Comfort Inn JFK Airport
14436 153rd Lane
Jamaica, NY 11434-4204
Phone: (718) 977-0001
Fax: (718) 977-9166
Bars & Cafes
Add "tapas" to your to-do list before getting on your plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5. Piquillo is a restaurant that offers tapas, cocktails and other Spanish specialties in a much appreciated quiet setting at this otherwise harried airport.
If a drink or two before a long flight puts you at ease, then you must wait at Vino Vilo for some really classy options. Located at Terminal 8 of JFK airport, this little wine bar serves a good range of wines; that will suit everybody's taste. Small plates and snacks are also available to go with your choice of spirit.
The Moka Nightclub and Lounge in Queens is a lesson in seduction. The club has a massive, multi-level design with undulating walls and ceilings that beckon patrons to different corners of the space. The space is also large and flexible enough to host large parties, bridal showers and corporate events. The bar serves a plethora of exotic rum drinks doled out with energy drinks.
Delicious American fare awaits you at the Calypso City & Rum Jungle. The place has a wide selection of dishes on its menu which spoils you for choice. The ambiance of the place is cozy with beautiful lights and well laid tables. The serving staff is friendly and at hand for prompt service. If you want to partake in the famed American meals, Calypso City & Rum Jungle is the place to go.
As you step into Neirs Tavern, you may think that it looks a bit familiar. It's quite possible considering the fact it's been featured in several TV series and films over the years, including Goodfellas. For over 180 years, Neirs has been a place to relax and enjoy a cold beer and a bite to eat. REasonably priced drinks and live music in a relaxed, no frills ambiance ensures Neirs has its regular customers, some of whom have probably been stopping by for a drink here for decades. The menu features a decent selection of classic American fare from burgers, sandwiches, salads, nachos and more. You can book a private event here as well. For details, visit the website.
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.
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!
Named for the famous Irish whiskey, this authentic Irish pub and grill has a drinks menu that stretches all the way to the Emerald Isle and back. The bar is decked out in traditional Irish memorabilia, including bag-pipes and a genuine Jameson's whiskey barrel. Jameson's serves up delicious pub fare, from substantial burgers to Dublin-style fish and chips, with malt vinegar. The cozy atmosphere and friendly staff ensure that Jameson's is a great place to drop by for dinner, lunch, brunch or even just a friendly pint. Call ahead for opening hours.
This restaurant is a fine destination for beer and German cuisine. Serving since 1939 this place is a really good restaurant to just relax and unwind. The place is divided into a restaurant and a beer garden, with the main dining area done up well with comfortable chairs and well-decorated tables. The atmosphere here is relaxed, they have amazing German buffets regularly. The bar has LCD TV showing the latest sports games and selling some amazing German beer. Then there is the beer garden, a very popular place among the locals. Sit in the open beer garden when its hot and humid while gulping down some beer and chatting with a couple of pals. They also have live concerts on a regular basis.
This bar is a local institution and with it's old-fashioned decor and lovely shopfront, it is a delightful place to stop by and have a local beer or glass of wine. The food is standard steakhouse and seafood fare - it is a little on the pricey side but uses reasonably fresh ingredients. There is live entertainment on some nights and the bar is open late. Call for more details.
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 Benfaremo 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. Only cash payments are accepted.
Located at The Inn at New Hyde Park, Brasserie 214 is one of the most sort after restaurants in the neighborhood. The ambiance is lively, energetic, but low lit and also great for a date night. The menu features a huge varieties of pastas, wraps, lobster and mussels, steaks, soups and salads. The extensive bar list offers a huge variety to choose from to accompany with your meals. The live music nights are worth being at, for memorable times. Their catering services and the banquets they offer for private parties are exceptional. For more information and reservations, call ahead.