Baby Ray’s: Classic comfort food

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Baby Ray's
Baby Ray's

Baby Ray’s is a quaint, old-fashioned establishment popular with locals that serves homemade classics. The dining area at Baby Ray’s is divided in two, with a bar area which becomes busy at night with locals and sports enthusiasts. The dining room is covered in wood and classic floral prints, complete with a fireplace and antique décor.

Trapped in time, this hidden culinary gem believes in consistency and comfort – granting customers the opportunity to escape the busy streets of Queens and enjoy quality food and a warm atmosphere.

Begin your meal with an appetizer. Choose from the baked clams or wings baked with blue cheese and a zesty hot sauce. Far from your average bar joint, Baby Ray’s combines traditional pub classics with a truly distinctive setting and fusion of classic American dishes that keep customers coming back weekly.

Baby Ray’s focuses on American classics such ribs slathered in tangy BBQ sauce or the porterhouse for two.

Utilizing only a handful of ingredients, and a genuine admiration for classic American cuisine, the chef aims for consistency and authenticity. The steak is tender, draped in sautéed onions and flavorful mushrooms. On the side, my guest and I sampled the macaroni and cheese — delicious comfort food. If you’re not much of a meat eater, sample the fish served with vegetables and mashed potatoes.

The locals know that dessert is just as important as the meal, especially with the chocolate mousse cake served up at this cozy eatery. The chef describes the dessert as his “favorite.” Layers of chocolate mousse, served with whipped cream and hot coffee are the perfect way to end a meal.

Tucked away in College Point, Baby Ray’s stands alone in a neighborhood flooded with pizzerias and bakeries.

BABY RAY’S

13-46 127th Street, College Point

917-563-53528

Hours: Tue – Thu noon, to 10 p.m.; Fri., Sat, noon to 11 p.m.

Parking: Valet on weekends