A Throggs Neck restaurant has come back to the neighborhood with new improvements.
Legendary Bar & Grill, located at 3513 E. Tremont Avenue, has returned to the neighborhood with new renovations after a two-year hiatus.
The restaurant, which originally opened in 2010 and closed down in 2014, now has a brand new, full fledged dining room that can seat over 40 customers.
Recently reopened last month, the restaurant offers numerous dinner specials, including beef stew, churrasco steak, lasagna, meatloaf, barbecue baby back ribs and surf and turf, along with a full dining room menu that is always available.
The dining room menu consists of various steaks, burgers, seafoods, pastas, salads, appetizers and deserts.
“The reaction from the community has been very positive, very receptive,” said restaurant owner Frank Lopez, a Pelham Gardens resident for the last 20 years, who also owned the restaurant during its previous tenure. “It’s great to be back in the neighborhood, and hopefully, our new dining room will give customers another good reason to eat here.”
Lopez, who has previously worked at other restaurants in Manhattan, said that the restaurants’ cooks also have decades of experience serving the community at other Throggs Neck eateries.
Lopez also added that the meaning behind the restaurant name stems from the iconic history of the location, making it ‘legendary.’
The property used to operate as Tally-Ho Bar for decades, a dive bar which had been a speak-easy in the 1930s until its new ownwership in the late 2000s, and is considered by many to be the first bar in the neighborhood.
“There’s a lot of history in this one spot, and the name of this restaurant is a tribute to that,” Lopez said.
On Football Sundays, the restaurant offers beef nachos for $5 and a cheeseburger with fries for $7, along with free hot dogs from 1 to 7 p.m. On Mondays, they offer 50¢ jumbo wings all day and a free buffet from midnight to 2 a.m. on Thursdays.
Happy Hour takes place Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., and includes a free buffet. Pints, bottles and domestics are $3, imports and well drinks are $4 and apple, dirty and expresso martinis are $5.
The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. To make a reservation, call (718) 822-0100.