138-11 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
Cuisine: Dominican and Central American
Hours: Open seven days a week, Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m.-11p.m.; Friday and
Saturday from 9 a.m. -3:00 a.m.
Although Aradennys specializes in Dominican and Central American dishes, their
menu boasts a greater array of dinner specials.
When you enter the restaurant the decor is cozy and simple with tables easily
accommodating two to four parties, but can easily be rearranged to accommodate larger
Appetizers on the menu include dishes such as Shrimp Seviche, Potato Salad, Mixed
Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Cocktail and 1/2 dozen fresh clams.
The menu also has a great selection of meat dishes that range in price from $6.50 to
$14.95 and include Onion Steak, Pepper Steak, Breaded Steak, Grilled T-bone, Filet Mignon,
Fried Pork, and Smoked Pork Chops. These dishes are served with a choice of rice and
beans, plantains, mashed potatoes, or vegetables.
There is also a good selection of chicken plates including Chicken Breast Ala Cordon
Bleu, Roasted Chicken, Chicken Breast with Garlic Sauce, Chicken Parmigiana, Grilled
Chicken Breast, and Barbecue Chicken. All chicken dishes range in price from $6 to $11.95.
Pasta lovers need not worry since the restaurant also carries a selection of Italian
dishes such as Spaghetti with Shrimps, Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti with Lobster,
and Spaghetti with Clams. Pasta dishes range in price from $6.95 to $26.95.
However, the restaurant has a surprisingly large selection of seafood.
Some of these dishes include Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Stewed Crabmeat, Grilled Scallops,
Octopus in Hot Sauce, Stuffed Clams, Steamed Red Snapper, Grilled Shrimps, Shrimps
Butterfly Style, Lobster in Creole Sauce, and Lobster a la Oriental. All seafood dishes
range in price from $7 to $27.95.
I finally decided to sample the Spaghetti with Shrimps and a soft drink for $14.95.
All in all, the meal was delightful and ultimately filling.
If you are in the neighborhood and cannot decide what to have for dinner, try your luck
at Aradennys and I assure you that you will find what you are looking for.