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Colombian restaurant closes in St. James

Rotisserie roasted chicken at Azafran in St. James.

Rotisserie roasted chicken at Azafran in St. James. Photo Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick

Azafran Colombian Restaurant joins the list of dining spots that have come and gone from a St. James strip-mall space that previously hosted Red Tomato, Attilio's Grill and, its longest occupant, Bella Vita City Grill.

Azafran, whose name means saffron in Spanish, opened about a year ago and, in September 2014, received a 1 1/2-star review.

Its strength was its rotisserie chicken, a beautifully burnished bird with an intriguing, almost Middle Eastern flavor. A shame that chicken was plated with pre-frozen fries. Tongue in Creole sauce and fried whole porgy were two other dishes the restaurant did well.


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