Just Moved to LIC: What's Good?
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
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
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.