22 April 2011

In Case M. Wells Is Busy


In case you find the line too long at M. Wells, the ridiculously hot new haute diner in Long Island City, consider visiting its neighbor instead, a dive Polish bar of roughly the same dimensions which appears to not have a name. But don't expect to eat. The awnings saying "Burgers," "Steaks" and "Seafood" are at least 20 years old. And the beer taps down work. But you can get a swell bottle of Zywiec. And you can't beat the subway access!

7 comments:

Ed said...

When do they open?

I ate several times at M Wells when they were only serving lunch and before the place got ridiculously crowded. I noticed the adjacent bar, but it was always closed. It would actually be nice to have the option of retreating there in case I ever go back and can't get a table at the restaurant.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

I was there at 6:30 PM on a Wednesday and they were open.

Anonymous said...

Fuck M Wells. Full of hipsters and snobs, plus owner is a bitch and food ain't that great

Sean said...

The bar is Chinese owned and primarily serves construction workers so it is often closed after those guys go home. That's why you can get a 6er to go.

Grade "A" Fancy said...

Wow,I've NEVER seen that place open! I thought it was terminally closed, along with the "Petal Pusher" florist who is still advertised but long absent.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

I'm beginning to think I was crazy lucky to get into this place.

Den said...

I've been a regular at the Polish bar during the 6pm LIRR rush for the last ten years and admirer of its beautiful bartender but despite its strange affinity for the Game Show channel. Long may it remain.

M Wells should be saluted for restoring a beautiful diner and serving good food. Despite what the "hype" is, these are two ridiculously nice people--one is Canadian for Christ's sake-- who have done what this blog usually salutes--preserving an architectural and neighborhood jewel that would otherwise been destroyed. They also serve good food.

If the Polish bar is too dim to stay open later to take advantage of all the people crawling out to LIC for the NY Times reviews then perhaps they deserve to close or, inevitably, be taken over by M Wells. Their choice.