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Apr 22, 2008 03:31 PM

Queens alfresco dining

This is my favorite time of year in the city, when the trees are in full bloom and the cafes spill out onto the sidewalks. I long to sip wine (or a cold margarita) while dining outside somewhere other than my front stoop, but my Queens neighborhood is lacking in alfresco options. There must be some hidden gems in our fair borough. Sripraphai's back garden is an oasis, and even El Coyote's somewhat dismal back "patio" can do on the right kind of sunny day--but where else should I be seeking a little bit of Paris (or California) in Queens?

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  1. Bohemian Hall in Astoria.

    1. Theater cafe next to cinemart movie theater on metropolitan and austin ale house on metro and lefferts spring to mind. Oh, and cabana in forest hills and tournesol in lic both have some outdoor seating (and I like its sangria).

      1. Cavo in Astoria, reservation is a ++ tho

        1. head over to astoria-- there are more outdoor cafes and restaurants than anywhere else in the city-- wander up 30th ave from 31st street to Steinway-- tons of cafes and restaurants- Broadway is the same.

          1. Both Agnanti and Taverna Kyklades on Ditmars in Astoria have outdoor areas. Agnanti is in kind of a quiet area, right next to the park.