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Jonny Pops Feb 3, 2007 01:36 PM

My lovely girlfriend and I have recently noticed how many great restaurants can be reached via the NYC Subway's 7 Line. With Queens being one of he most ethnically diverse areas in the world, and most of the 7 Line running through it, I guess it only stands to reason. Anyhow I came up with a cool idea for a post thread on the best restaurants within walking distance from each and every stop on the 7 Line. The way this works is below this paragraph I'm going to list all the stops along the 7, starting at Times Sq and ending in Flushing in Caps. Below the stops where I have a favorite (or favorites) I will list them...leaving the others where I simply do not know the area blank. Then for the next poster CUT & PASTE MY LIST INTO YOUR POST and add the restaurants you recommend. Feel free to add into any stop. The more choices the merrier. Have fun with this.

TIMES SQUARE

Tony Luke's - 576 9th Ave b. 41st & 42nd St. - Great Cheesesteaks

42 ST & 5 AVE

GRAND CENTRAL - 42 ST

Goodburger 800 2nd Ave corner of 43rd St.

VERNON BLVD - JACKSON AVE

Tournesol 5012 Vernon Blvd b. 50th and 51st St. Terrific value French Bistro w/ great weekend brunch

HUNTERS POINT

Manducatis 1327 Jackson Ave b. 47th Rd & 47th Ave. Delicious Old School Italian

45 RD - COURT HOUSE SQ

QUEENSBORO PLAZA

33 ST - RAWSON ST

40 ST - LOWERY ST

46 ST - BLISS ST

52 ST

61 ST - WOODSIDE

Sripraphai 64-13 39th Ave b. 64th and 65th St. Amazing Thai

69 ST

74 ST - BROADWAY

Jackson Diner 37-47 74th St b. 37th Ave & 37th Rd. Good Indian Standby

82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS

90 ST - ELMHURST AVE

JUNCTION BLVD

103 ST - CORONA PLAZA

Leo's Latticini/Mama's 46-02 104th St. b. 46th & 47th Ave - Great sandwiches, great homemade fresh mozzarella & pastas. Just ask The Mets.

Parkside 10701 Corona Ave b. 50th & 51st Ave - Great Old School, Red Sauce Italian

Ben Faremo - The Lemon Ice King of Corona 52-02 108th St b. 52nd & 53rd Ave

111 ST

WILLETS PT - SHEA STADIUM

FLUSHING - MAIN ST

  1. bigjeff Jan 16, 2008 07:51 PM

    74 ST - BROADWAY
    *** Ihawan for filipino bbq

    82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS
    *** La Nueva Cafe (the one further up and closer to corona, not the one on the corner) for excellent empanadas and baked goods both sweet and savory.

    1. timmernyc Feb 21, 2007 07:27 AM

      TIMES SQUARE
      *** Virgil's BBQ

      42 ST & 5 AVE

      GRAND CENTRAL - 42 ST
      *** Grand Central Oyster Bar

      VERNON BLVD - JACKSON AVE

      *** Tournesol 5012 Vernon Blvd b. 50th and 51st St. Terrific value French Bistro w/ great weekend brunch

      HUNTERS POINT

      *** Manducatis 1327 Jackson Ave b. 47th Rd & 47th Ave. Delicious Old School Italian

      45 RD - COURT HOUSE SQ
      *** Sage Kitchen, a great caterer that has a small cafe on Jackson. Open weekdays till 3pm

      QUEENSBORO PLAZA
      *** Roula & Ellie's a food truck parked in front of Met Life on Q-Plaza North. Good sandwiches and wraps and salads.

      33 ST - RAWSON ST
      *** Thompson's New World Diner. Got popular when MoMA-QNS was down the block.

      40 ST - LOWERY ST
      *** Post Cafe. NW Corner of 40th st. Irish breakfasts and Mexican food too.
      *** The Grind, coffeehouse. Who needs Starbucks?

