Restaurant Review: Bubba’s Bistro, Astoria, New York – Downhome Cookin’ with a French Twist

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Crab Cakes at Bubba's Bistro

Crab Cakes at Bubba’s Bistro

Choosing an entrée was difficult. Should it be the jambalaya with shrimp and chicken, chorizo, okra, and dirty rice? No, let’s save that for next time and try the filet of sole stuffed with crab meat, chives, Parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs, accompanied by a reasonably delicate white wine cream sauce and complemented by cheese grits, which I wanted to pack away and save for breakfast. The portion was big enough for us to share and very satisfying.

Had I not feared a gastrointestinal explosion, I would have loved to have indulged in Bubba’s Famous BBQ Ribs served with the restaurant’s homemade BBQ sauce or maybe one of the many mussel dishes on the chalkboard or perhaps the Bubba’s Country Jerk Chicken.

Sadly, we didn’t make it to dessert, made by Chef Nicholas’ mother, who is French and apparently (by the looks of things) knows her desserts. The last dish to reach our table was the homemade corncakes accompanied by maple butter and then there was no room for more, not even a thin mint.

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Bubba’s Filet of Sole

BOTTOM LINE

The knowledgeable staff, friendly service, and extremely satisfying dishes more than made up for the loss of Sugar Freak. Given the vast number of appealing dishes Bubba’s Bistro offers is more than enough reason to return once or twice a month to work my way through the menu.

THE DETAILS

Bubba’s Bistro
31-13A Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria, N.Y. 11105
Tel. +1 718 728-2227
www.bubbasbistroastoria.com

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