The Pine in Queens
I must confess to never having heard of The Pine Tavern, advertised as "the world famous family-style institution of the Bronx," but it now has a sibling in Corona, Queens called The Pine Restaurant. It's across from Shea Stadium and located in the Ramada Plaza Hotel (37-10 114th Street). Since The Pine is open seven days a week from 7AM to midnight, it apparently also caters to the hotel's guests. Has anyone tried it? A review in the current Queens Courier describes it as "Undoubtedly one of the finest Italian eateries in the tri-state area."
I just finished eating there and maybe I ordered the wrong thing, but it was horrible. i ordered Veal Rollatini and it really looked and tasted like it had been prepared from a previously frozen meal. There was not distinguishing between flavours, and I bent my fork trying naul it down. I looked around and everyone else seemed to be enjoying theirs but mine was inedible.