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Top Three All-Star Choices for Best Eating in QueensBest Fancy and Best Italian
Douglaston's Il Toscano (42-05 235th St, Douglaston), an upscale Italian restaurant, cannot be beat for an all-out feast. The service and food are exceptional (though, unfortunately, the prices are too).
- Full Review -Il Toscano
Best Off-the-Beaten Track, Best Vegetarian
Flushing's Dosa Hutt (45-63 Bowne St, Flushing) serves fast snack food from southern India. The specialty masala dosa is a fried lentil crepe wrapped around curried potato goodness. At once, exotic and homey, odd and familiar, delicious and more delicious, the Dosa Hutt is what exploring the far-flung tastes of Queens is all about.
- Full Review - Dosa Hutt
Best Beer Garden
In Astoria, close to the elevated subway, there is a garden of pure delight that serves delicious Czech beer, roasted meats, potato dumplings, and sauerkraut. When the sun is shining, the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave, Astoria) is the best place in all of NYC to sit outdoors at picnic tables and enjoy food and drink with friends and family.
- Full Review - Bohemian Beer Garden
Don't take my word for it that these are the three best restaurants in Queens. Try them yourself. And please tell me about your favorite restaurants.
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More Resources for Eating Out in Queens
Chowhound: The best and most dynamic restaurant resource is Chowhound. The Outer Boroughs discussion board is full of serious eaters on a quest for the best curries, best steaks, best desserts, best plain old eats anywhere in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. If you've ever felt like you've tried it all, this is the site to check out to resuscitate your taste buds.
Village Voice: Another great resource is the Village Voice's list of the Top 100 Cheap Eats, top Asian Eats, and top Latin Eats. With all of these lists, you can search for restaurants by borough or by keyword (including neighborhood). The Voice's restaurant critic Robert Sietsema does a tremendous job of capturing a restaurant's character in just a couple lines.
NY Times: The Dining section of the New York Times covers Queens more than ever before, though coverage of our borough is scant compared to that of Manhattan. What it lacks in quantity of Queens reviews, however, it makes up for with quality and depth.