Novo Latin Fine Cuisine (78-23 37th Avenue; 718-426-7272) lived up to its name in our first visit this Saturday.
We started with fried calamari, which was served on a nice bed of salad and was good. I had the red snapper special, and my wife had the shrimp with garlic. Everything was very fresh and handsomely presented. We ended with flan (excellent) and coffee, and we had two glasses of wine (a good Chardonnay) and two mojitos (nice, but light on the rum). Total tab (before tip) was $90.
This is a friendly neighborhood-y sort of place, a nice addition to the mix in Jackson Heights. Weekend nights there's live jazz--last night a guitarist who sounded great to us. There were several well behaved children in the crowd, but it was mostly stylish (in a mellow sort of way) young couples and groups (including two celebrating birthdays). Very diverse.
I don't know if this is the same owner who has experimented with several different concepts in the space--in any case, hopefully this one will stick.
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