PLUM RESTAURANT and BAR CELEBRATES 1st Anniversary

47-39 Bell Boulevard, Bayside 718.229.PLUM (7586)

P lum Restaurant and Bar's first anniversary celebration was a "smash hit", literally, as they safely recreated an incident that happened a year ago. More...

Posted 9/12/2007 12:00 AM

Ridgewood Eats

903 Seneca Avenue (off Myrtle Ave.) Ridgewood, NY 718.366.EATS (3287) Fax: 718.366.1335

Ifirst visited Ridgewood Eats when it opened, nearly two and a half years ago. Since then, this casual neighborhood eatery has become a regular spot for great breakfasts, lunches and dinners and caters to families and friends. More...

Posted 8/29/2007 12:00 AM

Frisby... First In North America

Frisby fried chicken has just made its North American debut in Jackson Heights to the delight of many. Frisby is a chain of delectable fried chicken restaurants, 100 strong, throughout Colombia, South America. More...

Posted 8/15/2007 12:00 AM

5 STAR RESTAURANT FOR FINE INDIAN CUISINE

13-05 43rd Avenue • Long Island City, NY Restaurant (718) 784-7444 • For catering: (718) 784-8484

The 5 Star Diner has been a fixture in Long Island City for the past 62 years, located just steps from the shores of the East River with spectacular views of midtown Manhattan. Thirteen years ago, Mr. More...

Posted 8/1/2007 12:00 AM

SABATINO'S RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA

176-61 Union Turnpike • Flushing, NY • 718-591-7901

B esides all the wonderful, home style Italian cuisine at Sabatino's, this restaurant and pizzeria is truly a family affair. More...

Posted 7/11/2007 12:00 AM

Tales of a Restaurant Reviewer

FOR 16 YEARS, I HAVE HAD THE SINGULAR PLEASURE OF REVIEWING RESTAURANTS FOR THE WESTERN QUEENS GAZETTE. More...

Posted 6/27/2007 12:00 AM

Sac's Place For Fine Italian Cuisine and Coal Oven Pizzas

25-41 Broadway / Astoria / (718) 204-5002

Not only is Sac's Place one of the few remaining coal oven pizza restaurants in New York City, it also has a complete menu of sumptuous Italian dishes to enjoy in its charming, comfortable dining room. More...

Posted 6/13/2007 12:00 AM

AUTHENTIC FRENCH CREPES AT CAFÉ TRISKELL

33-04 36th Avenue Long Island City 718.472.0612

A n authentic French crepe awaits you at Caf More...

Posted 5/30/2007 12:00 AM

THE LANDMARK "T-BONE DINER" SINCE 1934

N ew York restaurants come and go like so many subway cars, but the landmark TBone Diner, has been serving its faithful clientele since 1934. More...

Posted 5/16/2007 12:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

MOMENTO ITALIAN BISTRO

C onstantly striving to reinvent his fine cuisine to offer something new to his loyal patrons, Amici Amore and Butcher Brothers Steakhouse chef and owner Dino Redzic, who also runs several successful restaurants in Naples, Florida, has replaced both More...

Posted 5/2/2007 12:00 AM

New York Diner Is Standout Since 1949

49-09 Northern Boulevard Jackson Heights + 718.626.8857

T he New York Diner might be small in size, but it's huge when it comes to delicious food and friendly service. More...

Posted 4/18/2007 12:00 AM

Original Rosa's Offers Great Pizza, Pasta And More

75-63 31st Avenue + Jackson Heights + 718.651.8111

Jackson Heights residents all know Original Rosa's Pizza and Pasta, located in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center on 77th Street. Original Rosa's has been serving the community delicious pizza, calzones, hero sandwiches and hot dishes since 1976. More...

Posted 4/4/2007 12:00 AM

Trattoria L'incontro 21-76 31st Street (Off Ditmars Boulevard) Astoria + 718-721-3532

Trattoria L'incontro Delights For 8 Delicious Years

I t's been eight years since Trattoria L'incontro opened on 31st Street in Astoria, and still there is always something new and exciting to try, whether you visit on a weeknight or weekend. More...

