Josh Bowen of John Brown Smokehouse brings more barbecue to the county of Queens. Wonderfully dingy dining room sticks with bright fluorescents and red and white tablecloths. Smoked meats mix stand... read more
Astoria drinking hall and smoked meat haven. Big enough to fit half the neighborhood, feeds ’em ’til the meat runs out. Chef Eric Milley brings a bit of South Carolina flavor to babybac... read more
LIC steakhouse to rival those across the bridge. Massive space mixes clubby vibes with contemporary design. Leather banquettes, industrial columns, high ceilings. Walls lined with wine bottles, wit... read more
They eat horses, don’t they? No—nag tartare has been pulled, but there's still plenty of adventuresome offers from Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis. M. Wells trades in its vintage diner... read more
Famous Kansan lends name to Midwestern-inspired BBQ in LIC. KS connection means burnt ends are a highlight, of course, along with full complement of meaty goodness. Reubens with house-cured pastram... read more
Golden Mall staple Xi'an Famous Foods opens an upscale outpost. As seen on TV, all the classics are here. Liang Pi "Cold Skin" Noodles and Savory Cumin Lamb Burger ready to mint new converts. Fresh... read more
One-upping the Astoria beer-garden competition with creative menu. Gourmet (jalapeño, beer and cheese) and exotic wursts (rabbit, alligator, rattlesnake) are the stars of the show. Also soup... read more
Move over France, boutique from Japan shows how unmentionables should be done. All about the fit: signature Three Step customizing will have your silhouette maxed on sexy. Curated selection of eleg... read more
Bar Henry and Cafe Henri brainchild. Owners/hermanos Cosme and Luis Agular bring authentic family recipes from Chiapas, Mexico. Share a seafood plate to start, or guac with homemade totopos. Do not... read more
Ramen joint takes name from the Japanese flag, brings authentic flavor to Astoria. Smiling monkey banner out front welcomes you in for steaming bowls of savory pork broth. Eight soups to choose fro... read more
The grease spot, and we mean that in the best possible way. LIC incarnation recreates Village legend, right down to the red neon sign and corner location. Changes to the template are all for t... read more
Spice things up with a little Latin flavor in Greekville Astoria. The dining room is chic and spacious, adjacent to the lounge and bar, providing plenty of dancing space to break out your bomba ski... read more
Rock ‘tude bistro. Local duo drops creative takes on American classics. Signature Cobb salad upgrades bacon to slow-braised pork belly, pairs it with a poached and then fried egg. Turducken a... read more
Last in the alphabet, but first in the hearts of travelers looking for stylish nights at merciful prices. Boutique amenities like feather beds, Egyptian cotton, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. I... read more
Bistro 33 transforms its café arm into serious sushi destination. Seasonal menus make the most of wild-caught seafood, sourcing plenty from off Strong Island. Creativity in the roll departme... read more
Screw the kennel, faithful friends are welcome at budget hotel out Queensboro Plaza way. Sweet views back to Manhattan, red-framed balconies for taking them in. Café and bar on the gro... read more
Vesta peeps go Mexican, keep focus on fresh, seasonal food and neighborly vibe. Folk art on the walls, festive backyard. Local sourcing hits up Brooklyn sodas and Corona tortillas. Plating goes glo... read more
If you fancy yourself an Astoria-kinda-person, this specialty coffee shop-meets- fancy grilled cheese cafe may be what you've been looking for. Touting a menu full of local ingredients, from t... read more
Kaufman Astoria Studios hosts supperclub scene that harks back to the days when Rudolph Valentino and Mary Pickford chilled here. Formerly private Paramount space amazingly well-preserved, rocking ... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...