Dining

One door closes and another opens
One door closes and another opens
Dining Queens Courier Staff 1/17/2014 at 4:52PM

Woodbines is an absolutely fantastic addition to the Vernon Boulevard corridor in Long Island City. Serving pub-style Irish dishes alongside American favorites, they really showcase a few plates of note—with some pretty solid drinks, as well.

The Pizza Club: A fresh start
The Pizza Club: A fresh start
Dining Liam La Guerre 1/10/2014 at 6:08PM

When Alan Rabinowitz decided to open a pizzeria on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing about eight months ago, he didn’t know the building he planned to open in had a dark reputation.

Good Greek grub at Aegea
Good Greek grub at Aegea
Dining Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 9:05PM

Aegea, located at the “Douglaston Corner” serves up a surprisingly good array of apps, wraps, pasta, pizza, salads, Greek specialties and some of the best burgers in town. Owner Mike Sackos commands the counter, moving at light-speed to ensure that, even when the place is packed (which is often), the dishes are not only delicious, but also well-presented and a treat to the eye as well as the palate.

More than just a steakhouse
More than just a steakhouse
Dining Queens Courier Staff 12/21/2013 at 10:54AM

It is not your typical steakhouse.  M. Wells is anything and everything besides just a steakhouse. In a Napoleonic tradition of aristocracy, corks—still attached to the severed necks of champagne bottles—clunk to the floor with the swing of a sabre.  A couple at the Chef’s Counter sipped glasses of Nero Né, while trout swam beneath [...]

Osteria Italiana: For a real Italian experience
Osteria Italiana: For a real Italian experience
Dining Liam La Guerre 12/15/2013 at 10:39AM

Looking for real Italian food, but can’t go to Italy? Then how about Maspeth? Osteria Italiana, which loosely translates to “Italian restaurant,” opened up over the summer on 61st Street near Grand Avenue with a familiar face. Head chef and part-owner Michael Zampitelli, who is an Italian native turned Maspeth resident, brings nearly 40 years of Italian cooking experience to the neighborhood.

Cavo: A little bit of something for everyone
Cavo: A little bit of something for everyone
Dining Queens Courier Staff 12/08/2013 at 3:04PM

For years, Cavo has been serving elevated Mediterranean cuisine in one of the most sophisticated dining rooms this side of the Hudson—and the current menu is certainly no exception. The Astoria restaurant showcases a lovely blend of favorite dishes primarily from Greece and Italy intermixed with accents from all over the world.

C’est magnifique
C’est magnifique
Dining Queens Courier Staff 11/30/2013 at 8:26AM

French cuisine is oddly one of the most difficult cuisines to find in Astoria, especially when it comes to table service. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that until last month, one solitary restaurant served a croque madame. Luckily the opening of Francis Café marks the second bistro in Astoria, presently open [...]

Ben’s Best: A New York classic
Ben’s Best: A New York classic
Dining Liam La Guerre 11/24/2013 at 11:30AM

While many kosher delicatessens around the country have come and gone, Ben’s Best in Rego Park has remained a staple in the neighborhood for nearly 70 years, using one simple rule. Owner Jay Parker, a Rockaway native, makes certain the restaurant is a master of one trade. The menu at the eatery has not changed [...]

O’Neill’s: Classy, right outside your door
O’Neill’s: Classy, right outside your door
Dining Liam La Guerre 11/15/2013 at 6:11PM

Revitalized O’Neill’s restaurant and bar is ready to serve all lads and lassies looking to O’verindulge. After reopening in September following a devastating fire two years ago, the Maspeth neighborhood favorite has increased its fine dining options, and brought in world-renowned chef Richard Burns. Restaurant owners rebuilt the beloved bar section, but expanded areas for [...]