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Eric's Italian Bistro
Eric's Italian Bistro

Eric's Italian Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ericsbistro.com
  • Email: Info@ericsbistro.com
  • Phone: (516) 280-5675
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00mp;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: George Echeverria
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: On and off premises catering available. From just a few dishes...to an eloquent Bridal affair.
  • Private Party Facilities: Elegant private room which accommodates up to 60 guests or take over entire restaurant for up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: George Echeverria (516) 280-5675

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Geranium Ave and Juniper Ave
  • Public Transit: Just blocks from Mineola train station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot plus street parking available.
A word from Eric's Italian Bistro
Eric's Italian Bistro is Mineola's new gem serving Modern and Classical Italian Cuisine. A family run restaurant which offers personal warm service. The kitchen is orchestrated by Star Chef/Owner George Echeverria whose delectable masterpieces will assure you an unforgettable experience.. An extensive ala carte menu is offered along with Lunch and Dinner Prix Fixe Menus as well. Enjoy Classical dishes such as a Grandma's Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana and Penne alla Vodka... or venture with Loin of Venison, French Frog Legs or a Whole Bronzini Puttanesca. Relax in our beautiful Wine Bar and enjoy a delectable appetizer or a full Main Course.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent Meatballs and Baked Clams...best we ever had. Our server was friendly and on top of our entire yet not intrusive. I loved the desserts as well. They also have a beautiful lounge area. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is our third time there over the last 2 months. Food is excellent as is the service. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Really good food and professional service. We ordered Fried calamari, Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad, Veal marsala and Bronzini Puttanesca. Everything was delicious. Right on the mark. Our waiter was very friendly and all smiles. We already reserved for this weekend for a table of eight!. Looking forward to a great time! PS Thank you for the complimentary after dinner drinks."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Classy decor with outstanding food and service. Monkfish special was delightful as were the baked clams. This is a family run restaurant and their caring touch truly shows. I would recommend this neighborhood gem to all."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had an 8pm reservation....place is very busy, tables are one on top of another and noise level is out of sight!,, After having drinks and appetizers we sat and waited for over an hour for our dinner....the waiter disappeared and finally at 10pm we got hold of the manager and and left... We can't recommend this place based on our experience...."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Mediocre food for way too much money. Acoustics in the dining room are so bad you can hear everyone's conversation. They try to give high end service but they are at your table way too often."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants - food is always delicious with a friendly staff and prompt service. Weekends are a little busy so the wait may be longer but its worth it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A very good alternative in the Mineola/Garden City area. Provide multiple gluten-free choices."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent. One of our dinners came out much after the others but we were more than compensated by on the house desserts. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "my family and I were in town for a wedding. We found this restaurant on line and the reviews were excellent! We tried it and we were amazed at what a great dinner we had! From the minute we sat down until the minute we left the restaurant everything and everyone was wonderful! The food was top notch and we felt like we were treated like family! when back in Long Island we will return to Eric's for sure!! Keep up the good work!."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had read some of the not too good reviews written about this place and therefore was a little hesitant about going there. However, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Everything that we ordered right from the appetizers to the main course was simply delicious. We will definitely be going there again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Decided to give this restaurant a try after a positive review in my local paper. The restaurant exceeded all expectations. The restaurant has a great ambiance, the service was spot on, and the food was incredible. There was nothing I didn't like about my experience. It is my new favorite Italian spot!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Simply put, it is a hilt. Simply put just go there!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Fantastic Italian food. Different dishes with an at home feel. We ate at bar and the service was great. Will go back again"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I decided to try this restaurant since it was on the 2013 list of best restaurants. It was my husbands birthday and we were joined by two other couples. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dined here with friends who've been here before. We felt the food was mediocre at best & quite surprised they, who are very picky, would have recommended it in the first place."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First walked in, had a drink @ the bar ,Michele could not have been a nicer and competent .Then we met our So called waitress and things went downhill fast .NEVER making eye contact with my wife or myself ,she was about to walk away ,giving us more time to decide ,when I asked, ARE THERE ANY SPECIALS,Oh ! she said I forgot ,then rambled thru a short list so fast that we just stuck with the Menu. My wife had the Roasted veggie Ravioli ,To bad it was SOOOOO salty however the ravioli itself was the winner ,light and paper thin, melted in your mouth ,(if you scraped off most of the SALTY sauce). Tomato and Mozzarella ,can't go wrong .I ordered the Pork milanese ,that was so thin i thought I was eating a MATZO , no Veggies ,just lotsa salad."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I returned to Eric's for dinner on Valentine's Day. It was very special and well-worth the wait on a busy evening. We had delicious cocktails at the bar where our bartender was friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious. The salmon was the best I have had in quite a long time. The warm breads offered first are very satisfying and the vegetable sides are excellent. My husband had the mussels in white wine sauce as an appetizer that he said was terrific, as well as his seafood entree. We shared a vanilla creme brulee that was yummy! Great job Eric's! We will be back again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food with just the right size portions. The service is fantastic and not over bearing. The bar is quaint with a friendly bartender that starts out the experience right. