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Queens restaurant week

chocokitty Sep 17, 2006 05:30 PM

Hey fellow Chowhounders,
I just read from Newsday this morning, that there's Queens Restaurant Week starting Sept. 18-21 & 25-28, 3 courses for $19.86. Can anyone recommend which restaurants are good? I don't normally eat out in Queens (except for Flushing) but I would like to give it a try.

The link for the participating restaurants:


Thanks in advance,

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    Scribbler RE: chocokitty Sep 17, 2006 08:23 PM

    Thanks for the tip - I'm going to Sapori D'Ischia for some wonderful red sauce Italian and you should too! 37th Ave and 55th St in Woodside, close to the train

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      angmc RE: chocokitty Sep 18, 2006 04:52 AM

      Hmm..I wonder if the $19.86 and Queens are a coincidence..GO METS!

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        esyle RE: angmc Sep 18, 2006 02:24 PM

        Read the associated article. It's not a coincidence.

      2. JH Jill RE: chocokitty Sep 19, 2006 02:01 AM

        La Fusta in Elmhurst is also good. But how can a Queens restaurant week not have one restaurant in Jackson Heights?

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          wallywalnuts RE: chocokitty Sep 19, 2006 02:35 PM

          Waters Edge Restaurant and Sapori D'Ischia are definitely worth it.

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            danoots RE: wallywalnuts Sep 20, 2006 08:42 PM

            Water's Edge gets a big "yuck" from me.

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              wallywalnuts RE: danoots Sep 20, 2006 09:13 PM

              Any dish in particular? Can you elaborate?

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                danoots RE: wallywalnuts Sep 21, 2006 12:15 PM

                I wrote about my restaurant experience there a ways back...

                It was definitely one of the strangest meals I've had in NYC. I still vividly remember the plate of smoked trout, covered in straight-from-the-bag matchstick potato chips.

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            jpolk RE: chocokitty Sep 19, 2006 08:41 PM

            Rouge in Forest Hills. I believe they partake in this event.

            1. Linda RE: chocokitty Sep 20, 2006 01:33 AM

              i don't get how cold stone creamery takes part in something like this. i have never paid more than $5 for ice cream there, do they offer some extreme amount of ice cream to top it off at $19.86?? or do they run some sort of discounted special during restaurant week?

              1. el jefe RE: chocokitty Sep 20, 2006 02:33 AM

                Austin Ale House -- steak, potato, vegetable, beer, and cheesecake all for $19.86.

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                  Rosetta RE: chocokitty Sep 20, 2006 05:35 PM

                  Hi, Queens Hounds,

                  Does anyone know where to find more info as to what participating restaurant is offering for $19.86? I'd love to explore some of their menus, but don't have time to call each one and ask.

                  New York restuarant week has a site where you can click on the restaurant's name, and the menus are posted - that's what I'm looking for.

                  Heck, if it would guarantee a World Series Win for our Mets, I'd even be willing to pay $20.06! :-)


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                    ceeceee RE: chocokitty Sep 20, 2006 06:01 PM

                    donovan's in woodside is a big hit on this board for their famous hamburger.

                    water's edge, very nice ambiance, impeccable service and nice, elegant food.

                    sapori d'ischia, great italian, cute place.

                    lenny's clam bar! wow, haven't been there since i was a kid. great memories of it. we'd go to the big bow wow for the arcade afterwards...

                    1. Joe MacBu RE: chocokitty Sep 20, 2006 10:57 PM

                      Some restaurants offer the prix fixe $19.86 price for lunch only. make sure you get them to tell you if it's available for dinner when you make a reservation. Water's Edge only offers the promo during lunch.

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                        quentinC RE: chocokitty Sep 21, 2006 12:19 PM

                        We went to Malagueta in LIC/astoria last night and they are participating. 3 course meal for 19.86- most of the items are culled from their main menu. It was very good! My only beef is they have an AWFUL wine list......

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                          LHT RE: chocokitty Sep 21, 2006 05:08 PM

                          Erawan Thai in Bayside is very, very good. About a block away from the LIRR Bayside stop on Bell Boulevard.

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