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Queens native opens new sports
bar and restaurant in Forest Hills
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Roam a new sports bar and restaurant,
opened its doors in Forest Hills on Friday,
Feb. 11, just in time for the Super Bowl.
Th e eatery, located at 107-12 70th Rd.,
will serve crave-worthy American fare,
beers, cocktails and more. According to
its owners, Roam aims to act as a “living
room” for locals complete with live music,
entertainment and nightly specials.
“We are so excited about the support
we received this past weekend for our soft
opening and looking forward to becoming
a pillar in the Forest Hills community,”
said Manish Chadha, co-owner of
Chadha, a Rego Park resident, coowns
three Queens-based family Singas
Famous Pizza franchises in Forest Hills,
Kew Gardens and Corona. He also coowns
MiniBurger and Zeppola Italian
Bakery, which will open at the Venetian
in Las Vegas this month.
Roam, which was previously occupied
by a pizzeria called Numero 28, is a spacious
1,800-square-foot sports bar and
restaurant with an oversized bar featuring
a massive “When in Roam” spraypainted
graffi ti wall from street artist Alex
Smetsky in addition to its 10 TVs inside
and three outside.
Th e venue includes indoor seating for
48 people, including 16 seats at the bar
with an additional 20 heated seats outdoors.
Sean Olnowich, who was born and
raised in Queens and has been cooking
global New York cuisine for over 20 years,
is the consulting chef at the venue.
Olnowich was the chef and partner of
the esteemed Gramercy Park Carriage
House restaurant, Th e House, for 14
years. Olnowich is currently the chef and
partner of the newly opened Meso Beach
House in Delray Beach, Florida, as well as
the president of S.O. Hospitality Group,
a boutique, all-encompassing hospitality
consulting company, which is responsible
for over 40 ground-up openings in New
York, Chicago and Aspen.
Olnowich will now bring his talents
to Roam in the borough where he grew
up. Olnowich was named a James Beard
Foundation honoree and was featured as
a culinary expert on Paramount TV’s “Bar
Rescue” and a fi nalist on Food Network’s
hit show “Chopped.”
Roam has an extensive menu of delectable
bar bites including tossed wings,
tossed boneless wings, Caesar salad, a
variety of dips including guacamole, salsa
and spinach and artichoke. Munchies
include a hot pretzel with cheese and
mustard, calamari, chicken tenders, kung
pao chicken or caulifl ower, mozzarella
sticks, french fries and onion rings.
Burgers and sandwiches include a hamburger,
grilled or fried chicken sandwich
and veggies with all of the options
and sauces available. Flatbreads include
Margherita, pepperoni, mushroom with
truffl e oil and buff alo chicken with onion.
Aft er dinner, patrons at Roam can order
up a delicious dessert to fi nish the night
on a sweet note.
Roam will have eight beers on tap
in addition to house-made red sangria.
Th ere will also be an extensive cocktail
menu and wine off erings. Specialty cocktails
are $12 and include winter old fashioned,
spicy margarita, espresso martini,
hot toddy, Irish coff ee and Moscow mule.
Roam’s regular opening hours are 4 p.m.
to 1 a.m. Mondays through Wednesdays
and from noon to 1 a.m. on Th ursdays
Photos courtesy of Roam
Roam, a brand-new sports bar and restaurant in Forest Hills, had its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 11
“We are so excited about the support we received
... and are looking forward to becoming a pillar in
the Forest Hills community.”
— Manish Chadha
The exterior of Roam, located at 107-12 70th Rd. in Forest Hills.