N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)
On my way to Inside Astoria, I spotted a new restaurant called Oceano, which took the place of a French restaurant. I took notice of the menu but it didn't take too much of my interest until my friend Margot mentioned it to me the other day. I investigated some more and the place is fully open for dinner from 4p-11p on the weekdays and from 4p-12a on weekends.
Oceano offers up eclectic food options, which include a fusion of seafood, Latin and Mediterranean fare. Entrees range from a typical Chilean Sea Bass to a more exotic Churrasco con Chimichurri (grilled skirt steak with Chimichurri sauce). The prices are moderate to slightly expensive for Astoria, with most entrees in the low-mid $20 range.
Check out a glimpse of their menu here:
Coconut Shrimp - With Chipotle mayo sauce...$11
Mussels - In garlic white wine sauce...$11
Empanada - Beef or chicken turnovers...$7
From the Sea: (Served with choice of roasted potatoes or yellow rice and vegetable of the day)
Pistachio Crusted Salmon Steak - Served in a creamy dijon mustard sauce...$19
Stuffed Filet of Sole - With crabmeat and shrimp in a white wine butter sauce...$22
Blackened Tilapia or Sauteed Marnier - With toasted almonds...$19
Ropa Vieja - Shredded skirt steak braised in garlic sauce, fresh tomatoes, sliced onions and peppers nestled in a tropical plantain basket served with congri...$17
Churrasco con Chimichurri - Grilled skirt steak with traditional Chimichurri sauce with cassava and congri...$22
Filete de Lubina a lo Mocho - Pan seared striped bass filet with shrimp and calamari in a spicy tomatillo sauce...$24
I haven't heard too much commotion about Oceano yet but if you've been there, please give me a shout and let me know your opinion.