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Aug 14, 2006 11:40 PM

Eats near Museum of the Moving Image --Not Thai

I'm also headed to the Museum of the Moving Image this week, I saw the other post, but I hate Thai food. Any non-Thai suggestions? I'm not picky, just as long as it's not Thai.

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  1. cup diner and bar is across the street, 35-01 36th st. it's more of a glorified, hipster diner. as long as you stick to traditional diner-ish fare, you'll be fine. it's 24 hours. i actually really like the space, still has a slight warehouse feel.

    lil bistro 33 is a little further but still close, 33-04 36th ave. it's "lil" for a reason - seats maybe 15 people tops. i had brunch once and absolutely loved it. it's japanese fusion. their seared tuna salad is to die for. the prices are higher than typical queens fare but it's worth it.

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    1. re: Linda

      33 is wonderful, but call first. They are moving soon to a much larger space on Astoria Park (I forget exactly where) and may have closed the 36th Street location.

    2. there's a bosnian restaurant on 35th ave and 36th st. i'm not usually a fan of grilled meat, but this is really high quality and inexpensive. get the cevapi and a pickled pepper.

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      1. re: fara

        I think you may be talking about Cevabdnika (sp?) Sarajevo on 34th Ave and 38th St.

          1. re: King of Northern Blvd

            Cevabdzinica Sarajevo Restaurant 37-18 34th Ave. Highly recommended. We wandered into this place on an outing last year to the MMI. It is small and filled with families eating out. The food was very good, especially for the price. There was just a little language problem, but they have pictures of everything.

            1. re: bobjbkln

              Another rec. for Cevabdzinica Sarajevo. Cevapi is the way to go.

        1. S'Agapo is a few blocks away - they have the most delicious dips and salads. They are Cretan. The mains are tasty but I still think about their horiatiki.

          1. For a slight hike, might I recommend Rudar Soccer Club, in the basement? It's about six or seven blocks away, but it's a nice change of pace. If you've never had Istrian Gnocchi, this may be the time to start.

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            1. re: Monkey Man Jake

              I didn't know they were open for public. Thanks for the tip. Do you know their hours?

              1. re: welle

                34-01 45th Street, just off Northern Boulevard, in Astoria; (718) 786-5833.

                They've always been open for dinner when I went, and I go quite frequently. It's never crowded, the service is always friendly, particularly when the lady there says "bravo!" when I order some new Istrian thing they have up and I pronounce it right. The Brancin (or Branzini) is always great. Their mixed grill is fun... but the fuzi and gnocchi ragu are their specialties.

                1. re: Monkey Man Jake

                  Thanks. I always pass it by and have always thought it was this watering hole for men only. I've never seen women going in or coming out. I'm there quite often - replenishing my guarana and acai supplies at the Rio bonito market and having dinner at the Brasilianville Cafe.

                  1. re: welle

                    Oh well, you're a WOMAN. Well why didn't you say? No, you're not allowed, unless you want to cook.


                    The actual *club* portion of Rudar seems to cater to mostly men, but downstairs in the restaurant, there are families, men, women, and even sometimes three women sitting together.

                    How is Brasilianville, incidentally?

                    1. re: welle

                      Thanks, Jake :)

                      Brasilianville is great - very simple, food is always fresh, homemade style and they always have different things on the steam table. Grilled meats are excellent (I like the sausage) and great desserts. And they always have okra, prepared just right - no gooey stuff, not overcooked. I checked out another brazilian buffet down on 36th ave by subway tracks yesterday, and was disappointed by no okra!

                      There were a couple of rave reviews of the place on this board, just search for 'Brasilianville'.

              2. Le Sans Souci (4409 Broadway) is a totally charming French place in Astoria. The vibe is casual and totally laid back; the food is mostly French standbys like steak au poivre, salade nicoise, and housemade pate. Not mind blowing, but quite good. It's the sort of place where you can stay for hours, sipping wine and chatting, and they're always happy to let you.

                Sarah (