BLVD Wine Bar & Restaurant is located in LIC, on the Long Island City waterfront, on Center Boulevard bordering the scenic Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens, NY. We offer wines, champagne, cocktails, spirits, craft beers, artisanal cheeses, fine charcuterie, and other scrumptious eats created to elevate your enjoyment at BLVD.
BLVD Happy Hour M-F Until 7pm; All Wines by the Glass $7.50, All Beers & Well Drinks $5, All Pizzas $10. Half price Bottle List wines every Monday! Live Music on Wednesdays, $1 Oysters on Thursdays! Weekend Brunch: Saturdays & Sundays 11am-3pm
OUR PHILOSOPHY: WINE IS ENJOYABLE
Some wines are meant to complement food. Others are pleasurable alone. We know that trying a wine and discovering a new favorite can be an unforgettable experience. Here at BLVD Wine Bar, in Long Island City, we offer a comfortable and unpretentious environment where friends can meet to discover and enjoy wine and food together. Just as wine is always changing, our diverse and exciting wine list will always be changing, with a core group of wines that are familiar and fun. We also offer a reserve list of wines over ten years old that can be tried by the glass or bottle. Our exciting food menu contains only fresh, high quality ingredients that pair beautifully with the wines, beers and other beverages we serve. Mix and match from a selection of dishes that are starter size and meant for sharing or a hearty main dish.
Blvd Wine Bar LIC finds the best wines in the world and will be a continuing resource to our customers to learn more about the unique attributes of individual wines. We believe we can assist our guests in navigating words that describe wine, such as, 'fruit forward', 'tannic', 'terroir', 'mineral' and lead you to what you are looking for in your glass. BLVD Wine Bar LIC is staffed with friendly, helpful and knowledgeable people who are committed to enhancing our guests' experiences.
BLVD Wine Bar's warm ambiance is comfortable and inviting and offers a stylish private lounge which can be reserved for parties and events. A perfect space for tastings, birthday and engagement parties, work functions, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings and more.
Please come and join us on the Long Island City waterfront.
Voted Best Wine Bar in Queens 2019 & 2017
One of NYC's Best Wine Bars
BLVD Wine Bar LIC!! Hooray!!
It makes total sense. What else could all my experience be leading up to? Two years an accountant, eighteen years a lawyer, five years an editor/publisher, five years manufacturing pet products in LA, six plus years the owner of Blue Streak Wines & Spirits - and all the while photographing everything in sight. How does all that stuff lead to creating a wine bar? Well … drum roll please … I love wine! And beer! Let’s call my booze experience “hands-on” or just practical! In 2014, the "piece de resistance” finally arrived...BLVD Wine Bar LIC - a comfy place where you can drink terrific wine, eat great food, and make interesting conversation with anyone you're with. Or, you can just stop in and “hang out” with our terrific staff.
I'm a wine geek. Nothing gets me more excited than finding a wine I haven't heard of before. I first caught the wine bug while working in media relations. Since then I have discovered there is an unending amount to learn about wine, beer and spirits. For the last five years I have been the buyer at Blue Streak Wines & Spirits, finding new wines for the Long Island City Community at great values. I have traveled the world meeting winemakers, getting my hands dirty in vineyards and tasting some of the most interesting wines ever made. Stop by BLVD Wine Bar LIC so we can chat more about my favorite subject.
My family roots in the restaurant business reach back over 80 years. In 1926, my Great-Grandfather, Pio Bozzi opened the original and now famous Palm Restaurant in New York City which remains in the family to this day. I began my restaurant career in 1987, where I learned the ropes from the ground up, at Smith & Wollensky's Steakhouse and later took a position in my family's restaurant, The Palm. There I gained insight into the importance of superior quality products and family-like customer relations. In 2007, my wife, step-son and I moved to LIC to be involved in the exciting growth of the neighborhood. By 2010 my brother and I opened The Burger Garage restaurant on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City to serve the neighborhood great burgers, fries and shakes. It is my honor to be a part of the BLVD Wine Bar LIC team to serve different culinary experiences to the community I am deeply committed to.
You may already know me as "James at Blue Streak Wines & Spirits". In addition to that, now I am "James at BLVD Wine Bar LIC". I have to admit I am very lucky to be involved in the world of wine. It all began one summer during my college years when I was looking for a job during break. Fortunately, there was a position available at Blue Streak Wines & Spirits. Upon my completion of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Advance Course, my passion for wines began to grow. It's amusing and quite amazing what fermented fruit juice can do! Helping people find the perfect bottle of wine at Blue Streak is something I really enjoy. Now I can assist you in selecting the perfect glass of wine at BLVD Wine Bar LIC.