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About 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.

70 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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;

Cross Street:
Geranium Ave and Juniper Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 280-5675

Website:
http://www.ericsbistro.com/

Catering:
On and off premises catering available. From just a few dishes...to an eloquent Bridal affair.

Parking Details:
Private lot plus street parking available.
Valet Parking on Weekends

Public Transit:
Just blocks from Mineola train station.

Executive Chef:
George Echeverria

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Eric's Italian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (7)
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Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Family run business that makes you feel like part of the family. Food was outstanding along with friendly service. You need to try this place HIGHLY recommended !!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Authentic Italian food. Very cozy/ intimate. Service was prompt with several check backs to ensure we were happy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great restaurant with outstanding food and service. Recommended are the Octopus, fresh pastas, meatballs and tiramisu. Very well operated family-run restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Eric's is a great place for good food and get to get together for friends/family. We were not rushed and the service was good. I would definitely recommend Eric's restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food, reasonably priced, nice service and atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant is pleasant, nice and clean. The service was attentive and the drinks were good. Our food started off well with our risotto but the salad was ok and the steak was not worth it . My husband ask for medium and it was medium well and mine was what I asked for, medium. But it wasn’t a good piece of meat and not worth what our bill came out too.

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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu and pricing. The food and service was very good. What I appreciated most was that we were not rushed through dinner.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our 2nd time to Erics. We went for Restaurant week. Service and food were outstanding. Everything was exactly at advertised and the portions were the same as if it wasn't restaurant week. this is now one of our go to places.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Restraint week

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for restaurant week, great value and food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

So disappointing, once you get past the "cheesy" facade and decor it's usually not bad (there's an overuse of curtains that's almost comical - everyone I know who has ever been there or drives by wants to redecorate it). I've been there twice before and had a good meal both times, friendly service, etc. This time however (possibly because it was restaurant week) my meal was inedible - so bad I sent it back and just had the salad and dessert (and some cocktails). My two friends thought their meal was bad too but they were hungry and ate anyway. In all my life I have never sent anything back - not one thing but this was a disappointment. Probably won't go back but I'm hoping it was just a bad night for the chef.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for a New Years Dinner. Menu although s holiday menu was a little limited. Food was very good and service also very good. I would definitely recommend .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Got there and there was a large party with loud children. The food was limited. The baked clams were sandy and lukewarm. The vegetable ravioli was good. The penne ala vodka was watery. Overall overpriced and not worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas dinner with equally great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family ate at Eric's Bistro on Christmas Day. The food was excellent especially the meatball and sausage appetizer. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. This is the 2nd Christmas we have dined here and will keep our tradition going.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been here before and came to celebrate Christmas Eve only to find that they had a limited menu, which I was surprised when they told me. I made reservations a week in advance and even called two days before to confirm. Two days later I received a call from Miguel asking for a credit card so they can charge $50.00 dollars to hold the table because they were expecting to be busy. I told them that I have eaten before and you have my number so why do you need a credit card, he was relentless when he called me. The menu was limited and I expected to see some more fish for the seven fishes, which there wasn't anything like that. I normally cook the fishes and when I made the reservation they should've told me about the limited menu. I am used to making it but because of surgery I thought Eric's was going to be great. No such luck...The service was horrible they need new experienced help not kids. The tables are to close to each other which makes it hard to get around in the dining room...Find another place instead of this place...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Went to Eric's for a friend get-together dinner. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Food was wonderful. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very cozy. great food and service. 2nd visit and will be back hopefully many more times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very pleasant experience. Good food and friendly service.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went to Eric's for their Thanksgiving Day special, although their regular menu could be ordered from as well. Enjoyed the cozy atmosphere; it was decorated for the holidays too. The food was excellent, great Italian menu (aside from turkey) but the most outstanding thing I'm taking the time to write about was our server, Miguel. He was by far one of the most amiable, accommodating servers I've ever encountered. I would go back JUST for him; what a pleasure seeing a young man doing a marvelous job (not so common today). I had his boss come over to tell him so, but he wan't very gregarious -although he thanked us for complimenting Miguel (the only sour note that day). Definitely recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Anniversary celebration. Restaurant came highly recommend and would return. They were busy. Waiter never asked if we want more drinks and or coffee.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

