love this place. You wander through this rambling warren of rooms, often filled with intellectuals conversing in Polish and a variety of other languages, and it's hard to believe you're still in L.A. I too was reminded of the Russian places on Manhattan's Lower East Side. There are many different pierogi options, and a particular favorite of mine is the appetizer of roasted prunes wrapped in bacon. The atmosphere is modestly upscale and European, and the prices a little above moderate but well worth it.
Love the avocado toast - yum! Pretty much everything I have had has been good. If you want fine dining and stellar service this is not the place but if you are looking for down and hearty diner food this is it!
It's got a 50's style diner feeling, unusual wall murals, great choice of music on their juke box and good choice of tasty vegan, vegetarian, organic and meat