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Just Moved to LIC: What's Good?

UWStoSONO Aug 29, 2009 04:31 AM


I recently moved to the LIC Waterfront area and was wondering what's good to eat around here. I've been to Tournesol, which was great and was wondering what else I might be missing on Vernon or surrounding areas. Will travel for something great.

Also, any old school Mom and Pop places that I must try? Like a staple that's been around for 100 years? ie: Manducati? Thanks

  1. Xiao Yang Aug 29, 2009 08:32 AM

    The Clam House is definitely old school (tell them it's your birthday, and you'll see!)

    Cafe Henri has great breakfasts/brunches and early reports on Iwahan (upscale Filipino) are promising. Lounge 47 is good for late night bar food.

    Otherwise the 7 train is your ticket to noshing paradise

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    1. re: Xiao Yang
      pothead Sep 15, 2009 05:47 AM

      You mean the Crab House. Despite its many failings, I was always fond of the place for the location and the kitsch.

      Went last week for the first time since the fire and it was absolutely awful. I am sad.

      1. re: pothead
        Xiao Yang Sep 16, 2009 10:13 AM

        You're right, Crab House (or Waterfront Crab House, per my notes). Had Old Clam House (San Francisco) stuck in my mind.

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      middyboo Sep 13, 2009 08:25 PM

      Ditto Cafe Henri. Crepes are light and perfect. My favorite brunch spot. Service can be a little harried at times. Blend used to have a great brunch, but I feel like their quality/consistency has really taken a nosedive.

      Sweetleaf is a great spot for community feel and a great cup of coffee. LIC Bar is the chillest spot for a beer and free live music. The pizza at Belle Via is better than Manducatis. Papo's doesn't have bad chicken. Lounge 47 has a very unremarkable menu, as does Dominie's. I had one meal at Riverview and was actually quite pleasantly surprised. The bar staff there is good too.

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        middyboo Sep 13, 2009 08:26 PM

        Oh, and of course, you need to visit Dutch Kills for a cocktail and live jazz.

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        1. re: middyboo
          Up With Olives Sep 15, 2009 09:24 AM

          Anyone know if there is any music listing anywhere for Dutch Kills? I don't live far (Sunnyside) but it's still out of the way so I'd like to plan my visit.

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          BigV Sep 19, 2009 08:56 PM

          La Vuelta and Bella Via are strong. Manducatis and Da Gianni are solid Italian choices.

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