Sabina's is certainly recession friendly (cheap, delicious hearty helpings), and more like an Eastern European roadside café. This is an individually owned enterprise with no compromises. Everything on the menu is delicious and portions are HUGE.
Sabina cooks and serves Romanian style cuisine for her customers. Some complain about the service but in all fairness - what do you expect from Sabina? Her cooking is delicious and she doubles as the waitress, cash register person, and bus boy. You can't fault her for keeping her prices ridiculously low - soup and salad (meals in themselves) run $2.00-$2.50 and dessert only $1.75!
But best is the food itself. Beef stew with mashed potato or rice pilaf, all homemade for $5.75. The Papriks Csirke (Chicken Paprika) is OUTSTANDING. Get the pickles, a dollop of sour cream and Krémes for desert, and you'll be set for two meals. Dishes such as Weiner Schnitzel (pork or chicken), stuffed cabbage (huge portions), stuffed peppers (a central Europe delight), and paprika chicken with spetzels work well too. It's almost too much to appreciate. Extras not to be missed are the pickles in a wonderful brine, the sour cream (served with most everything), and chili peppers. A nice bottle of club soda ordered with the meal helps digestion. And don't forget the sour cherry crepe - really a special dessert and for only $1.75 - what do you have to lose?
In an era of corporate fast food chains and expensive restaurants where food is cooked with half the love, Sabina's has earned her 5 stars running this tiny mom-and-pop place.