Balinski’s

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.

CUCUMBER SALAD/ DILL PICKLE SOUP (ZUPA OGORKOWA)

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.

PANCAKES/ CHEESE & POTATO PIEROGIES/ MUSHROOM & SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIES

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!

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