Getting ‘Cheesy’ in Long Island City
Murray’s Cheese opens brand-new location with full restaurant and shop
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BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A cheesy New York City staple is opening a new location
Murray’s Cheese Bar has opened their new
restaurant and cheese shop in Long Island City.
Located at 28-30 Jackson Ave., Murray’s Cheese Bar
LIC will be the restaurant’s flagship location and its
first-ever full-service bar.
The restaurant will be open from noon to 8 p.m. daily,
extending to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Outdoor dining seats will be available on a first-come,
first-served basis. The retail shop will be open from noon
to 8 p.m. daily.
Murray’s Cheese is no stranger to Long Island City — the
neighborhood is home to Murray’s cheese-aging caves,
and the team at Rockwell Group took inspiration from the
many colors and materials used for cheese-aging and
cheesemaking while creating the space. Murray’s develops
their own line of Cavemaster Reserve cheeses, many of which
will be available in at the LIC shop, including Cavemaster
Reserve Annelies, Hudson Flower, Stockinghall Cheddar,
Project Z, Greensward and Mistoa.
Murray’s Cheese Bar LIC will offer more than 400 specialty
items on their seasonally inspired menu. Highlights of the
menu include the Monger’s Choice Board, which features
three or four rotating cheeses plus creative accoutrements;
the BGLT sandwich, which contains bacon, Up in Smoke
goat cheese, lettuce and tomato; the seasonal tomato
gazpacho topped with charred red onion and cilantro;
the summer Cobb salad featuring Bayley Hazen Blue,
asparagus, a soft-boiled egg and avocado vinaigrette; and
half roast chicken puttanesca for dinner, which is paired
with pecorino romano polenta.
The new Long Island City location’s bar will offer original
house cocktails, frozen drinks, boozy ice pops, fresh nonalcoholic
drinks, plus wine and beer, all of which are available
to be packaged for to-go orders.
The cheese shop will feature a rotating selection of pre-cut
cheeses that Murray’s carefully sources around the world. The
cheese selection will be rotating regularly so that customers
can always find something new. Along with cheese, the shop
is full of more than 400 items, from charcuterie, fresh dairy,
smoked fish, prepared foods, pasta and sauces to chocolates,
fresh baguettes, iced coffee and more.
Restaurant delivery orders are available through GrubHub
and DoorDash, and cheese shop deliveries are available
through Mercato and Instacart.
The flagship Murray’s Cheese Shop, located at 254
Bleecker St., has recently reopened to the public with a
For more information about Murray’s Cheese Bar, visit
Photos courtesy of Murray’s Cheese
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