The Most Fancy Restaurants In Queens, New York City

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New York City is composed of five bustling boroughs each with its own identity. The biggest of these, Queens, is the gateway to the city because the two major airports, John F. Kennedy and La Guardia are located here. Tourism has picked up in the past decades. With its mix of scenery, history, and tradition, more and more visitors, both domestic and international have come to see what Queens has to offer. There is one scene that has amped-up its game to cater to tourists with picky tastes. This is the food scene! Because of the hard work done by top chefs and restaurateurs, people now can partake of the food in any of the best fancy restaurants in Queens, New York City listed below.

1. Trattoria L'Incontro

Posted by Trattoria L'incontro - Chef Rocco Sacramone on Thursday, 1 September 2016

The flavors of Italy comes to mind in both the dishes and ambiance in this fine dining restaurant. With the guidance and leadership of Chef Rocco Sacramonte, the restaurant has been a symbol of excellence since the day it opened in 1999. You can partake of dishes like the risotto, pasta, and pizza the way they do in Italy. The dining room is a plethora of murals and paintings resembling Chef Rocco’s home country. The centerpiece of this area is the brick oven where pizzas and roasts are cooked. Everything here is made fresh and made to order. So come on over and savor every bite that comes from the kitchen.

Trattoria L'Incontro

Address: 21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY, 11105

Website: Trattoria L'Incontro

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 12pm - 9:45pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 1pm - 8:45pm (closed on Mon)

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2. Christos

Talk about a meat-cute.

Posted by Christos Steak House on Sunday, 14 February 2016

If you want to impress your date while having great tasting steaks, then this is the place to go to. This place has that old steakhouse feel to it. Great for those momentous occasions, the restaurant is also perfect for a meal with family and friends. A strong Greek influence is evident in the appetizers. But when it comes to the main course, their 21-day dry-aged steaks are what people come here for. Aside from these, they also have fresh seafood, a raw bar, and some pasta to go with selected wines or perfectly concocted cocktails.


Address: 4108 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY, 11105

Website: Christos

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 3pm - 10pm

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3. Park Side Restaurant

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Posted by Park Side Restaurant on Sunday, 10 March 2019

This landmark restaurant has been satisfying Italian cravings of both New Yorkers and tourists alike for a good three decades now. Offering the freshest ingredients and made to order dishes, the place is known to host celebrities like Selena Gomez and Johnny Depp. Here, authentic Italian recipes meet huge American portions. All you have to do is bring your appetite and you will not leave this restaurant hungry.

Park Side Restaurant

Address: 107-01 Corona Avenue, Corona, NY 11368

Website: Park Side Restaurant

Opening hours: 12pm - 11:30pm (daily); Sun: 12pm - 10pm

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4. Greek Islands

Posted by Greek Islands on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Mediterranean cuisine takes center stage in this Greek-centric restaurant. The restaurant specializes in fish, seafood, and vegetarian food. As you are welcomed by the warm ambience and friendly staff, you will notice the hues of the Greek flag are echoed in its design. Here you are treated like family and every plate that comes out of the kitchen is made just like the way it is done in Greece. Only the best Greek olive oil and butter are used in these dishes. This is Hellenic home cooking with a sophisticated touch!

Greek Islands

Address: 253-17 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY 11362

Website: Greek Islands

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (weekdays); Fri: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 3pm - 10pm

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5. Idlewild Restaurant

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Posted by Crowne Plaza Jfk Airport New York City on Saturday, 24 November 2018

If you cannot make up your mind on which type of cuisine you want to have for lunch or dinner, then head on over to Idlewild Restaurant. With a plethora of tasty fare from various countries, the choices they offer are almost limitless. They serve a mean buffet breakfast which can help you start your day right. A cocktail bar serves some of the best concoctions this side of town. It doubles as a wine bar and they have a long and impressive list to serve novice and oenophiles. Relax, grab a bite and sip some of the best bubblies you can have.

Idlewild Restaurant

Address: Crowne Plaza JFK Airport, 138-10 135th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11436

Website: Idlewild Restaurant

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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6. The Buffet

Posted by Hotel de Point on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

If you fancy Asian food in abundance, then this is the place to go to. Do not be fooled by the simple name. The food that this restaurant offers goes beyond simple fare. Multiple stations are lined up next to each other. Every station presents a different type of specialty. The list includes sushi, grilled items, sauteed food, and of course, the crowning glory of every meal, dessert. Some beverages are included in the buffet. The place is done in a relaxing modern atmosphere. This makes it easy for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the feast gathered on your plate.

The Buffet

Address: 20-07 127th Street, Flushing, New York 11356

Website: The Buffet

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 5:30pm - 11:30pm

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7. Beebe's

Your perfect summer Sunday.

Posted by Boro Hotel on Sunday, 12 August 2018

There is no doubt that this place can fill and satisfy a huge appetite. The pasta is all made fresh at the back of the house. Breakfast is served with a variety of sides. Their sandwiches come in hefty portions. You cannot skip dessert when you are here. These are just the perfect way to end a meal. However, if there is one thing that Beebe’s is known for, it’s their pizza.


Address: 38-28 27th St., Long Island City 11101

Website: Beebe’s

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

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8. Penthouse 808

Posted by Penthouse808 Asian Bistro & Lounge on Friday, 16 February 2018

Penthouse 808 sits on top of the Ravel Hotel glistening like a gem. The rooftop restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. It also doubles as an events place and bar. Helmed by the genius chef Seth Levine, the focus of the restaurant is to serve the best Asian inspired dishes in New York City. Here you can order a hefty portion of your favorite Thai, Korean, Hawaiian, and Japanese dishes. The place is a stunning display of architectural genius that gives you a perfect view of the Manhattan skyline.

Penthouse 808

Address: 8-08 Queens Plz S, Long Island City 11101

Website: Penthouse 808

Opening hours: Fri: 5pm - 1:30am; Sat: 5pm - 4am (closed Sun - Thu)

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9. Liuyishou

Posted by Liuyishou Hotpot 刘一手火锅 on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Liuyishou’s cuisine is derived from the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing. Here in Flushing, it has become one of the most popular hotpot restaurants and is a favorite among families. The restaurants’ existence is supported by four elements. These are nostalgia, uniqueness, quality, and heart. Nostalgia means they want to serve dishes that are memorable. Uniqueness comes in the form of the one-of-a-kind experience you will get from dining here. Quality means that the restaurant only provides top-level food and service to every diner who walks in. Heart means Liuyishou creates an environment where your heart feels closest, your home.


Address: 136-76 39th AVE 2nd FL, Flushing, NY 11354

Website: Liuyishou

Opening hours: 12pm - 12am (daily)

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10. Danny's French Cuisine

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Posted by Danny's French Cuisine on Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Every diner that walks into Danny’s French Cuisine is a friend. The customer-centric approach of the staff and management is what sets this restaurant apart from the rest. This is a place where you can take your family for a happy dinner. At the same time, it also imbibes a vibe of romance that you and your date can get comfortable with. In the kitchen, the team spares no detail in preparing the finest French food you can delve into. Only the freshest ingredients go onto the plate to assure high-quality dishes.

Danny’s French Cuisine

Address: 13-46 127th St., College Point, New York 11356

Website: Danny’s French Cuisine

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm (closed on Mon)

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Eat your way around Queens, New York City

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Each of these restaurants has a different identity. These fancy and fine dining establishments churn out high-quality food and give you a memorable dining experience you cannot anywhere else in the city.

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