The work week is long and arduous. Most of us begin dreaming about Friday almost immediately upon Monday’s dreaded arrival. Unfortunately when the weekend finally does appear, it is painfully short-lived – so one must enjoy the weekend while it lasts.
One sure way to start the weekend off right is dinner at Tony Roma’s in Bayside. The combination of food and atmosphere makes for a forgotten work week once inside the restaurant’s doors.
The party begins just after sitting, when the friendly wait staff helps guide you through the cocktail menu. Tony Roma’s has numerous signature margaritas, all of which are capable of erasing any work-related horror stories. It is also great for families and anyone looking for a good time at dinner.
The good times start with the appetizers. Tony Roma’s onion roll is an instant crowd pleaser, as they take a giant, hand-cut Spanish onion, breaded and deep fried, and served with Tony Roma’s original barbeque sauce. Your entire dinner party will be picking and dipping to their heart’s content.
Another top-notch starter is the seared Ahi tuna – sushi grade tuna, marinated in lemon juice, fresh ginger, brown sugar and wasabi. The tuna is encrusted with sesame seeds, sliced thin and served with cool and crisp broccoli slaw. This fresh fish dish is a must get and a surprisingly elegant option.
When it comes to entrees, Tony Roma’s can hit you with ribs, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and seafood. The many rib dishes are worth the trip alone – Tony Roma’s serves pork and beef ribs to richly seasoned, slow cooked perfection. The baby-back ribs are tender and lean – served in Tony Roma’s original sticky sauce. Grab your man-bib and dig in.
Tony Roma’s also goes where its competitors rarely venture – into beef rib land. This bountiful option looks like it came straight out of The Flintstones – and though they won’t tip your table over, they will leave you happy and satisfied.
Get a combination platter if you’re looking for a sweet and savory deal. Tony Roma’s offers their St. Louis ribs sidled up with filet mignon medallions – add two sides for a reasonable price and you’ve got one hearty and affordable meal.
Even if you run out of room for dessert, you will still want to pack some in – especially when you see the raspberry brownie royale and red velvet cake. Don’t worry about choosing one over the other, as Tony Roma’s lets you sample three mini-versions of their desserts with their dessert trio.
Good luck remembering anything but the great food and drink after an evening with your friends at Tony Roma’s.
210-35 26th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11361
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Take Out: Yes
All Major Credit Cards Accepted