Dining

Vetro: Superior quality all around
Vetro: Superior quality all around
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 10/24/2012 at 4:14PM

For a truly elegant dining experience, visit Vetro of Howard Beach. Exceptional service, an enormous menu, vintage wines and champagnes – all come together in a chic, modern atmosphere on the water. Our waiter, Lance, was much more than a server, acting as a culinary “tour guide” through the menu that has established Vetro as [...]

Queens Restaurant Week a boon for local biz
Queens Restaurant Week a boon for local biz
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/19/2012 at 8:19AM

The ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week, where local eateries offer special menu deals, just wrapped up. Running this year from October 8 to 11 and 15 to 18, the event is not just a celebration of the borough’s food; it is also a way for restaurants to bring in new customers. It’s because of those [...]

More restaurants sign up for final days of Queens Restaurant Week
More restaurants sign up for final days of Queens Restaurant Week
Central Queens Courier Staff 10/15/2012 at 8:27AM

Queens Restaurant Week kicks off its second week and will through October 18.  Many of the restaurant involved offer a special prix-fixe menus at $25 for a three-course meal.  The week allowed residents to chance to try the wide array of cuisines the borough has to offer; from Italian to Indian, Croatian to Cajun and many [...]

Tapas for everyone
Tapas for everyone
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 10/10/2012 at 11:44AM

At Saffron, a restaurant/tapas bar in Howard Beach, the menu focuses on traditional Spanish dishes and homemade delicacies while incorporating a surplus of heart-healthy ingredients. Traditional Spanish omlettes, homemade paella, a beautiful assortment of olives and cheeses – this establishment has a little bit of everything. The menu at Saffron highlights traditional Spanish tapas – [...]

Corner Bistro keeps it classic
Corner Bistro keeps it classic
Dining Alexa Altman 10/08/2012 at 4:00PM

New York burger connoisseurs know Corner Bistro – the West Village bar with the reputation for nearly half a century of beef and beer bliss. The downtown diner draws massive lines, filled with locals and tourists alike, seven days a week. In 2011, the Daily News named the spot’s cheeseburger the best in the city [...]

Like eating with ‘Family’
Like eating with ‘Family’
Dining Pearl Adler 10/03/2012 at 3:51PM

After decades of serving the community in Forest Hills, The Family Restaurant has upheld its standards of quality and service. I think they chose the name because they are so family friendly, but the day I was there for lunch several tables were filled with business people too. As you enter the spacious, attractive restaurant [...]

Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals
Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals
Central Billy Rennison 10/02/2012 at 6:23PM

Queens residents will be able to sample a slew of borough restaurants — and it won’t take a bite out of their budget. The ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week kicks off next week with many eateries offering prix-fixe menus at $25 for a three-course meal. The focus is on restaurants in the borough that are [...]

Cara Mia: Family makes it special
Cara Mia: Family makes it special
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 9/26/2012 at 3:44PM

At Cara Mia on Hillside Avenue, it’s all in the family. From the opening of the first restaurant in 1970 to present day, family has provided a concrete base for success and an authentic dining experience. With a menu constructed around typical Italian dishes, Cara Mia utilizes fresh ingredients, aged vinegars and tantalizing sauces. An [...]

Erawan: Great Thai on Bell Boulevard
Erawan: Great Thai on Bell Boulevard
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 9/19/2012 at 11:22AM

With the ideal combination of spicy herbs, sweet pastes and fresh ingredients, Erawan of Bayside has succeeded in bringing authentic Thai cuisine to Bell Boulevard. Thai food is a “vacation” from the heavy Chinese takeout we’re all so accustomed to, as it combines aromatic sauces, tender noodles, fruits and vegetables with tender meats and fresh [...]

A ‘Plum’ dining experience
A ‘Plum’ dining experience
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 9/11/2012 at 4:46PM

When a restaurant has the ability to provide exceptional service, a savory seasonal menu and intimate atmosphere, it should be recognized. Plum, situated in Bayside, is the perfect date-night spot. Décor colored in deep purples, rich wood, intimate drapery – this is just the beginning of a night filled with quirky cocktails, homemade entrees and [...]