30-03 40th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 391-0202
Fax: (718) 391-0222
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located behind Kaufman-Astoria Studios, Café Bar is anything but lame, despite the generic name. It is by far the coolest place in the area. A great melange of colorful art and mix-matched furniture make every table a unique experience. The food is fresh and well-prepared. The veggie burger is amazing, even if you're carnivorous. It's nice for a weekend brunch or a date and perfect if you are the mood to lounge. Plus since it's right behind where they film Sesame Street, you might catch Big Bird sipping an after work drink. That is, if all those colors haven't gone to your head.
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.
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.
Once at Punta Dura, you will be transported into an atmosphere that is relaxed, intimate and classy. You may also want to come here with that special someone for a cozy candlelight dinner and make it special. The authentic Italian menu consists of the freshest seafood, pastas, different varieties of meats and lots more. The extensive bar is a sure treat for all. Host your private and most special occasions here are cherish them for life. Call ahead for more information.
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.
An absolute neighborhood favorite, this place has it all. For delicious meals, live entertainment, a romantic date or a great game night, this place is perfect. You may want to try the goulash, grilled octopus, veal gnocci, wild mushroom risotto, Krapanj style orzotto and this is not the end of the list. The bar mixes are a creatively unique collection of exquisite drinks and do not miss the Croatian wines. Catch up with your friends and enjoy a fun night watching some of your favorite games live, or get entertained with the live jazz. They also offer their banquets and catering services to host your special events. Call ahead for more information.
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.