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Bayside restaurants?

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Hey all,
I don't know how many Bayside-ians there are on the Chowhound board, but I was wondering where in that nabe people liked to go to eat? I'm helping to open up a new place on Bell Blvd and wanted to see what kind of place the locals like to go to.

Thanks!

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  1. Becky,

    The Bell Blvd. dining scene seems to revolve around the long time stalwarts like DONOVAN'S, BOURBON STREET, MAGGIE MAYS, PAPAZZIO...MAGGIE MAY'S...does MONAHAN'S even serve food anymore.

    When people want to splurge or celebrate UNCLE JACK'S STEAKHOUSE fills that bill..otherwise UJ's has a steady clientele of Queen's based lawyer's accountants, doctor's, car salesman, etc.

    The original ERAWAN Thai restaurant near 42nd Avenue is also popular.

    I am sure the lack of parking on Bell Blvd. drives local's to THE BAY TERRACE SHOPPING CENTER which has an OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE, APPLEBEE'S. TONY ROMA'S, BEN'S DELI and an Asian or Chinese Restaurant plus a diner.

    I could not tell you a thing about the various sushi or Chinese and Korean joints along Bell Blvd.

    GINO'S on 35th Avenue is also a big draw.
    ...and TEQUILA SUNRISE has been around for about 25 years.......

    1. For sandwiches Press 195 is a solid option. Cinco de Mayo is good for mexican. Mickey's place has great sushi. Avli is pretty good greek food as well.

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      Avli
      38-31 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

      1. I, for one, would like to see something that we don't already have in the neighborhood. A Peruvian place like Pio Pio would be nice.

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        Pio Pio
        62-30 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

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        1. re: Robotron

          I am not currently a local, but Dad still lives in Bayside. We recently went to the Terrace diner in Bay Terrace and liked the open airy feel of the room. We didn't ask much of the food on this occasion. We just wanted eggs and salad and they filled the bill satisfactorily. What I really liked was that my 94 year old Dad was not ignored and was treated as well as all the other customers. I also must say that home fries with my mushroom omelet were outstanding.

        2. I like:
          Bourbon Street
          Erawan
          Avli
          Uncle Jack's

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          Avli
          38-31 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

          Uncle Jack's Steakhouse
          39-40 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

          Bourbon Street
          40-12 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

          Erawan
          213-41 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11361

          1. Tang (196-50 Northern Blvd, @Francis Lewis Blvd) for fresh Korean appetizers/finger food

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            Tang
            196-50 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358

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            1. re: diprey11

              Diprey, is that the new place that used to be Ground Round next to the library?

              1. re: foodie1017

                It is right next to the library on Northern, near the intersection of F. Lewis Blvd. It's actually sandwiched btwn the library and a corner diner. And it's great. Just posted a comment about it here:
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7778...

                P.

                1. re: Polecat

                  Thanks, P. I checked out your review about it.