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

21-15 31st Street, Astoria 718.932.4040

Take the chill out of fall with the warmth of Spanish cuisine at El Olivo on 31st Street in Astoria. On a recent chilly evening, El Olivo was filled with patrons delighted More...

Posted 11/8/2006 01:00 AM

The Original Bens' Best

96-40 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park 718.897.1700  1.800.BENSBEST Fax: 718.997.6503 www.bensbest.com

The one and only Original Ben's Best Gourmet Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers has been a New York institution for nearly 60 years, since Ben Parker (the "original Ben") opened the place in 1947. More...

Posted 10/25/2006 12:00 AM

Lite Bites On Steinway Offers Much More Than Snacks

31-91 Steinway Street, Astoria (Corner of Broadway) 718.728.1133

s teinway Days is a great time to boast about a gem of an eatery called Lite Bites. Though the name suggests snacks and light fare, Lite Bites offers complete meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This neat and tidy restaurant, More...

Posted 10/11/2006 12:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Joey's Place 84-14 Astoria Boulevard, Jackson Heights 718.478.4037

j oey's Place, conveniently located on Astoria Boulevard in Jackson Heights, has been a friendly, neighborhood gathering spot for nearly 19 years. You'll find two separate entrances at Joey's Place. More...

Posted 10/4/2006 12:00 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 DISHES IN A CHARMING, RUSTIC ENVIRONMENT. More...

Posted 9/20/2006 12:00 AM

Buon Appetit Deli And Caterers

Cooks Up The Best

o wner John Morana and the crew at Buon Appetit Deli and Caterers are considered masters of the hero sandwich by many, including the New York City Fire Department (New York's Bravest), the Police Department (New York's Finest), and a host of area ins More...

Posted 9/6/2006 12:00 AM

Restaurant of The Week

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Posted 8/23/2006 12:00 AM

Get Into The Zone For Food And Fun

THE ZONE 28-43 Steinway Street Astoria  718-721-8181

he newly opened Zone Sports Bar, Restaurant and Lounge offers something for anyone who enjoys a fun, friendly sports bar, a relaxing lounge with a good mix of music and great food with More...

Posted 8/9/2006 12:00 AM

Cassino Italian Restaurant

Has Good Food, Long History

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

Posted 7/26/2006 12:00 AM

Ginza Brings Japanese Fusion To Astoria

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

For the first time, Japanese fusion cuisine has come to Astoria. Ginza, a unique Japanese fusion dining experience, combines classic sushi and sashimi dishes with the skill and excitement of real hibachi grilling. More...

Posted 7/12/2006 12:00 AM

Michael's Restaurant

33-17 Broadway, Astoria 718.726.7474 Fax: 718.726.1991

Michael's Restaurant has been a part of the Astoria community for the past 22 years through its continually adapting to accommodate its changing clientele as well as the throngs of long-time customers. More...

Posted 6/21/2006 12:00 AM

Apicius Italian Cuisine Is Hidden Treasure

20-72 steinway street, astoria 718.204.7722

n the quiet end of Steinway Street, near 21st Avenue, a More...

Posted 6/7/2006 12:00 AM

New Cesco Italian Kitchen Is Based On Tradition

30-18 Broadway, Astoria 718.545.8498

T he Ramunni family has been in the restaurant and catering business in Astoria for decades and has always attentively served the community it loves. More...

Posted 5/31/2006 12:00 AM

Midori Matsu

111-16 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills + 718-263-4110

With 12 hibachi stations that each seat eight to 10 people and two more More...

Posted 5/17/2006 12:00 AM

The Ranger Texas BBQ At Legends Has Good Eatin'

Reprint from May 4, 2005

Legends Sports Bar is a friendly, neighborhood place that offers a wonderful surprise inside. More...

Posted 5/10/2006 12:00 AM

Savor The Grand Old Times Of France At Bon Vieux Temps

Bon Vieux Temps, which means "grand old times", opened just two months ago, but it won't be long before everyone knows about this chic French restaurant tucked away on a quiet corner of Ditmars Boulevard and 46th Street. More...

Posted 5/10/2006 12:00 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

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

Plum Restaurant and Bar

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

Plum Restaurant and Bar is the newest addition to the Bayside restaurant scene and very welcome in this residential neighborhood. Nicely situated on the corner of Bell Boulevard and 48th Avenue, the curved glass faade exposes the sleek, More...

