133-43 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: (718) 939-5000
Fax: (718) 939-4000
Bars et cafés
This Flushing restaurant is an alternative to Chinatown. Formerly known as Gum Fung, Jade Asian offers some of the best dim sum around in a catering hall type atmosphere, large, crowded and noisy. That's evident to the locals who come to catch up with their family and friends on a weekend morning. Servers make the rounds on pushcarts carrying steamed buns filled with meat, seafood and vegetables: all you have to do is point at what looks good! Sample cha siu baau if you like barbecue pork buns, cheong fun (rice noodle rolls) or har gau (popular shrimp-filled dumplings). For the more adventurous, there's chicken feet and fried octopus. Finish off with a customary egg tart; childa flaky puff pastry with an egg custard filling.
The family of owner Peter Benfaremo (the self-proclaimed Lemon Ice King of Corona) has been serving up Italian ices in this Queens location of for over 50 years. The ices come in dozens of flavors, ranging from standards like lemon, coconut and chocolate to exotics like peanut butter, cantaloupe and raspberry. All are made with fresh ingredients. Expect to wait for your ice as there is almost always a line, especially in the summer.
D'Antigua in Jackson heights has good food, a bright atmosphere for a lounge bar and often hosts live Latin bands. There is not much room on the dance floor, but the music is worthwhile.
Mardi Gras is a Creole restaurant that serves up good food at modest prices and accompanied by good music. The dining room resembles an old fashioned country inn, with the bar on the first floor and restaurant seating on the second. Dine on Voodoo Pasta, Jammin' Jambalaya, and Slap Your Mama Silly Barbequed Ribs, as well as blackened ribeye, the fish of the day, bronzed chicken or pork chop, and some of the hottest chicken wings and fried chicken north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Now, New Orleans is only a subway ride away!
There is something for everyone at the Astoria Bowl. While simulated sports are all the rage these days, nothing can quite match the experience of lugging an actual bowling ball and the adrenaline rush that ensues as it barrels through the pins, sending them crashing down. With bumpers for kids, glow-in-the-dark cosmic lanes with laser shows, a pro shop for serious bowlers and touchscreens to keep score, this bowling alley promises its patrons hours of fun. The sports lounge is a cool and casual place to enjoy a game on one of the many TV screens over a drink with friends, while the dining room serves up delicious eats including burgers, pizza, salads, wraps and more. Whether you stop by for a game of bowling, a drink or a laid-back meal with friends, time spent at the Astoria Bowl promises to time well spent.
This intimate wine bar in Forest Hills is well-known for paying as much attention to its food as its wine. A beautiful wood-topped bar greets patrons as they walk in to the intimate space bathing in golden light. The striking artwork on the walls is perhaps the only noticeable decor in the minimalist space. The wine list of about 80 spans some of the best wine-producing regions in the world, and has enough variety to please the oenophiles. Accompanying your tipples is a diverse selection of cured meats and cheeses. The dinner menu offers a selection of small plates like grilled calamari and serrano ham croquettes. There's a selection of large plates as well that offers Sauteed Sea Trout, Roasted Skate and Linguine among others. Diners can also opt for a three- course fixed menu offered twice a week. Check website for more.
Central serves up Mediterranean food to New Yorkers in style. The interior is very impressive- leather banquettes, divided from the main floor by waist high glass partitions, line walls made from wide wooden panels, and in the center rests a white-padded bar. Towards the back sits a sushi bar, but the Greek food is Central's real draw, featuring, among other items, a positively delicious goat cheese salad. Outside is a lovely patio that is open during spring and summer for star-gazers and smokers. DJ's spin Greek music early in the night, then turn to European house later, as the club starts to get crowded and the bar warms up. The largely European crowd adds to the Mediterranean ambiance that Central cultivates. Food and drinks are pricey, which may discourage frequent visits, but Central is worth it, especially for a nightspot in Queens.
As the first microbrewery to operate in Queens since prohibition ended, SingleCut offers a variety of staple and seasonal beers. The focus at SingleCut is hoppy lagers and ales, focusing particularly on rare or hard-to-find hops. They don't just package and distribute their beer (check website for respective area contacts) but also supply for in-house and outdoor events. There are guided tours for free on weekends as well as live music weekend nights.
This recently renovated restaurant-cum-bar is located in the Queens neighborhood. Executive Chef Mina Newman brings you the best American steakhouse food, with traces of Greek cuisine. Parts of the menu tend to change regularly, as the kitchen relies heavily on seasonally available fruits and vegetables. The lemon sorbets served with meals are quite popular with the crowds. The prices are a little steep but that does not deter foodies from heading here, and parties of 20 to 80 people can be accommodated at a time. Valet Parking is available. For further information, check the website or call for details.
Enjoy authentic German beer and meals with family or friends at Max Bratwurst und Bier! They are known for their imported beer especially Weihenstephaner Kristallweizen which is a German wheat beer with a strong and distinct flavor. To go with your beer, you can also call for bratwurst or the homemade schnitzel which enhances the overall German experience. On game nights, you can enjoy matches with equally enthusiastic strangers!
Dillingers Pub and Grill has gained critical acclaim for serving some of the best beers and chicken wings in the neighborhood. It is a trendy place, located on the corner of two streets in Astoria, and its late-night hours attract plenty of night revelers. Besides, the television screens are always tuned on to National Football League games, thus drawing in football fans. Professionals come here to have a quick midday meal and utilize the free WiFi facility, while gourmets just drop in for the delicious comfort food. With such a mixed clientele, a good time at this bar is guaranteed. Savor dishes like Caribbean Coconut Shrimp, Steak Tips, Turkey BLT Wrap and Teriyaki Glaze Wings, followed by a dessert such as Chocolate Outrage with whipped cream . If you can't get enough of their tangy food, hire their catering service for your next party.
Donovan’s Pub serves some amazing burgers and high spirits. Located in the Queens borough of NYC, this little place is renowned among foodies and alcohol lovers alike. A child friendly place, Donovan’s has its classic share of burgers, that everyone seems to love. The Donovan, the H Factor, the Santo and the Sebastian are some of the signature burgers that all their customers keep going back to. With a simple and friendly ambiance, this pub is is one of those places, which is perfect for a weekend hangout, or a family lunch.