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clarkgranny Jun 16, 2013 07:08 AM

We are flying this Wed on an early flight from La Guardia; we live on Eastern Long Island so will have to spend night in hotel near airport. But that night, Tuesday, is my husband's birthday. So we thought we would drive in, eat a lovely dinner, and then drive to hotel. We can be anywhere since we have a car but don't want to be too far if we have enjoyed a bottle of wine. I know Flushing is quite close but we do not want Chinese( just had a big meal last week in Chinatown). We also do not want Indian. Would prefer French, with Italian or American second. One place that looked good that I read about here in Astoria called Cafe Triskell is closed on Tuesday. Bummer

Ideas?

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  1. scoopG Jun 16, 2013 12:07 PM

    Here's a very recent thread that is worth looking at:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/905390

    1. johnk Jun 16, 2013 12:24 PM

      Alchemy Texas BBQ in Jackson Heights.
      Not fancy. Great BBQ. Might be BYOB.
      Very close to LGA

      1. mcf Jun 16, 2013 12:44 PM

        Read up on Astoria threads in the outer boroughs boards. Depending on your preferences, you'll find a lot of really good choices.

        Really close to the airport, lots of good food.

        I found this old thread in the tri state archives, where most of the astoria/LIC discussion is:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/837783

        And this from the link in that post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/731290

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          clarkgranny Jun 16, 2013 01:19 PM

          Thank you all. From one link above I am now settled on Greek in Astoria. Trying to decide between MP Taverna( leaning towards this one) and Agnanti

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          Pookipichu Jun 16, 2013 07:17 PM

          For French you can't go wrong with Tournesol, I like it better than Triskells which has good food but is very tight and sometimes you leave there smelling strongly of food.

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            clarkgranny Jun 17, 2013 06:45 AM

            Thank you. I will keep Tournesol in mind for my next trip but I have decided to go with MP Taverna because of the high praise here on Chow and elsewhere. Plus it just looks nicer for a birthday celebration. I will also be sure to report back after my return. I can't tell everyone how much I enjoy using this site. The recommendations are always spot on.

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              Jeffsayyes Jun 17, 2013 08:54 AM

              I don't think French is a reason anyone goes to queens as of right now. And while tournesol is quite decent, it's not anything I'd send a tourist to. It's right off the lie, so it might Be a quick jaunt but its still not that close. But whatever, you prob won't go wrong there unless they don't like your party size.

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                clarkgranny Jun 17, 2013 10:48 AM

                Ha ha I am not exactly a tourist. Lived in Manhattan for years. Just live out on Eastern LI now. But thank you about your advice. I decided to eat at MP Taverna based on recommendations here

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                  Jeffsayyes Jun 17, 2013 04:20 PM

                  Great choice. Looking forward to hearing what you thought of it.

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            Larry9701 Jun 18, 2013 04:50 PM

            If its not too late Parkside fits the bill, and 10 minutes from LaGuardia

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              clarkgranny Jun 18, 2013 05:41 PM

              So we just ate at MP Taverna and had a wonderful time. Service was exemplary. Food delicious. We started with the bulgar salad. Fresh and delicious . Next we had the Greek sausage which was juicy and full of flavor . We also had the Grandma's meatballs which were good as well although I liked the sausage better. The toasted bread with the sausage was soo good. Next we had a special of artichoke risotto which was perfect . The dumplings filled with cheese were ok but we were quite full by now so I only ate the sauce which was quite good. We also had a bottle of wine. 91 bucks before tip was so reasonable for great atmosphere, good service and great food. Happy

              Before we went to Artopolis bakery and bought all sorts of goodies for our trip tomorrow . Yummy place so easy to want to buy everything

              Thanks for suggestions. All great. We had a lovely night

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