      46 ST - BLISS ST (how could previous posters overlooked this stop?!?!?)
      *** Turkish Grill
      *** De Mole, 48th Av & 45th St, Awesome Mexican
      *** Mangal Turkish
      *** Chips Mexican
      ***Bliss, Skillman Av, Continental
      *** Horgans, best burger this side of Donovan's

      52 ST
      *** La Flor

      61 ST - WOODSIDE
      *** Donovans, best burger, enuf said
      *** Sripraphai 64-13 39th Ave b. 64th and 65th St. Amazing Thai

      69 ST
      *** Spicy Mina, walk down to Broadway at 65th street.

      74 ST - BROADWAY
      *** Delhi Palace
      Jackson Diner 37-47 74th St b. 37th Ave & 37th Rd. Good Indian Standby
      *** Tacquieria Coatzingo

      82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS

      90 ST - ELMHURST AVE

      JUNCTION BLVD

      103 ST - CORONA PLAZA

      Leo's Latticini/Mama's 46-02 104th St. b. 46th & 47th Ave - Great sandwiches, great homemade fresh mozzarella & pastas. Just ask The Mets.

      Parkside 10701 Corona Ave b. 50th & 51st Ave - Great Old School, Red Sauce Italian

      Ben Faremo - The Lemon Ice King of Corona 52-02 108th St b. 52nd & 53rd Ave

      111 ST

      WILLETS PT - SHEA STADIUM

      FLUSHING - MAIN ST
      *** Spicy & Tasty
      *** Sentosa
      *** Joe's Shanghai

      3 Replies
      1. re: timmernyc
        c
        cobbler Jan 15, 2008 09:59 AM

        Thank you: I was wondering where Sunnyside's Chowhounders were!

        I'd add Quaint on Skillman to the 46th Street/Bliss Street stop.

        1. re: timmernyc
          h
          Huck Feb 2, 2008 07:30 PM

          Yeh, thanks for the Sunnyside adds.....but, & I hate to be negative here, please please please remove Chips from the 46 St. destinations: it is simply gringo product at the level of ChiChis blandness. Really undeserving of this list.
          A reasonable exchange would be the Los Vagabundos taco truck (after 8:30 pm) @ QB & 41 St (40 ST - LOWERY)

          1. re: timmernyc
            Passadumkeg Feb 13, 2008 05:31 PM

            We drive all the way from Maine to Mi Bolivia 46 ave & 45 st(+ -). About the only Bolivian in NYC. Forget Bolivian cocaine, Bolivian saltenas are way more addictive! The soppa de mani is wicked good too. Dinner entres are huge and cheap. Where else can one get a Bolivian beer, a Pacena?

          2. p
            Peter B Wolf Feb 18, 2007 03:19 PM

            Try this link, it's all there:
            http://idlewords.com/taste_of_subway/...

            And I live in Maine, glad to help you out

            1. i
              Iriss Feb 13, 2007 07:29 PM

              La Flor on Roosevelt at 53rd Street is fantastic for breakfast! (52nd street stop on 7) and I hear their dinner and lunch aren't too shabby either.

              1. E Eto Feb 10, 2007 12:03 AM

                By the way, all these restaurants are also on the 7 train line.
                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/240514
                If you have some time, maybe you can help update it. I don't seem to have the time or energy.

                1. i
                  Iwalani Feb 8, 2007 07:33 AM

                  40th St-Lowery: Natural Tofu--heavenly kimchee pork soondubu [soft tofu stew served in a bubbling cauldron] as well as whole barbecued squid served atop a bed of sizzling onions...good assortment of pan chan too

                  74th St-Broadway: Zabb--great and inexpensive regional Issan Thai cuisine, known for their array of salads. Highly recommend the crispy rice and pork skin salad, Thai spicy. Plus it's BYOB and right next door to Burmese Cafe!

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: Iwalani
                    j
                    Jonny Pops Feb 8, 2007 02:52 PM

                    Nice. Let's keep 'em coming! Anyone know anything by Bliss St? How about the seemingly moribund Queensboro Plaza area? Let's fill those holes with the very BEST you can think of within walking distance.

