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Visiting Natives need recs for Bklyn SI & Queens

janeabby | May 8, 2009 01:04 PM

We are two native New Yorkers, living for some time in San Francisco, returning to our hometown to take it all in.

We will be staying with friends in Queens for a few days and would like to take them out to some interesting restaurants (we have eaten at elias and uncle george). Any recs for great Italian or Greek food in Flushing, Bayside, Astoria or Long Island City (or any place in Queens for that matter). We might go out for a Chinese dinner in Flushing, so recs on a place for 4 people, authentic and local would be appreciated. Though SF has great Chinese food, it is limited in its selection of regional diversity re Chinese cuisine.

It is also possible we might hit the Bronx for an Italian meal. In the past we have eaten at Dominic's and it was great (abt. 15 yrs ago) so if there is somewhere absolutely fabulous and reasonable (no more than $40 per person inc. wine) we would love to take them there.

Additionally, we will be in SI for a memorial service and would like recs for a good restaurant, Italian or seafood, in the generally vinicity of Ward Hill and or the ferry to Manhattan.

Finally, I will be in Bklyn Hgts. with a friend. Any recs for dinner in the area? Many, many years ago, probably the mid 60s, my parents took me to a restaurant called Queen Pizzaria. It was in downtown Bklyn. It was a regular pizza parlor in the front and in the back, a simple formica tabled restaurant serving amazing, for the time, very different Italian food. The chicken francaise was a revelation as was the greens with olive oil and garlic (I know, this is standard fare now, but believe me it was not then). I would love to go back there, if indeed, it still exists and if it is still very good.

Anyway, recs for Bklyn Hgts please, info about Queen Restaurant and if there is a good breakfast place in the vicinity (not fancy and yes local), that would be great.

Thanks in advance, and I will report back on my trip.l

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