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mskleinmd Mar 26, 2011 02:25 PM

Need suggestions for a restaurant for approx. 15 people after college graduation ceremony (St. Johns University, Queens Campus). Someplace we can relax and celebrate for a few hours. Thanks

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    JFores Mar 27, 2011 08:26 PM

    Cheburechnaya and Nick's Pizzeria are both pretty close by. In the opposite direction you can get to Mumbai Xpress or Usha relatively quickly, but they don't have alcohol.

    Nick's Pizza
    108-26 Ascan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

    92-09 63rd Dr, Queens, NY 11374

    Mumbai Xpress
    256-05 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11004

    Usha Foods
    255-03 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11004

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    1. re: JFores
      janie Mar 28, 2011 08:45 AM

      Gotta disagree on above suggestions---Nick's pizza is not a place you would hang out for "a few hours" and seating for 15 on uncomfortable chairs sucks.....nor is Cheburechn appropriate for extended stays...and the other places are not exactly festive to put it mildly......

      Seems like the poster is looking for an Irish Pub type place, where they could eat, drink, and hang out, during the day when it there wouldn't be too many patrons waiting for a table----there are a few places like that, Woodhaven House in Rego Park might work--http://woodhavenhouse.com/privateparty.html

      I think it would be better to just find a place with a private room, that way you can stay and your friends won't disturb others if they are drinking and getting loud.....if you want Forest Hills, check out Dee's http://www.deesnyc.com/

      Further out on Union Turnpike in New Hyde Park is Luigi's which sounds perfect--I've not been, but they have excellent online reviews.

      107-23 Metropolitan Avenue, Queens, NY 11375

      Woodhaven House
      63-98 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

      1. re: janie
        bklynsausage Mar 28, 2011 09:23 AM

        I agree i think 15 people woul shut down Nicks. The Woodhaven house is a great suggestion also Across the street is Baroso they have a full bar and can hang there.


        62-29 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

        1. re: bklynsausage
          knarfwhite Mar 28, 2011 05:31 PM

          London Lennie's (across the street from Woodhaven House) has better food than Woodhaven House (better bar). It's known for seafood but the steak is good too. There is plenty of space there.

          London Lennie's
          63-88 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

          Woodhaven House
          63-98 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

        2. re: janie
          EM23 Mar 29, 2011 09:46 AM

          Luigi's is a great call. I've thrown large parties there (avg. 20 - 30 ppl.) and the food, service and atmosphere were all terrific.
          I haven't been to Dee's but friends recently had a party there and were happy with the food and service.
          And one more - Trattoria L'Incontro on 31st St. in Astoria serves great food but can be noisy.

          Trattoria L'Incontro
          21-76 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

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        bklynsausage Mar 27, 2011 06:40 PM

        I think you are going to have to travel to Forest Hills Metropolitan Ave. On Metro. you have Many choices there are also some more places on Austin St. Do you have any preference in Cuisine?

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        1. re: bklynsausage
          mskleinmd Mar 28, 2011 05:49 AM

          No preference in food. Would prefer a bar/ alcohol served. Any specific suggestions in Forest Hills? Been to Danny Brown's wine bar and liked it. Thanks

          Danny Brown
          104-02 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

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