                    TIMES SQUARE

                    Tony Luke's - 576 9th Ave b. 41st & 42nd St. - Great Cheesesteaks

                    42 ST & 5 AVE

                    GRAND CENTRAL - 42 ST

                    Goodburger 800 2nd Ave corner of 43rd St.

                    VERNON BLVD - JACKSON AVE

                    Tournesol 5012 Vernon Blvd b. 50th and 51st St. Terrific value French Bistro w/ great weekend brunch

                    HUNTERS POINT

                    Manducatis 1327 Jackson Ave b. 47th Rd & 47th Ave. Delicious Old School Italian

                    45 RD - COURT HOUSE SQ

                    QUEENSBORO PLAZA

                    33 ST - RAWSON ST

                    40 ST - LOWERY ST

                    Natural Tofu--heavenly kimchee pork soondubu [soft tofu stew served in a bubbling cauldron] as well as whole barbecued squid served atop a bed of sizzling onions...good assortment of pan chan too

                    46 ST - BLISS ST

                    52 ST

                    61 ST - WOODSIDE

                    Sripraphai 64-13 39th Ave b. 64th and 65th St. Amazing Thai

                    Donavan's

                    69 ST

                    El Sitio (Roosevelt a few paces south of 68th, I believe) for some excellent stews, hearty soups and perhaps the tastiest Cuban sandwich in the city.

                    walk North to the corner of 70th and Roosevelt to Ihawan (2/Floor) entrance on 70th. For some good Filipino Barbecue Meats. Pork, Chicken etc.

                    74 ST - BROADWAY

                    Jackson Diner 37-47 74th St b. 37th Ave & 37th Rd. Good Indian Standby

                    Burmese Cafe (http://www.chow.com/topics/345913) and that wonderful Indian supermarket on 74th, not far from the Jackson Diner.

                    Zabb--great and inexpensive regional Issan Thai cuisine, known for their array of salads. Highly recommend the crispy rice and pork skin salad, Thai spicy. Plus it's BYOB and right next door to Burmese Cafe!

                    Tac Coatzinga

                    82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS

                    the underrated and superb Arunee Thai (37-68 79th street). I haven't been there in a while, but their Tom Yum and salads are fixed in my memory. Never had a bad meal there.

                    90 ST - ELMHURST AVE

                    JUNCTION BLVD

                    Rincon Criolla

                    103 ST - CORONA PLAZA

                    Leo's Latticini/Mama's 46-02 104th St. b. 46th & 47th Ave - Great sandwiches, great homemade fresh mozzarella & pastas. Just ask The Mets.

                    Parkside 10701 Corona Ave b. 50th & 51st Ave - Great Old School, Red Sauce Italian

                    Ben Faremo - The Lemon Ice King of Corona 52-02 108th St b. 52nd & 53rd Ave

                    111 ST

                    WILLETS PT - SHEA STADIUM

                    Assi Plaza, on an inlet off of College Point Boulevard, is a gigantic Korean Supermarket, perhaps NYC's biggest. It actually reminds me of some of the supermarkets I've been to in Seoul. Excellent fish market, lots of meats and produce.(this might be equidistant between Shea and Flushing/Main, come to think of it

                    )

                    FLUSHING - MAIN ST

                    Wow. Take your pick. Gum Fung, Spicy and Tasty, Mayflower Bakery, the J&L and Golden Shopping malls up on Main, it's all been said many times before. There's a street food guy, selling Halal kebabs on the corner of 40th and Main - have yet to try it but it looks good for what ails you.

                    Sentosa and Joe's

                    1. re: Jonny Pops
                      squid kun Feb 9, 2007 11:00 AM

                      Might want to rethink Tony Luke's (now renamed Shorty's) given recent developments ... http://www.chowhound.com/topics/367592

                      1. re: squid kun
                        j
                        Jonny Pops Feb 9, 2007 04:48 PM

                        Ehhhh...that's disappointing. I've been there since the renovation, but not since the name change. The last time I went the cheesesteak was not as good as it had been, and particularly the roll was a lot softer, whereas the one before had kicked ass. I'll wait till I give "Shorty" one more try before crossing him off though. Everyone has bad days, this place just seems to be having a lot of them. I like the guy that owns the place, but it just seems like he's drifting without a paddle over there.

