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
  • Sage General Store: Artisanal American specialties.
  • Tournesol: Queens’ best French Bistro.
  • El Ay Si: Upscale American comfort food.
  • Bella Via: Coal-oven pizza and Italian specialties.
  • Manducati’s & Manducati’s Rustica: Neapolitan specialties with an emphasis on Italian wine.
  • Manetta’s: Italian delicacies and pizza.
  • Shi: Pan-Asian cuisine in a hip, modern setting.
  • Testaccio Ristorante: Contemporary Roman and Italian Cuisine:
  • Skinny’s Cantina: Mexican
  • 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)
  • 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.

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: A largely Irish enclave, Woodside is home to dozens of pubs and one of NYC’s best hamburgers at Donovan’s Pub.
  • 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.
  • Jackson Avenue: The 7 Train, which runs along Jackson Avenue, is known as The International Express, because each station lands you in the middle of another ethnic enclave offering delicious fare. Hop off and grab a taste of Thailand, the Philippines, India, China, Korea, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile and Mexico, just to name a few.

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