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Long Island City Dining Guide

BigV | | Aug 31, 2008 11:17 AM

After 10 years in LIC, here is Jason's Dining Guide to LIC. Comments/edits are welcome.

Best Food/Value: La Vuelta and Bella Via
Latin: La Vuelta
Pizza: Bella Via
Not Thin Crust Pizza: A&J Pizzeria
Diner: Court Square Diner (hamburger and greek salad recommended)
Italian: Manducatis, Da Gianni (honorable mention to Manetta's)
Coffee: Brasil Coffee House
Turkish: Turkish Grill (42-03 Queens Blvd)
French: Tournesol
Lounge: Lounge 47, The Creek and the Cave
Steak: Jackson Avenue Steakhouse (by default- take the G to Peter Luger!)
Chinese: Fortune Cookie (by default- take the 7 to Main Street)
Hole in the Wall Latin Takeout: Las Vegas
Japanese: BANY (sushi and mango chicken)
Barbeque: Lucky Mojos (or take the 7 to Times Square for Virgil's)
Indian: Five Star
Deli: Sage, Kitchen Door (spicy wrap)
Chain Sandwiches: Quiznos
Bar/Pub w/good food: McReilly's pub (good hamburger)
Bar/Pub w/so-so food: Shannon Pot
Bar/Pub that's over 100 years old: Brooks
Tea: Communitea
Brunch: Cafe Henri, Blend, Tournesol
Bagels: Bricktown
Donuts: Dunkin Donuts (Queens Plaza- by default)
Ice Cream: Baskin Robbins (Queens Plaza- by default)
Mexican: De Mole (not LIC but close enough)
Burrito not from De Mole: Tost
Tamales: Original Mexican Grocery (Astoria)
Mexican/Italian/Bakery Fusion: La Flor (also not LIC but very good)
Overpriced American: Water's Edge
Overpriced Seafood: Waterfront Crab House
Thai: Gaw Gai Thai Express (23-06 Jackson Ave)
Unfriendly/Incompetent Thai: Tuk Tuk (Vernon Blvd)

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