Old Lviv itself may be a tiny restaurant, but its sizeable buffet certainly makes up for that. The traditional spread ($10 on weekends and holidays; $9 during the week) includes Ukrainian staples like potatoes, cabbage (prepared every way imaginable) and a slew of meaty options.
The borscht (topped with sour cream and dill, served with a stack of rye bread) — or "pink soup" as it's more affectionately called — is a favorite here, and it would be a near crime not to order a bowl at only $2.50 per serving. You can wash it all down with hot tea, Ukrainian beer or a stiff drink from the restaurant's well-stocked wooden bar.
Old Lviv's staff can seem a bit brash at times, but they're attentive to no end and their Ukrainian banter only adds to the restaurant's authentic atmosphere.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Stacy Warden