Queens native opens new bar on Metro in Forest Hills
by Andrew Shilling
Feb 12, 2014 | 2075 views | 5 5 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Timothy Ducey
Timothy Ducey
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Owner Timothy Ducey and chef Marvin Camacho.
Owner Timothy Ducey and chef Marvin Camacho.
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Glendale native Timothy Ducey recently got into the business of entrepreneurship after purchasing the Taphouse on Austin Street in Forest Hills and opening his very first bar, Acey Ducey’s on Metropolitan Avenue.

After working for the former Morrison’s Bar and Restaurant in the Acey Ducey’s location at 101-17 Metropolitan Ave., it was no coincidence why he revitalized the neighborhood staple under his own name.

“Having the business on Austin Street as well as here, it’s a half-mile away in distance but it’s two totally different venues,” Ducey said. “Over here is more of people going out to dine with an older crowd, whereas on Austin Street you get more of a younger crowd.”

Ducey said that while the neighborhood has been a quiet alternative to the busy Austin Street, he said he is confident he has chosen right for his flagship startup.

“With all of the quality places opening up, I feel that this place will be busier than it is now,” he said. “As long as you can provide a quality product and keep changing, people will appreciate that over here.”

The seasonal beer menu currently offers up a few Belgians, however it is mostly American craft beers along with a handpicked wine list.

“We’re really trying to make this a traditional American tavern,” he said.

Aside from their extensive drink menu behind the original imported Irish mahogany bar, the sandwich list is a far cry from the traditional bar food.

Marvin Camacho, executive chef at the Buoy Bar Waterfront Grille in Point Lookout and now Acey Ducey’s head chef, has been in the hospitality industry since he was about six years old and the restaurant industry for several years.

“He (Ducey) really gave me free reign of the kitchen to develop it from getting the equipment put together, to the menu, costing it out and hiring the staff,” Camacho said. “I think we’ve got a good thing here.”

Sandwiches include the Ace of Steak, a skirt steak sandwich on a ciabatta roll, Weiner Schnitzel, grilled salmon and a sandwich named after Ducy’s friend called the Grilled Gullen, a grilled gruyere cheese and bacon sandwich.

“In America, it’s a melting pot, so we focused on different themes,” Camacho said. “I was able to take his ideas and capture them perfectly.”

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JohnLashentz
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February 14, 2014
Hopefully it has a better health grade than the tap house. For years tap house had failed and under par health department inspections. Not a fan of this place.
JohnLashentz
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February 14, 2014
Tap house has a health grade B

Violation points: 19

Sanitary Violations

1) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.

2) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.

3) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
JimJimJoneswinn
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February 14, 2014
This guy is the biggest douche. Definitely not going to either place especially now that I know he is the owner. He kicked my sister out and made a scene about her not having cash on her at the tap house, she only had her bank card and he said there was a $10 minimum in order to use the card (which is illegal to do in NY, you can't set credit card minimum purchase limits, stores do it against the riles of merchant accounts terms so they don't have to pay more in fees) and my sister go raped that night.
JenRosenberg
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February 14, 2014
Sorry to hear that, I had a similar issue with the tap house with using my card. Contact the Dept. of Consumer Affairs.
anonymous
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March 27, 2014
Your a dick