There are two Odessas on Ave A, neither has borscht on the menu. We opted for the one at 119 ave A. I had eaten here back in the 70s.
Upon entering, we asked the waiter if they had it. "Yes". Imagine my surprise when it arrived and it contained kidney beans. Not to mention the spicy broth. And where was the cabbage?
My theory? They took the "soup of the day" (spicy bean?) and added beets to it. It tasted very odd and wrong.