Not only does Broad Channel offer some of Queens’ best views of aquatic life, it’s home to one of the best tastes of the sea as well.
Bayview Grille and Marina, located at 25 Van Brunt Road, offers a wide-ranging menu of seafood, burgers and sandwiches.
If you’re in the mood for a liquid meal, you can sit down at the bar and sip one of their several cocktails.
Diners can expect to have a beautiful view of Jamaica Bay — or enjoy a sports game on one of the restaurant’s 10 big screen TVs — while enjoying their meal.
As breathtaking as the view of the bay may be, it was the body of water that caused heartache for the restaurant almost four years ago. Bayview, like many other businesses throughout Broad Channel, Rockaway and South Queens, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Following an extensive renovation period, it opened its doors back to the public earlier this year.
During the warmer months, Bayview offers outdoor, as well as indoor, dining.
When this reporter went to sample some of Bayview’s food last Friday, employees there said the menu was about to undergo some changes to bring in more fall flavors — more soups and entrees in favor of the various light appetizers offered during the summer.
There will still be some items on it, however, that are available every month of the year. For example, the broiled seafood platter offers the best of the ocean — a piece of cod, scallops and shrimp all seasoned lightly and cooked with butter.
No need for a knife here; the fish falls apart with the touch of a fork and practically melts in your mouth.
If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, go for the fish tacos.
Their fried fish is topped with mounds of refreshing, and slightly spicy, mango salsa.
Looking for a warm dish during the chilly fall nights? Try the ultimate comfort food, mac ’n’ cheese, coupled with the king of the sea, lobster. This dish, served in a cast iron skillet, is sure to please any cheese or seafood enthusiast’s palate.
But there’s no need to worry if you’re not a fan of seafood.
Try one of their burgers or the steak sandwich, piled high with juicy meat and cheese, a safe bet if you’re there to watch a game.
The eatery’s website is bayviewgrille.com and it can be reached at (718) 945-2525 and is open five days a week.
Bayview Grille and Marina
Where: 25 Van Brunt Road, Broad Channel
When: Wed. and Thurs., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri. and Sat., 12-10 p.m.; Sun., 12-10 p.m.