A hot meal can help restore one’s spirits after a long day or accidentally drinking ghost repellant. Prevent hunger from haunting you with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for $25 worth of Eastern European and American cuisine, valid any day of the week
- $12 for $25 worth of Eastern European and American cuisine, valid Sunday–Thursday
The menu corrals dishes from Lithuania, Poland, and Russia, such as the meat-stuffed country-style zeppelins dumplings ($8.99), beef stroganoff ($13.99), or cabbage stuffed with rice and seasoned ground pork ($9.99).
Old Vilnius Cafe
The gas-filled, sky-faring vessels known as zeppelins captured the imaginations of engineers, artists, and storytellers around the world. They also less famously inspired Lithuanian dumpling masters, who borrowed the vehicle's name for their meat-filled creations. While the aircraft landed permanently because of their impractical nature, their culinary counterparts took off, creating an iconic local cuisine. Old Vilnius Cafe's chefs import the recipes for these golden delicacies, expanding American palates with staple Eastern European flavors. They also treat visitors to a huge array of dishes from across Poland, Lithuania, and Russia, pan-frying potato pancakes and boiling vats of hot beet stew. The intrepid explorer of their vast menu even can find beef tongue hidden among their specials, which they can pair with cool Lithuanian beer poured directly into the mouth from a comrade’s hands.
After a meal, guests can visit the souvenir shop, which features books, music, and crafts from the proprietors' native lands. There, they'll also find glittering bits of Baltic amber, the former tree sap turned jewel prized for its rich color.
What some people are buzzing about:
94% of 916 customers recommend
“Be prepared to speak to a waitress with a Lithuanian accent. It was music to my ears because that's the way my Grandmother and Grandfather spoke but may be hard for...”
“Be prepared to speak to a waitress with a Lithuanian accent. It was music to my ears because that's the way my Grandmother and Grandfather spoke but may be hard for someone without a background in Lithuanian, Polish etc. Perfect, though, for an authentic Lithuanian restaurant. Great deli also.”
“great service also and food”
“Great food and really nice staff”
2601 75th St.
Darien, Illinois 60561