Queens restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Queens

Tortilleria Nixtamal

The red-and-yellow picnic benches at this lo-fi gem are never short of a roaming gastronome, here for super-authentic Mexican snacks. The secret weapon is the Rube Goldbergian machine, which transforms additive-free…
Top Choice Greek in Queens

Bahari

Many of Astoria's Greek restaurants are standard grill joints. Bahari branches out with the full range of casseroles and stews: moussaka with crusty-creamy bechamel, velvety slow-cooked beans, spinach-flecked rice. …
Top Choice Thai in Queens

Pye Boat Noodle

Young Thai waitresses in matching fedoras greet you at this cute place decked out like an old-fashioned country house. The specialty is rich, star-anise-scented boat noodles, topped with crispy pork cracklings. Ther…
Chinese in Queens

Golden Shopping Mall

A chaotic jumble of hanging ducks, airborne noodles and greasy Laminex tables, Golden Mall's basement food court dishes up fantastic hawker-style grub. Don't be intimidated by the lack of English menus: most stalls …
Egyptian in Queens

Kabab Cafe

Chef Ali is a larger-than-life personality and an anchor on the Steinway strip known as Little Egypt – though his creative, earthy food, often served straight from the frying pan to your plate, ranges much further t…
Steak in Queens

M Wells Steakhouse

Carnivores with a taste for decadence will appreciate Quebecois chef Hugue Dufour's satisfying take on steak. Try the showstopping New York strip, with its Korean-style maple rub, or opt for the perfectly tender Wag…
Mexican in Queens

Casa Enrique

Don't let the unassuming facade of Casa Enrique fool you: this upscale eatery has a Michelin star and serves some of the best Mexican food in New York City. The menu is full of delicious high-end formulations of Mex…
Tibetan in Queens

Little Tibet

Little Tibet could be the nickname for all of Jackson Heights, where traditionally Indian shops and restaurants are slowly giving way to entrepreneurs from the Himalayas, both Tibet and Nepal. This little place has …
Canadian in Queens

M Wells Dinette

Like being back at school (but with better grub), this cultish nosh spot sits inside school-turned-museum MoMA PS1 (no need to pay museum admission). Desk-like tables face the open kitchen, where Quebecois head chef…
Egyptian in Queens

Mombar

A legendary restaurant in the Steinway strip of Arab businesses, Mombar is worth a visit for the decor alone – its collage style of found objects was assembled over years as chef Mustafa saved money to open the plac…