Dining

BBQ unlike any other
BBQ unlike any other
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 8/28/2012 at 12:01PM

MexiBBQ is unlike any other BBQ joint. Mexican-fusion BBQ is the foundation for a menu filled with original appetizers, classic entrees and impressive desserts. Combine this with a modern atmosphere, a knowledgeable wait staff and prime location — and you’ve found your new neighborhood hotspot. A full bar with a killer happy hour is available [...]

‘Best Asian of New York’
‘Best Asian of New York’
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 8/23/2012 at 12:14PM

It’s been said that “location is everything.” BANY of Long Island City has captured locals with its prime waterfront setting. It has kept them coming back with an assortment of intriguing Asian dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi or ceviche, this modern Asian haven has something for everyone. Begin your meal with the [...]

CJ Sullivan’s gets a makeover
CJ Sullivan’s gets a makeover
Dining Alexa Altman 8/15/2012 at 3:59PM

Every neighborhood prides itself on “the place” — the down-the-block eatery and watering hole where co-workers grab a cold one and shake off the day. CJ Sullivan’s, Bayside’s brew hub that draws a crowd of regulars like moths to a flame, is rolling out a revamped, sophisticated menu. With the assistance of youthful-yet-skilled chef Jackson [...]

Riverview: A restaurant with a view
Riverview: A restaurant with a view
Dining Alexa Altman 7/27/2012 at 4:56PM

For a room with a view and captivating cuisine, Riverview is the borough’s best. Overlooking the breathtaking Manhattan skyline, the upscale Long Island City restaurant provides top-notch eats against a stunning backdrop. The space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing diners to take in the gorgeous cityscape while indulging in its perfect plates. We began with a [...]

Few Queens restaurants take part in NYC Restaurant Week
Few Queens restaurants take part in NYC Restaurant Week
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/20/2012 at 11:20AM

NYC Restaurant Week, a biannual promotion where restaurants offer special three-course prefixed menus, runs until August 10. Though it’s a citywide event, out of over 300 restaurants participating, only three are not in Manhattan. Two are in Brooklyn, and one, Water’s Edge Restaurant, is in Long Island City. Since 2004, Queens has held a similar [...]

Perfect burgers at the ‘Corner’
Perfect burgers at the ‘Corner’
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 7/17/2012 at 5:45PM

At Corner Bistro, simplicity is the key to success. For years, the original Greenwich Village location has been serving up burgers and beer to generations of discerning locals and visitors. So when they decided to open a second location, they chose to bring their bohemian ambiance to Long Island City. When you walk into Corner [...]

La Gioconda: A gem in Great Neck
La Gioconda: A gem in Great Neck
Dining GEORGE FEHLING 7/09/2012 at 10:58AM

Great Neck, the economic retail center of northern Nassau County, is the scene of continuously changing establishments. A constant in this maelstrom is La Gioconda, at 21 North Station Plaza, a family-owned and operated fine dining restaurant. Upon entering the beautifully decorated eatery you are greeted by the family members — Kathy the wife; our [...]

Lotus Pad: Well-known dishes and traditional fare
Lotus Pad: Well-known dishes and traditional fare
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 6/28/2012 at 1:02PM

Lotus Pad, owned and operated by Charles Cheng, is much more than your typical Chinese restaurant. Far from mundane, this establishment offers a handful of signature, authentic dishes aimed to please the Asian community by reminding them of their deep roots and culinary foundation. Cheng has been sharing his love of food at Lotus Pad [...]

Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard
Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard
Dining GEORGE FEHLING 6/22/2012 at 12:22PM

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck hosts some of the finest restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. A star among this galaxy is Conti’s, at 249-11 Northern Boulevard. A warm welcome by partner Alessandro was the opening to a very pleasant and relaxing dining experience. With subdued music supplied by keyboardist Lynn and pleasant lighting, [...]

Ayna Agra brings India to Bayside
Ayna Agra brings India to Bayside
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 5/31/2012 at 4:47PM

Ayna Agra is a diamond in the rough, bringing a refreshing cultural addition to Bayside. This restaurant combines traditional aspects of a typical Indian dining experience with a cozy atmosphere and warm wait-staff. From Marinated Chicken Fritters to Spiced Samosas, Ayna Agra offers an assortment of classic Indian-style appetizers, entrees and homemade desserts. Appetizers include [...]