There main dining room was too small so we asked to be seated in the bar room, very nice room but the tables were awkward because the were loose and rocked back and forth so they gave us another table, now our 3rd table. Service very good. Food just ok, I had the shrimp scampi, 5 little shrimp and risotto which was not great. My husband had the vegetable ravioli with butternut squash and he didn’t like at all. Sorry 😐

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, wonderful service in a neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our second visit there in two weeks. Good food and friendly servers.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great classic Italian restaurant. I judge Italian places by their Chicken Parm and Eric's was pretty good. Loved the Corn chowder with shrimp soup. Nice personal touches by the staff to greet you at the door and to give a warm good night on way out, plus the chef coming by our table.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Cozy, beautiful ambience with delicious Italian cuisine -- Grandma's meatballs and sausages are terrific, and the boneless chicken scarpariello was amazing. The tilapia and shrimp Francese was also excellent. Very generous portions for Restaurant Week. Desserts were scrumptious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have been here several times and Eric's has NEVER disappointed. Excellent traditional dishes and exciting daily specials keeps bringing us back. The Octopus appetizer and their Grandma Meatballs are a must order items. The decor is classy yet modern casual. The wine list is larger than the usual Garden City selections at other places. Friendly "family" staff is always welcoming. Highly recommended restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have been here several times and we continue to be impressed each time. The food was excellent. I had the special fish which was filet of sole piccata which melted in my mouth. It was accompanied by capellini cakes that had a slight pesto sauce.. My husband had his usual roasted vegetable(butternut squash) ravioli which he always loves . The others in our party had shrimp scampi and coho salmon and also felt their dishes were delicious. The service was excellent and the staff very attentive. The atmosphere is very comfortable. Although it was fairly crowded the tables are spaced sufficiently apart so that it is easy to enjoy your own conversations. Will definitely continue to come here.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We all enjoyed our meals. Service was good- not rushed with each course- staff was friendly , knowledgble when asked questions regarding menu - definitely will revisit soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Consistently delivers a great experience. Truly family run place...husband, wife, sister and their kids. Adorable staff and really good food. Generous portions are a plus. Large menu with traditional and more modern options. A must try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Wonderful local place that never disappoints. Beautiful dining room with great service and really excellent food. All classic dishes are a hit and their raw seafood bar menu is irresistible. Returning very soon. Compliments to the chef!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Entered the restaurant and immediately noticed outdated decor. Musty smell throughout. Received menus immediately. Waited 10 minutes for waiter to follow up and take orders. Took an additional 10 minutes to receive bread. Immediately removed "Specials" menu after informing the server we had a Groupon. Too many Groupon restrictions. Didn't get Opentable points either. Owner is apparently fearful he'll make a dollar or two less on this visit. We will NEVER return despite a pretty tasty meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great food. Waiter Cedric great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great evening. food was delicious. Staff were friendly and accommodating. I've been there numerous times, and plan to go many more times in the future.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My first time there it got off to a bad start but the owner came out and took care of the problem. Once he took over we had a great time. The food was excellent from start to finish.
You must go if you enjoy good food at reasonable prices..

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Lobster specials were a Home Run!! Service was impeccable and everyone at our table and other surrounding tables were enjoying themselves. Owner George was talking to every table and was fantastic. You must try this place!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Will go back again with friends. Menu has many choices

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Second time and last time we eat there. Thought we would give it another chance - won't happen again. Food was adequate at best - the service was below average. There was as an issue with my wife's vodka and tonic.

The drink came back yellow - and tasted horrible - we mentioned this to to server and he said that tonic is always yellow with a little bit of an attitude. He then came back with another drink and had the tonic in a separate container which was yellow - later on he mentioned that we weren't the first customers to complain about the color of the tonic. Maybe yellow tonic is acceptable somewhere but it looked ,ore like tonic that went bad.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was my first-time visit Eric's Italian Bistro and actually it was intended to be an advanced visit (accompanied with two friends) to assess and evaluate the restaurant's service, food, ambiance, cleanliness, noise level, etc. with the thought of returning for an evening meal with a larger dinner group in August. In that respect, I have given it a solid "thumbs-up" rating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

One slight negative is that our server was a little too relaxed and sarcastic. I don't mind casual and friendly but our server seemed a little to informal, especially for not knowing any of us, and some of the things said bordered on discourteous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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