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food, friendly service, and a nice evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is my second time at Eric's. The service was great and so was the food. My only recommendation would be to add another valet person"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We found the food and service excellent, the restaurant was a dad noisy. As always George does a very good job with everything.All and all it was a very nice experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I had a terrific dinner at Erics. Chef George recommended a few dishes and they were all outstanding. The waitstaff was professional and friendly. They really make you feel at home. I suggest to have a drink at the bar first. The BEST martinis anywhere! Reasonably priced and generous portions. I love their heart valentine's day decorations."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this wonderful restaurant. They serve an outstanding Chicken Scarpariello, Penne with broccoli rabe with sausages and a delicious Tiramisu. The service is friendly and the decor is classy. We strongly recommend this place. P.S. Busy on weekends so reservations are a must!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Food was good with the exception of the fried calamari- it was over cooked. Calimari is an Italian Restaurant staple would not have expected it to be bad. It is a small restaurant and they have too many tables. Our chairs were repeatedly knocked into by wait staff as there was not ample room to pass by. When seated there were 2 tables left, we asked if we could sit at the one in the corner and were told that they prefered to seat a group of 4 there that they were expecting (mind you our table was also set for 4). I was disturbed when 5 minutes later a couple of 2 were seated there. It took a half hour before anyone took our drink order- lucky for us we were not in a rush. They definitely let you take your time and they take theirs."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good food, bad everything else. Waitress barely spoke English and forgot to take our orders for the main course. I was served a half full beer glass because the bartender didn't wait for the head to settle. I couldn't complain because the waitress was nowhere to be found. The escargot with puff pastry started the meal off well. Unfortunately ,the overall experience was a negative. Spend your dining dollars elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were disappointed with our dinner on Saturday. Our waitress was excellent as usual, but because the restaurant was busy, service was slow. Veal dishes were overcooked. My wife's veal marsala had a brown sauce that didn't taste like marsala. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed like Saturday"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Fanny you exceeded our experience once again. Just a little cool by the window but I understand that I being taken care of. Brought friends there for the first time. We were not rushed 3 1/2 hours and everyone loved their meal"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Eric's and it was very enjoyable. The service was attentive, food was tasty and well prepared. Great neighborhood place for a nice meal."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A jewel of a place. The entire staff truly made my wife and I feel at home. "Accomodating" does not do the staff enough justice. Very difficult to find nowadays a place that really cares and remembers EVERY detail from your previous visits. The food is tasty, beautifully presented in a Menu that has something for EVERYONE."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We went early on Sat night and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. By the time we left at 8 it was packed, so make a reservation if you go on the weekend. We'll definitely go back, as our food was delicious and there were many other dishes on the menu that I'd love to try!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Nice to have a friendly and delicious neighborhood spot! Been to Eric's twice and was thoroughly Satisfied! GREAT service each time.... the only thing that was a bit confusing there was NO sunset menu the evening we went...but it was on their website."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Very mediocre with high prices . Waited over 1 hour for main course. Fish dish very salty. :("
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Again another great meal and experience at Erics We were a party of 6 and our friends loved it as well. Starting with the complimentary bruschetta to the fish, chicken, and veal entrees and the delicious strudel, it doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Noise level was High but that's expected when every table is filled."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "A gem not having non alcoholic Beer in this day and age is a no no. staff should have ran out and got some at these prices. Food very good a bit over priced coffees and deserts for what they are, wait staff so, so"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Happy to find a fine restaurant mid island. It is in an unsung neighborhood but is run by an excellent and dedicated restauranteur. Italian cuisine reflects a made from scratch,authentic kitchen. Lovely servers and moderate prices make this a find."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This was a wonderful dining experience, from initial reception to consuming an excellent meal, masterfully prepared. The staff and our server were gracious, knowledgeable and eager to accommodate every request. Each main course was pleasing in every way. Mark this restaurant as a place to go when in Mineola."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This gym was very very delicious. I believe it is a family run business and then do it lovingly. The waiter could not be nice to everybody asked how things were turn the evening, which I replied very good. Nice atmosphere, charming people, delicious food what else do you want in a restaurant!!!! Can't wait to return with friends"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Eric's Bistro is has an intimate and local feel with "destination food" and outstanding service. I have been there a couple of times for dinner on weekday nights and the quality food, quiet ambiance, attentive service and wonderfully acceptable noise level made me think of coming here for New Year's Eve. This is not the typical evening and I would not think it a fair time to base review remarks but once again...outstanding. This time personal service, festive but refined atmosphere and a real willingness to accommodate special requests beyond the holiday menu made this an outstanding evening. Graciousness and special efforts by Chef. George Echeverria were appreciated. World class but local. This is quickly becoming our "go to" place!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had the most amazing time at this beautiful new restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service just great. We will return very soon and will recommend to all."
    Dined on 12/30/2013