Does this even exist in Jackson Heights?
- Miss Needle Aug 12, 2009 11:32 AM
Hi. I've got a bit of a tall order. I'm looking for a restaurant that:
1. Is vegetarian friendly (dairy, eggs OK)
2. Has many non-spicy options
3. Has fish and chicken options (also needs to coincide with #2)
4. Is not Indian or Latin American
5. Is not a dive -- eg. restaurant like Srirpraphai is OK; Kabab King is not
6. Can accommodate baby strollers
7. Is within a 10-12 block radius of 74th and Roosevelt
So far I've got Srirpraphai and La Portena on my list. How are La Portena's non-beef options? Something like Sapori d'Ischia would have been good except it's too far and I don't know how exactly stroller friendly they are. Any other restaurants that fit the bill?
re: E Eto
Try Uncle Peter's Continental on Northern/84th...Great Italian/Argentinean inspired food in a white tablecloth setting. Probably the best overall restaurant in JH. Also, try Trieste on Northern for very good Italian food (and great fish) in a pretty room. The new El Coyote on Northern also has many food options--its a "high-end" Mexican restaurant with nice decor and great service.
rejecting latin american fare takes out a ton of places, but I'm game...
you might want to find a surprisingly hidden gem - jackson house. hidden by a big tree so you can't see the awning. 37th and approx 82nd. my fav diner in the area... although I wonder if the stroller will fit. they must have tables for kid stuff. ..
the thai places fit your parameters: rice ave, zabb, ayada, arunee -- all great places.
that chinese (not korean) place on woodside and like 69th... chu ying or something
wasabi point -woodside ave/ ~75th - japanese / tibetan
som thai (believe thats what its called) next to the gay bar at 74th and roosevelt, its nice veitnamese cuisine, good beer
Unless the extra walk or couple of bucks per entree is a big deal, I'd certainly choose Uncle Peter's over Novo.
El Chivito de Oro has a solid roast chicken, their beef on average is better than La Portena, surely they have a pasta or two and salads that are veggie friendly.
I suppose all those options are technically Latin American though.
I can't imagine any of these places, or Sapori, turning away someone with a stroller, you could always call to ask.
Sapori is probably be the best option of all those, if you can't convince someone to trek all the way there, I'd go w/ Uncle Peter's, but I doubt it's all that much closer to 74th & Roosevelt.