Posted 3/21/2007 12:00 AM

Grand Café

37-01 30th Avenue + Astoria + 718-777-7321 www.grandcafelounge.com Grand Café Has Something For Everyone

T he clock in front of the Grand Café on 30th Avenue in Astoria serves as a reminder that any time is a good time to stop in at this comfortable, casual café, restaurant and lounge. More...

Posted 3/14/2007 12:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Sanford's Restaurant 30-13 Broadway, Astoria + 718.932.9569

Sanford's Restaurant Is Waiting For You S anford's Restaurant has been part of the Astoria community for 75 years and will continue to be for years to come, thanks to the commitment of its owners. More...

Posted 2/28/2007 01:00 AM

Telly's Taverna Feels Like Home

RESTAURANT Of The WEEK 28-13 23rd Avenue / Astoria / 718.728.9056

T elly's Taverna on 23rd Avenue is the perfect place to rendezvous for an Aegean style meal in a warm, cozy, inviting atmosphere that feels like home. More...

Posted 2/14/2007 01:00 AM

Pasta Del Giorno Makes Any Day Special

70-49 Austin Street + Forest Hills + 718.261.1075

P asta del Giorno makes any day special with a great selection of home-style pastas, meat and seafood entrees at reasonable prices. More...

Posted 1/31/2007 01:00 AM

Plaka Mediterranean Grill Brightens Winter Days

75-61 31st Avenue Jackson Heights 718.505.0515

P laka Mediterranean Grill in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center, 31st Avenue and 75th Street, offers a taste of sunny Greece for a respite from the winter doldrums. More...

Posted 1/17/2007 01:00 AM

Cinema Paradiso Offers Home-Style Italian Cooking

36-02 35th Avenue, Astoria

T his column starts the New Year with a brand new restaurant More...

Posted 1/3/2007 01:00 AM

Mezzo Mezzo Joins Fine Greek Cuisine, Rustic Charm

31-29 Ditmars Boulevard (Corner of 33rd St.) Astoria  718.278.0444

REPRINTED FROM SEPT. 20, 2006 Since Mezzo Mezzo opened eight years ago, it has attracted an eclectic crowd that comes for consistently delicious greek style fish, seafood and meat dishes in a charming, rustic environment. More...

Posted 12/20/2006 01:00 AM

Rouge French Bistro

107-02 70th Rd., Forest Hills  718.793.5514 Try Rouge French Bistro For Romantic Dining

t ake a break from the holiday rush and treat yourself to a mini-vacation at Rouge French Bistro. With its authentic bistro interior, including a silk-covered banquette with comfy pillows, signature rouge-red walls, antique lighting and mirrors, More...

Posted 12/13/2006 01:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Mezzo Mezzo Joins Fine Greek Cuisine, Rustic Charm

Since Mezzo Mezzo opened eight years ago, it has attracted an eclectic crowd that comes for consistently delicious Greek style fish, seafood and meat dished in a charming, rustic environment. More...

Posted 12/6/2006 01:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Uncle Peter's Offers Fine Continental Cuisine

H idden behind an unassuming faade on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, Uncle Peter's, a cozy, neighborhood restaurant, is a gem. More...

Posted 11/29/2006 01:00 AM

Mezzo Mezzo

31-29 Ditmars Boulevard gggggg (Corner of 33rd St.) Astoria  718.278.0444 Mezzo Mezzo Joins Fine Greek Cuisine, Rustic Charm

sINCE MEZZO MEZZO OPENED EIGHT YEARS AGO, IT HAS ATTRACTED AN ECLECTIC CROWD THAT COMES FOR CONSISTENTLY DELICIOUS GREEK STYLE FISH, SEAFOOD AND MEAT DISHES IN A CHARMING, RUSTIC ENVIRONMENT. More...

Posted 11/15/2006 01:00 AM

El Olivo Spanish Cuisine and Cocktails

21-15 31st Street, Astoria

A meal at El Olivo is a treat for all, serving classic Spanish tapas and main courses, as well as continental cuisine. Owner Riccardo Aguayo greets all of his customers personally and mixes up some of the best red or white sangria outside of Spain. More...

Posted 9/26/2007 12:00 AM

FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY AT GREEK CAPTAIN

32-10 36th Ave., Long Island City 718.786.6015

Seafood lovers have been coming from near and far to Greek Captain on 36th Avenue in Astoria for the past 14 years. More...

Posted 9/19/2007 12:00 AM

Agnanti Restaurant

19-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria 718.545.4554 www.agnantimeze.com 7802 5th Avenue, Brooklyn 718.833. More...

Posted 9/5/2007 12:00 AM

McCann's Pub & Grill

McCann's Pub and Grill has been serving good food and libation to the Astoria community for the past ten years. More...

Posted 8/22/2007 12:00 AM

PIZZA CLASSICA…GREAT PIZZA AND MORE

89-89 Union Turnpike, Glendale, NY • 718.847.5001 www.pizzaclassicany.com

Pizza Classica is the perfect neighborhood family restaurant baking up fresh pizzas and calzones all day and offering sit down dinners in their lovely dining room. More...

Posted 8/8/2007 12:00 AM

ISLAND RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE…A COOL OASIS

35-15 36th Street (off 35th Ave.) Long Island City 718.433.0690

Escape the summer heat at Island Restaurant and Lounge, a veritable oasis of cool comfort. Silky white curtains surround the serene interior of this bi-level restaurant composed of white stone walls, More...

Posted 7/25/2007 12:00 AM

BARRIL GRILL

30-18 Broadway, Astoria + 718.545.8498

Barril Grill is a tropical oasis on the corner of Broadway and 31st Street which makes it a convenient location for cool cocktails, cold beer and traditional Brazilian fare. More...

Posted 7/4/2007 12:00 AM

La Guli

29-15 Ditmars Boulevard Astoria + 718.728.5612

F or seventy years, La Guli Pasticceria has been a family affair, located on Ditmars Blvd., just off 31st Street. Paolo Notaro immigrated to New York from Palermo, Italy in 1920 and opened two Italian bakeries in Manhattan with his brothers. More...

Posted 6/20/2007 12:00 AM

SALLY DEE'S STEAKS AND CHOPS AT SARABELLA

103-22 Metropolitan Avenue + Forest Hills (718) 575-8999

Sally Dee's Steak and Chop House has come to Sarabella on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. Sarabella Bistro and Grille serves the finest quality Italian dishes around, all made from scratch with fresh ingredients. More...

Posted 6/6/2007 12:00 AM

Home Select Buffet...A Grand Opening

43-02 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria (LaGuardia Center) 11105 Tel: 718.626.0880 + Fax: 718.626.3947

T he Gazette proudly welcomes Home Select Buffet to the neighborhood, where a bounty of international food is offered at its lavish buffet. More...

Posted 5/23/2007 12:00 AM

Mythos

196-29 Northern Blvd., Flushing + (718) 357-6596

T here is nothing mythological about the fine Hellenic cuisine served at Mythos on Northern Blvd. on the Bayside/Flushing border. The flavorful, authentic cuisine is there for all to see, smell, taste and enjoy, seven days a week. More...

Posted 5/9/2007 12:00 AM

S'Agapo

34-21 34th Avenue + Astoria 718.626.0303

S 'Agapo adds a gracious note to the corner of 34th Avenue and 35th Street in Astoria, adorned as it is with sparkling lights and shrubbery that surrounds the outdoor dining patio. More...

Posted 4/25/2007 12:00 AM

Journey To Greece At Ploes Estiatorio And Mezedopolio

33-04 Broadway + Astoria + 718,278.1001

P loes Estiatorio and Mezedopolio opened about six months ago, replacing a restaurant that had been at 33-04 Broadway in Astoria for many years. More...

