Gallery: Long Island City: A Taste of Greenwich Village History at Corner Bistro

Two Corners
Two Corners

The original and LIC Bistro Burgers

The Original
The Original

The original Corner Bistro at 331 West 4th Street in Manhattan.

Louis at the helm
Louis at the helm

Louis has been running the kitchen for 30 years at the original location.

The Original Grill
The Original Grill

A modified salamander-style grill is used at both locations of the Corner Bistro, modified in the same way so as to slow down cooking times and reduce flare-ups.

The Original Menu
The Original Menu

The miniscule kitchen dictated a very small menu. The LIC branch has many more options.

The Original Bistro Burger
The Original Bistro Burger

Until recently, the burger was served on a paper plate. The switch was made to plastic when the original plate company went out of business.

The Original Chili Burger
The Original Chili Burger

Yes, there is a hamburger under there.

CB LIC: Neon
CB LIC: Neon

The iconic neon is replicated at the new branch.

CB LIC: Bistro Burger
CB LIC: Bistro Burger

Same burger, different plate.

CB LIC: Chili Burger
CB LIC: Chili Burger

A tidier presentation than the original and it comes with veggies.

The Bun
The Bun

The perfect white bun is used at both locations. The bakery is located blocks away from the LIC Corner Bistro.

CB LIC: Chicken Wings
CB LIC: Chicken Wings

Deep fried fresh, never frozen (like the burger) chicken wings.

CB LIC: Chicken Salad
CB LIC: Chicken Salad
CB LIC: Chicken Wrap
CB LIC: Chicken Wrap

It will be a cold day in hell when a chicken wrap appears on the menu in the original location, but the LIC branch offers a broader menu.