Acasa, a newish Romanian restaurant in Sunnyside, sounds like a winner. “Everything we tried was very good,” reports RedVelvet, who on several visits has enjoyed tripe and bean soups, grilled sweetbreads, eggplant and Greek salads, mici (small, casing-less sausages) and, especially, first-rate saramura (pickled fish in vegetable stew). mickyme loves homey cabbage with smoked hocks. Stews, schnitzel, grilled meats and offal, and fish dishes round out the menu.
Acasa’s chef (and a co-owner) is a fellow named Mitica who worked the grill at nearby Romanian Garden. Local Romanians seem clued in to the new place, drawn by the chow plus live music and satellite TV from the old country, so the smallish dining room promises to become a lively hangout for expats.
Romanian Garden [Sunnyside]
46-04 Skillman Ave., at 46th St., Sunnyside, Queens