The Inkan serves big portions of Latin American food in two separate spaces on the same street corner - a small dining room and a separate bar area with TVs. Peruvian dishes occupy a large portion of the menu, so expect plenty of seafood and ceviche, but plan to direct your attention on the rotisserie chicken, their specialty. We'd recommend making a meal of the half chicken ($7.50) and some plantains. This is also one of the few spots in the city where you can get a solid pisco sour, best enjoyed during nice weather in the restaurant’s enclosed backyard.
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M. Wells Steakhouse
If you live in this area, or you find yourself here often, M. Wells is a decent spot for a nice dinner. You can even follow it up with a drink at Dutch Kills for a pleasant, albeit expensive, evening in Queens. Unfortunately, that’s as weird as things are gonna get. Queens.
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.
Beebe’s is a restaurant in the bottom of The Boro Hotel in LIC, and it’s a perfect for when you’re in the area and need something easy.
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Lalito is a Mexican-ish spot in Chinatown, with a funky menu and good vibes. Hit it for dinner, or even lunch if you’re on jury duty.
Café Habana is and always will be one of the coolest (and best) places to eat Cuban food in New York City.
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The Green Street LIC
The Green Street LIC does kind-of-healthy Korean with optional Korean barbecue.
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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