A rooftop bar at a hotel with great views sounds like the kind of place that reaches capacity while you’re still ordering brunch. But that’s not the case with this spot at the top of the Boro Hotel in Long Island City. It’s on the small side - there are just a few couches, tables, and counter seats looking out over LIC and Manhattan - but it rarely gets packed, and it’s a nice spot for a cocktail. We also like Beebe’s (the restaurant on the ground floor), so keep them both in mind for a one-two punch with a date or small group.
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A regularly-updated rundown on all the new spots where we’ve been eating.
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Tournesol is a French small plates restaurant in Long Island City that’s ideal for casual date night.
John Brown Smokehouse
While we enjoyed our time with John Brown Smokehouse, we didn’t quite go crazy over the BBQ the way others have. Though if you and your crew appreciate trays full of BBQ and massive bootfuls of beer, John Brown should be on the radar.
Gordo’s is a neighborhood Mexican restaurant near the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City with solid guacamole and house margaritas.
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M. Wells Dinette
M. Wells Dinette is a spot in MoMa PS1 from the same people behind a famous LIC steakhouse and has one of the more unique lunches in the city.
Woodbines is pub in Long Island City where you could you could bring a first date. Which is to say, it’s a pretty nice pub.
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