Queens bakery's looks are closer to the Getty Museum than a Getty auto body shop (which is what it's converted from). High-design café starts with rolling-pin motif outdoors, moves on to con... read more
Fake 'n bake salon brainchild of pasty English girl married to a ballroom dancer, who "understands what it feels like to be super-white" when everyone around you is orange and cha-cha-ing. Her sign... read more
Swank hotel rooftop nestled in beside the largest public housing development in North America. Bright city lights across the water not entirely obscured by smokestack foreground. Pan-Asian fusion b... read more
The interior of this place channels the hardy, adobe and brick feel of Hansel and Gretel's home. Raw wooden stools, large communal tables, and the outdoor garden make for a good group hangout. Majo... read more
Modernist deconstruction of Bohemian Hall. New Astoria beer garden the biggest in the city, with room for nine-fucking-hundred boozers, spread out across industrial picnic table landscape. Cobblest... read more
LIC finally gets a turn-of-century style saloon to call its own. Little Branch folk relocate in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge with this soon-to-be talk of the town. Borrowing the ancestral na... read more
Unassuming Astoria exterior gives way to petite slice of true French flavor. Trad menu features delicious steak au poivre (you'll begin bringing truffle oil with you to McD's), coq au vin, and Fren... read more
Everybody says they want authentic Thai cuisine, but are they willing to sweat for it? Are they willing to cry? Because that's what a meal at Ayada will cost you (that and a couple of bucks). It's ... read more
Long Island City, we hardly recognize ye. Ultra-modern, hangar-sized space provides injection of glamour into Queens waterfront. Sick views of the UN, where owner-brothers worked for almost two dec... read more
Boutique luxury hotel in Queens. Pause for laughter. No, seriously, nicely designed spot right under the wrong side of the 59th Street Bridge. Rooms are good-sized, available in five different tier... read more
Blurring the lines between house and club, dirty and bacterial, Ridgewood (that's in Queens) performance loft offers chance to see the next big obscurity while moshing by the fridge. Beer is served... read more
This place may be suffering from a slight identity crisis, but you probably won't mind. Omonia takes the average Greek diner to the next level. Pick a cocktail/wine/import, pick an appetizer/soup/s... read more
Name sounds like a Joss Whedon production, but is actually neighborly art bar. Extends a welcome to "artists of all disciplines, revolutionaries and fallen angels," which can't be said for just eve... read more
Gallic country bistro, anachronistic in the warehouse wasteland of LIC. Warm interior perfect for savoring tangy duck-liver pâté, impeccable terrines of rabbit and foie gras, and coq au vin that wi... read more
Diamond in the Woodside rough. Warm and inviting bakery with imaginative Mexican, French, and Italian fusion menu in an unlikely spot on a deserted corner under the elevated train tracks. Charming,... read more
Warm hospitality in a simple, calming setting. Owner Mohammed Mian recommends the fish or chicken kabobs, followed by amazing fried boulanee: Tiny pumpkin turnovers served with a minty yogurt dip. ... read more
Competition may be limited, but still the best Czech restaurant in all of NYC. Authentic décor harkens back to quaint Commie era, though T-shirt and CD sales lend more modern, touristy vibe.... read more
Like they do it in Thailand, not that cute, fusiony crap. Upbeat, friendly spot will have you wishing you found it earlier. Newly expanded and then re-expanded, to better accommodate thrill-seeking... read more
Blown up by Tony Bourdain, but Astoria Egyptian still as authentic as you'll find this side of Alexandria. Ignore the menu in front, let Chef Ali tell you what he's making special. Hopefully it's h... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Lower-priced Ralph Lauren line defined by distressed Americana. Den...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...