Argentine, American (New), Seafood
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 80-32 Baxter Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: (718) 429-8222
- turned_in_notHealth ScoreA
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForDinner
- local_parkingParkingStreet, Validated
- directions_bikeBike ParkingNo
- turned_in_notWheelchair AccessibleYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
So our favorite steakhouse closed recently and my wife and I have been looking for a "replacement" place. My wife had heard about this place thru some co workers so we decided to give it a try.
Parking is mostly metered but there might street parking on the side streets but this place is already on a side street. We went on a Monday early evening and we were lucky enough to find a metered spot right away.
The restaurant itself is quaint but decent sized. Two seating sections and they have a bar as well. There's a big flat screen in the main dining area where we sat. I didn't get a look at the other section which was separated by a half wall. Being a Monday night it wasn't busy and we were able to pick our own table which is nice.
Service was good and they start you off with some chimi churri sauce and bread. We got a salad for both of us as an appetizer and we both also had the small skirt steak. Both were very good. The steak as actually decent sized for the small one and it was pretty good.
We'll definitely be back. I want to try the mixed grill plates here.
I thought that one of my friends had recommended this place to me, but it was my imagination. It was a happy accident.
The food is terrific. You start off with some warm bread and herby chimichurri. We ordered the Sangria pitcher and a Margarita. I'm sure that their website says that their Margaritas are famous all over town, but that Sangria was the one that you want to get. It's overloaded with fruits that complement amazingly well with the red wine. It's sweet, but not artificially or overly so. You can finish it easily, and have the fruits left over for dessert.
I got the Large Argentinian Grill with the Chorizo, Morcilla, Tira De Asado, Molleja, Chinchulin and Entraña- a sample of most grill items. The chorizo was pretty salty, which was to be expected, but the morcilla(Blood sausage) was surprising also salty. The spices of the morcilla were definitely unique and nicely pungent, though. The rest of the meats were just a tad over cooked(past medium when medium rare was requested), but still tasted fairly good. The char from the grill was easily recognized, covering at least half of each piece, which could either be a good or bad thing, depending on your taste. If you're getting sides, skip the French Fries Provenzal, even though it's the most expensive one. They're thin fries topped with small bits of garlic that don't really disseminate or bring much flavour to the fries. Mashed Potatoes were standard.
The real star of the meal, however, was the Family-sized Shrimp and Avocado Salad. The shrimp was fresh and plump, with the avocado to act as somewhat of a sauce to combine the two together. Onions, watercress, and a delicious vinaigrette to cut through the fattiness of the avocado.
Food was great, parking was free(which is usually a terrible hassle for me when in Elmhurst), waiters were polite and accommodating, and live music with an old-school environment with random photos hanging on the walls. It's a great place to check out. Just save it for occasions, because this place is not at all cheap.
If you're looking for a great steak dinner in queens La fusta is the place. It's a small place but with big character and it is well loved by everyone in the neighborhood. Everything is delicious here but I particularly love their skirt steak with roasted pepper and chimichurri along with their truffle fries. Let's not even get into the complimentary warm bread and chimichurri before your food arrives .... so amazing ... if they would bottle and sell their chimichurri they would have a lifelong customer in me. Totally worth the trip to queens . Check it out !
Came here with a ticket from the Queens Beer Book.
This cute little Argentinian steakhouse is tucked away across the street from Elmhurst Hospital. Honestly, if it weren't for the QBB, I'm not sure I would have even heard of the place or come here.
My friend and I came here on a Thursday night. The restaurant has a cute, old world atmosphere. We were seated right away and tended to by a waiter almost instantly. The beer selection was pretty standard: your usual Corona, Modelo, Coors, Heineken and Stella choices. Being that I had the ticket to burn, I went with the safe choice of a Heineken. My friend ordered the red sangria, which was delicious!
I figured I should have ordered some sort of steak or beef dish being that it's their specialty, but I went with the chicken francese instead. It was perfect! The sauce was just right, not too overwhelming but generously applied. The chicken cut through my knife very easily, which meant it was fresh and tender. I usually only order this dish at Italian restaurants, but La Fusta killed it! As a side dish, we also ordered the French Fries Provezal which are basically fries seasoned with truffle oil, garlic and salt/pepper. They were pretty good too.
We were too stuffed after our entrees to order any dessert. But I will definitely be coming back here in the future!
Been to La Fusta a few times due to recommendations from friends, but I am not a huge fan ... sorry, not sorry. I've tried their Tilapia Francese, steak, spinach side, and a number of appetizers and salads. Unfortunately, nothing really wowed me. I thought 80% of the food were too salty and our steak was pretty overdone. Meh...