Sunlight pours in through the glass-enclosed patio at Olesia's Place,
splashing across the dark wood tables and brown leather chairs before trickling into the bar area tucked farther inside. Stationed next to the fireplace against a stone wall, a statue of an armor-clad knight guards the threshold between the bar and patio, protecting the plates of Ukrainian-American cuisine as servers carry them to tables. Included among that cuisine, a variety of Ukrainian specialties makes up the lunch and dinner menus, including stuffed cabbage packed with beef, rice, and onions and pierogi stuffed with slow-braised short ribs. In another nod to the homeland, an extensive selection of drinks featuring martinis and other cocktails harks back to the Black Sea's tides of licorice liqueur.