Krolewskie Jadlo serves Polish food with an eye to the rest of the continent. At his Greenpoint restaurant and its year-old branch in Maspeth, chef-owner Krzysztof Drzewiecki embraces dishes from neighboring countries, like delicious beef stroganoff served in a bread bowl.
Closer to the homeland, hounds recommend pierogi, sautéed trout in yogurt sauce, potato pancakes with smoked salmon, and white borscht (though Joe MacBu prefers the tangier version at Greenpoint’s Lomzynianka). Warm, spiced red wine makes an appealing winter warmer, and the little Polish enclave around the newer Maspeth location merits exploration for its delis and bakeries, advises Dave_G.
Elsewhere in central Queens, Bona remains a favorite for consistent, fairly priced Polish food and beer. Recommended: potato pancakes, vegetable salads, and pierogi (with mushrooms or sauerkraut).