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BEST SEAFOOD/GREEK/ITALIAN IN QUEENS?

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I am going to dinner on friday with my parents and boyfriend. We always go out to eat in manhattan so we decided that we are going to start trying restaurants in queens.

We love seafood and greek/Mediterranean food as well as good homey italian. Doesn't have to be anywhere fancy-- my dad actually prefers the hole-in-the-wall type places.

Do you have any recommendations for something not too expensive? $50pp or less would be ideal.

Thanks!

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  1. taverna kyclades, my favorite dish is their salmon. It's not hole in the wall, but I think it's exceptional greek/seafood.

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    Taverna Kyclades
    3307 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

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    1. re: daffyduck

      With respect, I strongly disagree based on my experiences there. Perhaps I have been unlucky but I do not believe Kyclades is worth a wait or even the trip without the wait.

      The service is always brusque, the food is middling and the wait is long. It's like the Magnolia bakery of Greek restaurants.

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      Taverna Kyclades
      3307 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

      1. re: Pookipichu

        Skip the hype and go to Loukoumi-- The staff is wonderful the fish is ALWAYS top notch, and its a fun atmosphere. I have been following this family since they had a restaurant called Ploes on Broadway. Always really busy on the weekends. Just ask the waitstaff what fish they have that day.

        Loukoumi is on Ditmars near 46th Street

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        Loukoumi
        45-07 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

      2. re: daffyduck

        Highly recommend Taverna Kyclades. All the hype is not for naught in my opinion. I have eaten in Mylos and don't think it is any better. It is all in the individuals tastes.

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        Taverna Kyclades
        3307 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

        1. re: irvingk

          For $50 pp, you can get italian at Parkside (10701 Corona Ave, Corona, NY). I found the prices to be reasonable for basic italian. There are some better places, like Piccolo Venetia, but you need to spend some more. I've been to Kyclades and it's OK, nothing to rave about.

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          Piccola Venezia
          42-01 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11103

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

          1. re: irvingk

            Are you referring to Milos Estiatorio? Because if you are, you are talking apples and oranges and Kyclades is not in the same league. Not that I think Milos is worth the money, but there''s no comparison in my opinion. I would sooner go to Molyvos for upscale Greek where the service and food are wonderful and there is never a wait.