                  2. c
                    chefstu Feb 8, 2007 05:24 AM

                    GREAT POST, Thanks Jonny
                    I was brought up taking the #7.

                    1. j
                      Jonny Pops Feb 7, 2007 08:47 AM

                      Ehhh...well that takes all the fun out of it. I'm just going to repost the list with the previous suggestion and let's let this thing develop organically...that way we might actually learn something new. Remember to post "The Best" by each stop as well. Happy Chow!!!!

                      TIMES SQUARE

                      Tony Luke's - 576 9th Ave b. 41st & 42nd St. - Great Cheesesteaks

                      42 ST & 5 AVE

                      GRAND CENTRAL - 42 ST

                      Goodburger 800 2nd Ave corner of 43rd St.

                      VERNON BLVD - JACKSON AVE

                      Tournesol 5012 Vernon Blvd b. 50th and 51st St. Terrific value French Bistro w/ great weekend brunch

                      HUNTERS POINT

                      Manducatis 1327 Jackson Ave b. 47th Rd & 47th Ave. Delicious Old School Italian

                      45 RD - COURT HOUSE SQ

                      QUEENSBORO PLAZA

                      33 ST - RAWSON ST

                      40 ST - LOWERY ST

                      46 ST - BLISS ST

                      52 ST

                      61 ST - WOODSIDE

                      Sripraphai 64-13 39th Ave b. 64th and 65th St. Amazing Thai

                      Donavan's

                      69 ST

                      El Sitio (Roosevelt a few paces south of 68th, I believe) for some excellent stews, hearty soups and perhaps the tastiest Cuban sandwich in the city.

                      walk North to the corner of 70th and Roosevelt to Ihawan (2/Floor) entrance on 70th. For some good Filipino Barbecue Meats. Pork, Chicken etc.

                      74 ST - BROADWAY

                      Jackson Diner 37-47 74th St b. 37th Ave & 37th Rd. Good Indian Standby

                      Burmese Cafe (http://www.chow.com/topics/345913) and that wonderful Indian supermarket on 74th, not far from the Jackson Diner.

                      Tac Coatzinga

                      82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS

                      the underrated and superb Arunee Thai (37-68 79th street). I haven't been there in a while, but their Tom Yum and salads are fixed in my memory. Never had a bad meal there.

                      90 ST - ELMHURST AVE

                      JUNCTION BLVD

                      Rincon Criolla

                      103 ST - CORONA PLAZA

                      Leo's Latticini/Mama's 46-02 104th St. b. 46th & 47th Ave - Great sandwiches, great homemade fresh mozzarella & pastas. Just ask The Mets.

                      Parkside 10701 Corona Ave b. 50th & 51st Ave - Great Old School, Red Sauce Italian

                      Ben Faremo - The Lemon Ice King of Corona 52-02 108th St b. 52nd & 53rd Ave

                      111 ST

                      WILLETS PT - SHEA STADIUM

                      Assi Plaza, on an inlet off of College Point Boulevard, is a gigantic Korean Supermarket, perhaps NYC's biggest. It actually reminds me of some of the supermarkets I've been to in Seoul. Excellent fish market, lots of meats and produce.(this might be equidistant between Shea and Flushing/Main, come to think of it

                      )

                      FLUSHING - MAIN ST

                      Wow. Take your pick. Gum Fung, Spicy and Tasty, Mayflower Bakery, the J&L and Golden Shopping malls up on Main, it's all been said many times before. There's a street food guy, selling Halal kebabs on the corner of 40th and Main - have yet to try it but it looks good for what ails you.

                      Sentosa and Joe's

                      1. E Eto Feb 6, 2007 06:25 AM

                        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/31993...

                        1. nyufoodie Feb 5, 2007 08:11 PM

                          69th St. - Stop...walk North to the corner of 70th and Roosevelt to Ihawan (2/Floor) entrance on 70th. For some good Filipino Barbecue Meats. Pork, Chicken etc.

