Cabana in Forest Hills, Queens, NY – Website Hangs with No Error Messages. Truly Annoying!

Cabana is a Latin American/Cuban restaurant with locations in midtown Manhattan and in Forest Hills, Queens NY. I met a friend for dinner on a Wednesday night in Forest Hills. Parking was not easy around the business section of Forest Hills and the restaurant was filled. Music was a little loud, the diners were loud, and the wait staff moved very fast, weaving between tables.


Calamari Fra Diavolo: Average.


This was the special for the night. Salmon with wild rice and empanadas. Above average. The empanadas was a little soggy and greasy. The wild rice was the best part of the dish. The salmon was acceptable.


Churrasco latin american style skirt steak marinated in garlic and fresh herbs accompanied by chimichurri and cebollitas.


The cone of yellow rice and the refried beans.

What’s special about this place?  Cabana has decent food and the atmosphere is buzzing and inviting.  On a random Wednesday, it was very crowded with birthday parties.  Would I return?  Probably but I eel that the recent Latin American food that I had (i.e., Lola’s Mexican Kitchen and Cabana here) has not exceeded expectations even if  Cabana is above average.

Note:  CabanaRestaurant.com does not work.  It hangs and hangs in the past 24 hours.  As a digital marketer, that really upsets me.  If you have an URL that is listed by Google, Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Menupages, your site needs to be up 99% of the time.  It’s no longer that difficult to host a simple content site.  Use WordPress like I am, for crying out loud.

This experience took place at

Cabana

107-10 70th Rd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-3600

Jack & Nellie’s in Forest Hills, Queens, NY – What a Great Find. Upscale, Modern, and Fabulous Food

This is a great find! Jack & Nellie’s in Forest Hills, Queens, NY is a wine/beer bar that serves small and large plates of delicious new American cuisine. Although some site calls it mediterranean, I feel that the menu is new American. I was recently there having a quick dinner with a friend. I got there early and was burning with hunger. I immediately ordered: Pate Charcuterie, Chevre D’ Argental Fromage (France soft, creamy & pasteurized goat cheese) and the Lamb Meatballs Over Cauliflower Puree.

The lamb meatballs were so good that I forgot to photograph it. The cauliflower puree was masquerading as potato mash but was so much healthier and lighter in texture. The center of the meatballs were so juicy that I almost did not want to share.


Pate charcuterie, Chevre D’ Argental fromage, with chornichons, pickled pearl onions, Granny Smith’s apple slices, grapes, olives and spicy sauce. In addition to all these wonderful goodness that made my mouth water, the baguette was very decent for the French standards.


Chocolate Mousse Cake: So much better than anticipated. Very worthy of the calories. It had the perfect mouse density, chocolaty but not too sweet. It was still cake like and the whip cream’s sugar sweetness significantly enhanced the darkness of the chocolate. Every component worked well together. I later found out that this is one of their best desserts.

There is only one down side – they should have a better web site.  Their menu is not on their web site but on menopause.com.  Further, there is no content on their site.  Guys – it can be done very easily.  Do it today.

Will return again and again. The decor was new American bistro. Modern and upscale.  Happy that I went.

This experience took place at

Jack & Nellie’s

108-25 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.268.2696