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Sunnyside: The Dog and Duck and Bliss 46 Bistro

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maggiep Oct 21, 2011 10:39 AM

What's the scoop on these new guys sprouting up?

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The Dog and Duck
45-20 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

Bliss 46 Bistro
43-46 46th St, Queens, NY 11104

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    hazelnut_spread Oct 22, 2011 11:05 AM

    Don't know too much about it, but it looks like a nice little addition to the neighborhood...

    http://sunnysidepost.com/2011/10/19/s...

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    The Dog and Duck
    45-20 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

     
     
     
     
     
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      donovt Oct 22, 2011 12:39 PM

      I passed by bliss 46 today and the menu looks exactly the same as bliss bistro which closed recently. It was almost word for word the same. Between the similarities in name and menu, I'm wondering if it is the same guy who owned bliss.

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      Bliss 46 Bistro
      43-46 46th St, Queens, NY 11104

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        PinotGringo Nov 10, 2011 09:20 PM

        Little late to this post. I work as a server at the Kettle, and word on the street is that it's the same guy but he's co-owning with the chef now.

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        roberthp Oct 22, 2011 12:57 PM

        Soft opening last night. Opens tonight. Irish fare (so, not like Bliss), and not the same owners (the guys that moved over to Basmati)
        More info:
        http://www.examiner.com/drinks-in-new...

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        The Dog and Duck
        45-20 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

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          donovt Oct 22, 2011 06:07 PM

          I was talking about bliss 46, not dog and duck.

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            roberthp Oct 22, 2011 08:11 PM

            Oh I gotcha - yeah, I think you're right. The new Bliss 46 is the same folks who took over Bliss, not the original owner, but the folks that owned Basmati before it became Saffron or whatever.
            Dog and Duck was PACKED tonight!

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            The Dog and Duck
            45-20 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

            Bliss 46 Bistro
            43-46 46th St, Queens, NY 11104

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              maggiep Oct 23, 2011 07:24 AM

              Thanks guys.Has anyone eaten at Dog and Duck yet?

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              The Dog and Duck
              45-20 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

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                hazelnut_spread Oct 23, 2011 10:19 AM

                I haven't, but I really want to try the place soon. However as a vegetarian who LOATHES goat cheese, I'm not sure I can have a really satisfying meal there.

                But the reviews are in... http://www.yelp.com/biz/dog-and-duck-...

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                  lxp Oct 27, 2011 07:52 AM

                  Had a pretty mediocre dinner there last night. Soggy chips; stringy hangar steak; underbaked ham and leek pie. Kitchen might have been overwhelmed. Hope they get it together - place has a great look and an excellent choice of beer and ale on tap.

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            donovt Oct 27, 2011 08:46 AM

            Can someone who has been to dog and duck let me know if it appears to be child-friendly?

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              lxp Oct 27, 2011 10:21 AM

              It depends on your kids. The tables are a bit close together - not a lot of room for a kid to roam. The menu is certainly kid friendly however.

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                donovt Oct 27, 2011 11:32 AM

                Thanks. We generally don't let him wander around so that shouldn't be a problem.

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                  lxp Oct 27, 2011 01:14 PM

                  Frankly, try Quaint!

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                  Quaint
                  46-10 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

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                    donovt Oct 27, 2011 01:32 PM

                    Thanks for the suggestion. Been to quaint with the little guy a whole bunch of times. Will check it out without him once before taking him.

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                      Justpaula Mar 27, 2012 08:06 PM

                      For a few years now, I always think of trying Quaint but always end up choosing somewhere else. It just seems that there menu is sooooo small. Do they offer a few specials every night?

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                        megc Mar 28, 2012 08:03 AM

                        Yes, Quant does have specials. The last one I had was a penne pasta with tomato, arugula, pancetta, parmesan, in a lemon butter sauce. Delicious. Their desserts change from time to time, too.

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                          MarcInSunnysideGardens Mar 28, 2012 02:21 PM

                          It would be pretty interesting to have a restaurant in Sunnyside called Quant. I mean, it would have to be more interesting than Quaint is.

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                            megc Mar 28, 2012 02:51 PM

                            Hahahahaha!! That's really funny. Thanks for that, MarcInSunnysideGardens.

