To some disappointment, the old Blue Restaurant shuttered its doors last December with little speak of what its future held until now.
Photo: The old Blue Restaurant by craneboy on Flickr
We're happy to announce a new restaurant called Queens Comfort will be opening up next week in the same location. New owners, new look, new menu. Queens Comfort will have a lot of the stylings of a diner, but with a contemporary rustic attitude.
An employee preparing their sign for opening day. Note the large, central communal table
We spoke with the owner, a WLA member, the other day as he described his new restaurant as a combination of comfort and regional food.
He gave us a sneak peek at the menu-in-progress:
While they will not be serving alcohol upon opening, they are encouraging patrons to BYOW (whatever). They will serve weekend brunch and initially be open from 10a-10p.
As an interesting side note, they're big fans of ping-pong and plan to open the restaurant for after-hours ping-pong tournaments once they get moving.
What do you think? Is there room for a contemporary diner serving comfort food in Astoria?