Jun 24, 2012
Chef Joe Loschiavo at the New Plaza Beach Club has been cooking up some serious appetizers, entrees and desserts at the club’s restaurant for the past five years. He says he creates a different menu every night, kicking it up about ten notches from the average beach club café. Even though the club is private, it is open to the public after 7:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
A sampling of some of the items that may be found on Chef Joe’s ever-changing menu start out with appetizers like his chopped salad topped with crispy fried onions (about $6), grilled Little Neck clams with a lime beurre blanc ($11) and a thin crust pizzette topped with fresh smoked mozzarella, scallions and diced tomatoes ($8).
Some delicious entrees include his homemade salmon burger ($16); the “special blend burger” made of a beef short rib and brisket blend, topped with pecan smoked bacon and monterey jack cheese ($16); Argentinian-style skirt steak with chimmichurri and tomato salad ($26); crispy roast duck with an orange-ginger glaze ($26); and southern fried chicken ($19). All burgers come with choice of fries and entrees come with one side dish. Even the sides are unique with choices like basmati rice pilaf, potato croquettes and creamed spinach. There are also changing specials every night with choices like linguini with tomato, basil and almond pesto for $16.
Chef Joe closes his menu with scrumptious desserts like his famous pan-toasted sour cream pound cake and a chocolate peanut butter tower. All desserts range from $6 to $7.
New Plaza Beach Club is located at 1751 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach. The restaurant is open to the public Thursday – Monday starting at 7:00 p.m. Restaurant is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (516) 371-0750.
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