:30:44 AM
What does u dzika mean anyway?

The direct translation would be "At Boar's".
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Jeffsayyes on June 14, 2010, 09:50:45 PM
named after beata's husband.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: sl on June 18, 2010, 05:54:12 PM
Is the food really that good or people just promoting this restaurant?
Just wondering.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: divanatrix on June 18, 2010, 06:11:28 PM
That's a bizarre comment.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Jeffsayyes on June 18, 2010, 06:35:45 PM
Is the food really that good or people just promoting this restaurant?
Just wondering.

It's homey food. I like it a lot. it's only 6.50 to get an opinion. you should try it. I would never shill like that.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: dssjh on June 18, 2010, 09:46:24 PM
nah, it sucks.

now that my contract is over after six months of them paying my mortgage, i can speak the truth

 ::)  ::)  ::)

Is the food really that good or people just promoting this restaurant?
Just wondering.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jjackflash on June 30, 2010, 04:26:11 PM
I was told that U Dzika closed its doors today :'(
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: madalyn on June 30, 2010, 09:03:49 PM
The sign this morning said "Closed - Back at 9:30".  It didn't seem like they were closing forever.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: dssjh on June 30, 2010, 09:05:47 PM
oh i hope not  :(

they're such lovely people and that was the best food from my childhood i've had in ages/
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: jeanette on July 03, 2010, 08:24:06 PM
"Judging" from the locked gate and empty shelves on a Saturday afternoon, I'd guess U DZKA's closed for good. Anyone else dare to comment?
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: dssjh on July 03, 2010, 08:44:50 PM
sigh.


i am hundreds of miles away from home right now, and you could probably hear me let out one of those 'Peanuts' styled 'aaaaaauuuuuugggghhhs' from here.

 :(

"Judging" from the locked gate and empty shelves on a Saturday afternoon, I'd guess U DZKA's closed for good. Anyone else dare to comment?
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: leoooog on July 04, 2010, 09:13:19 AM
That's what happens when people spread false rumors.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: CRABBYPATTY on July 05, 2010, 02:56:45 PM
Yes maybe those who initially spread rumors of this establishment's closing hung black crepe......I guess you got what you wanted.
 >:(

That's what happens when people spread false rumors.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: earbears on July 05, 2010, 07:34:00 PM
Could it be possible that the place is closed for the holiday weekend? Maybe they forgot a sign or it fell down.

Let's hope :-\
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: pipman on July 07, 2010, 05:31:13 PM
Still closed??  It's sad--probably another chicken and rice place will open.  The Polish food was good and cheap, but they lacked marketing savvy to appeal to more people. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: CRABBYPATTY on July 07, 2010, 06:56:17 PM
I knew it was just a matter of time.  They did not have enough of a target group to survive here.  Everyone on JHL was so thrilled with the cheap prices for their food but one must have to sell mucho pirogi in order to pay for 37Th Ave. rent.  Hopefully they can head over to Greenpoint where the rent is cheaper and they will find a clientele that will support polish cuisine.
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Icecreamlover on July 08, 2010, 11:02:03 AM
We got food from there on the 26th. They must've had to clear out at the end of the month when the lease ended because when we went by over 4th of July weekend, everything was pretty much cleared out. So sad!
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: Mike V on July 08, 2010, 12:13:04 PM
According to a neighbor who speaks Polish, Beata was completely exhausted working 7 days a week and long hours.  Most likely could not afford to hire help.  She did speak with the owner of Monika's and they discussed merging and serving both Polish & Dominican food at the U Dzika location.  This would have reduced hours for both owners.  Sadly, it didn't happen for whatever reasons. 
Title: Re: New Eastern European / Polish Restaurant: U Dzika
Post by: mrleefromny on July 09, 2010, 12:17:49 AM
so sad.  i used to dine there at least once per week.   :'(