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May 10, 2011 07:22 AM

Rehearsal Dinner in Queens

Hi all -- I'm looking for recommendations for a rehearsal dinner in Queens for a Friday night in November. It will be between 15-20 people and we cannot spend more than $50 per person (including tax/tip). Only about half of the group are drinkers. We'd like a spot close to public transportation as some of our guests do not drive. Would like to stick to "safe" cuisines -- e.g., American, Italian, etc. for my Midwestern in-laws :) I'd really like a restaurant where we could have a private area sectioned off (difficult to do at some of my favorite spots on a Friday night). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Alberto's in Forest Hills might work..been to several parties there, always good service and good food--not sure about the price point...but I would imagine they would work with's on metropolitan so subway to bus would be necessary----but easily doable--Parkside in Corona might work, however on their website, the prices they have for parties seems too high for your price point and they don't seem to have this option available on weekends..also, atmosphere at Corona is a bit over the top--(to put it kindly)...Alberto's is more classy and laid back, and quieter for conversation..

    Park Side
    107-01 Corona Ave, Queens, NY 11368

    98-31 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

    1. you can also look into dee's- they have two private areas
      and my kitchen - both on metro-

      107-23 Metropolitan Avenue, Queens, NY 11375

      My Kitchen
      106-17 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

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      1. re: jbone

        Telly's Taverna or Stamatis are right off the N Train in Astoria.... So is L'Incontro..
        Don't understand post about Dee's above as you need to transfer to a bus.....
        A place that is never mentioned on CH is Dazie's in Sunnyside. Two stops from Manhattan , Solid Northern Italian. Ask for Ray when you call......
        Queens is a very large area.. What neighborhood are you looking at??

        Telly's Taverna
        28-13 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

        29-09 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

        39-41 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104

        1. re: johnk

          Thanks for the recs! We're based in Astoria, but willing to travel around Queens, so long as it's accessible by subway. I'm leaning toward Zenon in Astoria, because they have a great meze deal. Not a fan of either Stamatis or L'Incontro. I don't want to stress about sticking to the budget, which I think would happen at some of the above recs (Alberto's, Parkside), though I enjoy the food at both. I'm going to check out Dazie's. Thanks all for the ideas!

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

          34-10 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

          29-09 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

          39-41 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104