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Romantic Dinner for two in Astoria??

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Autumn Wonders Sep 15, 2006 11:21 PM

I've got an anniversary coming up and I'd like to have a candlelit dinner for two some place local in Astoria. Any ideas? I dont eat out often. Im willing to travel on the N train to if someone knows a restaurant in Manhattan thats a straight shot. I need reservations for next Sunday. HELP! ~Laura

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  1. yongjoo RE: Autumn Wonders Sep 16, 2006 01:56 AM

    Christo's Steak House is nice. Maybe the obvious choice? I went back there recently and it's under new management, which was sort of a bummer. It's less Greek and more cuisine/american Greek. Does that make any sense? Still, it's a good establishment.

    1. johnk RE: Autumn Wonders Sep 16, 2006 11:51 AM

      I haven't been there in a couple of years so I'm also interested to see if anyone has been to Malagueta in Astoria recently. We went on a Saturday night which is when they serve the special feijoda. The passion fruit mousse lights up your mouth for dessert.
      I would also consider this as a place where a couple can have a special evening.
      Regards,
      John K.

      1. Astoria Lurker RE: Autumn Wonders Sep 16, 2006 12:27 PM

        718 on Ditmars is romantic, small and candle lit but the food isn't that great and it can be pricy for what you get. Trattoria L'Incontro has excellent food but I wouldn't exactly call it romantic, though if you get a table in the side room it can be a lot more private (and quiet) than the main room.

        Another suggestion that doesn't get much talk on these boards is Brick Cafe, on 31st ave and 33rd st. It's a nice little place with good food and decent prices and a nice atmosphere. Malagueta is also nice for Brazillian but the decor is kind of sparce and it's a little cramped, not exactly what I would call romantic, excellent food though.

        1. hatless RE: Autumn Wonders Sep 16, 2006 08:22 PM

          Moved out of the neighborhood a few years back, but is Piccolo Venezia still good? I loved it last time I was there: cozy, high-end, old-fashioned Northern Italian with some Istrian roots showing through. Check for recent reports first, though.

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            fara RE: Autumn Wonders Sep 16, 2006 10:56 PM

            for something a little out of the ordinary but still romantic, there's Sabor Tropical w/excellent Brazilian food. (on 30th ave around 36th st.)
            also Mombar for Egyptian. Lived in Astoria for awhile, I really love both places.
            http://events.nytimes.com/mem/nycrevi...

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