Many people who come to New York forget or do not know about the four outer Boroughs. They know they exist, but they do not know anything about them. Queens has some fo the best restaurants anywhere. They can compare with restaurants in Manhattan
or anywhere else on the globe. I know. I have eaten in quite a few of them. American style restaurants in Queens cover the whole span of the county. Fine sea food, great steak houses, BBQ just like in the South to the Cajun. French style of New Orleans
and let’s not forget good old American Diners. I have tried to include restaurants from as many of the neighborhoods as possible, but it is so easy to get around in Queens, that is the one you want to visit is not near you, it will not be a problem getting there. And if you are a visitor to New York, it is a quick trip from Manhattan The prices listed are in effect now and are here to give you a general idea of the price ranges. They are subject to change, so check with the restaurant if you want confirmation. Also, it is a good idea to call for reservations, just to be sure. So take a look, see what you like and give it a try. You just might have one of the best dining experiences ever, Enjoy.
American Restaurants in Queens New York
Sabrina’s of Whitestone, Queens American Restaurant
14-28 150th Street
Whitestone, NY 11357
Sabrina’s is an American Restaurant with a touch of Europe thrown in for good measure. The best way to describe it is cozy, casual, elegant. It is a nice, friendly place to visit. On Tuesdays it is Psychic night You must make reservations for this one, and Wednesday is wine tasting night. They do have a special children’s menu. Check out these great choices from the menu.
8oz Hand pattied burger on a fresh bakery roll with lettuce, tomato and onion
Served with choice of fries or onion rings
Curry Chicken $10.95 with a traditional coconut milk sauce
Baby Back Ribs with fries and cornbread Half rack $12.50 Full rack $22.50
Linguine al Telefono $9.95 Fresh mozzarella in marinara sauce with fresh basil
Woodhaven House, Queens American Restaurant
63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park, NY
Woodhaven House is a combination of a traditional Irish Pub and an old fashioned American Restaurant. They have live music every Friday & Saturday night. They are available for private parties. They have a special children’s menu. These are from the dinner menu
Oven Roasted Bar-B-Que Ribs with Woodhaven House bourbon sauce $16.00
Atlantic Salmon Filet-Blackened or Bar-B-Que over baby greens and topped with crispy fried onions $16.00
Penne ala Vodka prosciutto, fresh basil and a touch of cream $13.00
Linguini with Shrimp & Scallops white wine, lemon butter garlic sauce $14.0
London Lennie’s, Queens American Restaurant
63-88 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park, NY 11374
London Lennie’s is a large restaurant, but it still has a homey feel. With the subdued lighting and friendly staff, you feel right at home. They have been a neighborhood favorite for over 40 years. To last that long, in this neighborhood, they must be doing something right Don’t be afraid to bring the car, they have valet parking. They also do catering. Check out some of these menu items. The menu changes daily.. Be sure to check out the daily specials. Theses are some
sample of the specials available. Remember, it may not be the same the day you go.
Grilled Filet Mignon served with salsify ,mushrooms, whipped potatoes & spinach in a port wine demi glace 8oz/$28 12oz/38 ( Lennie’s does have other items besides sea food)
Spinach Salad with Roasted Organic Salmon with mixed grilled vegetables & a mustard dill vinaigrette $16
Grilled SwordFish Steak with a red onion marmalade $19
B.K. Sweeney’s Station Saloon, Queens American Restaurant
42-25 235th Street,
Douglaston, NY 11363
B.K. Sweeney’s gives new meaning to the term saloon, It gives it class. You can dine in a glass enclosed room. Which give quite a feeling when it is snowing. The decor is casual elegance. It make you feel right at home. They have a children’s menu. They server brunch 12:00 noon to 3:45 p.m o n .Sunday, with prices starting at $10.95 Try some of these dishes from their dinner menu.
Danish Burger Topped with creamy bleu cheese and sizzling bacon 7.95
Saloon Burger Served with crispy onion strings and horseradish sauce 7.95
Michael’s Corned Beef Sandwich Irish Style simmered in beer and peppercorns, served hot on crusty rye bread 7.9
Chicken Pot Pie Boneless breast of chicken, fresh garden vegetables and potatoes, baked in a white wine and cream sauce, topped with a delicate puff pastry shell 10.95
O’Neill’s Restaurant, Queens American Restaurant
64-21 53rd Drive
Maspeth, New York 11378
O’ Neill’s is a very relaxing American Restaurant with a pub like atmosphere They have wide screen TV for sports watching. They are open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Late Snacks and they also do catering. They have a Senior Citizen Menu available Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Check with them to see what the specials of the day are. Here are some examples of what you will find on the dinner menu.
