PLAN DATE: WEDS / JAN. 30
Sleek and sexy are the first adjectives that come to mind at Long Island City’s SHI, an upscale Asian-fusion restaurant located along Long Island’s waterfront and Gantry State Park. Dark wood tables and chairs sit on dark wood floors, brightened by floor to ceiling windows that deliver the most breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline. But the sophistication doesn’t stop there. SHI’s menu offers the best in Chinese and Japanese cuisine, from traditional favorites like crab Rangoon and red curry duck to assorted sushi and sashimi. For a little something unexpected, try the Lychee calamari or the banana spring roll.
A little more inland, delight in another foreign flavor. Headed by Chef Jean-Claude Perennou—who brought decades of delight to Waldorf Astoria patrons—Cannelle LIC is a must-go for pastry lovers across the globe. Try a Napoleon or a pear tart or an ice cream. Whatever you fancy, it’s here waiting—and almost too gorgeous to eat.
Long Island City
Dinner, Pastries, Dessert
4720 Center Boulevard, Queens
idk tip: Get the most out of the fusion experience by going family style, then work it off with a stroll down the waterfront.
5-11 47th Avenue, Queens
idk tip: Grab some croissants or bread for breakfast the next day. Whether you are one or two, you won’t regret it.