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47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Great american comfort food with a southern flair.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and margarita

You definitely need to go there if you live in the area. Try the roast pork and Mac/cheese. Also their drinks are pretty good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2013
Mergen D
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New York City, New York
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went here recently on a Friday, with my fiancee, and it was actually my birthday dinner. I read reviews about this place on Yelp and there were some good, some not so good ones. My review is also in-between review, some good and some bad. My fiancee and I walked around a few blocks, because we had decided we... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We went here for Sunday brunch with our son who lives in the neighborhood. The restaurant is cozy (or small, depending on your viewpoint), but the food was excellent, service was great and the prices were outstanding for New York. Also, each meal came with either a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, both of which were very good. We had the... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was a pleasant surprise. The menu is small and focused. I came here with a Groupon and didn't expect much. But I was wrong. The pulled pork tacos are excellent. The service is excellent. The space is really small.

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

You definitely need to go there if you live in the area. Try the roast pork and Mac/cheese. Also their drinks are pretty good too.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The food at El Ay Si is flavorful and creative. The Chicken Fried Chicken is great, and the Pork Belly with Apples is unreal. Do yourself a favor and eat here.

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Forest Hills, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My friend and I came here and had a groupon and was welcomed graciously. There were no separate menus or restrictions for having a groupon. (yippee) The place is small and quaint but cute and reminds you of a little spot in the Caribbean. The staff were down to earth and cool. The music was great and it was really... More 

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New York City, New York
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174 reviews 174 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Went there the other night. Nice atmosphere and the veggie chillie was spicy and extremely well done.

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Brooklyn, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We went because we had a scout mob deal and it was... ok. It seems like others do enjoy the spot I guess it just wasn't for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Great american comfort food with a southern flair.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?