Since 1954, Veselka has been serving up traditional Ukrainian food in the heart of the East Village.
Veselka was born
Veselka expanded in 1966, it took over a store front on East Ninth Street and the new additional space was referred to as the "Blue Room", it was a seperate dining room off the small front room, this area was often used by my grandfather/founder as his private meeting room for his cronies as well as of course dining area
Wlodymyr Darmochwal passes away
Village Voice gives Veselka its first review.
Veselka opens 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
Veselka wins 2nd Place in the National Restaurant menu awards for its creative design taken from our diverse clientele.
Veselka expands into its current space after a 4 month renovation, nearly doubling the size.
Celebrated our 50th anniversary with a dedication ceremony and a plaque marking the occasion.
Veselka releases its cookbook
Veselka celebrates its 60th anniversary.