38-71 13th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 880-3855
Fax: (718) 880-3854
Located at the The Ravel Hotel, Penthouse808 is a classy restaurant for amazing food, events and scenic views. The ambiance is beautiful, and a great place for dancing. One thing for sure is, you have to be smartly dressed for this place. This place is perfect for romantic dinners, and even to host your private events, parties and functions. Call ahead for bookings or check out their website.
John Brown Smokehouse takes their barbecue seriously. They offer authentic Kansas City-style BBQ in Long Island City with skilled pitmasters grilling only limited portions of fresh and top quality produce. On the menu are sandwiches and meat platters in Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Home Cured Pastrami, Smoked Turkey and Spare Ribs. Pair your meal with sides like cornbread, cole slaw and fries and beverages.
Snowdonia is housed in a brick laden building in the center of Astoria and has garnered fame as a Trappist gastro pub. The dark wood bar offers a wide range of craft beers on tap and also choice of cocktails. Chicken wings, hummus fries, burgers, oysters with a side of salad or brussel sprouts are popular food choices. Brunch and dinner are the services offered and ask for the daily specials to get surprised along with fresh seafood in summer.
Take this restaurant's short, private Water Shuffle ride from Manhattan across the East River to Queens for a quality dinner and spectacular views of Midtown. The dramatic space features floor-to-ceiling glass walls. In warmer months, dine outside overlooking the water. Feast on such appetizers as Steamed Lobster Dumplings, Sautéed Foie Gras, and A Trio of Smoked Fish. The entree list features Chilean Sea Bass, Sautéed Arctic Char and Smoked Duck Breast. There are three-course, four-course, five-course and even seven course fixed price menus available.
This Italian joint will provide some delicious meal. The atmosphere is casual and low lit. Located in Astoria, Locale Restaurant and Bar offers a variety such as appetizers, pastas, organic chicken, blackened maya shrimp, meats and fish. Accompany your meals with some of the finest drinks and wines. The deserts are a must for a complete meal; do not miss the tiramisu. They also offer a separate brunch menu too. For more reservations, call ahead.
Offering its patrons a German beer-garden like feel, The Garden @ Studio Square NYC is a laid-back hub for beer-lovers. Located at the enormous Studio Square NYC complex, this bar come eatery is wildly popular for its unending list of beers and its lip-smacking offering from the kitchen. Come here with friends, after work or over the weekend and you’ll surely have a ball of a time. One can also rent out the space for private functions and events. Visit the website for further details.
The King of Falafel and Shawarma is not self-proclaimed royalty; the food stand has been the recipient of awards like the Vendy and People's Choice. Open Monday through Friday from 11a to 9p, The King caters to both vegans and meat lovers. The falafel, made with Freddy's mother's secret spices, is a vegan treat. If you want to grab a bite on the run, the chicken wrap and shish kebabs are for you; if a complete meal is what you want then you should definitely go for the chicken platter. This food stand really is the undisputed king of falafel and shawarma.
If you're hankering for some delicious BBQ when in Astoria, head to The Strand Smokehouse. Located on Broadway, this barbecue place serves what is often called, the best BBQ in Queens. Everything on the menu from the brisket to pulled pork is juicy and just about delish! Apart from this, they have a great beer list and quite a few noteworthy craft beers.
Every bite is an experience at this Italian restaurant in Queens. The decor at Manducatis Restaurant may be ordinary, but the food is wonderful. There is fettucini with portobello mushrooms and fresh tomatoes, bruschetta di calamari, shrimp alla ida (sauteed in white wine) with pasta, and Mozzarella di Bufala Rolletini with roasted peppers. Linguine with Garlic Shrimp and Veal Lasagna are customer favorites. Cannoli, Biscotti or the Torta di Casa make excellent desserts. The restaurant also features a 300-bottle wine list.
The Astor Room is an unique place that you would love going to. They offer a relaxed ambiance filled with fun and entertainment along with great service. Live musical acts are beautiful, from jazz to acoustics and add on to a memorable time. The bar is huge, and the creative mixes of their cocktails are thoroughly enjoyed. The food is much appreciated here and some of the items that you could try here are lobster mash, crispy calamari, truffled mac and fries, chicken and waffles, chicken/pork empanadas and lots more. They also provide catering services and their private rooms to celebrate your special events. Call ahead for more information.
A great neighborhood favorite, this restaurant is not the one you would want to give a miss. Burger lovers, do try the special house burger in addition to other variety such as Italian turkey, veggie burger, cheddar bacon, lamb kofta burger and many more. And the menu list extends to a wide array of appetizers, entree salads, hand-crafted sushi and more. You may want to compliment your meal with the right drink, so choose from the extensive selection of beers, wines, cocktails and other special items. With a free and casual ambiance, you are sure to have a great time with family or friends. Call for bookings and check out their website for more details.
A delectable Jamaican fare at reasonable rates is what one can expect from Yvonne's Jamaican Food Truck. Unlike the other trucks that roam around the city, you can find Yvonne's truck halted at the Upper East Side of New York. The food is made in the traditional Jamaican style with a variety of local spices offering a delicious mix of flavors. Hot favorites among the people are the goat curry and rice, jerk chicken, the owner's secret recipe of oxtail and beef patties. Complete your meal with a carrot cake lovingly cooked by Yvonne. The truck closes by early evening, but the food gets sold out way before that. So hurry up and find your way to the enticing Jamaican aromas.