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About Crescent Grill
Located in Long Island City, Crescent Grill is conveniently placed near several public transit lines and minutes away from Manhattan. Featuring locally sourced and handpicked farm-to-table ingredients, Crescent Grill brings you fresh seasonal food for an upscale yet relaxed dining experience. Indulge in a fantastic meal and dining atmosphere while at ease knowing our business is independently run and your food is sustainably sourced.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm
Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Crescent Grill is blocks away from:
39th Avenue N/W stop
Queensboro Plaza 7/N/W stop
Queens Plaza E/M/R stop
21st - Queensbridge F stop.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Crescent Grill Ratings and Reviews
I've been so happy with everything both times I've eaten here. It's so laid back--please don't get too popular and crowded and loud!!--it has felt like the perfect place. The food is excellent and plated beautifully; the waitstaff knows what they're talking about; the local beers on tap are well-chosen; the vibe is unpretentious, the decor simple but also upscale. The art gallery is a cool thing too. We should have more places like this in Queens...but for now, this one really stands out.
Fantastic for dinner--an attention-getting menu, and dishes that easily surpassed their descriptions in the menu. The carrot & bone marrow salad was superb, perfectly balancing richness and acidity, and the parsley & lamb sausage soup was also a show-stopper, with remarkable house-made sausage.
The appetizer course left us wondering if we'd be disappointed by the entrees, but they were every bit as good--the ribeye and the duck were standouts, both using purees--some house-fermented--to complement the excellent meats.
We will absolutely go back again soon.
My girlfriend and I come here often for brunch. We typically arrive famished after a grueling workout. Crescent Grill is the perfect place to recuperate. The food is wonderful with a number of farm-to-table delicacies. The staff, including the owner, are friendly and accommodating. The ambiance is elegant but cosy. I'm a bit conflicted as I write this review: I don't want it to get overcrowded and so lose my Sunday morning oasis. But everyone at CG puts love in their work, they deserve some back.
We were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. I found it very quickly while looking for dinner and assumed we would have a good meal. However, after arriving and being seated, we knew we were in for a very nice experience.
This restaurant is now on our list of musts when visiting the city.
I love Crescent Grill. The food is tasty, locally sourced and beautifully presented. And virtually everything (lamb sausage, smoked salmon, biscuits) is made in house. The Dougherty brothers are gracious hosts who not only take care of their guests but also strive to help their community. I’ll be back for dinner and brunch very soon.
Appetizers were good we got duck toast and parsley sausage soup. For main course we got sea bass it was over salted and completely inedible. Service was great but did not make up for the gross food that was quite expensive. They offered to bring us something else but it wasn't worth it.
My favorite meal is brunch. It's a meal that allows you to combine savory, sweet, vegetables, fruit, dairy, breads, bacon, all on one plate, and all sloshed down with anything from champagne to chocolate milk. Crescent Grill catered to my various brunch fantasies and whims. The other guests at the table were similarly impressed. Our food was fresh, delicious, and perfectly prepared. The walls were decorated with very interesting art work for sale. I wish we had had a bit more time to spend there. I bet dinner is amazing.
After reading a DNAinfo article on this restaurant and seeing the menu, I was intrigued to try the cuisine, which lived up to its name! We were greeted in a friendly manner and had the opportunity to speak with one of the owners, Shaun, as well as be greeted by the bartender. During dinner, we enjoyed the ambiance of good music and quiet conversation. Kudos to the chef, and I am looking forward to my next dining experience and bringing along friends, as well as going to brunch on Sunday. This is fine farm-to-table dining, and the place is a gem in the midst of the industrial neighborhood! (PS - we shared the seared foie gras, my friend had the pork chop, and I had the smoked duck, which is out of this world. Try to leave room for the desserts - you won't be disappointed!)
Food was delicious, atmosphere was great, and service was the best! Their drinks are delicious; their bottomless brunch offer is very generous. The restaurant became progressively louder as time went on. I am guessing that is when the bottomless brunch drinks took effect :d.
Overall great place. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone in the area!
My wife and I tried it for dinner on a Saturday night and enjoyed it so much we went back the next day for Sunday brunch. Menu and wine list are limited, but thoughtfully designed. Food and service are very good, and the staff are personable and friendly. We'd recommend it highly.
Crescent Grill is amazing! Never had a bad meal and always amazing service.
It's what every restaurant should aspire to be.
They take extreme care to find the freshest ingredients and prepare them in a way that highlights their natural flavors, while making it look like a piece of art.
Crescent Grill is everything all the other reviewers before me has written. Parking was accessible. The staff was very accommodating. We ran late for our reservation, a table of 6, and the staff was so friendly and not bothered. Our waitress whose name I forget, she was amazing and funny and attentive and JUST RIGHT. The food was delicious and the Bourbon Lemonade, well, you must try it.
Upon being seated I noticed one small but big detail - an image of NYC skyline nicely lit and strategically placed on the back interior wall. Among other details are many paintings on display on the walls. On a quiet night, I can see myself with a glass of wine viewing one painting after another. And that reminds me about the wine list - I was pleased with the selections, both my husband and I stayed along the red options. He had the Bordeaux and I had the Lodi Pinot Noir. They were both lovely! We shared a few appetizers and the steak. Attentions were given to the creativity and flavors of all of the dishes. I find the menu somewhat limited, as to be expected with some farm to table restaurants. Crescent Grill is a stellar of a farm to table restaurant and a gem in LIC.
Great food I must say! The service was okay. They have a ridiculous rule of not allowing diners in the back "classy" room to order from the Pub menu. The pub menu has a couple of items that are not exactly pub food, i.e. salmon. We were dressed nicely for a romantic dinner out and wanted a nice ambiance, which this place offers in the dining room. However, when looking at the main menu, we realized that the pub menu had some items that were more appealing at that time. We decided to order off the pub menu, but were forced to get up from our nice romantic candlelit white table cloth table, which we were so comfortable and were really enjoying and move to a high-top table at the bar, simply so we could eat some salmon...which shouldn't be on a "pub" menu in the first place. I'd go back for the food, but the pub menu rule of only eating in the loud front area is ridiculous. If this place wants to stay in business...forego that rule and simply let your customers enjoy anything on the menu..anywhere in the restaurant.
Was in town for business and found the there were not a lot of options in Long Island city. I got this reservation from a friend and reserved a table. I happened to hit on a night when they also had an art opening. It was all fun and tasty.
Long Island City does not have many restaurants and this one was a definite surprise.
I booked a Sunday meal with my niece and her husband to show her around the area to which my ancestors arrived from Ireland in the 1920's . It's changed so much! Crescent Grill was perfect. The staff were really, really nice and the food was great. I would definitely recommend it on a trip to Long Island City. With the number of hotels right around there, looks like Long Island City is getting to be a hot area. Go to Crescent Grill!
My son and I ventured to Brooklyn for his spring break. We are from the Boston area. A family member recommended we visit Crescent Grill as her boyfriend's two brothers own/run the restaurant. Honestly, I went there for my son's excitement for this connection but I was SO pleasantly surprised. From the moment we stepped foot in the restaurant, I was impressed. The hostess, bartender, our waitress greeted us with such warmth and gentility...the artwork on the wall was an unexpected cultural bonus...but the real gem...the food. It was exquisite from beginning to end. Elevated, seasonal, creative, beautiful cuisine and not typical New York prices. I wish you were in our neighborhood back home, we'd be regulars! Thank you for an amazing experience.
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