92-10 Shore Parkway, Howard Beach; 925-8411
- Sunday 12 p.m.-3 p.m.(lunch),
4 p.m.-11p.m. (dinner). Closed Mondays.
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diners rejoice, south Queens is home to a new bastion of comfort and
cuisine that is a must see on any epicurean’s culinary tour.
on Shore Parkway in Howard Beach, offers the fine taste of continental
cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere.
into Seascapes, I was greeted by a valet parker and a classically modeled
marble entranceway, which opened into an ample, yet cozy, dining room.
in soft shadows by darkened wall lamps, the modern décor helped to craft
the restaurant’s ambiance.
stocked bar was available in a side room for those who didn’t get there
early enough to beat the dinner rush.
there was range of attire among diners, I’d suggest business casual to
not feel out of place.
started dinner with the California Mesclun Salad ($7), a mixed greens and
tomato salad topped with a creamy dressing.
appetizer menu was ample, and judging from those around me, the Crispy
Fried Calamari ($10) was the most popular choice.
the main course, I ordered the Pan Seared Organic Duck Breast ($23),
served with a sweet, sticky blackberry sauce and tastefully arranged
around a bed of spinach and sweet potatoes.
duck was delicately tender and wonderfully complimented by the
not-too-tart berry flavors.
was even convinced to eat the spinach, which I normally avoid, thanks in
part to the delicate taste lent to it by the sweet potatoes.
dining companion ordered the Sesame Crusted Tuna Medallion ($25), also
served with sweet potatoes, a helping of baby bok choy, and smothered in a
tasty mustard cream sauce.
wine menu was expansive, and we both added to the experience with a glass
of a Pinot Grigio.
Chocolate Soufflé a la Mode for dessert was overwhelming and decadent,
and the authentic cappuccino washed it down nicely.
Fresh Berries with Cream Anglaise were also delicious.
fruit was assuredly fresh, and the light, sugary anglaise was flavored
with subtle hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
in all, Seascapes was an enjoyable experience for a pleasant evening out.
were over $20, while many of the pastas came in somewhere under that mark.
Appetizers, soups and salads ranged from $6-$12.
service, wait staff, and management were stupendous.
Seascapes for a distinguished dining experience in an elegant atmosphere.