Surf & Turf (Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail)$ 36.00
Center Cut Pork Chops$ 18.95
Sea Scallops (Broiled or Fried)$ 19.95
SautÃ?Â©ed Chicken and Pasta (with angel hair pasta and vegetable & tomato sauce)$ 16.95
Austin Steak and Ale House, Queens American Restaurant
82-70 Austin St
Kew Gardens, NY
If you are a steak person, you have to make a stop here. They do them up just the way you want. They do catering for parties or business meetings. The atmosphere is that of a home town pub. It is a place where you feel very much at ease, even on your first visit. Check out the special events page. They have some interesting things happening. Lobster Night looks good to me. Here are some things to tease you pallet.
AGED NEW YORK SIRLOIN A tender cut aged on our premises and grilled to perfection
12 oz $ 18.95 16 oz $ 22.95
PECAN CRUSTED SALMON Salmon fillet topped with pecan and brown sugar baked golden brown $ 17.95
FRIED SHRIMP Plump shrimp coated with seasoned batter, fried and served with homemade cocktail sauce$ 19.95
Side Track, Queens American Restaurant
45-08 Queens Boulevard
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Try to come in on one of their special days, D.J. and Dancing Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night and the Jazz Brunch every Sunday. They have a party room available for a minimum of 40 people. It is definitely a causal, relaxing place, unless you are watching the horse races and your horses is not winning. They have special menus for seniors and children Try out some of these from the dinner menu when you come.
Sidetracks Chicken Breast Wild Mushrooms, Sherry Wine Cream Sauce 15.50
Black Angus 12oz Sirloin 25.95
Filet Mignon, Plain/ au Poivre 27.95
Center Cut Pork Chops 17.95
Lamb Loin Chops 26.95
Santa Fe Steakhouse, Queens American Restaurant
10718 70th Rd,
Forest Hills , NY11375
Santa Fe Steakhouse is like county in the city. It is a nice, relaxed place to enjoy a good meal They are famous for their baby back ribs. They are available for private parties also. They have a special children’s menu Try some of these
Wild West Combo A half rack of baby back ribs & half order of Chicken Sierra.Served with homemade cornbread. $19.95
Fresno Filet Mignon A soft tender 9 oz filet. $20.95
San Antonio StripThick classic center cut 11 oz New York strip. $19.95
Mardi Gras, Queens American Restaurant
7020 Austin St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Mardi Gras is located right in the heart of the Forest Hills shopping district, and it is a great local favorite. The cuisine is Southern, Cajun Creole featuring BBQ Ribs, Blackened Filet and Po-Boys. It is a nice relaxing place to go after hours of shopping. You can eat at the counter or tables. There is jazz on Thursday evenings to boot. Here are some examples from their menu.
N.O.L.A SHRIMP SALAD Romaine lettuce, sliced bell peppers and fresh avocado, topped superb jumbo shrimp. Served with Balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side. $12.95
PO-BOY Originally the “Push Sandwich” this New Orleans specialty is served on a split French bread loaf, “Classic Southern Sub.”BRONZED CHICKEN $7.95
CAJUN FRIED CHICKEN This needs no explanation – just good fried chicken, New Orleans way. $14.95
Bourbon Street, Queens American Restaurant
40-12 Bell Blvd,
Check out their events page and see if you can come when they have entertainment. Or when kids can eat for free. Eating at Bourbon Street is like taking a trip to New Orleans, The cuisine and decor and so authentic. Here are some examples from the dinner menu.
Pasta Jambalaya A New Orleans tradition: Chicken, crawfish and andouille sausage in a light spicy cream sauce $15.95
Bourbon Street Steak Our Bourbon Street steak is back! Topped with bleu cheese and a heap of fried onions $25.95
Chicken FranÃ?Â§aise Breast of chicken sautÃ?Â©ed in lemon, white wine and butter $17.95