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Sunnyside’s New French Restaurant Opens Thanksgiving Day

Bliss 46 moving in 43-46 46th Street. (Photo: QueensPost)

Nov. 23, 2011 By Christian Murray

The French restaurant Bliss 46 is opening its doors for the first time on Thanksgiving Day.

The restaurant will be offering a special menu for Thanksgiving that will be based around turkey and pie.  However, starting Friday, it will be offering classic French bistro fare.

“The menu will include classics such as escargots à l’ail, gratinée French onion soup, and coq au vin,” according to owner/chef Esteban Rojas.

Rojas is opening the establishment after working a Bliss Bistro, the now-defunct restaurant on Skillman Avenue. “My experience there showed me that French food is in demand in the area.”

Alim Maruf, who owned the now-closed Bliss Bistro, is not involved in the new enterprise.

Rojas reports that he is looking forward to opening a relaxed, neighborhood restaurant with excellent French cuisine. Rojas is a Sunnyside resident. “I live blocks away and I am looking forward to walking to work.”

The restaurant will be located at the now-defunct “Victoria’s 11 Pizzeria,” which is at 43-46 46th St. Hours for Bliss 46 planned are expected to be 4 p.m. through 11 p.m., seven days a week, with Saturday and Sunday hours for brunch.

The restaurant is named after the 46th St./Bliss subway station close by.

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My husband and I had an incredible experience at Bliss Bistro. We will
recommend this restaurant to everyone we know. The atmosphere
is cozy and inviting, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the food was outstanding. We chose the escargot, mussels (best ever)
linguini with shrimp and scampi sauce, and the duck. There will be no need to frequent any other French restaurant in the neighborhood.
Excellent choice and the prices are more than reasonable.



Although the menu is the same it is not executed as well. Went with two other people the other night and the food needed a lot of help. Sooooo disappointed. Will wait a few weeks and go again. BTW I had the lobster ravioli, my friends had the steak and frites and a chicken dish. Something was just missing.



I didn notice that the place was pricey – Bliss Bistro prices without any of the pretty decor (at least when I stopped by that was the case). I usually try to give a place a few weeks to out the growing pains before I try it, but what did you have that wasn’t recommended?


Alejandro..all we have to hope for is that alot of people that see this story will not only walk down that street but will walk in and order some food.

Best of luck to them!!!

Have a great holiday season!!!


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