Why go: The filling, carb-heavy menu of Eastern European pies, breads, and dumplings will comfort the weariest of travelers, and the setting—orange walls, high ceilings, tall windows—is just as soothing.
What to get: Garlicky carrot salad; creamy beet salad with walnuts; soft yeast buns (called samsas, pirozhoks, or rasstegais, depending on the shape) stuffed with meats, egg, fish, or vegetables; Assorti ground-beef steak, a moist patty topped with a sunny-side-up egg; manti, three large, mounded dumplings filled with beef; Napoleon cake, layered with thin, crispy pastry and whipped cream.
Best for: Diners looking for variety. One side is a bakery and coffee shop, the other a sit-down venue with full menus and crayons to keep kids busy.
Insider tip: Baked goods—savory and sweet—are made fresh and replenished throughout the day, so not everything is available at all times; ask a staffer what just came from the oven. Soups and entrées change daily.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.