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Two new-ish places in Ridgewood... Sabores (Peruvian) and Long Lai (Thai)

K2000 | Nov 19, 201103:03 PM

More of a heads-up than review (I haven't even tried Sabores yet) since Ridgewood is pretty dismal for restaurants (you have to walk 15 minutes just to get mediocre food).

Sabores is on the corner of Stanhope and Woodward, across from the cemetary. Billed as "Peruvian and International" it was formerly a bar/restaurant that seemed to function more as a bar. Now it's under new management and my impression is that the emphasis is on food now. It smells fantastic when I walk by, but I haven't tried it yet.

Long Lai is sharing the space with the sandwich shop/lunch place on Stockholm and Seneca (377 Seneca). After about 4pm, they start serving Thai food. I've had take-out from them about 4 times (there's a dining room there, but it has a strange ambiance, and I live steps away). The food is good, not amazing, Thai. As far as I know, it's the only Thai restaurant in the area. Pad Thai was good, a little strange to me (but everybody prefers it prepared differently). Lad Nar was very good, not soupy like some places. Best thing I've had from them. Good Som Tum (spicy!) and the Thai Kock appetizer was good (Thai sausage, my first time tasting that). Basil chicken, Tom Kha soup, and "Fresh" Rolls: all good. This will not become your favorite Thai restaurant in NYC, but it will be your favorite in Ridgewood :)

Just a heads up since these places do not look very busy, and it's good to see new restaurants turning up in a neighborhood that's a little under-served in that department.

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