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Indie Food & Wine to open in Court Square first week of November

Indie Food & Wine at 43-10 Crescent St. (Photo by Nathaly Pesantez)

Oct. 27, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez

Indie Food & Wine, the cafe-style and communal dining restaurant operating in Lincoln Center, will expand to Long Island City and open its doors in the first week of November.

The restaurant is located at 43-10 Crescent Street, the site of the Linc LIC building, and will seat 45 people. The locale will serve items like sandwiches, salads, soups, and other cafe staples, but will not bring the same menu from its Lincoln Center site over, according to Shaunna Sargent, director of operations and menu writer for the restaurant.

A BLT at Indie Food & Wine in Lincoln Center (Courtesy of Indie Food & Wine via Instagram)

Sargent describes the restaurant as having a fresh and modern look and feel. “I’m hoping people feel comfortable right away,” she said. “It’s a cool space but also comfortable and welcoming.”

Main dishes will not go over $20, a feature Sargent takes pride in for the restaurant.

Sargent, a chef of 15 years who has lived in New York City for a decade and recent Long Island City resident, has eyed the area as a site for a second restaurant for the past two years. Work on the Crescent Street location finally began in April.

Indie Food first opened in 2011, and was run by restaurateur Jason Denton before Sargent took over the restaurant five years ago.

Indie LIC will open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., although times are still subject to change.

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Benny Sturnern

This is going to be great for the community and with everything going on in CT Square it’s a welcome blessing that an indie cafe is coming up there. Looking forward to going and supporting

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Paul

“communal dining restaurant”… “will serve items like sandwiches, salads, soups, and other cafe staples”…yea, because not having one of these per every 3 shops down in LIC would just be ridiculous

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