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Dining perfection in Queens

Inthemood | Apr 17, 2007 11:42 AM

I guess I am going to invoke the trite topic. I am a ferocious researcher, in fact I am intensely mad. I get some idea and I start over-researching (includes investigation on foot, on-line and personal interviews) until I feel like ripping my hair out. The more choices, the more do I want perfection and the harder it gets.
My parents in-law are in town and my husband and I would like to take them out on a Saturday to a pleasant restaurant. It has to be in queens because we want to act like lazy royalty (door-to-door).
I was considering a few choices: London Lennies and Luna Sur on Metropolitan or Christos Steakhouse. Before I was interested in S'Agapo but I was talked out of it. On a Friday night we are dining at Dee's or the German restaurant on Metro. I would like to know how Luna Sur is, perhaps that's a better Italian place because Dee's can get pretty crowded on a Friday night.
These are the requirements for a restaurant:

Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Italian, America (New or traditional), maybe even greek

Decor: (very important) Elegant decor but not too fancy (Not a diner but not Water's Edge either)

Price: $15-$30 p/plate

Quality: Of course has to be good quality

Location: Queens, preferably with some parking nearby or valet

Atmosphere: Not clubby and not loud

I would greatly appreciate any ideas, suggestions or even stories. Currently my eyes are pulsating with pain from researching on-line so much.

We are leaning towards Lennies, but I was told that on Saturday at 6pm it gets very crowded and loud. I am a little worried about that. I am not crazy about Parkside in corona either. Mood is good, but we won't be in the mood on a Saturday.

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