Headed to Veselka for brunch today after hearing many good things. Was told to wait 20 minutes - outside - for a table to be ready. We checked after 20 minutes and were told to wait another 15.
We waited another 15, then checked. Were told to wait 5 more, still outside. Waited 5, then checked.
Were told that they had given our table to another group and that we would have to wait another half hour.
We left and had excellent (and cheaper) food at the Ukrainian restaurant next door. It wasn't trendy and it looked like a church basement, but we were treated right and we ate really well.
The fried apple pancake was awesome.