Are you moving to Queens, NY, soon? Smart choice — especially if you’re a foodie.

This New York borough is known for its fantastic array of excellent restaurants. But, no matter what sounds good for lunch or dinner, you’ll find it in Queens. From well-known restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs to quaint mom-and-pop eateries, you can find cuisines from all over the world here.

Keep reading for a sample of some favorite and unique restaurants in Queens, NY. Add them to your list so you can try them after your household move.

Panzerotti Bites

What’s a panzerotti? Simple: It’s a half-moon of dough stuffed with savory or sweet filling, then fried or baked until golden. These delicious goodies come to Queens from Italy’s Puglia region (i.e., the “heel” of the country), where they’re a local favorite.

Panzerotti Bites offers a range of fillings. Choose from savory options like mortadella, tomatoes, smoked salmon, tuna, or roasted veggies. Sweet offerings include Nutella and ricotta. All come from a family dough recipe that involves Italian flour, imported olive oil, and an impressive 72-hour proofing period.


Located on the water in Long Island City, NY, the upscale classic Italian restaurant, Maiella, features a stunning interior with industrial chic exposed brick walls, Tuscan Villa tiled floors, and a bar. The patio can seat up to a hundred people and overlooks Gantry State Park, which provides a setting of beautiful scenery. 

The grilled octopus with smoked Yukon potatoes is a must-try. Their freshly prepared pasta dishes, like the rigatoni alla Norcia with cream, pork sausage, and Grana Padano, are also notably delectable.

Taverna Kyclades

Taverna Kyclades is a family-owned business that treats customers like family. Fresh ingredients are the key to their traditional, famed Greek cuisine. Centrally located on Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria, NY, Taverna Kyclades features an exposed brick wall in the dining room, and its staff is aptly dressed in white and blue—the colors of the Greek flag.

Greek spinach pie topped with feta cheese and crisp phyllo dough is a favorite, along with burgers, pasta, and a short menu of fish entrees for lunch.  A wider variety of entrees is available for dinner, with seafood taking center stage (octopus and calamari are particularly popular). The menu also includes sweet dessert treats.

Christos Steak House 

Christos Steak House is known as one of the best steakhouses in the New York City area and the country, and it’s frequently referred to as a “hidden gem” in the middle of Astoria, Queens. 

This American steakhouse has a unique Greek twist. It offers traditional and inventive Mediterranean dishes with its extensive assortment of quality USDA Prime dry-aged cuts. Aged to perfection for 21 days in a temperature-controlled aging room, it allows the meat to reach its peak flavor and ultimate tenderness. Enjoy a fried saganaki appetizer, a large Greek salad, and juicy loukaniko sausage with your meal. 

This popular steakhouse has a cozy bar and lounge area, making it ideal for a night out with friends. Thanks to its delicious food and friendly, knowledgeable service staff, it has long been a favorite among local professionals, families, and regulars.

Streamline Your Relocation

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