Sometimes you just want to enjoy the simple things in life. No muss, no fuss.
A good bacon cheeseburger.
Crispy tasty fries.
A cold pint of beer.
Corner Bistro in Long Island City, Queens NYC is one of those spots that can be described as basic and understated, yet cozy and inviting. Sparsely decorated with just a few beer signs on the walls, tin ceiling, small chalkboard listing the beers on tap, and a few large flat screens showing the daily sports events. Nice bar that seats around a dozen around it, and a separate dining area with some tables and chairs. Friendly no-nonsense bartender and great service. Not your normal definition of a burger joint but more like a bar that serves up some delicious burgers in a clean and simple environment.
When I took a seat at the bar that night I immediately noticed they had McSorely’s dark and light on tap. Along with Yuengling, Stella, Blue Moon, Smutty Nose IPA, Blue Point, and Sierra Nevada it makes for an efficient little quality beer selection. Also a small amount of assorted bottled beer to choose from. I am always in the mood for a good pint so I went with McSorely’s dark, and at only $4.50 it was a good deal.
The food menu here is tiny but gets right to business. Basically just a few burgers, sandwiches, salads, and fries. I ordered up the Bistro Burger that comes with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and fresh onions piled high and a soft bun. Juicy and delicious! Worth the $8. As a side I had to try the Sweet Potato Fries for only $3.50 and I received a good sized plate of potatoey goodness. Cooked just right with a nice crispiness and flavor. This was a perfectly satisfying meal to end out the weekend.
Affordable tasty burgers and cheap beer in a welcoming atmosphere. Heck, I might have to take the train out to Long Island City in Queens more often!
Nothing wrong with the simple things now and then.
Corner Bistro – http://www.cornerbistrony.com/