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.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:45pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
$30 and under
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Please call if you are interested in having an event catered by Crescent Grill.
Free shuttle service in our local neighborhood. Visit www.crescentgrill.com for our coverage map.
Crescent Grill is blocks away from the Court Square G, 39th Avenue N/Q stop, Queensboro Plaza 7/N/Q stop, Queens Plaza E/M/R stop and the 21st - Queens bridge F stop.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Crescent Grill Ratings and Reviews
We really wanted to like this restaurant ...
We really wanted to like this restaurant. We have so few quality places to eat near us in LIC. The dining room needs work. It wants to be an art gallery and a farm to table restaurant. It doesn't work together.
The food was delicious but was NOT worth the value based on portion sizes. A burata salad for $15 (2 ounces of burata and 8 mini pear/cherry tomatoes).
We have lived in NYC for 20 years. We go to restaurants with small portion sizes and high prices, but this was ridiculous. Again, the food was delicious but the portion sizes based on prices don't work.
It is a great farm-to-table find. It wou ...
It is a great farm-to-table find. It would have been much better if they could be more flexible with allergy related substitutions and a little faster tabling the food, but it was delicious and most importantly grass-fed and organic food. We will definitely come back.
Our first time here. To avoid Manhattan ...
Our first time here. To avoid Manhattan brunch scene we stayed in Queens and found this place. Wonderful brunch, we did the unlimited mimosa/bloody mary special and the sangria was part of the special too yum! Was a great way to stretch out afternoon conversation. The owner came by to check on us. We highly recommend Crescent Grill and will go back for dinner soon.
This was our second visit to Crescent Gr ...
This was our second visit to Crescent Grill and brought friends because it was so great the first time. Everyone loved every bite of food. The staff is lovely and the owner stopped at our table. An extra plus is the availability of street parking. We came from LI and our friends are from Westchester so it is also a great half way meeting location.
With the flourishing advent of new & exc ...
With the flourishing advent of new & exciting eat-spots in Astoria & LIC, I was happily suprised by this fresh farm-to-table addition to the nabe. Tiny little touches like the just-churned whipped-cream for the lemon-yogurt pancakes & the cake-slice-thick banana-bread french toast & notable local art on the walls made it remarkable, and the tantalizing breadth of the menu assured return visits on many a weekend to come.
With the exception of the "modern" (plea ...
With the exception of the "modern" (pleasant, but noise friendly) decor, this is the kind of neighborhood restaurant I wish I had closer to home. For the most part, the ingredients were fresh, suggesting that they really are locally sourced (whatever that means in NY City). This includes the appetizing craft cocktails. I was disappointed to see less than a handful of NY State wines on the list. They could do better than that.Yes the portions are small (especially the Foie Gras), but carefully prepared and definitely fresh. We came on a quiet night in August and everyone was very attentive and friendly. One plus on the decor is the large mural at the end of the room, which suggest the view you might have across the East River if you were closer to it and had a large window. We came on a quit night and parking on the street in front of the restaurant --free after 7. Fortunate, since we don't live in the local area for a free pickup and return. If we did, we definitely come often. Menu is limited, but I assume it changed with the seasons.
Very nice restaurant and definitely will ...
Very nice restaurant and definitely will return, maybe for brunch the next time. Although we lived too far for their shuttle service, definitely nice touch. Only gripe was pepper mill was not brought over until halfway through meal, although overall, service very good.
Food was good. Value poor. Very small po ...
Food was good. Value poor. Very small portions. I ordered the lobster. 32.00 for 1 claw with no knuckle and 1/2 lobster tail meat. When I complained the server brought it back and added an additional smaller claw. Claw was cooked and served in shell. This would preclude it having any special sauce or treatment that would justify the 32.00 price.
My boyfriend and I had an incredible and ...
