The restaurant scene has exploded in the last couple of years in Long Island City with more choices than ever on where to find great food. This evening we were invited for a quick preview of what’s to become Long Island City’s newest restaurant hot spot called “opendoor”.
The owner, Nick Guitart has built a good portion of the restaurant with his bare two hands using salvaged materials. But what struck me the most was his ode to the Pepsi Cola sign on the back wall of the restaurant:
So what can you expect? ”It’s a neighborhood saloon,” says Nick. ” American small plates, like tapas. We have cooks here, not chefs. In other words, we want our customers to be comfortable.” The food, drinks and prices will reflect that too, he says.
The restaurant seats 98 and should be opening in 1 to 3 weeks (we all know how timing with the health inspectors to liquor licenses work).
Are you dying to know where it is? 10-09 50th Ave. Between Vernon and Jackson.
And of course, we’ll bring you a preview of the menu, prices and more right before they open. Stay tuned!