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Bulgaria in Long Island City or Sunnyside

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earla3 Aug 23, 2007 06:57 AM

Have any of you been to Restaurant Bulgaria in Long Island City? I am looking for a new outer borough dining spot and am intrigued.

Also - any fine recos for interesting cuisine in Sunnyside, Queens?

Thanks.

  1. Luther Aug 23, 2007 07:49 AM

    The place in LIC is Bulgara. Nice place to sit outside on a quiet street (there's only a couple tables outside though) and have a relaxing lunch. Food is straightforward and decent (grilled meats, beans, garlic+yogurt). Maybe someone can chime in regarding dinner. At night I believe it's more of a club atmosphere.

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      rara Aug 23, 2007 01:09 PM

      it's really in the middle of nowhere, on 11th st (i think) and 36th ave. Anyway, it's been there for years, I personally haven't been, but there was something about it in the Village Voice a few years back, it might be on thier website.

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        Peter Cherches Aug 23, 2007 05:11 PM

        Sietsema's review:

        http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0...

        According to Sietsema it's only been there since '04.

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          JFores Aug 23, 2007 08:36 PM

          Yeah that's the only one I know. It's OK. Nothing incredibly amazing; it would be better if it didn't feel so.... Eastern European. Not to be insulting or anything but you know those little Russian places all over Brooklyn that turn into clubs after dark? It feels EXACTLY like that.

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            Luther Aug 24, 2007 03:44 AM

            Yeah, it's one of those. That's why I recommended going for lunch on a nice day and sitting outside. Actually, the last time I was there, a dude came by walking down the street, realized where he was, and came inside to find the waitress and tell her what a great time he had partying at this place the last time he was there... and this wasn't a Bulgarian/Eastern European guy. So I guess the club part appeals to a lot of people as well.

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