George's at Kaufman Astoria Studios

American in Queens

Secreted away inside the Kaufman Astoria Studios, this classy dining room and bar serves up high-end comfort fare (short ribs stroganoff, fried chicken with baby bok choy, crab cakes). If you're not up for a meal, however, it's worthwhile stopping by the bar to soak up the 1920s atmosphere, while lingering over a well-made cocktail.

There's live music, live comedy and other events plus everyday happy hour specials (from 4pm to 7pm). On warm days, the outdoor Landmark Cafe around the corner makes a fine spot for refreshment.