The Ozone Diner is a fairly new establishment located in the neighborhood of Howard Beach. The eatery has a classic American panache and homey atmosphere that one would expect from any neighborhood eatery.
Serving a large variety of Greek, Italian and Mexican inspired dishes, the place has become quite popular over the last few months. In fact, this writer had to wait weeks before he could speak to any employees due to the restaurant’s constant business. They have an expansive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu including pancakes and waffles, specialty sandwiches like the classic monte cristo and reuben, paninis, wraps, entrees like roast fresh turkey to broiled New York cut sirloin steak and gourmet burgers, and desserts that’ll make any New Yorker’s taste buds salivate.
While the diner is not a traditional bar per say, they do offer a number of drinks and beers to customers ordering a filling and hearty meal. In fact, the restaurant’s bar is just three months old, opening in late April. And though the bar is small compared to most other spots around the borough, it is fully stocked with everything you’d come to expect.
Chris Sourgoutsis, one of the owners and managers of Ozone Diner said that since establishing the bar, there have been clear stand outs that customers have taken a liking to. While delicious staples like margaritas and mimosas have been popular especially during the summer, there are five drinks in particular that have taken off.
There’s the Thug Passion which contains Cognac and Alize Red. There’s the Absolut Stress which contains Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice.
There’s the classic Bahama Mama which contains Malibu Rum, Banana Liqueur, grenadine and orange juice. For those looking for something a bit more creamy, you may want to check out the Chocolate Monkey. This drink contains Banana Liqueur, chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream. Finally there’s the Southern Screw, which contains vodka, Peach Liqueur and orange juice over ice.
The bar opens at 7 a.m., the same time as the diner.