Oct. 10, 2011 By Christian Murray
Two restaurants are scheduled to open next.
The Romanian Garden, a bustling ethnic restaurant currently located at 46-04 Skillman Ave., is expected to shut down its Skillman Ave. location and reopen at a new site next week, according to Sorin Bodnariu, the owner.
The restaurant is relocating to 43-06 43rd Ave., which used to be operated by of ALJ Super Market until it closed in July 2010. Bodnariu said that the restaurant is moving from its Skillman Ave. location because of a rent hike. He said the rent was about to be doubled—to almost $10,000 per month.
Meanwhile, Bliss 46th Bistro, a new French restaurant, is expected to open next week at 43-46 46th Street. According to owner/chef Esteban Rojas, the menu will include classics such as escargots à l’ail, gratinée French onion soup, and coq au vin.
The restaurant will be located at the now-defunct “Victoria’s 11 Pizzeria.” Hours for Bliss 46 Bistro are expected to be from 4 p.m. through 11 p.m., seven days a week, with Saturday and Sunday hours for brunch.