                          1. s
                            stuartlafonda Feb 4, 2007 12:57 PM

                            I would add:
                            Donavan's to the 61/woodside station
                            Tac Coatzinga to the 74 th street station
                            Rincon Criolla to the Junction Blvd station
                            Sentosa and Joe's to Main street station.

                            2 Replies
                            1. re: stuartlafonda
                              j
                              Jonny Pops Feb 5, 2007 03:06 PM

                              Freshly Updated...let's try to get 'em all. Anyone know a good spot to chow by Bliss St??

                              TIMES SQUARE

                              Tony Luke's - 576 9th Ave b. 41st & 42nd St. - Great Cheesesteaks

                              42 ST & 5 AVE

                              GRAND CENTRAL - 42 ST

                              Goodburger 800 2nd Ave corner of 43rd St.

                              VERNON BLVD - JACKSON AVE

                              Tournesol 5012 Vernon Blvd b. 50th and 51st St. Terrific value French Bistro w/ great weekend brunch

                              HUNTERS POINT

                              Manducatis 1327 Jackson Ave b. 47th Rd & 47th Ave. Delicious Old School Italian

                              45 RD - COURT HOUSE SQ

                              QUEENSBORO PLAZA

                              33 ST - RAWSON ST

                              40 ST - LOWERY ST

                              46 ST - BLISS ST

                              52 ST

                              61 ST - WOODSIDE

                              Sripraphai 64-13 39th Ave b. 64th and 65th St. Amazing Thai

                              Donavan's

                              69 ST

                              El Sitio (Roosevelt a few paces south of 68th, I believe) for some excellent stews, hearty soups and perhaps the tastiest Cuban sandwich in the city.

                              74 ST - BROADWAY

                              Jackson Diner 37-47 74th St b. 37th Ave & 37th Rd. Good Indian Standby

                              Burmese Cafe (http://www.chow.com/topics/345913) and that wonderful Indian supermarket on 74th, not far from the Jackson Diner.

                              Tac Coatzinga

                              82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS

                              the underrated and superb Arunee Thai (37-68 79th street). I haven't been there in a while, but their Tom Yum and salads are fixed in my memory. Never had a bad meal there.

                              90 ST - ELMHURST AVE

                              JUNCTION BLVD

                              Rincon Criolla

                              103 ST - CORONA PLAZA

                              Leo's Latticini/Mama's 46-02 104th St. b. 46th & 47th Ave - Great sandwiches, great homemade fresh mozzarella & pastas. Just ask The Mets.

                              Parkside 10701 Corona Ave b. 50th & 51st Ave - Great Old School, Red Sauce Italian

                              Ben Faremo - The Lemon Ice King of Corona 52-02 108th St b. 52nd & 53rd Ave

                              111 ST

                              WILLETS PT - SHEA STADIUM

                              Assi Plaza, on an inlet off of College Point Boulevard, is a gigantic Korean Supermarket, perhaps NYC's biggest. It actually reminds me of some of the supermarkets I've been to in Seoul. Excellent fish market, lots of meats and produce.(this might be equidistant between Shea and Flushing/Main, come to think of it

                              )

                              FLUSHING - MAIN ST

                              Wow. Take your pick. Gum Fung, Spicy and Tasty, Mayflower Bakery, the J&L and Golden Shopping malls up on Main, it's all been said many times before. There's a street food guy, selling Halal kebabs on the corner of 40th and Main - have yet to try it but it looks good for what ails you.

                              Sentosa and Joe's

                              1. re: Jonny Pops
                                c
                                cobbler Jan 15, 2008 10:20 AM

                                if by bliss street, get thee to quaint!

                            2. j
                              Jonny Pops Feb 3, 2007 04:40 PM

                              Great thanks for those recs. I added Polecat's suggestions into the overall list. So for the next poster just cut and paste the list below into your post and add your own. Or I can do the work...the trick is to have a complete list of the entire 7 Line with great food options at every stop when we're all done. Plug away!

