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Beija Flor

38-02 29th St. (38th Ave.) Send to Phone
A taste of Brazilian food in up-and-coming Long Island City.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Beija Flor, Long Island City, NY

Beija Flor Restaurant Review

: This neighborhood gem, situated on the corner of a nondescript and quiet street, is a welcome option in the area's dining scene. Canvas banners running with ripple-like effect across the ceiling, rustic wood tables and banquettes upholstered in repurposed burlap combine with filament lights and provincial decorative accents to create a warm and subtly deconstructed feel. The Brazilian menu pays homage to traditional dishes and those that reflect an infusion of contemporary Latin influences. Do not pass up a taste of the bacalhau (codfish), whether it’s in the form of a croquette with a crunchy exterior and a mousse-like consistency within or a flaky broiled filet with sautéed onions, olives, broccoli and baby potatoes. On the meatier side, a grilled top sirloin steak served sizzling on an iron skillet with rice, beans, farofa and vinaigrette is full of savory flavors and will satisfy those looking for a taste of churrasco. Desserts feature Brazilian takes on Spanish and Latin classics. There is a delicate flan with a comparably thicker consistency than the Spanish or Mexican variety as well as a cocoa powder mousse with a pleasantly smooth and sticky, slightly toffee-like texture. Caipirinhas are offered in a range of fruity varieties while the wine list consists of selections that pair well with the menu.

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