June 21, 2016 By Michael Florio
The anticipation is over.
Flattopps, an anxiously awaited restaurant from the owners of Queens Comfort, recently opened its doors at 33-06 Ditmars Blvd.
Perhaps the biggest difference between these two establishments is that Flattopps will serve liquor. Queens Comfort, which serves unique twists on American comfort food on 30th Avenue, is BYOB.
Menus posted in the window show that cocktails include the Spanish Harlem swizzle, which has white rum, blended rum, lime, mint and absinthe, as well as the Love Rollercoaster, which has gin, lavender and honey. Flattopps will also serve slush drinks, local beers on tap including Big Alice Brewing’s Queensbridge IPA, and cans and bottles.
Burgers range from the Schnook, which has fried pepperoni stuffed mozzarella and pink sauce, to the Gucci Mane, which has raspberry jam, Cap’n Crunch crusted bacon, gruyere and French Toast brioche, to the Butter Pecan Rican, which has onion rings, cheddar, BBQ sauce, bacon and buttermilk ranch.
The restaurant also offers chicken sandwiches, such as the Murda Burger, which is a chicken patty with bleu cheese, granny smith apples and maple Tabasco drizzle. It will serve vegetarian dishes such as the maple miso Brussels sprout and brown rice burger.
Appetizers include toasted ravioli, apricot short rib sliders and chicken fried rice balls.
Flattopps has arcade games in the back, as well as an old fashioned jukebox.
The restaurant is currently in soft-open mode. During this period, the restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., although a sign in the window indicates that the hours are flexible. It is closed Monday.
We Heart Astoria previously reported on the soft opening.
The owners could not be reached for comment.
Like Butter Pecan Rican?
It’s a term for a pretty Puerto Rican woman….which apparently they are serving here….with onion rings…..WTF!!!
Or the fried chicken appetizer named . . .ghetto blasters! Not to mention that the food is just a mash-up of junk food for all the pudgy midwesterners. Cap’n Crunch crusted bacon? People don’t give a shit what they put in their bodies, apparently.
Glad i’m not the only one to notice how our neighborhood has ‘grown’ lately
It’s a joke. Just an overly lit neon eyesore for all the hipsters and generation X kids flocking to here in droves.
The names of the menu items are ridiculous to me. The last thing I’m going to do is sit down and order a Gucci Mane
They even had a sign on the door indicating they were closed in observance for the death of Notorious BIG. just seemed a little over the top for me.
My friend did some of the artwork in there which actually looks really good. This place just has all the wrong vibe for Astoria on my opinion.
Wtf is with the less-than-subtle racist names for their dishes?
GOOD LUCK GUYS !!!!!!!!!