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El Ay Si
Nearby Subway Stops
7 at Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave.; G at 21st St.
- Brunch - Weekend
- Dine at the Bar
- Kids' Menu
- Full Bar
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.
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