Posted 4/11/2007 12:00 AM

NAPOLI PIZZA & PASTA

33-02 35th Avenue Astoria + 718-472-1146 145-16 14th Avenue Whitestone + 718-357-6747 Napoli Pizza & Pasta Offers Diners The Real Thing

N apoli Pizza & Pasta is as real as it gets, and for the past 10 years, those in the know have been coming to enjoy the crispest, tastiest pizza and simple pasta dishes for much less than a value meal at any fast food restaurant. More...

Posted 3/28/2007 12:00 AM

ARMONDO'S

Armondo's Is Jackson Heights Dining Tradition

74-27 37th Ave., Jackson Heights 718-429-8552 Avisit to Armondo's Italian Restaurant is like a visit home. The food is consistently delicious, the service is great and the patrons are friendly, neighborhood folks. More...

Posted 3/7/2007 01:00 AM

RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Bartolino's Offers Splendid Italian Cuisine

B obby Puccio, the proud owner of Bartolino's Restaurant, invites everyone into his elegantly appointed dining room that resembles a Mediterranean villa, with cream colored walls, alabaster columns and cool tile floors, soft lighting, a roaring fi More...

Posted 2/21/2007 01:00 AM

Santa Fe Steakhouse

107-18 70th Road + Forest Hills + 718.459.4040

S anta Fe Steakhouse on 70th Road, otherwise known as Forest Hills' Restaurant Row, is an ideal place for friends and family to gather for a hearty meal of steaks, ribs, chicken and more. More...

Posted 2/7/2007 01:00 AM

Ponticello Offers Fine Northern Italian Specialties

46-11 Broadway, Astoria + 718-278-4514 www.ponticelloristorante.com

Long-time friends Luigi Kucica and Joe Honovic have remained steadfast in their dedication to serving the finest quality Northern Italian cuisine at Ponticello Ristorante- so steadfast, in fact, that in just a few months, they'll celebrate 25 years a More...

Posted 1/24/2007 01:00 AM

Ginza Offers Japanese Fusion

31-31 Steinway St. Astoria 718-278-6656

I n the heart of the S t e i n w a y Street shopping district lies Ginza Japanese Fusion Restaurant. This sleek, modern restaurant boasts a sparkling sushi bar near the entrance, aquamarine walls, soft lighting and pretty tables. More...

Posted 1/10/2007 01:00 AM

Portofino Ristorante Is Perfect For Celebrations

109-32 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills  718.261.1239

W e conclude a year of reviewing the fabulous dining in Queens with one of our longtime favorites, Portofino in Forest Hills. Portofino has been at its prominent location on Queens Boulevard and Ascan Avenue for the last 33 years. More...

Posted 12/27/2006 01:00 AM

Stage A memorable Event at 5-Star Banquet Catering

13-05 43rd Ave. off 21st Street Long Island City  718-784-8484

Old World elegance and modern features make Five Star Banquet & Restaurant an ideal place to hold an affair to remember. More...

Posted 12/20/2006 01:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Cassino Italian Restaurant Has Good Food, Long History

f or 47 years, Cassino Italian Restaurant and Lounge has occupied the corner of Vernon Boulevard and 47th Road. More...

Posted 12/6/2006 01:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Gaudio's Pizzeria & Restaurant Celebrates 48 Years

Gaudio's opened in 1958, the dream of Italian immigrant Luigi Gaudio, by all accounts, a great man, who, sadly, passed away nearly three years ago. More...

Posted 12/6/2006 01:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Cup Diner And Bar Has Retro Cool And Comfort Food

t here's something for everyone at Cup Diner and Bar. More...

Posted 11/22/2006 01:00 AM

Sir Vino's Italian Chop House Has Best Of Both Worlds

60-19 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside  718.565.3045

T his elegant Italian chop house at Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street in the heart of Woodside has been totally transformed from a one-time More...

Posted 11/15/2006 01:00 AM

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