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Best places (and dishes) to have in FOREST HILLS

Hard to Please | Apr 9, 2002 05:23 PM

I've been living in Forest Hills for three years now and the food here is generally terrible. I go elsewhere for great cuisine but can't do that all the time.

If you have any favorites, can you please list some great restaurants along with a particular dish(es) that are exceptional? I'll start off:

Nick's Pizzeria on Ascan. Good, not great. Pizza..what else?

AJ's Pizzeria on Austin. Some days really good pizza some days blah. Pretty good linguini with clam sauce (both red and white). Pretty good garlic and oil pasta. Meatball hero with parmigiana is ok.

Balucchi's on Queens Blvd (closer toward Kew Gardens). Half price menu on this Indian Cuisine makes this place great. Try their Chicken Marsala and Lamb Vindigo (spicy!). Their prepare their rice very well. Also make sure you have their garlic Nan (bread) and their raisin Nan. Their Samosas are not bad for appetizers.

Cabana of off Austin. Great carribean style food, americanized but still great. Try their platter dish, jerk chicken dishes, curry dish.

The Pastry/Bagel shop on 71st Continental (next Radioshack, not the one across the street). Ask them for a toasted bagel (onion or garlic is good) with Tuna, lettuce, tomatoes, Lemon (don't forget this), & salt & pepper. This place is open 24 hours and late late night I once asked for a tuna bagel and the guy making it made it this way and it was great. Usually, the late night guys are nicer. Dont' forget to tip.

Tehre's a new Thai restaurant on Austin walking past Barnes & Noble toward Rego Park that's pretty good. I've only been there once but their Pad thai is pretty good. Not as amazing as Elmhurst's Jaiya Thai, but food is much much better than Q-bistro.

Any others?

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