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Bliss Bistro and Quaint Rated By Zagat

Oct. 9, 2010 Staff Report

On Thursday,  Alim Maruf, the owner of Bliss Bistro, and Tim Chen, the owner of Quaint, both received word of their inclusion in the 2011 New York City Zagat Guide.

This was the first time that Maruf had been rated by Zagat since taking over Bliss in 2007. Bliss was recommended with a Michelin for 2010. Meanwhile, Quaint has been rated by Zagat for a while, although this year it received a particularly high score.

Both of these Sunnyside restaurants are located on Skillman Ave (by 46th Street).

The ratings for Bliss Bistro: Food 21, Decor 20, Service 21, Cost $38

It may be “off the beaten path”, but this Sunnyside gem is right on the money with its “well-prepared” French bistro items, “attentive” service and prices that are a “fraction” of what you’d pay inNew York; P.S. insiders say “dining in the garden is an unforgettable experience.”

Zagat 2011

The ratings for Quaint: Food 25, Decor 21, Service 25, $35

At this “friendly” neighborhood Sunnysider, the New American cooking “packs a delicious punch” with “local, organic” ingredients and “revelatory specials”; “warm, attentive” service, “cozy” digs that “live up to the name” and a “lovely” garden make for a “relaxing experience.

Other establishments may have also been ranked by Zagat for 2011. Past winners have included: the Turkish Grill, SideTracks and Dazies.

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Both are nice restaurants but I never go to either anymore. Why? Boring menus that are rarely updated and even the special at Bliss are the same specials they’ve had for ages.


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