51st Bakery & Cafe is a popular neighborhood hang on a side street near the southern tip of Long Island City. In the morning, people sit at a communal table and seats along the walls while eating avocado toast on Balthazar bread. Lunch options, which rotate daily, include things like chickpea smash or roast chicken, available as salads or on baguettes.
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The Inkan is a Peruvian restaurant in Long Island City that specializes in rotisserie chicken and has a nice backyard.
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La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is a French wine bar in Little Italy that’s a good date spot.
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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.
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