Balinski’s is a newer Polish-American restaurant that opened in Comstock Park. The space is small and a little bit diner like, very casual. Their menu offers Polish dishes with some American fusion.
Polish food, and the little amount of European food that I have tried, have never been my favorite. Who doesn’t love pierogies, though? To my pleasant surprise, it was not just those popular dumplings that I enjoyed.
The cucumber salad was fantastic. It wasn’t nearly as heavy as it looks, and there were fresh onions in there as well as cucumbers, so I loved that. The soup was good, sour of course, and served with your choice of bread.
The potato and onion pancakes were delicious. Balinski’s makes their own pierogies, and they were good. I preferred the sauerkraut and mushrooms ones as I found the cheese and potato variety a little too salty. And of course, you have to have the caramelized onions on there!