El Ay Si

El Ay Si

New American Restaurant and Bar
4738 Vernon Blvd (btwn 47th Rd. & 48th Ave.), Long Island City, NY 11101, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.8/10

Based on 99 votes

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  • x sandwich
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  • jim jam
  • tater tots
  • pork belly
  • brunch food
  • mac & cheese
  • sweet potato fries
  • chicken fried chicken
  • burgers
  • fried oreos
  • cocktails
  • margaritas
  • spicy food
  • BBQ brisket
  • seafood
  • creamed spinach
  • quesadillas
  • great value
  • happy hour
  • Dana D.

    An hour wait for food in a practically empty restaurant. Light on the apology once food did arrive, which was decent, but definitely not worth the wait.

    Dana D · January 25
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  • Suki S.

    Rude staff and still didn't get my food after 1.5hrs! Bad choice to come here.

    Suki Soo · December 21, 2014
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  • Stephanie P.

    Insanely over priced food. May come back to try their lobster mac n' cheese...too bad it's only on the menu as an appetizer.

    Stephanie P. · December 7, 2014
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  • Mark G.

    This place is utterly understaffed: there's only one person serving the entire restaurant of 25 people. The food also seems to be leftover & reheated. Will not return.

    Mark Grabowski · November 16, 2014
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  • Elise M.

    Tecate tall boy comes in a paper bag ✌️

    Elise Murray · October 25, 2014
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  • Erica S.

    The grilled octopus app is so yummy. Paired with the arugula salad (goat cheese and orange segments) it makes a great dinner! Jalapeño corn fritters are a nice snack too... Mmmm

    Erica Sklar · September 27, 2014
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  • Anna O.

    If you're looking for the lazy option, they don't deliver very far.

    Anna Ohare · September 23, 2014
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  • Ben F.

    The fried chicken is good, but what really makes the dish is the green beans and mashed potatoes. Don't see that kind of effort on sides very often. Loved the environment too! Will def be back

    Ben Fischer · August 28, 2014
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  • Alanna Y.

    They take credit cards now!!!

    Alanna Y. · August 17, 2014
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  • Christina T.

    Pork belly and fried chicken are great. Also great cocktails but warning it is all cash only

    Christina Troitino · August 11, 2014
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  • Abad M.

    Love the BBQ brisket sandwich for lunch or brunch.

    Abad Mian · August 10, 2014
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  • Andrea G.

    Yummy margarita for happy hour.

    Andrea Gambardella · July 13, 2014
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  • Paola C.

    Holy crap the deep fries Oreos.

    Paola Conery · July 10, 2014
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  • Elise M.

    The X Sandwich tho. I don't think I can come here for brunch and not get that.

    Elise Murray · July 3, 2014
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  • TenantKing.com

    The cool atmosphere of this place will definitely make your brunch more interesting. Make sure you bring cash though, because they don't accept cards.

    TenantKing.com · June 20, 2014
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  • Compass

    The neighborhood bar embraces many aspects of Long Island City charm, from trendy bourbon cocktails to a takeaway brunch counter.

    Compass · May 15, 2014
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  • Jason W.

    You can get nachos here for $26 if you add everything, no joke

    Jason Wong · April 18, 2014
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  • Ivan C.

    Great food, great drinks, but looses major points for being cash only.

    Ivan Chavez · March 15, 2014
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  • Edith G.

    Cash only 😡

    Edith G. · March 15, 2014
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  • Elise M.

    The Disco Tots come with many a tots smothered in cheese & gravy. I recommend sharing if you're into your lifespan & whatnot.

    Elise Murray · January 29, 2014
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  • Athena C.

    Try the Eggs Benny -

    Athena Chang · January 5, 2014
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  • Christina C.

    Tater tots & sweet potato fries with spicy mayo is addicting. The Red Eye was delicious.

    Christina C. · September 22, 2013
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  • Steve H.

    The tater tots are amazing!

    Steve Haas · September 21, 2013
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  • Nicole L.

    Amazing food! My favorite restaurant in LIC!

    Nicole Lusink · September 7, 2013
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  • Leana S.

    I never had food that made me Truthfully and literally Shed a teat because i was that happy. For brunch. The red eye. French toast. Peanut butter. Banana. Strawberries and black raspberries.

    Leana Soman · July 22, 2013
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  • Leana S.

    For brunch. Baby arugula with sliced almonds orange slices cherry tomatoes crispy chives and vinegarette

    Leana Soman · July 22, 2013
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  • Charlotte S.

    Great Brunch, great service!!!

    Charlotte Sardiña · July 21, 2013
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  • Shannon B.

    Love the Mac n cheese!!! I can't wait to try brunch.: 0

    Shannon B. · July 12, 2013
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  • Mikey ..

    Mac n cheese .. #craycray

    Mikey . · July 7, 2013
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  • Athena C.

    Try the 1/2 Lb Burger -

    Athena Chang · July 6, 2013
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  • Athena C.

    Try the Quesadilla -

    Athena Chang · July 6, 2013
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  • Romaine T.

    Their sweet potato fries are to kill for. Try it....

    Romaine Thomas · July 6, 2013
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  • Romaine T.

    The drinks are amazing! Get the Jim jam or wam jam the other drinks like razzle are good but small.

    Romaine Thomas · July 6, 2013
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  • Hana T.

    Fileto salad with filet mignon, rare. Pork belly also delicious. Best savory dish on menu! #esb on tap as well!

    Hana Tahirovic · May 15, 2013
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  • Rick J.

    Came here for an early dinner I started with the Jim Jam to drink. I highly reckoned this. Since it was Tuesday they had the lobster roll special, which is a must have for lobster lovers.

    Rick James · May 14, 2013
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  • Marinka Y.

    Pork belly is totally amazing!!

    Marinka Y · May 5, 2013
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  • Aaron D.

    El Ay Si got a health rating of A with 10 points. Download the nyc health ratings android app to view and share restaurants on FourSquare http://nychealthratings.com/r/14557 Read more

    Aaron Dancygier · April 5, 2013
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  • Benjamin P.

    everything we had was great! tacos, burger, pork.

    Benjamin Palmer · March 30, 2013
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  • Alex T.

    Chicken and waffles, coffee and a mimosa...best brunch ever.

    Alex Teicheira · March 17, 2013
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  • Tina F.

    The music here never fails.

    Tina F. · March 2, 2013
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  • Mary

    Jim Jam... 'nough said!!!

    Mary · February 24, 2013
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  • Katie T.

    Great comfort food elevated to another level!!

    Katie T · February 22, 2013
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  • Joseph P.

    JIM JAMS. JIM JAMS. JIM JAMS.

    Joseph Papa · December 22, 2012
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  • Patrick D.

    Delicious brunch very friendly staff

    Patrick Donagher · November 4, 2012
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  • Tony M.

    Don't bother. Yuck over done eggs. Dark decor.

    Tony Monteleone · July 28, 2012
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  • Nate

    The bartender is the sweetest, fastest beer servin' gal this side of the East River

    Nate · July 22, 2012
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  • Stephanie A.

    Pork belly + deep fried oreos = bad meaning good

    Stephanie Azarcon · July 19, 2012
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  • Lisa B.

    Skip the bloody Mary. Cash only!

    Lisa Binkert · June 17, 2012
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  • Jeff W.

    The pork belly is out of this world, and the deep fried oreos are beyond imagination, because they are. Nice waiter!

    Jeff Wang · April 29, 2012
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  • Edith G.

    I made the mistake of ordering wine, $9 for a small glass of house wine served in a cup is a joke. Very tasty Mac & cheese though.

    Edith G. · April 9, 2012
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