Dining

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.

‘Blend’ to perfection
‘Blend’ to perfection
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 12/19/2012 at 4:36PM

The menu at Blend in Long Island City has something for everyone. Latin fusion cuisine, inventive tapas, and homemade sangria – the list is never-ending. Combine this stellar menu with a chic atmosphere and brilliant location, and you’ve found a true culinary gem. Whether you’re looking for a quick after-work bite or a luxurious Sunday [...]

Kati Allo offers classic Greek cuisine
Kati Allo offers classic Greek cuisine
Dining Alexa Altman 12/13/2012 at 9:55AM

After 13 years in Bayside, Kati Allo is the neighborhood go-to for classic Greek cuisine just like your yiayia used to make. The quiet atmosphere lends itself to a romantic date night or even just a special occasion out with family. Takeout and delivery options give locals the chance to enjoy good Greek in the [...]

Testaccio Ristorante Italiano: Roman cuisine comes to Queens
Testaccio Ristorante Italiano: Roman cuisine comes to Queens
Dining Terence M. Cullen 11/30/2012 at 9:28AM

Almost everything is homemade at Testaccio Ristorante Italiano in Long Island City. As soon as you sit down, the staff is welcoming with a bottle of Pellegrino and a basket of bread. The rustic bread, homemade focaccia baked by the restaurant’s pizza maker, is served warm, the better to mop up fragrant olive oil. For [...]

Shopping and dining in Flushing
Shopping and dining in Flushing
News Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2012 at 7:20AM

BY MELISSA MOTT The diversity of food in Flushing brings credibility to one of its many nicknames: “The Food Capital of Queens.” According to Dian Yu, executive director of the Flushing Business Improvement District, the high population density area, especially downtown, is “definitely known for the food.” “We have a new name,” he said, “food, [...]

Baby Ray’s: Classic comfort food
Baby Ray’s: Classic comfort food
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 11/20/2012 at 4:02PM

Baby Ray’s is a quaint, old-fashioned establishment popular with locals that serves homemade classics. The dining area at Baby Ray’s is divided in two, with a bar area which becomes busy at night with locals and sports enthusiasts. The dining room is covered in wood and classic floral prints, complete with a fireplace and antique [...]

Bourbon Street: Like eating in the Big Easy
Bourbon Street: Like eating in the Big Easy
Dining Terence M. Cullen 11/14/2012 at 6:28PM

Situated a quick walk away from the Bayside LIRR station, Bourbon Street has everything. Though located in northeast Queens,it gives one a feel of a bar and eatery in the French Quarter of New Orleans. At the well-stocked bar, one can enjoy a drink, watch a game on one of the many TVs and enjoy [...]

Veslo’s captivating Croatian cuisine
Veslo’s captivating Croatian cuisine
Dining Alexa Altman 11/08/2012 at 5:00PM

Touting itself as one of the tri-state area’s only truly authentic Croatian restaurants, Veslo brings Adriatic classics, reminiscent of grandmother’s kitchen, to modern times. While many Croatian restaurants mix in touches of Greek or Italian cuisine – attempts to appeal to a broader audience – Veslo’s dishes keep with tradition and remain strictly Croatian. The [...]