Sevan, Armenian restaurant in Bayside, Queens

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!

 Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

We rarely go to Queens, but could not say no to my friend Malini, The Restaurant Fairy, who was organizing a meal with a bunch of bloggers at Sevan, an Armenian restaurant located in Bayside. There, we met with Arthur Matevosyan who has been running this family restaurant since 2004, keeping in mind the advice of his father, a restauranteur in Armenia, gave him. The food there was delicious, the kebab being my favorite, especially the lamb chops that came in a very spectacular way to the table. Here are the various dishes we tried:

Basturma, thin slices of sirloin cured with Middle Eastern spices:

 Basturma at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Basturma at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Sujuk, a spicy dry sausage:

 Sujuk at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Sujuk at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Feta cheese:

 Feta cheese at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Feta cheese at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Yalanchi or grape leaves:

 Grape leaves at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Grape leaves at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Mediterranean salad:

 Mediterranean salad at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Mediterranean salad at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Carrot Salad made with shredded carrots, garlic and walnuts:

 Carrot salad at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Carrot salad at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Armenian salad, composed of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and spices:

 Armenian salad at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Armenian salad at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

With the salads, we got some homemade bread:

 Bread at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Bread at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

And some Armenian wine that was quite sweet...

 Armenian wine at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Armenian wine at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Armenian cheese pies:

 Armenian cheese pies at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Armenian cheese pies at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

 Armenian cheese pies at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Armenian cheese pies at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

The best part of the meal was to come: kebab. The first ones were grilled steak and chicken, served with some crispy potatoes and grilled vegetables, on a piece of thin bread called lavash that should not be ignored as it is soaked in the delicious jus of the meat. The beef was marinated for several days, juicy and tender, as was the chicken that was still moist, with both meat having a nice char.

 Grilled steak and chicken kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Grilled steak and chicken kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

 Grilled steak and chicken kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Grilled steak and chicken kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

The second kebab was the lule kebab, that is ground beef cooked on a skewer with spices. This reminded me a bit of the kubideh in Persian cuisine. It was superb: flavorful and juicy with again the lavash bread full of the juice of the meat.

 Lule kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Lule kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

 Lule kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Lule kebab at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

But in term of presentation, the most spectacular was the lamb chops as you can see in the video below.

Considering that I love lamb, I was in heaven! The lamb chops were delicious, nicely charred and I could have had that entire dish for myself!

Last was dessert: baklava. And it was succulent: buttery, not too sweet and perfectly soaked in honey.

 Baklava at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

Baklava at Sevan in Bayside, Queens, NY

This was a great meal and my only regret is that this restaurant is far from our place. Otherwise I would be there often...

Enjoy (I did)!

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Sevan - 21607 Horace Harding Expy, Bayside Hills, NY 11364

 
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