Largo Is Key
63-20 Woodhaven Blvd.,
Italian, American, and Seafood
Sun.-Tues., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs., 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.;
Fri.-Sat., and 5 p.m. - midnight.
The bar at Largo is open until 2 a.m. Sun.-Wed., and 4 a.m.
restaurant opened just over a month ago, and is already amassing a
substantial following. The restaurant’s blue and red color scheme and
ambience are a draw, but the food is what keeps people consistently coming
from Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
restaurant, located on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park, features Chef Ken
Pulomena – formerly of Manhattan’s Blue Water Grill, Dock’s, and
Bryant & Cooper Steakhouse – as well as a sommelier and live music
from Wednesday to Saturday nights.
appetizer menu offers a variety of seafood choices, and the marinated
grilled calamari and octopus with garlic, chili, fresh herbs, extra virgin
olive oil, and white wine sauce is highly recommended.
Also delicious is the sautéed Maryland lump crabcake with roasted
Largo’s vegetarian visitors, plenty of options are also available,
particularly appealing is the house salad of kalamata olives, roasted red
peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, capers, and anchovies in a
entrees, meat eaters can enjoy a grilled dry aged sirloin with blue cheese
mashed potato haricot vert in a cabernet sauvignon sauce.
Fish lovers may select the swordfish, served “blackened like the
tar on the street,” with sweet potato and crabmeat hash in voodoo sauce.
Another option is the crabmeat-crusted salmon with sautéed spinach
and rock shrimp risotto in a chardonnay white wine sauce.
dinner, try a bottle from Largo’s wine list, with selections from as far
away as Australia and New Zealand to a local flavor from the North Fork of
Long Island. Red
and white wines are also available by the glass.
of Largo’s ingredients are prepared fresh, as the restaurant refrigerates
all, and freezes none of its food, except for shrimp, which must be iced.
The kitchen features a mesquite grill, which allows Chef Pulomena to
add several wood flavors to meals.
also has a bar backed by blue lights and metallic columns, and a lounge with
cushy chairs and sofas for less hungry visitors.
A drink recommendation is the “Largotini” – a sweet, martini
– and for dessert Largo’s Cheesecake – a delicious chocolate and
vanilla flavor blend.
hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. from Sunday through Tuesday, 5 p.m. -11 p.m. on
Wednesday and Thursday, and 5 p.m. - Midnight from Friday through Sunday.
The restaurant’s manager said, “You don’t have to cross any bridges or
tunnels because you have the food of Manhattan on Woodhaven Boulevard.”
Wednesday nights feature a quiet piano and bass duo for diners’
entertainment, from Thursday through Saturday night a singer is on-hand to
perform all your favorite Sinatra and Tony Bennett tunes on request.
Largo also hosts private parties.