Pierogies are a traditional Polish dumpling made with a variety of fillings. They are boiled quickly, then often fried in butter to give them a crispier crust (and because butter!)
Piotrowski – Brötchenstube keeps it simple, serving several different kinds of pierogies, soup, salads, and a couple of appetizers. You can order plates of 4, 6, or 8 pierogies with any fillings you like. View the menu as a PDF here.
We ordered two 6-pierogie plates with various meat, cheese, and vegetable fillings. They were only boiled, not fried in butter as I would have preferred, but they were very good, and the salad was fresh. The pierogies are made right in front of you by the restaurant’s Polish staff so you get a free cooking lesson, too.
Someone sitting next to us was having the soup of the day, which looked pretty darn good. When I go back, I’ll probably order the soup and 4-pierogie combo.
Just out of curiosity, we ordered some dessert pierogies to take home. I doubt these are traditional, but with nut, poppy seed, and vanilla-cheese filling on offer, we had to try them.
Piotrowski – Brötchenstube is only open on weekdays from 9-3, so it is a lunch-only restaurant. They do offer an extensive takeout/catering menu, however, with many additional kinds of pierogies, from asparagus to lox. I plan to order a box to take home and fry in butter for dinner very soon!
Piotrowski – Brötchenstube
01/535 85 58
Open Monday-Friday 9 AM-3 PM