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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
  • 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
  • "took a friend out for dinner. her choice. was not disappointed! food was great, service was friendly"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Eric's at least five times ...every time the food has been top notch"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent variety with many complementary flavors. Something for everybody. Superb service with staff that is very attentive without seeming to hover over you. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had been here previously for restaurant week so we wanted to return to take friends. Dinner was delicious. It has a wide menu with something for everyone.It is so nice that they bring bruschetta and warm bread while you're waiting for your meal. My one complaint is that it was hard to hear our conversations over the voices of the people in front and behind us. The noise level really affected our enjoyment of being at the bistro. Last time we were seated in the room with the bar which was so much quieter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Neighborhood Gem with many choices on the menu. Service is attentive and the food was very good. Certainly worthy of a return visit."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Have the risotto - it's delicious, as was my pasta puttanesca. The port wine pear and apple strudels were also great for dessert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is the third time we have dined here and the food is always delicious. They start you off with complimentary bruschetta as well as a plate of cheese, salami, roast garlic. The dining room is kind of small and tends to get quite noisy on weekends so we prefer this plate during the week. Also they have a great 3 course Prix fix for $22.95 before 6:30PM."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is very cozy and good. Kirk is great and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The restaurant was very quiet on Thursday night - on a Friday night recently, it was extremely crowded and very noisy."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We highly recommend it. It has become our favorite Italian restaurant. An added benefit is their convenient valet parking. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Came to Eric's after my son's graduation from Hofstra. We wanted a quiet locally owned small restaurant. We wanted to be able to have conversation over a terrific meal. This is the place! Service was excellent (attentive and informative). They were enthusiastic about their menu. Food was great (I had the veal and eggplant). Portions were big and filling. Really enjoyed the experience. I like supporting a local place. I highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Eric's just keeps getting better and better. We were there both Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day with parts of our family whose schedules just didn't mesh. Everyone loved what they ordered. Stand out dishes were the veal sorentino, gnocchi bolognese, and shrimp scampi a la Romana, and duck in cherry sauce. The wait staff is attentive and friendly, and chef-owner George is always on hand to meet and greet. In fact, his own family was here celebrating as well. A delightful experience. Try it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Appetizers and entrees uniformly good; had a tilapia (St.Peter's Fish) dish that was as good as you can make tilapia; excellent bruschetta served free at table. Desserts just ok."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is excellent but the red wine is too warm"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had a large party (12) with three children on a Saturday night. They gave us a nice table in the semi-private back room area. The food was very good from the appetizers to the main courses, but the service was very slow. The wait staff appeared quite harried. Also they should have gotten the kids meals out sooner. I would be willing to overlook that and I would definitely go back perhaps with a smaller party and with no children. The menu is quite varied and worth exploring, and again the qulaity of the food was very good overall."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service and ambiance were great."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food was very good- I've been to Eric's twice in the past 3 weeks. I don't eat meat - the fish choices were quite good. The chef selection pasta was delicious."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friend and I had dinner at Eric's last night and found it to be a very nice restaurant. Though smaller than some dining rooms, it has a very inviting and intimate atmosphere with music playing in the background. As for our dinner, our waiter was very helpful with the menu choices: I had chicken piccata and my friend had chicken florentine (both had pasta on the side). We also had a Caesar Salad before the main course. The wine listing was also extensive. I had an eclair for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Italian food. Next time I'll try a different entree."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was good, not fabulous, but we enjoyed very much. The staff was friendly and helpful and service was quite good. The chef was accommodating to my dietary needs. We would go again. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was full and lively."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable meal during restaurant week. The three course meal had many choices for appetizer and main course. We had different things and were pleased with everything. We looked at the extensive regular menu and we both commented that we'll be making return trips. I was on the phone the next day alerting friends to give this wonderful restaurant a try."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Went during Restaurant Week. Superb food and service! Had hot appetizer, mussels, lasagna and veal parmigiana. Dessert was a sampler of three amazing taste treats. Highly recommendable!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our second time at this restaurant and once again it didn't disappoint. Will surely dine there again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant after searching for well reviewed restaurants in Mineola. I took my aunt here and both of us were so glad that we tried it! The only shortcoming is the parking. The parking lot is a bit small but there is street parking available after 6pm. If you come for an early dinner you may have to feed the meter to last until 6. This is the only thing I could complain about becuase the food is delicious and the service was amazing. The decor and ambiance are lovely. We also tried an after dinner drink that the server called 'liquid happiness'. It is most certainly well named. It's a rich chocolate liquor with a hint of hazelnut. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I will certainly be coming back soon! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Erics. We have known George from his days at both Panama Hatties and Soigne and knew his food and his style to be as good as you could find anywhere in the metropolitan area. We were thrilled to find that Erics was no different. Every course was delicious from the mussels to the Black Mackeral in pea puree. Every aspect of the meal was delicious and memorable. Looking forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had our family dinner here on Easter. Several of us had the specials which included lamb and filet mignon while the others had pasta dishes off the regular menu .All were delicious. Appetizers were particularly good especially the mushroom and goat cheese sachetti and the Italian sushi.The servers were very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience and we will return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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