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Cathleen Oct 6, 2005 11:57 AM

I live in the Ditmars area and have exhausted every restaurant around here--would like to go out tonight to the Broadway are for dinner and a livlier atmosphere any suggestions for a good restaurant over there?

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    Dag Oct 6, 2005 12:51 PM

    My recs:
    for Mexi: Viva El Mariachi (near 34th) or El Potro (near 43rd)
    for Greek: S'Agapo (actually on 34th Ave.)
    for French: San Souci (40's)
    for atmosphere: Cafe Bar (on 34th Ave at 36th St.)
    for diner: Michael's (near 35th)

    avoid Uncle George's: the food

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      Astoria Lurker Oct 7, 2005 07:40 AM

      Also good is Mundo, at 32nd? It's Turkish-Argentinian and very interesting. And Ploes at around 33rd does pretty good greek. Ponticello at 47th for great Italian. I second Le Sans Souci and El Potro, my favorite mexican in Astoria. North one block on 31st ave is Brick Cafe (32nd), Zenon (34th), JJs (36th), Himayala Tea (34th) and Cavo (43rd). All but Cavo are worthwhile in my opinion. This is a great area for food, explore!

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        babar ganesh Oct 7, 2005 07:57 AM

        last night went to mundo on 32nd just south of broadway for the first time and it was good. kind of a turkish / argentinian fusion, whatever that means. i'll write up a more extensive review later, but it's certainly worth checking out if you are in the area.

        also: los portales at broadway and crescent has great tacos al pastor and a great street scene.

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          mariarus Oct 7, 2005 11:15 AM

          Broadway Area:

          Columbian: Tierras Colombiana is o.k.
          Diner: MIchael's is pretty good
          Greek: Romano's Famous is very good(Souvlaki,gyros etc)
          Ploes is also good
          Uncle Georges AVVOIDDD!!!
          Desserts: Omonoia
          Italian: Ponticello

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            welle Oct 17, 2006 09:15 PM

            I happen to like Uncle George's - the trick is only to get items from their bbq/grill menu. BBQ whole lamb is delish.

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            hajime7 Oct 17, 2006 08:51 PM

            Sac's at 25-41 Broadway, have the best thin crust pizza in Queens. I second Los Portales for their Tacos. Really authentic. ( check out my blog: http://misterstarfish.typepad.com/mis... )

            1. rara Oct 18, 2006 02:31 AM

              Sac's is very good pizza-especially the sicilian! Aliada on Bway and 30th st is the BOMB, everything is good, salads, fish, chicken etc...I've been there several times, never dissapointed!

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                sonnums Oct 18, 2006 02:45 AM

                Totally love Le Sans Souci and Mundo -- especially their dips and the "Red Sonia" lentils. Also want to throw in a vote for the often overlooked Bai Sushi on 38th and Bway, which some Hounds have mentioned on other posts. Bai looks stupid on the outside and not much better on the inside, but the food itself is pretty awesome. Not very traditional, not even faux classy, but the fish was very fresh, and the out-there combinations of the Bai Big rolls really work (Spicy Crunch is a favorite).

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                  ladymurasaki Jan 16, 2007 08:08 PM

                  Love Mundo for the dips, the greens mix salad, and Ottoman dumplings.

                  I think that the Sanford, under the train, is a better diner than Michael's.

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                    pcorntail Jan 18, 2007 04:57 PM

                    I agree about sanford
                    Michaels is overpriced

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                      astorian Dec 14, 2008 03:17 PM

                      I think Michael's and Sanfords go for different crowds. Considering the amount of food you get at Michael's, the prices aren't bad - I end up having food to take home somewhat regularly (though they did decrease the size of their salads in recent months).

                      Leng Lai, a fusion Asian place is good, Viva El Mariachi is good Mexican and has fast service.

                      Is Gleaon's, the new spot in the old NuBar space ever opening?

                      1. MellieGal Jan 3, 2009 06:19 PM

                        Tierras Colombianas--all roads seem to lead to this nicely decorated kid, family and group friendly restaurant. We have been going here for several years now. I highly recommend #14--the grilled chicken cutlet that comes with salad, rice and beans, platanos fritos or maduros, and can easily feed two. The daily soup specials are also good. I must make mention of the warm and friendly wait staff who make you feel like family, and not just patrons.

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                          montoya040 Jan 20, 2009 10:05 AM

                          There used to be a brazilian place on b'way named Sabor tropical. It moved to a new location but i think its not too far. Great restaurant. yuka fritas are the BOMB !!! The strip steak is great and they make a mean mojito. Oh and the biscuits that they bring you to start with must have crack in them cause i cant stop eating them.

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