Posted 11/1/2006 12:00 AM

Casual, Chic Dining At Indigo

28-50 31st Street, Astoria  718-728-0050

n ewly opened Indigo Kitchen and Cocktails will take your blues away when you relax and dine in the rustic, yet chic dining room appointed in warm wood, brick walls and sleek, silk and leather banquettes. An More...

Posted 10/18/2006 12:00 AM

Restaurant of the Week

JARDI 86-09 NORTHERN BLVD., JACKSON HEIGHTS 718.478.3660  718.478.3661

j ardi means "garden", and perfectly describes a newly opened tapas bar and vinoteca on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights. More...

Posted 10/4/2006 12:00 AM

Sarabella Bistro and Grille Enchants with Food and Fun

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

ake every day a Sarabella day," says Danny Sollenne, Congenial owner of Sarabella Bistro and Grille. And why not? Not only is Sarabella Bistro and More...

Posted 9/27/2006 12:00 AM

nThere's More Than Fine Dining At Baco Restaurant

ewly opened Baco Restaurant invites diners to delight their senses with one of the best fusions of Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine in a lovely setting More...

Posted 9/13/2006 12:00 AM

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK by Teresa Barile

Brasilianville Café & Grill 43-12 34th Avenue Astoria  718.472.0090

rasilianville Café & Grill is a wonderful introduction to the flavors, aromas and variety of Brazilian cuisine. More...

Posted 8/30/2006 12:00 AM

Bliss Restaurant

45-20 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside  718.729.0778

liss, a restaurant perched on a quaint corner in Sunnyside at 46th Street (also called Bliss Street) and More...

Posted 8/16/2006 12:00 AM

For A Taste Of Brazil, Try Copacabana

31-13 36th Avenue Astoria 718.545.3685

Since Copacabana opened five years ago, it has blossomed from a small pizzeria, churrascaria and take-out bar to an expansive eatery that occupies nearly the whole block now. More...

Posted 8/2/2006 12:00 AM

Buccaneer Diner Food Is Always Made From Scratch

93-01 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst + 718-457-6803

The Buccaneer Diner breaks all the long-standing rules about diners. Forget any notions about frozen, pre-packaged food, greasy burgers and fish cakes or mushy More...

Posted 7/19/2006 12:00 AM

Greek Captain Offers Finest, Freshest Fish And Seafood

on't go to Greek Captain if you want steak, chops or pasta. But if you love More...

Posted 7/5/2006 12:00 AM

Locale Café and Bar

33-02 34th Avenue, Astoria + 718.729.9080

One of the cardinal rules of the restaurant and hotel industry is that location is crucial. More...

Posted 6/28/2006 12:00 AM

The Brick Café possesses a winning combination of excellent, French-inspired cuisine, cozy, romantic ambiance, friendly service and reasonable prices. More...

Posted 6/14/2006 12:00 AM

Gyro World Offers A World Of Mediterranean Flavor

At Gyro World, diners can enjoy both the convenience of high quality, Greek food prepared quickly and the comfort of a full-service restaurant dining experience. More...

Posted 5/24/2006 12:00 AM

Café Spotlight

Avenue Caf

The bustling nightlife scene in Queens is always alive, and with the coming of the warm weather, the nightlife blossoms. More...

Posted 5/24/2006 12:00 AM

Cafe Spotlight:

Grand Cafe Is Aptly Named

The bustling nightlife scene in Queens is always alive, and with the coming of the warm weather, the nightlife blossoms. From cafes to clubs, Queens offers residents as well as visitors an unforgettable night on the town. Let's take a look... More...

Posted 5/17/2006 12:00 AM

Caf Spotlight:

Cavo

The bustling nightlife scene in Queens is always alive, and with the coming of the warm weather, the nightlife blossoms. From cafs to clubs, Queens offers residents as well as visitors an unforgettable night on the town. Let's take a look... More...

Posted 5/10/2006 12:00 AM

Mythos Offers Fine, Fresh Greek Cuisine

196-29 Northern Boulevard flushing + 718.357.6596

At Mythos, the dining experience begins as you walk in the front door. More...

Posted 5/3/2006 12:00 AM

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