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French Bistro Opening in East Elmhurst This Summer

Eloise, the name of the restaurant, will be located at the Jackson Heights Shopping Center. (Google Maps)

June 13, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A new French restaurant will debut in the East Elmhurst-Jackson Heights areas this summer.

The restaurant, to be named “Eloise,” is aiming for a mid-August opening within the Jackson Heights Shopping shopping complex at 75-57 31st Ave., according to Vincent Caro, the owner.

The bistro will focus on serving traditional French cuisine with a modern element for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Caro said. Dishes on the menu, to be prepared with farm-to-table ingredients, include beef bourguignon, coq a vin, steak tartare, crepes, and omelettes.

Caro, a Jackson Heights resident, said the restaurant was a long time coming, with an opportunity opening up just months ago for his new eatery. The restaurant, named after his two-year-old daughter, will be his second French restaurant after Côté Soleil, which opened two years ago in the Sunnyside-Woodside area.

Côté Soleil in 2017. (Queens Post)

“It made sense that if I was opening another location for it to be in Jackson Heights,” Caro said, adding that he loves the borough.

The restaurateur said he wanted his two restaurants to have different concepts for the sake of variety.

“I don’t think it makes sense to have the same concept for two restaurants,” he said. “Otherwise it would make sense to call it the same name.”

The restaurant, with a rustic interior, will seat about 25 patrons, and will also offer a variety of liquors and beer from local breweries. Caro is already working on a comprehensive wine list to accompany his dishes.

The restaurant appears to be the only French restaurant in the area, and it is located next to the famed Cannelle Patisserie, a French bakery. Eloise will take over the former Angel Tips nail salon, which has relocated to another space within the complex.

Main courses at Eloise will range from $15 to $25, with appetizers priced between $7 and $12.

The restaurant will open Monday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on Friday. On weekends, the restaurant will open at 10 a.m., and close at 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Eloise, under construction. Photo by Vincent Caro.

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We need more American,French,Greek restaurants in the Jackson Hgts. East Elmhurst area.There are way to many Spanish eateries around here and also Indian & Asian places.

TC on 32.

Great idea , too many fast food restaurants & Dunkin Donuts generic garbage.

John Batista

Horrible, too many Indian or similar. We need different ones. French food is delicious, excellent taste and refined. It was long time over due in this área. We will be great customers. Please grow!!!!!!

Diane Kaufhold

This is great news !!
The bakery is fantastic and I have confidence that the French dishes will be wonderful,,, cant wait for opening day !
Please add me to your email list. Best Wishes


There’s some many people in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst that work in the restaurant industry they will love this place

Lucy 0Montemarano

We definitely don’t need another Indian/Pakistani restaurant in Jackson Heights . I’m looking forward to a French one. We really could use a good seafood or Greek restaurant in Jackson Heights


There is a new Greek place on 37th ave, Jackson Gyro. On the corner, used to be a bagel place. Their Greek food is really good!

Eddy Saldana

Lucy, the food at Plaka is fantastic. Its a hidden gem! You should try them.

Tina D.

Will definitely try out this new bistro. We Queens people have eclectic tastes.


I don’t know how well a French restaurant will do? East Elmhurst/Jackson heights is mainly south Asian. Should have opened an Indian/Pakistani restaurant catering hall. Would have made a $$$

Adrienne H Baleston

I think this will do very good,,,who doesnt like French food,,,its so good,

Lu Montemarano

We definitely don’t need another Indian/Pakistani restaurant in Jackson Heights . I’m looking forward to a French one. We really could use a good seafood or Greek restaurant in Jackson Heights


No it is not. It’s now majorly a hispanic community and we need some spanish restaurant in the shopping center. How about getting rid of the paint shop and some parking space for more businesses.

John Batista

Horrible, horrible for Indian or similar. French food is delicious, excellent taste and refined. It was long time over due in this área. Please grow!!!!!!

Jamila McFarlane

I disagree, the neighboorhood is changing and the new comers would be very happy to have this restaurant specially for brunch. Our neighborhood lacks good places for brunch. If you disagress please visit Espresso 77 and see how successful it is and who their clientel is.


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