My boyfriend and I had an incredible and memorable time at Crescent Grill this weekend! The waitress, Kristin, was really wonderful, and gave top-notch suggestions and information about the ingredients and dishes. The food was truly delicious (and worth coming back for!), but the waitress really made the experience special. I can't wait to come back again for a special occasion dinner, but we plan on trying lunch and brunch here very soon!
This restaurant has an excellent present ...
This restaurant has an excellent presentation of ambience, service and food. But I think it is trying way too hard to be "gourmet." Nothing I had was really that satisfying in taste including the cocktail. The art gallery aspect was enjoyable, but I would not recommend this restaurant in regards to the taste of the food.
Crescent Grill was absolutely amazing! W ...
Crescent Grill was absolutely amazing! We were celebrating a year countdown to our wedding and they took fabulous care of us. The waitress went above and beyond to make it a special night and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! From the food to the champagne, and then the free ride home...everything was exquisite! Highly Recommend!
A surprisingly wonderful dining experience!
Extraordinary food prepared in a true farm-to-table manner. Love that you dine in the middle of an art gallery. Service was very attentive, but not so much that you felt like you were being rushed along. My first dining experience in Long Island City and now everything will pale in comparison. I just moved into the neighborhood and this will definitely become my local go-to joint.
Great hidden gem
We were picked up by the van which brought us home after dinner, a great plus. I started with the beet appetizer which was a bit of a disappointment, pureed clumps of beets with a couple of cut up beets, some greens and cheese, no tooth feel here.
I had the halibut in a broth with scallions and cucumbers and a curry sauce on the side; it first came overly salted so they made me a new one which was perfection, light and satisfying. My friends had pork chops and the chicken and everyone enjoyed their meals thoroughly.
The most annoying thing is when waitstaff pick up the dishes of those who are finished while one person is still eating, it makes them hurry their meal and is so rude. Other than that it was a very pleasant experience.
The owner stopped by to speak with us and was very charming and helpful especially with my fish.
The entire experience was exceptional! From the complimentary car service from the Courtyard Long Island City to the service and perfectly prepared farm to table menu; a true gem of a restaurant. The beet salad was perfect as was the wine recommended by the server!
I will definitely return during my next visit to see what new items the talented culinary team are preparing.
Nestled on the "other side of the tracks ...
Nestled on the "other side of the tracks" in Long Island City is this jewel. The food and service were excellent. While the area is filled with industrial buildings it is very much a lively residential community. This restaurant has many really good offerings. I didn't have a drink but my friend did and she said her red wine options were very good and the wine she choose was very good. You'll not be disappointed!
The service was impeccable. We felt as if we were the most important guest in the entire restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine list left nothing to be desired. We were picked up and dropped off at our apartment by their complementary car service (super awesome!). What a great evening! Would recommend to anyone!
Always a great visit!
If you have not tried Crescent Grill aka Crescent, what are you waiting for??? The owner is so nice and the staff are really attentive. Most importantly the food is awesome. I have had brunch and lunch at the restaurant so far and everything is good from the steak to the lobster omelette and so much more. I cannot wait to return again. The restaurant even offers car service to those in the area.
Great, Great, Great!
Found this gem of a restaurant. Great ambience, service and overall value. The owner (Sean) stopped by the table and engaged in conversation. Waitstaff was knowledgeable, courteous and charming. Nice art gallery, bar area and music. Complimentary shuttle serve...cant beat the value, ambience and service.
Went on Valentine's Sunday. Only 60 dollar prix fixe available even tho restaurant only half full. One waitress definitely a little sniffy but she still awarded herself a 75 dollar tip. Definite lacked warmth and character. A dissapointment for the money. On the plus side the wine list had some interesting selections.
Cresent Grill yumm for eyes and tummy
I took my girlfriend to this restaurant and we loved the art paintings all around the dining area and how all of the paintings are from local artist in the long island city area. The food was a valentine pre-fix menu and it offered a good sample of what they can offer and do not have any complaints of anything they were serving.
