Monday, July 15, 2013
Happy Hour Snack at Café Bar
Last week, Meg, Mackenzi and I met up with a potential future media partner at Café Bar. I haven’t been in a little while and always look forward to coming here because the food and the drinks are consistently good. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the service, but nonetheless, a good time was had by all.
Since it was still early evening, and just the time to grab a drink and some light snacks, we shared a pitcher of white sangria as well as a large cheese board.
White Sangria – Boasting a $20 sangria pitcher special on Wednesdays, we were intrigued to try the white, as it looked refreshing. Topped with lots of fresh fruit such as apples, plums and peaches, it made for a lovely summer drink that did a nice job of cooling us down. It was also good that the drink wasn’t too watered down, and after about two glasses, we were just about ready for our cheese snack board.
Cheese Board – We were all impressed when a colossal cheese board showed up at our table, decked with simple yet delicious accouterments such as a little pot of honey, chunky blueberry jam, grapes, honeydew and other fixins. There were about 5 varieties of cheeses, including goat, brie, blue, pepper jack and gouda. Even if you’re not a huge cheese fan, you had to respect the spread before you, and the beautiful way in which it was arranged. We all seemed to enjoy it, and I was surprised at how much it filled me up.
Service and Cost:
As I already hinted, the service was a little on and off, as we waited for a few minutes to be approached, then only to receive three glasses of water for the four of us, and so forth. Although it was a tad annoying, it was nothing that couldn’t be excused, and I do see myself coming back for more.
Costs are moderate and include $20 for the sangria and about $16 for the cheese platter.
Café Bar – 32-90 36th Street, Astoria NY 11106
N/Q Train to Broadway or R/V Train to Steinway Street