Friday afternoon late lunch was very satisfying at this great standby spot as we wandered around the East Village. The pierogies (several types, including smoked ham and gruyere, of all things!) were as delicious as ever. The stuffed cabbage (with meat) was great. The borscht was some of the very best ever. The mushroom barley soup was warm, savory, and comforting. Service was fine and the prices were right. We picked up muffins that we enjoyed the next morning.