I've been meaning to go here since it got written up in the Daily News a few months ago. It's a tiny place--seating for maybe 15 people at tables and another 5 at the sushi bar. The food is an amalgam of Japanese and French/American. There's an extensive menu of sushi rolls and then a regular menu with soups, salads, apps, & mains.
I started off with the blue crab roll. This was served with a sauce drizzled on top that may have had jalepenos, and dabs of wasabi sauce on the side rather than the usual glob of wasabi. I enjoyed this a lot and will have to try their fancier rolls. My entree was a tofu steak, served with mesclun salad and slices of portobello mushrooms (the shoestring potatoes listed on the menu with it were missing, but that's probably just as well.) The slabs of tofu had been pan-fried on the bottom, giving that side a crispy texture. I didn't like the sauce that went with it though--too sweet for my taste.
They only had two desserts--a chocolate souffle and a banana-coconut crepe--so I skipped that course. But I would like to go back and try some of the other dishes. Prices are reasonable--$3-6 for starters, $4-9 for sushi rolls, $9-16 for entrees (cash only). I think they're open for lunch as well.
Lil' Bistro 33
33-04 36th Avenue, LIC