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 7/24/2007 11:00 PM

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 7/3/2007 11:00 PM

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 6/19/2007 11:00 PM

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 6/5/2007 11:00 PM

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 5/22/2007 11:00 PM

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 5/8/2007 11:00 PM

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 4/24/2007 11:00 PM

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 4/10/2007 11:00 PM

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 3/27/2007 11:00 PM

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 3/13/2007 11:00 PM

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 12:00 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 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 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 dished in a charming, rustic environment. More...

Posted 12/6/2006 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 10/24/2006 11:00 PM

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 10/10/2006 11:00 PM

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 10/3/2006 11:00 PM

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 8/7/2007 11:00 PM

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 7/31/2007 11:00 PM

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 7/10/2007 11:00 PM

Tales of a Restaurant Reviewer

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

Posted 6/26/2007 11:00 PM

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 6/12/2007 11:00 PM

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 5/29/2007 11:00 PM

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 5/15/2007 11:00 PM

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 5/1/2007 11:00 PM

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 4/17/2007 11:00 PM

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 4/3/2007 11:00 PM

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 3/20/2007 11:00 PM

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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 10/31/2006 11:00 PM

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 10/17/2006 11:00 PM

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 10/3/2006 11:00 PM

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