Queens is one of the boroughs with the most complex and interesting cultures in all of New York City. Known for being the second-largest in population, Queens boasts an array of colorful dishes and restaurants. The Lowery Bar & Kitchen does not stray from that motto. This trendy Sunnyside spot doubles as an Irish dive bar and upscale delicatessen. Serving modern American cuisine alongside hand-crafted cocktails, The Lowery Bar & Kitchen is one place you need to check out if you’re in the neighborhood. Start your night with the shareable Chicken Bang Bang ($11). These tiny little morsels are made with panko chicken bites and spicy sriracha aioli. Each bite will leave you craving for another one. If you’re looking to make it to the big leagues, try the Short Rib & Brisket Burger Blend ($16). This burger blend is not for the faint of heart. Packed with roasted garlic aioli, onion straws and pickles, it is not made for the calorie conscious Brooklynite.
Another hefty dish can be found with the Steak Frites ($27). Consisting of an 8oz NY strip steak served with black peppercorn and shoestring fries, this dish is made with impeccable quality and care. The steak is neither too tough or moist, but served with a moderate consistency that will make everyone agree on its taste. The shoestring fries while being a viable companion can be easily forgotten. Thirsty yet? Try the The Perfect Pear ($12). Made with Grey Goose Pear Vodka, St. Germain and sparkeling wine, this tasty cocktail is strong, but delicious. Another delectable cocktail is the Tequila Mockingbird ($12). If you like Altos tequila, Aperol, grapefruit and basil, you should try this one out. Don’t let the zip code dissuade you, The Lowery Bar & Kitchen is your next favorite borough eatery. Try out their brunch too, we hear it’s amazing.
BY TIME OUT COMMUNITY REVIEWER: EMY RODRIGUEZ