The awning says "Elias Corner for fish," backed up by Sea World-style mural outside. Pay close attention to the fish overload in the display counter; you'll be quizzed on it later in lieu of a menu... read more
Bully of the banghra block makes Curry Row joints seem like Arby's. Bangin' lunch buffet is still dominant, check all the midtown heavy hitters getting off the 7 train just to take advantage. Sampl... read more
Unassuming exteroior blends into LIC's warehouse-land, stone's throw from PS1, houses one of the city's best red sauce spots and clientele who don't want to be seen on the island. Incredible fresh ... read more
A Norman Rockwell scene, except for the adolescent boys slinging treats in Rocawear and trucker hats. Malts, shakes, and egg creams made with life-affirming homemade ice cream and big gobs of nosta... read more
Astoria mainstay with the full panoply of Greek cuisine. Weekend roasted suckling pig (yep, a whole one) a massive, tactile feast, or go with any of the grilled fish. Avoid kissing or speaking afte... read more
A meat-lover's wet dream hidden in a plain, yellow room, this Brazilian kitchen is porn for the palate. Churrascaria means "steak house" in Portuguese, and steak is indeed the best thing on the men... read more
Apparently, an all-meat diet is what makes Argentines so fine. Dig into an enormous plate of mixed grill, with two kinds of sausage, skirt steak, tripe, and sweetbreads. Knife- and rope-heavy décor... read more
One of the better spaces in LIC, with an especially nice back garden for working through the nice regional beer selection. '70s-era retro feel, in a good way. Interesting menu includes tasty apps l... read more
Forget that dry, flavorless falafel ubiquitous in Manhattan, everything at this landmark corner of Astoria's "Little Egypt" enclave is fresh and richly spiced. No menus, no sign outside, but the or... read more
Dining room's not much to speak of, but the pizza is. For Queens natives who scoff at Grimaldi's and Lombardi's claims to greatness, not to mention their down-the-block lines. Nick's may lack the h... read more
Friendly Muslim-owned spot lacks booze, but no worries, you'll be so slap-happy about the food it won't matter. (You'll also overlook the over-lit interior—not a good choice for a morning-after bre... read more
Little walk-in sandwich spot in the shadow of the Shitibank building, caters to nearby PS1 and the LIC gallery/studio scene. All ingredients are fresh and organic, just the way the art-types like ... read more
Astoria triangle intersection with prime people-watching. Outdoor seating in the shadow of the N train attracts local Greek celebs and their posses. Frappes and tight shirts for everyone! Service s... read more
By day, Deco-fabulous café serves pastries and great roast pork and haloumi sandwich. Food waits increase with the crowds, so hold off until the post-lunch rush. After hours, owner Monica Contantin... read more
Even the competition concedes this is the center of Astoria nightlife. Lounge under the leaves of an indoor bamboo tree while feasting on oil-drizzled Mediterranean tapas and charcoal-grilled skirt... read more
If Whitesnake were a place instead of a band. Gent's club where everything is big (screens, stage) and artificial (buffet, boobs). Awesome purple neon makes it even better. Is that Tera Patrick? Po... read more
The Far Bar, in local parlance, but well worth the trip. Nicely weathered corner spot thick with neighborhood history, resurrected by the folks behind Greenpoint's Pencil Factory. Low-lit, dark w... read more
Why Astorians never come to the city. Greek goddesses, Asian alt-rockers, and Italian stock brokers cozy up with Sex on the Sofa(s). Alluring corner spot on a quiet block has plenty of late-night d... read more
A mandatory stopover for all those on the Gossip Girl tour of NYC—it's the place where 'Vanessa' works, but, for the record, not in Williamsburg (neither, for the record, is the Humphrey apar... 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...