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Title: Bistro Eloise
Post by: ljr on September 12, 2018, 03:24:31 PM
I just searched this board and cannot find the posting, but I recall that there was going to be a branch of a little French bistro, based maybe in LIC, that was planning to open in the mall where Cannelle is located.  I was just over there (I hardly ever go there) and see no sign of anything under construction. Does anyone know what happened? Wish I could recall the name of the place, but it looked like an exciting addition to the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: carrefour_ny on September 12, 2018, 03:30:48 PM
Actually, work is under way. The restaurant is right next to Canelle, in the corner of the mall, which is why you may have missed it. They seem to be making steady progress, and last week, the renovation looked like it was wrapping up. They'd installed the wainscotting and the benches.

Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: JHMNY on September 12, 2018, 03:46:27 PM
The restaurant's name will be Eloise.
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: Shelby2 on September 12, 2018, 04:11:15 PM
This pic is from August 31

(https://i.imgur.com/ptaC3Lf.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: Shelby2 on September 12, 2018, 04:12:52 PM
2nd pic from August 31

(https://i.imgur.com/41TlTPX.jpg)
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: hagsrus on September 12, 2018, 06:09:33 PM
 I've tended to avoid going over there on the weekend because the wait for a bus was so long when I don't feel like walking, so pleased to see that the Q47 now seems to have decent Saturday and Sunday service.

Now, if only there were a convenient bus to the park in Astoria...!
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: ljr on September 13, 2018, 08:34:59 AM
Oh great thanks for the info! I didn't get close enough to see what that space was--from afar it looked like just an entryway. Excellent news!
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: MrPlaza on September 14, 2018, 09:32:25 AM
I for one hope they serve escargot. But that's probably wishful thinking on my part. Those little critters are surprisingly tasty when well done.
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: Ed on September 16, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
I for one hope they serve escargot. But that's probably wishful thinking on my part. Those little critters are surprisingly tasty when well done.

I always thought escargot was just a delivery system for garlic and butter...
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: Alexnyc on September 16, 2018, 09:42:45 PM
I for one hope they serve escargot. But that's probably wishful thinking on my part. Those little critters are surprisingly tasty when well done.

they do at their other location.
Title: Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a French restaurant opening near Cannelle?
Post by: MrPlaza on September 18, 2018, 05:43:17 AM
I for one hope they serve escargot. But that's probably wishful thinking on my part. Those little critters are surprisingly tasty when well done.

I always thought escargot was just a delivery system for garlic and butter...
Just a few of my favorite things. Hahaha.
Title: Bistro Eloise
Post by: JHMNY on September 20, 2018, 10:59:32 AM
For those using Facebook, Bistro Eloise (https://www.facebook.com/Bistro-Eloise-NYC-377652602972584/) has posted a few photos showing the renovation work in progress. They're also on Instagram. Looking forward to the grand opening!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: secret_test_kitchen on October 14, 2018, 02:26:05 PM
Little Eloise is opening this coming Tuesday evening (10/16) at 5 PM. We saw a handwritten sign on the front door when we stopped by La Cannelle for lunch just now. The space looks great.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: abcdefghijk on October 14, 2018, 08:02:54 PM
 :)
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Post by: Di_11372 on October 14, 2018, 10:03:09 PM

saw a pic on Instagram, looks charming :)
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Post by: CaptainFlannel on October 16, 2018, 06:18:23 PM
Bistro Eloise had a sign out today that they were opening at 5 pm tonight.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: pynchoff on October 16, 2018, 07:50:57 PM
I called. They are open tonight, but cash only. Credit card system should be up and running tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: JHMNY on October 18, 2018, 04:04:31 PM
Bistro Eloise shared a photo of their menu.

(https://i.imgur.com/sfx9WpG.jpg)
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: ljr on October 18, 2018, 04:38:39 PM
That looks great--I'm looking forward to trying it asap.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: dssjh on October 18, 2018, 04:49:26 PM
they had me at steak tartare!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: CaptainFlannel on October 18, 2018, 07:03:52 PM
I was hoping they'd be doing lunch too, but for now it looks like it's just dinner.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: pynchoff on October 18, 2018, 08:15:19 PM
They will be opening for brunch in the next week or two and plan to open for lunch in the next few weeks. Of course, plans sometimes go awry, but that's what the waiter told me when I ate there Wednesday night. Btw, the food was quite good. Surprisingly, there were a lot of French people at surrounding tables.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: lalochezia on October 18, 2018, 08:20:15 PM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/e6beac2cd6d572dcea82593ec3750383/tenor.gif?itemid=8650008)
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: N00b on October 19, 2018, 11:19:04 AM
Only $13 for steak tartare?
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: itsit on October 19, 2018, 12:07:32 PM
 This looks great. FYI Jackson Heights has had a substantial French population for some years now. Tends to fly under the
radar but they are here.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: dssjh on October 19, 2018, 12:15:47 PM
Only $13 for steak tartare?

that's about standard for an appetizer portion. maybe two bucks more in midrange Manhattan places. looking forward to trying it out!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: Dudley on October 19, 2018, 01:17:37 PM
This restaurant is fantastic, went there last night and tried out many dishes and they were all really really good. And yes, that steak tartare was legit. I'm looking forward to checking out their brunch when they start that, in about a week or so from what I heard  ;D
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: MrPlaza on October 19, 2018, 05:12:07 PM
Escargot!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: N00b on October 19, 2018, 07:33:51 PM
Only $13 for steak tartare?

that's about standard for an appetizer portion. maybe two bucks more in midrange Manhattan places. looking forward to trying it out!

