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Dayboat, the Peruvian-inspired restaurant, up for sale

June 29, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Dayboat, the Peruvian-inspired seafood restaurant, is up for sale, and looking to be sold quickly.

The restaurant, located at 41-16 Queens Blvd, is “priced for quick sale” on Craigslist for $99,000, with “some wiggle room”, according to the listing. The location’s equipment and venting are all included—“everything stays.”

“Please don’t discuss with staff,” a section of the listing reads.

Dayboat, its name meaning seafood caught and brought to shore on the same day, specializes in ceviche—raw fish cut and marinated with citrus, fish dash, onions, and celery—and other seafood dishes with a variety of international flair, like the Japanese-influenced kushiyaki, and European pastas. It offers both a brunch and dinner menu.

The restaurant opened its doors just six months ago in December 2016, a mere two months after the location’s New American predecessor, the widely acclaimed and multiple Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand pick Salt & Fat, closed.

Calls to Robert Mendoza, the restaurant’s owner, on the number listed were not returned.


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I’d love to see a restaurant open with more of a focus on fresh ingredients and vegetables – Dig Inn – esque.


Just wait till they go out of business then get in for the rent. Sunnyside pizza should take the space over and open a sit down pizzeria/restaurant. Their pizza is the best around here by far, I would love to see a full menu from them.


Please don’t discuss with staff? I really hope they are not hiding it from them…

joe crowley wishes you a happy friday

never understood this place, and it seems closed most of the time when i pass.

Bart Stone

Yeah I don’t think its the location, I just think the concept and pricing were way out of place for this area. My wife and I went here for dinner once, and it was excellent, but the portions were very small and the bills was very big. Even if you have a nice meal, if you spend $150 on dinner and go home feeling hungry, you’re probably not going to go back. I wish them the best of luck, restaurant biz is so tough, hope nobody is going broke.


Seemed a disaster from the day it opened, with empty tables galore. Apparently the wrong concept for this area.

Lenny The Barber

In my opinion, Dayboat is no good. Neither is their service. You can’t expect to attempt serving an “Upper East Side meal” in a Sunnyside, Queens location. Don’t call it Peruvian-inspired either, because it’s really a jambalaya of randomness.

Salt and Fat wasn’t the greatest either. However, I did like the bacon-popcorn that they gave for free before every meal. That was actually the best thing there.


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