The menu at Flo Lounge Restaurant of Astoria is eclectic, including everything from spinach pie to sushi to marinated skirt steak, from the Mediterranean branzino to the 16-ounce rib-eye steak. And there is a pasta menu which includes classics such as penne a la vodka and simple customer favorites, such as the cappelini.
The drink menu at Flo Lounge Restaurant presents martinis, sangria and classic cocktails. My favorites include the Pai Mei martini or the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere,” which combines coconut rum, pineapple juice, a touch of blue curacao and fresh lemon juice. If you’re searching for something fruity, order the Havana Mistress – raspberry rum, muddled fresh strawberries, lime and mint.
Appetizers include Latin-inspired items such as the crispy tacos and chipotle chicken quesadilla – complete with guacamole. In the mood for comfort food? Order the BBQ pulled pork sliders or southern fried chicken strips.
If you’re searching for something bold, order the yellow fin tuna tartare – ahi tuna, avocado salad, all served with a pineapple vinaigrette. The quality of the tuna is extraordinary, and the chef, Aaron Block, explains that quality ingredients are the foundation to each item on the menu. At Flo, most ingredients are organic or natural from sustainable sources. It uses fresh farm eggs and organic greens.
If you’re craving something packed with flavor, try the ginger-sesame marinated skirt steak salad. Exotic mushrooms and marinated skirt steak are placed on a bed of baby spinach, drizzled in a red onion balsamic vinaigrette. Tender meat, fresh spinach, savory mushrooms – this dish combines a variety of flavors that will quickly become a customer favorite.
If you’re a sushi eater, the dragon roll is a colorful presentation of eel, spicy mayo and avocado – high quality ingredients, fresh fish, beautiful presentation. The sushi taco presents an eccentric twist on traditional Japanese cuisine – utilizing minced tuna, rice and spicy mayo all stuffed within a crispy wonton taco.
Block brings out an assortment of entrees including the pan seared salmon and stuffed chicken. The salmon is cooked to perfection, served with wilted baby spinach, toasted garlic, grape tomato and garlic smashed potato. The stuffed chicken is breaded and lightly pan fried, wrapped delicately with roasted red peppers, spinach, feta, porcini demi-cream served with chive mashed potatoes.
For the “grand finale,” Flo Restaurant Lounge offers an assortment of sweet treats including fried Oreos and warm crepes. I recommend the crepes, served with fresh strawberries – rich, gooey, delicious. Complement your dessert with an espresso or cappuccino and enjoy the atmosphere – modern, chic, elegant.
Flo Lounge Restaurant
37-20 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103
Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Dressy Attire, Full Bar
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