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.