By Simon Gusev
For high-quality and innovative American brasserie style plates with an equally palatable view, head to American Brass in the fashionable hub of Long Island City. Located across from the historically preserved Long Island City Gantries, American Brass, which remains committed to sustainability, serves up scrumptious and locally sourced ingredients. They are currently offering outdoor dining, delivery and takeout.
Although the summer’s warmth is behind us, American Brass still offers guests outdoor waterfront seating with superb views of the Manhattan skyline framed by Gantry State Park’s majestic fall color scheme. The contemporary and airy décor of American Brass was imagined by renowned interior designer Molly Elizabeth. With sleek yet cozy vibes, the space showcases custom brass light fixtures, considerable mosaic tilework, leather banquettes, antique mirrors, wood bistro tables, and a U-shaped stone bar. With a dining room that can seat up to 150 guests plus additional outdoors seating for 100, American Brass is one of the most expansive and enticing eateries in the area. The restaurant is currently following all safety guidelines and social distancing protocols.
With meats sourced from New York State farms to local Long Island City craft beers, their mouthwatering menu shows off their New York pride, which can be felt – and tasted – in every plate. No matter which coast you prefer, you can enjoy both salt and briny East Coast Oysters or sweet and plump West Coast Oysters. Their other raw bar delicacies include Marinated Octopus with barley miso, daikon radish and crispy ginger, as well as Red Snapper Ceviche made with fresno pepper, crispy quinoa, avocado and mango. Savor some succulent seafood platters, featuring fresh lobster, prawns, seafood salad, crab legs and other fresh from the sea finds. Divine dinner dishes include Branzino with roasted fingerlings, confit tomatoes, smoked eggplant and salsa verde, as well as their classic American Brass Burger, complete with bacon jam, mild cheddar and housemade pickles. Other favorites are the Berkshire Pork Chop made with coco beans, smoked bacon, tuscan kale and garlic butter, a perfectly cooked New York Strip Steak, Half Amish Chicken and pasta plates. Do brunch better with their sweet, savory and healthy options. We recommend their Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Benedict and Wild Mushroom Hash, with red bliss potatoes, smoked paprika and fried.
Enjoy an extensive wine menu and a craft beer menu which is focused exclusively on local breweries. Unique brunch cocktails include the Shrimp Mary – you heard that right, this creative cocktail has tequila, sherry, tomato and clam juice! Your group can have even more fall dining fun with their fruity and sparkling Peach Spritz, which serves four to six guests.
Lounge out in Long Island City’s trendiest and tastiest new space where you will find local, tasty and innovative eats with a view.