Dan and I have been meaning to try Bistro 33's Tuesday 2-for-$10 special, which includes select small plates, beers and cocktails. We weren't sure what to expect, skeptical about getting our money's worth but it turns out that we really did. Walking out with full bellies and not so empty wallets, we'll gladly take advantage of it again and I think you should too.
The 2-for-$10 Menu:
The menu, more or less includes appetizers, normally priced at $10 and under. I was excited to see a nice variety of items such as a selection of flatbreads, soups, sushi, shellfish and even their signature lobster mac and cheese.
In terms of drinks, you'll find domestic beers, select wines and a few cocktails with an Asian twist.
Given our hunger, we ordered four appetizers and two drinks. We both chose the anduille & crawfish gumbo to start, which wasn't new to us. Devouring its warm, hearty broth, we moved on to the large flatbread topped with olive tapenade and goat cheese. This was a new dish for us and we loved it. The dough tasted like pizza without the crust, and the olive tapenade gave each bite some tang. Luckily for me, I got to have all the goat cheese, as Dan doesn't like it, and it was great to spread it on the warm flatbread, mixing it with the earthy tapenade.
The fourth appetizer was our beloved crawfish tempura, which we get each time we come here. It was as delicious and crispy as ever with a chewy, soft inside. I highly recommend it!
In terms of drinks, I got a fruity hurricane, which consisted of rum and fruit juice, while Dan ordered beer.
Service and Cost:
No complaints about the service--it was quick, efficient but at the same time we didn't feel rushed.
Our final bill was easy on the eyes. 4 hearty apps and 2 drinks = $30, and about $37 with tip.
Bistro 33 - 19-33 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)