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Salt and Fat in Sunnyside

New restaurant, Queens Blvd, lower 40s, south side of the street. Anyone know anything about it?

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Salt & Fat
41-16 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

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    1. re: donovt

      Not open yet...I pass by it every day.

      1. re: donovt

        Passed by this evening and peaked behind paper. Tables were set. Saw chef talking to a cook. People working in the kitchen...hmmm

        http://newyork.timeout.com/restaurant...

      2. Salt & Fat is opening to the public on friday night for dinner service. Everyone come on by!

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        Salt & Fat
        41-16 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

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        1. re: changha

          There was a little write up in this week's Time Out New York...Looks good. Any place that serves bacon poped pop corn in lieu of a breadbasket is my kind of place!

        2. Ate there last night on opening night. We ate mostly the seafood dishes. The best of the lot was the branzino, which had wonderful crispy skin and was cooked in bacon fat. The yellowtail and lobster salads were good, but they tasted fairly similar. The "speck" in the yellowtail salad could have been heartier too, it seemed much more like prosciutto. The scallops were browned perfectly and the sauce of capers and squash was innovative and delicious. One of the highlights of the meal was the dessert. The yuzu-buttermlk sorbet and lychee panna cotta were both sumptuous and the flavors worked really well together. Since I live nearby I'm excited about trying more of the meat dishes this week. I liked that you got bacon popcorn instead of bread. The restaurant overall reminded me very much of Traif in Williamsburg, another favorite of mine. Decor is a little odd though...kind of like a Greek restaurant. I wonder how much is left over from the previous restaurant?

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          Traif
          229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          Salt & Fat
          41-16 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

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          1. re: mgmcewen

            Thanks, was gonna ask about the decor, as it looked sort of off in the pic I saw.

              1. re: mgmcewen

                I haven't been to Salt and Fat, but the prior restaurant's interior was bizarre. All shiny black tiles.

          2. We ate there tonight. Between my husband and me, we split four dishes: the yellowtail with speck, the pulled pork sliders, the pork belly tacos, and the "crack" and cheese. It was fun and the food was good, though it felt more like bar food than the kind of place you'd go back to again and again for dinner.

            I agree with the other poster that the speck was more like prosciutto. The "crack" and cheese was a dish of fried potato gnocchi. Turns out frying potato gnocchi basically turns them into tater tots. What they call a bechamel sauce is actually cheese melted, maybe in a white sauce. Wickedly good, but not what I expected. The pork sliders were good, if a little sweet for my taste. Probably the pork belly tacos were the best thing we had. There was a pleasing, unusual taste combination between the crispy corn taco, the fatty pork, and the vinegary vegetables (not sure it was actually kimchi tonight).

            There were some timing issues. We were sitting near the entrance to the kitchen and it seemed like the kitchen was sending out dishes in waves--like several of the fried gnocchi, and then several of the sliders. Our final dish came out a good five minutes or more after we'd finished the other three and it came out with a handful of other yellowtail dishes.

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