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wheel chair friendly places in Queens that would be doing dim sum on MLK day?

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adorno Jan 15, 2014 08:01 AM

We want to meet up on Monday for lunch with friends in Queens, one of whom is in a wheelchair. The preference would be for dim sum. Are there places that do dim sum on weekdays and that would be wheelchair accessible?

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  1. scoopG RE: adorno Jan 15, 2014 08:55 AM

    Grand Restaurant in the New World Mall.

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      adorno RE: scoopG Jan 15, 2014 09:08 AM

      What is the ambiance there? This is a catching up with friends so we do want it to be more than just food court. I've not been there (but heard great things about the Mall) but is this specific place a sit down restaurant?

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        scoopG RE: adorno Jan 15, 2014 10:08 AM

        Have you ever been to the New World Mall? The food court is in the basement. Grand Restaurant is on the second floor. More importantly, there is a parking garage with elevators for convenient access for the disabled. The Grand is cavernous and will be loud when packed but if you get there early you should be alright.

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          diprey11 RE: adorno Jan 15, 2014 04:25 PM

          There is no ambiance--but I suggest you give it a try. Despite having to get a few flights up, and it's on the 3rd floor. Just do it: it's worth it. Please don't forget to call to reserve in advance: it's a madhouse up there on a weekend.

          Whoever has to use the wheelchair, just let them decide if they want to do it. If you think of it, it's even easier if a guy comes with his own chair. That being said, I am pretty sure the staff will do the best they can.

          Good luck! Enjoy!

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            Sluggo1407 RE: diprey11 Jan 16, 2014 07:50 AM

            Why wouldn't they bring their own wheelchair? I have never heard of a restaurant that supplies one.

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              diprey11 RE: Sluggo1407 Jan 18, 2014 07:51 AM

              That's not what I meant. I said the guy would use his own chair.

              Indeed he will be sitting in a wheelchair and he probably wouldn't need a regular chair. :-)

              People in a wheelchair sometimes think they are a hassle. Definitely not so.

      2. jen kalb RE: adorno Jan 15, 2014 09:49 AM

        Good Fortune (formerly East Manor) on Kissena Blvd is a big banquet/dim sum place with a street level entry and dining room and a big banquet hall format. We were in there briefly on Christmas eve in the morning - from the four dishes we had, dim sum seemed acceptable,wide aisles, plenty of space between tables , cheerful atmosphere. seems like it would be very suitable for your event. Cant answer to how the quality compares to the other Flushing venue.

        Also cant speak to any bathroom accessiblity issues there might be - we were there so briefly

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          yussdov RE: adorno Jan 18, 2014 08:08 AM

          new imperial palace seafood in flushing has great dim sum and has a ramp for wheelchair access. the ramp is on the parking lot side. the front door, however, is not handicap accessible. you might have to ask the staff to open the ramp door, as it is often locked and sometimes blocked by diners. but we've used it many times and the staff is quite helpful once they realize that you need their assistance.

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