Long Island City Restaurants via the 7 Subway
- #7 to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave
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Tournesol French Restaurant (50-12 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, 718-472-4355)
You're barely in Queens, but already the French food costs half as much for the quality of the specials at cozy Tournesol in Long Island City. Tournesol is a great choice on weekends for brunch, or a destination any night for fine French cooking.
Lounge 47 (47-10 Vernon Blvd, 718-937-2044)
One of the best spots to hang and munch on main drag Vernon Boulevard is Lounge 47. Decorated in vintage 70s style, it's hip enough, not too-cool-for-school, and not a sports bar. Lounge 47 serves one of Queens best burgers, and the outdoor garden seating makes it the ideal summer evening hang-out.
Sunnyside Restaurants via the 7 Subway
Homey Korean BBQ joint Shin Chon Kalbi serves a wicked tasty jaeyuk (pork and veggie stir-fry) for lunch with banchan.
Mama's Empanadas (42-18 Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside)
Mama's Empanadas is yummy for meat-stuffed empanadas, and an apple pie empanada for dessert.
Coffee and Donuts
French cruller love at Alpha Donuts(45-16 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside), and Baruir's (40-07 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside) roasts mighty coffee.
Woodside Restaurants via the 7 Subway
La Flor Mexican Cafe (53-02 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, 718-426-8023)
The neighborhood joint that steps beyond the neighborhood, La Flor is a Mexican restaurant and bakery that does so much more.
- #7 to 61st St
Sripraphai Thai Restaurant (64-13 39th Ave, Woodside, 718-899-9599)
A destination for foodies, Sripraphai serves authentic Thai flavors as hot as you can handle. It is popular and crowded, so come here for the food but not to linger. Eat the bbq salad with gusto and discover what they can do to watercress salad.
Donovan's Irish Pub (57-24 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, 718- 429-9339)
Donovan's is the antidote to your work week frustrations. Head to this homey Irish pub for a truly excellent burger, and pair it with a frosty Guinness. Great price, great atmosphere, great beer. Make Donovan's your first stop on a pub crawl through Woodside.
Jackson Heights Restaurants via the 7 Subway
- #7 to 74 St-Broadway
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The Jackson Diner (37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, 718-672-1232)
A landmark in the neighborhood's Little India, the Jackson Diner serves delicious Indian curries and tandooris. This well-run restaurant easily handles a crowd, and after more than 15 years, it continues to please.
Arunee Thai (37-68 79th St, Jackson Heights,718-205-5559)
Arunee serves the classic menu of a Thai eatery in America to a tee. The quality of the food and service combined with the affordable prices makes it a must for a casual weekday dinner or an introduction to Thai cuisine. Time your visit for when mangoes are in season, and you'll have be lucky enough to have the mango and sticky rice dessert.
Elmhurst Restaurants via the 7 Subway
- #7 to 82nd St
- More - Thai, Argentine, Indonesian restaurants in Elmhurst
Red meat is your friend at Argentine steak house La Fusta. It's the ethnic place to bring out-of-towners who can't imagine eating ethnic food. The steaks are delicious, and your wary guests will soon be dipping in the chimchurri sauce.
Corona Restaurants via the 7 Subway
- #7 to 103rd St-Corona Plaza
The deli that feeds the Mets, Leo's -- aka Mama's -- is amazing, not just for their clientele, but the heros and fresh mozzarella.
Flushing Restaurants via the 7 SubwaySpicy and Tasty (39-07 Prince St, Flushing, 718-359-1601)
This Sichuan Chinese joint is amazing. The Sichuan peppercorns will blow the socks off your tonsils, but then there's a lovely tingling and taste that's unexpected and deeply satisfying. Doused in red peppery oil, this is spicy food, but not crazy hot like real Thai food. The timid will inherit the tea smoked duck, and still walk away happy.
Pho Vietnamese Restaurant (38-02 Prince St, Flushing)
Pho Vietnamese Restaurant in downtown Flushing is a casual, inexpensive spot for very tasty classic Vietnamese cuisine, especially for the dish that named the restaurant: pho beef noodle soup. The restaurant isn't big on atmosphere, but customers throng for the quality food and the good prices. A large bowl of steaming pho noodles and veggies swimming in delicious broth and topped with beef is only $6. Add a plate of delicate Vietnamese spring rolls (fried or fresh) for only a few dollars more.
Green Papaya Thai Cuisine (38-12 Prince St, Flushing)
Green Papaya Thai Cuisine is a Thai restaurant, in the heart of Flushing's Chinatown, that serves high quality meals at reasonable prices. Try their rich, bold curries and daily specials for a casual dinner or lunch.