New Whitestone Steakhouse
D.J. STEAKHOUSE: 20-14 Francis Lewis Blvd, Whitestone, NY 11357, 631-8788
HOURS: 7 days a week. Opens at 11 a.m. Closes Sunday thru Thursday at 10 p.m.
(11 p.m. Friday & Saturday).
PARKING: Curbside or small lot in rear.
PARTIES: Reserve early for your holiday party
installed. Expects license soon.
CREDIT CARDS: All major cards accepted.
Newly opened and completely refurbished (it was formerly the Celebrity
Deli), the D. J. Steakhouse is attractive with its tall windows,
banquettes, red linens and attentive personnel.
We discussed the menu with owner, James Li, and chef, David Yong
(formerly of Ruyons in NYC). We started by tasting the Country BBQ Ribs
– meaty and tasty ($6.95) and a very delicately wrapped Spring Roll.
This was followed by a cup of Manhattan Clam Chowder – good, lightly
spiced broth with fresh vegetables and clam pieces. (It was the soup du
Since it is a steak house, we decided on the Junior Sizzler (14 oz. at
$15.95). The D.J. Exclusive Sizzler Steak is $19.95. Also available is the
Filet Mignon ($18.95) and Sirloin Steak ($17.95). Our steak was
accompanied by a plate of veggies including carved carrots and a side
order of home fries.
From the specials listed on the chalkboard, our other entrée was Broiled
Seafood Combination ($16.95). With well stuffed clams, jumbo shrimp,
tender scallops and filet of sole, it was a complete
meal. It was accompanied by a green salad with shredded carrots,
cukes and tomatoes. The thick, creamy blue cheese dressing was served on
Edith, our server, recommended the house dessert made on the premises,
Old Fashioned Apple Pie topped with streusel (we forgot the whipped
cream). The other dessert of choice, Carrot Cake, was double layered and
rich with frosting.
General Manager, Barry Kramer – a long-time Whitestone local – enjoys
greeting the diners and discussing the menu. From Hamburger to Roast
Turkey, from Onion Rings to Potato Skins, and from Shepard’s Pie to Fish
& Chips, lunch or dinner, D. J. Steakhouse can give you just what you