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Aug 11, 2008 06:07 PM

Queens Restaurant Week Recommendations

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  1. It appears that not one restaurant in Flushing is on the list. How sad.

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    1. re: budcar

      It's better that they're not. I'd be hard pressed to spend $35 per person, even for a feast, at my favorite Flushing joints. Actually, I wouldn't spend that much at most of the participating restaurants. These are Manhattan prices, for places like...Free Time Diner (are you kidding me?).

      1. re: Joe MacBu

        I was thinking the same thing. Since moving to Queens, I haven't spent more that 20 pp on a meal.

      2. re: budcar

        Mulan is in Flushing. Their dinner prices approach $35. But not sure if it's worth it. It's pretty nice for a change of pace if you want Chinese but not the traditional decor

        1. re: auroragb

          There is a new shopping center in Flushing that includes upscale type places, including a tea place, and at least two restaurant. I thought Mulan might be one of the restaurants?....but I can't remember for sure. Does anyone know the name of the other sit down restaurant at that mall?

      3. Wow, that list is sad.

        1. I agree with everyone else that $25 lunch / $35 dinner is ridiculously overpriced for a majority of the restaurants on the list.

          Here's the full list:

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          1. re: mepm231

            It's strange, Zenon has their usual $17 meze meal which is amazing and filling, but then they also have a restaurant week special for $35? I wonder what could be on that menu...

            I would suggest restaurant week for Ponticello, Tournesol and Da Gianni's and perhaps Mundo, I can't imagine it is a good deal at any other place on the list.

            1. re: Astoria Lurker

              Yeah, it's a very weird list, why not Danny Brown Kitchen on there, L'incontro, Malgueta, -----------how do the restaurants find out about this? Are they selected or can they just contact the organizer?

              1. re: janie

                I know a few restaurant owners in Queens and they told me it can go either way. Some people get the fliers for it, but if they don't they can contact the organization and ask to become part of it.

          2. Why is Ridgewood Eats on the list? It is a local diner. Sure, I enjoy it. Would NEVER spend $35 PP though!

            1. I just read on the website that SOME restaurants are offering meals for 2 for those prices (25-lunch, 35-dinner).
              Anybody know any ones that are doing this?

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                1. re: Astoria Lurker

                  there's also a full list, with pricing details, but not menus, here: