Must-See Long Island City
by Michael Hsu, 09/23/2014
Courtesy, Water's Edge Restaurant
Water's Edge Restaurant
401 44th Dr. (at the East River), 718-482-0033
21-52 44th Dr., 718-361-0013
Long Island City also has many fine-dining options. For breathtaking views of the river and skyline, visit Water's Edge. The restaurant's glass-enclosed dining area and wraparound deck sit just above the East River, giving you the sense of being afloat. The menu leans heavily on the ocean—diver scallops, red snapper, top neck clams—but also includes poultry and steak. LIC Market is another local restaurant worth making a trip for. The market-driven menu has garnered rave reviews for its entrées (risotto with corn and jalapeños; ribeye cap with black truffle butter) and sides like garlic fried potatoes. The restaurant stocks its wooden shelves with seasonal signature condiments like strawberry-and-black-pepper jam and bitter-lemon marmalade.