Long Island City has become a culinary destination in its own right, home to some of the city’s brightest and most interesting new restaurants, including:

  • M. Wells: Located in a LIC “converted auto-body shop”, this Québécois-accented take on the classic steakhouse from Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis presents “terrific” chops “as big as your head” from a “wood-burning grill” in the open kitchen
  • the cellar bar: American nouveau cuisine.
  • Il Falco: Classic Italian dishes & pastas (with gluten-free choices).
  • Tournesol: Queens’ best French Bistro.
  • Blend: A mix of dishes incorporating rich Latin American culture fused together.
  • Corner Bistro: Bohemian burger bar
  • Madera: Casual Bistro serving Cuban steak and seafood.
  • Casa Enrique: *Michelin Rated Casual cantina serving up refined Mexican classics & cocktails
  • Manetta’s: A fireplace adds a homey touch to this longtime Italian joint with a basic menu & brick-oven pizzas.
  • Manducatis: Fine Italian cooking from this family restaurant.
  • Maiella: Sophisticated waterfront bar & restaurant crafting contemporary Italian dishes & cocktails.
  • Shi: Pan-Asian eatery in a high-rise restaurant with Manhattan skyline views
  • Café Henri: Quaint & classic haunt specializing in crêpes & other classic French plates.
  • Bella Via: Coal-oven pizza and Italian specialties.
  • Dutch Kills Centraal (LIC): More than a pub with a history, we believe in the finest quality food and drink, sustainable furnishings and an original bar and floor tiles dating back to the 1940’s.
  • LIC Market (LIC): An intimate market and eatery serving local and international artisanal fare.
  • John Brown BBQ: John Brown Smokehouse was founded with the goal of bringing the freshest and most delicious Kansas City style BBQ to the people of Long Island City and beyond. With this in mind, the pitmasters at John Brown Smokehouse toil day and night to execute only the highest quality food in a setting that is both down-home and downtown.
  • LIC Flea & Market: LIC Flea & Food is the largest outdoor artisan market in Queens County. The market is open rain or shine every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.

The culinary delights continue in neighborhoods surrounding Long Island City. Queens’ multicultural population has dozens of wonderful ethnic pockets, each offering their own amazing delicacies. Here is just a taste of what you can find:

  • Astoria: Just north of Long Island City, this area is the long-time home of NYC’s Greek community, offering amazing tabernas, bakeries and ouzerias.
  • Woodside: Situated between Sunnyside and Jackson Heights is Woodside, a neighborhood that was once predominately Irish but is now home to a diverse group of ethnic enclaves from Asia.
  • Greenpoint: Across Newtown Creek in Brooklyn is NYC’s Polish neighborhood. Here you can sample amazing kielbasa, pierogi, and baked goods.
    • Lobster Joint (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Just south of LIC in Greenpoint is the Lobster Joint, a traditional New England seafood shack in a contemporary surf-style setting. We offer high-quality food, friendly service and a warm hang-out atmosphere. We use a minimal number of ingredients in our recipes – keeping it simple, fresh and flavorful.
    • Paulie Gee’s (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Gourmet pizzeria where the wood-fired pies are topped with unusual, locally sourced ingredients. Considered some of the best pizza in NYC.
  • Williamsburg: Williamsburg is a hip neighborhood in Brooklyn that draws the young and the fashionable to its chic boutiques, trendy cafes and buzzy restaurants. Take the G train at Court Square to Lorimer and walk or transfer to the L to Bedford.

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