Saturday, May 10, 2014

What to Check out at the New Bowery Bay

Image by Bowery Bay

For those that were fans of the late Bistro 33, you'll be interested to know there's a new player on the scene.  Bowery Bay, the new name of the restaurant that has replaced Bistro is now fully operating and headed up by the folks that ran Bistro. I'm itching to check it out, and the below menu has certainly whet my appetite for something comforting and delicious.  I've starred some items below that look particularly interesting.

Small Plates
Frisee Salad - roasted pork cheek, duck lardon, crispy duck egg, cherry mustard vinaigrette...$13
*Maple Glaze Popcorn - and lardons...$7
Coconut Shrimp - Sweet chili garlic dip...$11
*Escargot Ravioli - Brandy creme, lemon jelly...$9
*Green Garlic Mashed Wonton - with sweet pickled rhubarb...$7
Pig Part Pie - Shoulder, rump, cheeks and leg chili, crispy pig skin, Vermont white cheddar...$10
Moo Shu Tacos - Foie gas, chard kirby, cabbage, 5 spice yogurt, scallion pancakes...$12

Medium Plates
Portuguese Octopus - Fried octopus, chimichuri, red onions, Spanish olive oil, fresh herbs...$14
*Lobster Poutine - Baby chives, halloumi cheese, bacon brown gravy...$18
*Banh Mi - Coffee and chicory short ribs, shredded jicama, pickled lotus root, house mayo fresh cilantro...$12
Sloppy Goat - Curried green peas, pickled saratoga chips, saag paneer...$12
*Reuben Fondue - Corn beef, dark rye bread, mustard oil and wilted cabbage, gruyere cheese...$12

Large Plates
Baked Whole Fish of the Day - Tuscan kale salad, goat cheese, beet puree, grapefruit vinaigrette...$25
*Arctic Char - Water spinach, sauteed mushrooms, lemon sweet potato mash, demi glace...$24
*Vegan Bowl - Brown rice, stone mountain lentils, toasted cashew and orange nectar poached figs...$14
*Bowery Burger - Pickle, carrot, onion, mixed greens, tomato and fries...$12 (add cheese or bacon for $1.50 (cheddar, brie, bleu, triple cream) or $3 for halloumi cheese)
Steak of the Day - Mashed potato, vegetable of the day...$24
*Spaghetti and Meatballs for two - Crostini and pecorino cheese...$27

House Salad - Red onions, carrots, oil & vinegar...$7
*Salcha Papas - Sweet potato fries with merguez sausage...$8
*Cole Slaw - Cabbage, carrot, jicama, caraway rice wine vinaigrette...$5
Hand cut Fries...$5

Bowery Bay - 19-33 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria NY 11105
N/Q Train to Ditmars Blvd

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