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El Ay Si

4738 Vernon Blvd., Queens, NY 11101 40.744456 -73.953825
nr. 48th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-389-8781 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave.; G at 21st St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Orchard co-owner Xerxes Novoa, manager Jonathan Duke, and chef Chris Frakes (EU, Butcher Bay) opened El Ay Si, named for its location in Long Island City (Get it?). The partners designed El Ay Si as neighborhood hangout with entrées mostly under $20, a "kidz" menu, and a low-key, votive-lit setting anchored by a salvaged, dark-wood bar. Frakes channels the South (fried chicken) and Latin America (pesto portbello mushroom quesadillas) in his global menu.