Really? I’ve never seen steak tartare for less than $20 in Manhattan. Always appetizer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: dssjh on October 19, 2018, 09:24:55 PM
my favorite upscale take is at Upland, where an app is 17 but my real go to is Raoul's in Soho, a main course version at 19 -- but you're right, the dish can get pricier. i looked at Upland's menu and it was a couple bucks more than i remembered
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: N00b on October 22, 2018, 11:00:49 AM
my favorite upscale take is at Upland, where an app is 17 but my real go to is Raoul's in Soho, a main course version at 19 -- but you're right, the dish can get pricier. i looked at Upland's menu and it was a couple bucks more than i remembered

ooo yea i love upland's steak tartare and i'm actually surprised that it's sub-$20. I guess my perception of reasonable prices has been skewed by midtown business lunches.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: pipman on October 24, 2018, 09:49:12 PM
Tried them out, really nice space and staff/owner.  The burger was definitely the best in the neighborhood and on par with other memorable burgers in the city.  The addition of "pickled" avocados and the special sauce was really tasty, as well as the brioche bun to hold it all together.  Look forward to trying their brunch which is starting this weekend and other items on the classic French bistro menu. Lucky to have this in the neighborhood, worth the effort to head a few blocks north...hope they do well. 
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: Shelby2 on October 25, 2018, 01:44:53 PM
The brunch and lunch menu and hours have been posted to the Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpXMBm5FhPd/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1ns5jhfxmrvwe
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: JacksonHeightsCPA on November 04, 2018, 02:22:24 PM
Went to Bistro Eloise for brunch today and this might be my new favorite place in the neighborhood.  We  got the croque monsieur and the Pork Belly on a baguette - both fantastic.  Great desserts as well.

Planning to go back this week for dinner as well.  Looked like a great place to have dinner over a bottle of wine.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: Shelby2 on November 04, 2018, 05:38:03 PM
Just went for the first time as well. Arrived slightly before the dinner menu started so ordered off the brunch menu instead. By 5:15 pm (when this pic was taken) the place was getting quite full with a dinner crowd. I wish them all the best success. It seems like they are off to a great start.

(https://i.imgur.com/iuR28bW.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: MrPlaza on November 16, 2018, 07:45:30 AM
My wife and I made our way to Bistro Eloise on Tuesday and it knocked our socks off! Loved everything about it. It was a slow night, but we appreciated the calmness. I had the escargot and beef bourguignon. Then finished with lemon dessert that was delicious, but whose name I forgot. Anyway, it was amazing. The ambiance was thoughtful designed as well. Such a great new addition. Highly recommended. It’s really exciting to have all these new additions.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: jeanette on November 16, 2018, 10:21:32 AM
My wife and I made our way to Bistro Eloise on Tuesday and it knocked our socks off!... It’s really exciting to have all these new additions.

Eww, in a restaurant? please put your socks back on!

I too am pleased with the new establishments.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: toddg on December 09, 2018, 08:33:11 PM
My family had a delightful brunch here today.  Definitely try it!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: SimoneB on January 20, 2019, 07:06:52 PM
We’ve had dinner here twice in the past month or so. Enjoyed the food, ambience, and staff so much. It’s a real treat to have French comfort food on a cold winter’s night - last visit my husband ordered the Blanquette de Veau and I had the Coq au Vin. Both were delicious, as was the wine by the glass and the lemon meringue pie. Wishing them much success.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: itsit on May 12, 2019, 04:15:05 PM
 The brunch here is fantastic. Hands down the best cooking, value and service in the neighborhood for this meal. No price
gouging! It's busy but not mobbed and has a steady stream of customers many of whom look to be repeats. Certainly my
group. We loved it for Mothers Day!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: dssjh on May 12, 2019, 05:31:31 PM
i really want to get there, and haven't, since it falls into that middle ground between discount dining and special occasion place. have to do so, soon, since it's the kind of food i love.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on May 13, 2019, 08:34:28 AM
I wish they'd open a second location on the corner of 79th Street and 37th Avenue (the old Ingrid's hair salon).  Seems like a perfect spot.  But alas, the rent is probably double there.  :(
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: JHMNY on May 13, 2019, 09:01:06 AM
I wish they'd open a second location on the corner of 79th Street and 37th Avenue (the old Ingrid's hair salon).  Seems like a perfect spot.  But alas, the rent is probably double there.  :(

Unfortunately, that space isn’t equipped for restaurant use currently, so a higher rent wouldn’t be the only issue. Also, I heard that there’s a medical office that will be opening there.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on May 13, 2019, 02:00:56 PM
Another good idea shot to hell!   :(
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: odyshape on May 13, 2019, 03:16:30 PM
Another good idea shot to hell!   :(

What about the Jackson Gyro spot? Keep hope alive!
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on May 13, 2019, 03:37:02 PM
But the Ingrid's spot is so much more visually appealing with great space for outdoor seating.
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: dssjh on May 13, 2019, 04:18:28 PM
expanding too quickly is a sure way to destroy a business. we could use a place like this on 37th, sure, but it's way too soon to make this a chain.

 
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: Di_11372 on May 13, 2019, 06:15:02 PM
Jackson Gyro spot is already taken; going to be a Brazilian or Portuguese BBQ, fyi
Title: Re: Bistro Eloise
Post by: jeanette on May 13, 2019, 08:47:25 PM
I'm missing Jackson Gyro. Good food, an alternative, clean, friendly, affordable.