1) Parkside in Corona - but only if I can sit in their "garden room" or "atrium room"
2) Vespa on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck. Cute, quirky little restaurant with some really nice and interesting items on their menu. (They also have a location in Manhattan.)
3) Bardi's on Northern Boulevard in Great Neck. Great Italian food, wonderful service and a very pretty dining room and bar. They also have a private party room.
4) Il Toscano on 235th Street in Douglaston, Queens (right at the Douglaston LIRR station on the Port Washington branch). Food is outstanding, service is excellent. I'd like it even more if they didn't crowd you in quite so much and if the prices were a little more reasonable (to my budget, anyway).
That's it for now! I'm off to spend the day in that other borough: Manhattan.