Polonia Restaurant was established in 1989 by Jozef and Renata Jurczyk. Jozef and Renata were both born in Poland and traveled to New York City in the early 1980’s in hopes of following The American Dream. Arriving in the US with very little money, they both worked dead end jobs until saving enough money to open their own business, a restaurant which would allow them to share their culture and memories with other New Yorkers living in this dominantly Ukrainian and Eastern European neighborhood — The East Village. Starting out as a Polish diner, Polonia has evolved into a restaurant serving gourmet Polish cuisine. All dishes are made from scratch and have an authentic Eastern European flare. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and carrying a nice little wine and beer selection, this well known neighborhood restaurant is sure to please.