QUEENS WEEKLY, AUGUST 23, 2020
Murray’s Cheese opens brand-new location
with full restaurant and cheese shop in LIC
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A cheesy New York City staple is opening a new location
Murray’s Cheese Bar is 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 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
Photos courtesy of Murray’s Cheese Bar
pecorino romano polenta.
The new Long Island City location’s bar will offer original
house cocktails, frozen drinks, boozy ice pops, fresh non-alcoholic
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 Grub-
Hub 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 re-opened to the public with a limited
For more information about Murray’s Cheese Bar,
Reach reporter Emily Davenport by e-mail at edavenport@
qns.com or by phone at (718) 260-2567