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Boca Kitchen * Bar * Catering

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Boca - Tab HauserBoca is the new dock and dine located at the end of Glen Cove Creek. While reservations are recommended on weekends, diners will not mind waiting for a table on the large patio complete with rocking chairs and lounge furniture overlooking the marina. The restaurant’s CEO, Carlos Amaury Tavarez, said the Boca name “came from our vision of a fusion between the New York City Meat Packing District culinary experience and majestic Boca Raton, Florida feel.”

The menu at Boca is diverse; begin your meal with a choice of salad, Wagyu sliders, lobster roll, mussels, or grilled octopus. There is a raw bar selection with oysters, clams, ceviche, shrimp, and crab. Entrées include several Mexican offerings, 28-day aged beef, fish, paella, seafood stew, Berkshire pork chops, and organic chicken. Vegetarians can enjoy courses from the Mexican side of the menu and salads along with side dishes.

We started with an avocado salad with arugula and salty almonds topped with a citrus vinaigrette dressing. The three distinct tastes worked well together, livening up our taste buds. The sliders, served with melted cheddar inside soft buns, were packed with juicy beef flavor. My favorite starter was the lump crab meat mini tostados that were very lightly tossed in mayo, chipotle, tomato concasse, and cilantro. To keep the description simple, I’ll describe it as yummy!

We chose main course selections from the Mexican and continental sides of the menu — the three cheese Suizas topped with a creamed tomatillo sauce, the lobster roll with crunchy potato chips, and the stew of calamari, scallops, shrimp and fish in a chili coconut broth topped with half of a small lobster. Each dish was very tasty and highly recommended. Desserts are all made in-house, and selections such as cheesecake, churros, and crème brûlée are decidedly calorie worthy.

Boca is open for lunch weekdays, brunch on weekends, and dinner is served every night. A tapas menu is available Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 pm. Boaters can tie up to the restaurant’s dock — in season, there’s a dock hand to help. When entering the channel pay attention at low tide; it gets shallow on your port side, so keep your distance from the wall to avoid touching bottom.

Boca Kitchen * Bar * Catering
74 Shore Road
Glen Cove
516-674-8000
www.bocakbny.com

Review and photo by Tab Hauser

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