                              TIMES SQUARE

                              Tony Luke's - 576 9th Ave b. 41st & 42nd St. - Great Cheesesteaks

                              42 ST & 5 AVE

                              GRAND CENTRAL - 42 ST

                              Goodburger 800 2nd Ave corner of 43rd St.

                              VERNON BLVD - JACKSON AVE

                              Tournesol 5012 Vernon Blvd b. 50th and 51st St. Terrific value French Bistro w/ great weekend brunch

                              HUNTERS POINT

                              Manducatis 1327 Jackson Ave b. 47th Rd & 47th Ave. Delicious Old School Italian

                              45 RD - COURT HOUSE SQ

                              QUEENSBORO PLAZA

                              33 ST - RAWSON ST

                              40 ST - LOWERY ST

                              46 ST - BLISS ST

                              52 ST

                              61 ST - WOODSIDE

                              Sripraphai 64-13 39th Ave b. 64th and 65th St. Amazing Thai

                              69 ST

                              El Sitio (Roosevelt a few paces south of 68th, I believe) for some excellent stews, hearty soups and perhaps the tastiest Cuban sandwich in the city.

                              74 ST - BROADWAY

                              Jackson Diner 37-47 74th St b. 37th Ave & 37th Rd. Good Indian Standby

                              Burmese Cafe (http://www.chow.com/topics/345913) and that wonderful Indian supermarket on 74th, not far from the Jackson Diner.

                              82 ST - JACKSON HEIGHTS

                              the underrated and superb Arunee Thai (37-68 79th street). I haven't been there in a while, but their Tom Yum and salads are fixed in my memory. Never had a bad meal there.

                              90 ST - ELMHURST AVE

                              JUNCTION BLVD

                              103 ST - CORONA PLAZA

                              Leo's Latticini/Mama's 46-02 104th St. b. 46th & 47th Ave - Great sandwiches, great homemade fresh mozzarella & pastas. Just ask The Mets.

                              Parkside 10701 Corona Ave b. 50th & 51st Ave - Great Old School, Red Sauce Italian

                              Ben Faremo - The Lemon Ice King of Corona 52-02 108th St b. 52nd & 53rd Ave

                              111 ST

                              WILLETS PT - SHEA STADIUM

                              Assi Plaza, on an inlet off of College Point Boulevard, is a gigantic Korean Supermarket, perhaps NYC's biggest. It actually reminds me of some of the supermarkets I've been to in Seoul. Excellent fish market, lots of meats and produce.(this might be equidistant between Shea and Flushing/Main, come to think of it

                              )

                              FLUSHING - MAIN ST

                              Wow. Take your pick. Gum Fung, Spicy and Tasty, Mayflower Bakery, the J&L and Golden Shopping malls up on Main, it's all been said many times before. There's a street food guy, selling Halal kebabs on the corner of 40th and Main - have yet to try it but it looks good for what ails you.

                              1. Polecat Feb 3, 2007 02:34 PM

                                Fun topic.
                                69th street: El Sitio (Roosevelt a few paces south of 68th, I believe) for some excellent stews, hearty soups and perhaps the tastiest Cuban sandwich in the city.
                                74th street: Burmese Cafe (http://www.chow.com/topics/345913) and that wonderful Indian supermarket on 74th, not far from the Jackson Diner.
                                82nd street: the underrated and superb Arunee Thai (37-68 79th street). I haven't been there in a while, but their Tom Yum and salads are fixed in my memory. Never had a bad meal there.
                                Shea Stadium: Assi Plaza, on an inlet off of College Point Boulevard, is a gigantic Korean Supermarket, perhaps NYC's biggest. It actually reminds me of some of the supermarkets I've been to in Seoul. Excellent fish market, lots of meats and produce.(this might be equidistant between Shea and Flushing/Main, come to think of it
                                )Flushing, Main Street: Wow. Take your pick. Gum Fung, Spicy and Tasty, Mayflower Bakery, the J&L and Golden Shopping malls up on Main, it's all been said many times before. There's a street food guy, selling Halal kebabs on the corner of 40th and Main - have yet to try it but it looks good for what ails you.
                                Long live the 7. P.

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