Yesterday I found fliers for Sunrise Grill in the lobby of my building, and after taking a look at the address (Greenpoint Ave between 41st and 42nd streets) I was surprised as I hadn’t ever noticed it before – but apparently it’s brand new. I think it’s on the site where Floresta used to be. Today, we got some take-out dinner from there.
The place looks pretty nice inside, with many tables, and even a bar (although it doesn’t seem like they have a liquor license yet). They are open all day long and have somewhat of a diner-type menu, although not as expansive, and featuring a lot of bbq dishes as well as seafood by the pound (particularly shrimp and snow crabs).
The turkey burger is unusually expensive compared to most things on the menu ($9) but does come with TWO big patties and a choice of fries or baked potato. The fries are a bit soggy and not very good. The burger was ok, but the patties looked suspiciously very round and I think have been frozen for a long time. The bun seemed fresh and was probably the best part of the whole thing.
There are many bbq items on the menu, and this here is the quarter chicken ($6), which comes with a choice of sauces (bbq sauce seen here) and a choice of baked potato, fries, or rice. We were surprised to see two baked potatoes, but they were very plain, and aside from the sour cream there was nothing else in them. The best part of both dishes was definitely the chicken. If you’re hungry, I would recommend getting the half-chicken for $9.