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                          donovt Mar 28, 2012 10:49 AM

                          I find their regular menu to be a little boring, but have enjoyed the specials every time.

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                  HudsDad Dec 1, 2011 09:46 AM

                  This place is bad news. Another generic pub w/ an uninspiring menu. They can't even get a basic staple like fish and chips right. Each piece of fish was exactly the same size, a clear indication that this was not fresh or homemade, and on the small side to boot. No surprise that the fish was limp and soggy and absolutely tasteless. The batter practically disintegrated before I could take a bite. The "chips" were your standard frozen steak fry variety and there were maybe 10 fries on each plate, none of which were full-size. They were mostly just bits and pieces you would get from the tail-end of a big industrial sized bag of frozen fries. They tasted liked they looked...terrible.

                  It disturbs me that a pub in Sunnyside (of all neighborhoods) much less one touting itself as a "gastro-pub, can't turn out an eatable version of this most basic of basic menu items for a pub. What an embarrassment to the neighborhood. It's like an Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights serving you that prepackaged Tasty Bite stuff from the grocery store.

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                  The Dog and Duck
                  45-20 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

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                    Pookipichu Dec 1, 2011 10:15 AM

                    Scary, factory produced fish and chips is my nightmare. It's an abomination and should not be served in a restaurant. I tried the F&C at Shannon Pot, the fish was like a deadly weapon that could have smashed a windshield.

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                    Shannon Pot
                    45-06 Davis St, Queens, NY 11101

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                      donovt Dec 1, 2011 06:38 PM

                      I find the fish and chips options in sunnyside pretty bad in general these days. Had them at Molly blooms recently and think they're the best I've had in a while.

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                      Molly Blooms
                      43-13 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

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                        PinotGringo Dec 1, 2011 07:44 PM

                        If you're willing to walk a little bit, or on the border with Woodside, Cuckoo's Nest has some tasty fish and really amazing chips. Actually, most of what I've gotten there is great. But I'm really in the overlap area between the two neighborhoods, so it's not too far from me.

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                        The Cuckoo's Nest
                        61-04 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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                          donovt Dec 2, 2011 06:45 AM

                          I'm technically in woodside, but a block or so away from sunnyside gardens. I don't think I've ever had fish and chips at cuckoos nest , but have enjoyed the food the few times I've been there.

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                            Widmark Jan 9, 2012 10:01 PM

                            thirded. Border of Sunnyside and Woodside and often go to Cuckoo's Nest for sunday brunch and get eggs and beans and sausage and chips. Had fish and chips for dinner during the sunday trad session and it was great.

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                            The Cuckoo's Nest
                            61-04 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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                          JakesSunnyside May 9, 2012 06:10 AM

                          Been in the neighborhood a while, new member to chowhound.

                          P.J. Horgan's used to have good fish and chips, but they've been sliding to average to below average lately.

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                          4217 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104

                          I've been to Dog and Duck, Quant, Bliss 46. Dog and Duck wasn't that bad regarding food, but the design is horrible. Bad table layout, and the banquets by the windows are sure to cut the circulation off in your legs. No vestibule, so tables next to the door freeze.

                          Had the hangar steak, leek and ham pie, bar food burger (was the best of the menu) and the duck. Yeah, fries are bagged. Service was average. Compared to the what's available in the neighborhood, I can't complain that much. This ain't Manhattan. It took long enough to get herbs at the food markets and a farmers market at 42nd and skillman so any kind of halfway decent restaurant that isn't a rice and beans joint or bad pizza I'll take. Hell, there's only one place to get a good bagel in what, a 3 square mile radius of my apt.

                          I'll have to try molly blooms. Didn't know they served food.

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                        roberthp Jan 11, 2012 08:02 PM

                        What about corned beef and cabbage? Got any Sunnyside / Woodside favorites? (thinking ahead to March)

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                          pothead Jan 26, 2012 08:36 PM

                          Butcher Block. Or just make it yourself -- it's quite easy.

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                          Butcher Block
                          43-46 41st St, Queens, NY 11104

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                            micheal Jan 27, 2012 10:14 AM

                            I think the corned beef and cabbage at BUTCHER'S BLOCK is usually only THURSDAYS? - It's pretty good, 1 serving is enough for two people. I find if you get there much after 7pm they've run out of cabbage for some reason!

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