Queens is a city in and of itself , while still a part of New York Cirt. It has its own personality and charm and you will enjoy making Queens a part of your New York trip.
If you are coming to The Big Apple, for business or pleasure, you must try to see more than Manhattan. Queens has some of the finest restaurants, not only in New York, but anywhere else for that matter. And the prices won’t break the bank either. Queens is just minutes from Manhattan either by car or subway and all of theses are easy to reach. The prices mentioned here are in effect now, but may change. They are just to give you a general idea of what is available.
Dee’s Restaurant, Queens
107-23 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Dee’ has been a great local Queens favorite restaurant since 1993. The brick over pizza is great, better by far than the pizza we are used to from commercial ovens. It has a homey atmosphere, friendly service and great food. Dress is casual and it is right across Metropolitan Avenue from Cinamart Move Theater, making it a great place to eat either before or after the show. And if you are in to antiquing, Metropolitan Avenue has many great Antique Shops. It is a great restaurant for the family. They have a special kids menu. Be sure to check with them regaurding their weekly specials. Here are some items from their menu to give you a general idea of what they have.
Appetizers range from $2.50 to $19.95
A sampling of crab cakes, calamari fritto & sauteed shrimp
Crab Cakes Blue crab pan seared served w/ a spicy tomato coulis Hummus
Fresh mozzarella balls, Proscuitto, Pepperoni, kalamata olives roasted red peppers with a touch of vinaigrette dressing
Pizzas are 12″ in diameter with a thin crust perfectly crisped & browned in an 800 degree authentic wood burning brick oven.
Pasta dishes range from $11.50 to $16.00.
Spinach Linguini & ClamsSpinach linguini w/ sauteed Vongole & mixed vegetables in your choice of a white or red sauce
Grilled items range from $12 to $27
Grilled Angus Burger
10oz Grilled Angus Burger, ‘”Served with French Fries”Add your choice of toppings, applewood smoked bacon,
mozzarella cheese, montery jack, blue cheese, caramelized onions, sauteed portobella mushrooms $1.85 extra
Grilled Pork Chops Teryaki
Grilled double pork chop, served w/ your choice of mashed potato or french fries & mixed seasonal vegetable
Water’s Edge Restaurant, Queens
The East River @44th Drive
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482- 0033
Fax: (718) 937- 8817
VALET PARKING ON PREMISES
Water’ Edge will be one of the greatest dining experiences you will ever have. The staff is attentive and friendly. And very professional. If you come for lunch, there is a park right next to the restaurant where you can sit and watch the boats on the river, and in the evening watch Manhattan light up. The views from inside are just as spectacular. If you are coming from Manhattan, you can really arrive in style aboard their River Boat. This service leaves from 34th Street and the East River, adjacent to the heliport. If you are in the mood for something really special, the River Boat has Dinner /Dance Cruises on the last Friday of every month during the summer.
Here are some of the choices from the menu.
Mizo Glazed Diver Sea Scallops w/ avocado and orange $12
Seared Monk Fish , Thai Curry Sauce and braised Endive $16
Ask about the price fix 3 course lunch special.
The menu changes with the season, so check back often to see what is available.
London Lennie’s Restaurant ,Queens
63-88 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374
Tel : (718) 894-8084
Fax: (718) 894-5258
London Lennie’s had been a neighborhood landmark restaurant since 1960. The atmosphere is casual, like an English Pub and the food is simply great. The hours are
Monday – Friday:11:45 am – 10:00 pm Saturday:
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sunday:2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The restaurant is just a few blocks from Queens Center Mall, making it a great place to stop after a day’s worth of shopping. They have valet parking The menu is up dated daily, but these will give you an idea of what is available.
TUESDAY NIGHT SHORE DINNER
New England or
Manhattan Clam Chowder Steamed in a bag
1lb. Maine Lobster, Mussels, Steamers,Corn on the Cob, Red Potatoes
Famous Homemade Coleslaw
Fresh Brewed Coffee or Tea
New York Style Cheesecake
$23 per person
Additional 1 lb. Lobster $14.00
Lennie’s 10 oz. “Beefeater” Burger served with crispy french fries additional toppings .50 each $6.50
Grilled French Breast of Chicken served with a crispy potato croquette, grilled asparagus & a mushroom red wine sauce $16
Park Side Restaurant, Queens
107-01 Corona Avenue
Corona, NY 11368
Park Side is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Do call for reservations just to make sure. They are extremely popular and fill up fast. They do have valet parking. You can eat inside, or in the glass inclosed garden room or up stairs in the Marilyn Monroe room.
Take a look at the pictures as you walk in and see some of the famous New Yorkers you might end up dining with. The staff is very professional. Hint, try the house wine It is delicious. Here are some more hints from their dinner menu. Don’t forget to ask the waiter for the daily specials.
Cold Antipasto 5.00 Mixed Salad with Provolone,Prosciutto and Salami
Baked Clams 6.50Whole Baked Clams Oreganata
Penne alla Vodka 10.50
Pasta with Broccoli 10.50
Your Choice of Pasta with Fresh Broccoli,Garlic and Imported Olive Oil
Shrimp Scampi 19.95Shrimp Sauteed in Wine, Butter, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Herbs on a Bed of Rice