Queens Restaurants

November, 2015

Forest Hills

Shake Shack coming to Forest Hills

Forest Hills is on a culinary tear. Comment.
East Elmhurst

The league of extraordinary kitchens prepare a global dinner

As the old adage goes, nothing beats a home-cooked meal. Comment.
Dining Out

Authentic Japanese cuisine served with a side of indifference

We were drawn to Hashi Ramen & Izakawa by its reputation for authentic Japanese ramen and pub grub. Comment.

October, 2015

Dining Out

Dine like Lady Gaga at The Pomeroy in Astoria

Does being a chef to a celebrity make you a celebrity chef? It would seem so, judging by the crush of patrons vying for tables at Astoria’s brand new gastropub, The Pomeroy. Comment.

Restaurant week comes to Queens

The Shops at Atlas Park played host to the best of culinary Queens Monday where five borough restaurants—Jamaica’s Vintage Curry, Astoria’s Christos Steak House and Maspeth’s Connolly’s Corner, along with Shiro of Japan and Chili’s—provided free buffet-style samples of their fare. Comment.
Dining Out

Brazilian buffet offers Latino flavors in Jackson Heights

As anyone who has spent any time here knows, Queens can lay claim to innumerable good restaurants, and maybe even more than its fair share of great ones. Comments (2).
Forest Hills

Danny Brown hopes to open new locations

Danny Brown, renowned restaurateur and home-grown star of Queens’ culinary scene, is looking for a little respect. Comment.

September, 2015

Dining Out

Someone’s in the kitchen with papa

We first encountered Beth Roa, owner of Papa’s Kitchen at a pre-launch event for Smorgasburg Queens, the newest Saturday market in Long Island City. Comment.

August, 2015

Dining Out

South of the border treats find new home in western Queens

Tacuba is the latest of a succession of eateries to alight at the corner of 36th Street and 35th Avenue across from the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Comment.

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Dining Out

Peruvian fare finds new home in Forest Hills

Chalet Alpina was a fixture of the Forest Hills dining scene for over 30 years until the owners decided to retire in November. Comments (1).

July, 2015

Long Island City

Thousands flock to Queens Smorgasburg

Most Queens residents are familiar with learning new words, but no matter how you say it, the opening of Queens Smorgasburg had the attention of more than 5,000 people July 11. Comment.
Long Island City

The man who ate Queens serves up more courses

Joe Distefano was called “The Man Who Ate Queens” by New York Magazine. Comment.

Flushing’s Iki sushi restaurant takes a nibble out of Manhattan

The first challenge Iki presents? Finding the place. Comment.

Shake Shack’s coming to the Queens Center mall

Shake Shack, the burger joint with a cult-like following, is coming to the Queens Center mall. Construction is underway at the former location of Urban Outfitters, on the ground floor, at the corner of 59th Avenue and 92nd Street in Elmhurst. Comments (1).

June, 2015

Dining Out

A taste of hipster Brooklyn in the heart of Ridgewood, Queens

If you’re too broke to live in Brooklyn, but still want to patronize joints that have B-borough attitude, Julia’s Wine & Beer Bar is your kind of place. Comments (1).

May, 2015


Annual Queens Taste showcases borough’s food at Hall of Science

Some 600 Queens residents got a taste of everything from mini-burgers to sushi Tuesday at the 13th annual Queens Taste at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Dining Out

Settle into Cabana for a taste of Cuba

Current events always make us crave the cuisine of the region in question. Comment.

April, 2015


The big tent under the 7 is back for Taste of Sunnyside 2015

Last year’s Taste of Sunnyside was so well received, even by critics of the idea, that the block-long festival tent under the No. 7 subway will return for another go May 19. Tickets for the popular annual neighborhood restaurant promotion inside the went on sale last week and are already selling at a faster rate than in 2014. Comments (2).
Dining Out

Head on down to Little Neck y’all for Korean-Cajun fare

Cruising along Northern Boulevard, we noticed a sign proclaiming Korean Cajun Cuisine on the Little Neck building with the faux Tudor façade. This piqued our imagination. Is this a new culinary marriage like Tex-Mex or Indian Chinese? Comments (3).

King of Falafel to open brick and mortar restaurant in Astoria

A Palestinian from the West Bank city of Ramallah has fashioned his own version of the American Dream on the streets of Astoria. Comments (2).
New Hyde Park

New Hyde Park Indian eatery knows some like it hot

Southern Spice used to be our favorite Indian restaurant. Comments (2).

March, 2015


Jackson Heights Tibetan chef opens a second and larger restaurant in Sunnyside

The world-class chef behind a popular Jackson Heights Tibetan restaurant has opened a second, much larger eatery in Sunnyside. Comment.

American fare with a French twist hits Bayside

One thing that every neighborhood needs is an upscale restaurant suitable for wooing a client or celebrating a milestone. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach Thai restaurant is in the spotlight

When the producers of the Cooking Channel show “Restaurant Redemption” went looking for an eatery that needed a makeover, they opted to seek out a place hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).

February, 2015


Get a taste of Portugal in downtown Jamaica

Although a clutch of Portuguese restaurants and bars cluster around the general vicinity of Jamaica Station, we thought that the Portuguese-American population that supported them had moved on to the ‘burbs some time ago. On a recent frigid Wednesday evening we were disabused of that notion. Comment.

Woodside eatery brings a taste of the Himalayas to Queens

Some people collect art or antiques. For others it’s baseball cards or sports memorabilia. No matter what the collectors’ object of desire, one common trait is to find an exemplar that is especially rare. Comment.

January, 2015

Dining Out

Korean chef raised in Jewish household now serves Japanese cuisine

You know how when all your friends tell you that you have to see this movie, it never turns out to be quite as transformative as they led you to expect? The thing is, if you discovered it on your own you would have loved it? Comments (1).
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