Having married into a Polish family (well half Polish) I naturally wanted to try some Polish food. When my friend was here a few weeks ago, we all went to Greenpoint (naturally) to try some authentic food. My husband had been to a place last year called Krolewskie Jadlo ("King's Feast) with his father, who immigrated here a long time ago from Warsaw and gave his stamp of approval.
It's a neat little place, very small and very understaffed. But you get the sense that grandma is the only one in the back cooking your food, so you can't complain. The food is very inexpensive and the portions are large so definitely go hungry. The Polish plate was I think $8 and you get pierogies, kielbasa, potato pancakes and something else that was basically meat wrapped in cabbage. All very good - just can't remember the name.
Definitely stop in sometime ...
694 Manhattan Avenue,
between Nassau and Norman,
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222,
tel: 718 383 8993