Great Spot In Long Island City
We had theater tickets in Long Island City and found Crescent City on a couple of sites with good reviews - we were not disappointed. We were there earlyish so was pretty quiet. All meals and appetizers were very good. Service was great (not always the case when restaurants are less than filled). Would recommend even as a destination on its own - it is remote, but interesting to see the area.
Limited menu and high prices
I was joining a friend during a layover at JFK and made the effort to leave the airport due to positive had reviews I saw but upon arriving the area and neighborhood was a bit seedy, the restaurant inside was nice but overwhelmingly too hot to even enjoy your meal.
The Menu featured online on their website had a lot of offerings but when we arrived there was such a limited menu I ended up getting a salad which was extremely small and a side order of french fries to indulge, the French fries were $7 alone, almost more than my glass of wine! They were out of some items listed on the menu, like chicken!
Not overly attentive nor welcoming staff, other than a very nice hostess. I would not recommend, unfortunately as I was hopeful.
One of Queens' best!
One of my fave places. Crescent Grille is consistently fantastic. The staff are attentive, the drinks are creative, and the food is fantastic. This is a farm-to-table restaurant that is also a creative venture. The ingredients are fresh and local, but the platings parallel Manhattan restaurants.
This place is in an up-and-coming neighborhood that used to be very commercial. It's very safe- but the restaurant still provides a shuttle to the train (about four blocks away). Worth a trip to Queens.
Our waitress was super attentive. One of ...
Our waitress was super attentive. One of the best ever we have had in a while and we eat out three times a week. The apps were all full of flavors we never thought would mix but they did. Alot of things are made in house and it shows.
This was a wonderful find and very convenient
They offer shuttle service for people coming from nearby in LIC. The owner Sean was extremely accommodating. What was notable among other things including the fine biscuits, was that it is also an art gallery presenting the work of neighborhood artists. The artist changes every two months and they have a reception at the opening of their exhibitions. It is truly a gem and worth a trip even if you are not in LIC. Pretty accessible from midtown Manhattan. It's a mellow place, comfortable and friendly without being "precious" in any way.
Farm to Table - Delicious
The Crescent Grill was an amazing find--a fresh, farm-to-table restaurant in my local neighborhood. The food was delicious, and the ambiance warm and inviting. The owner of the restaurant came by the tables and personally introduced himself, asking how the food and the service was. This will quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Astoria.
The restaurant needs tweeking
This restaurant is off the beaten track, however for locals they provide transportation, which is a genius idea. The food was surprisingly good, although the price are a bit high . My halibut ($36) was overcooked, and I should have sent it back, along with the vegetables that were cold. The service was slow, but being that we were a party of six, and had a lot to talk about, no one really minded. The appetizers were good, although the foie gras was really small for $16. Not sure I would return...the menu is rather limited...and not many choices of entree were to my liking.
Personal Welcome by the Owner!
We visited CG the night before our wedding. On the walk up to the venue we were a little worried as we are from the UK and it looked a little sparce.
However upon entry these fears were removed. It is a surprising oasis in the middle of a industrial area.
There is a beautiful art gallery with work throughout the restaurant. As you walk in you are welcomed and jackets are checked in by friendly staff.
The wait staff are most pleasant and the menu is AMAZING with a good wine list to accompany it.
We were welcomed to the restaurant by the owner and after our meal he drove all 6 of us back to our hotel in his shuttle vehicle. I'd definitely revisit and recommend this place that others.
Very fussy food presentation
There's no problem with the food quality at Crescent Grill but one left with the impression that the chef was trying too hard. We both had duck - perfectly cooked - but the plate was over dressed , the duck pate overkill, and the broccolini side, was jarring with its chilli heat and totally unexpected. Likewise the seasonal pumpkin dessert - tasty - but way too try hard. The waitress was pleasant but seemed to lack some knowledge about the wine we asked about.
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