clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

The Queens Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

View as Map

121212_bk12_bk1212123123112008_10_hasmaps%20%281%29.jpegIt's time to update the Queens Heatmap, a guide to the noteworthy new restaurants in the mighty borough of Queens. This list showcases the recent arrivals that the critics, bloggers, and restaurant obsessives are buzzing about right now. Check it out:

Like all of the Eater Heatmaps, this list focuses on new restaurants, not the established, beloved neighborhood standbys and legendary dining destinations. The restaurants are listed on this map based on opening/reopening date. Have a recommendation for a new restaurant in the borough of Queens? By all means, drop your recs in the comments or send them to the tipline.



Added 05/05: MP Taverna, The Shady Lady, Lao Cheng Du.
Added 06/08: Bunker, Mamak House, Forno Pizzeria & Trattoria.
Added 07/13: Milkflower, the Rockaways concessions, Thai Rock, Grill 43.
Added 08/04: Sayra's Wine Bar, Crescent Grill, Mar's.
Added 09/08: Snowdonia, Tamashii Ramen, Woodbines, Pata Paplean.
Added: 10/06: Dutch Kills Centraal, Mezze Place, Papa's Kitchen.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Papa's Kitchen

Copy Link
[Photo: Yelp]

Dutch Kills Centraal

Copy Link
[Facebook]

Mezze Place

Copy Link
[Photo: @mezzeplace]

snowdonia

Copy Link
[Photo]

Tamashii Ramen

Copy Link

This cozy new Astoria Japanese restaurant serves 14 varieties of ramen, plus rice bowls, salads, and snacks. Several Yelpers and Foursquare users recommend the cold ramen dishes.

Woodbines

Copy Link
[Photo]

Pata Paplean

Copy Link
[Facebook]

Sayra's Wine Bar

Copy Link
[Photo: Foursquare]

Crescent Grill

Copy Link
[Photo: Facebook]
[Photo: Foursquare]

Milkflower

Copy Link
[Photo]

Grill 43

Copy Link
[Yelp]

Bunker is one of the biggest dining surprises of the year. This is the new, no-frills Ridgewood Vietnamese restaurant from Eleven Madison Park veteran Jimmy Tu. He originally opened this storefront as a seafood supply company, but after the space was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Tu decided to turn it into a restaurant. The menu includes Vietnamese favorites like banh mi, pho, and banh xeo, as well as dishes that you won't find at many of the city's more popular Vietnamese establishments. In her Hungry City review, Ligaya Mishan notes that Tu is serving "some of the best Vietnamese street-style food in New York." Make sure to try the shrimp chips. Note: The restaurant is not close to any subway trains (the nearest station is in Bushwick), so plan your travel accordingly. [Photo: Facebook]

MP Taverna

Copy Link

In April, chef Michael Psilakis expanded his Greek hit MP Taverna to Astoria. The chef recently told the Times that he wanted to open in the neighborhood because, "It’s the center of Greek culture in New York.” The menu includes mezze, salads, burgers, and a number of lightly-prepared proteins, as well as things like a mixed grill plate and "Greek paella." The space has a tavern room downstairs with a long bar, plus a more formal upstairs dining room with plenty of tables for large parties.

Láo Chéng Dū

Copy Link

The owners of Prince Noodle House in Flushing recently transformed the space into a Sichuan restaurant with a menu from Big Sister Zhu, a chef who earned something of a following among the Chinese food aficionados from her stints at food stalls in the area. In a recent positive review on Serious Eats, editor Max Falkowitz wrote: "Lao Cheng Du might be one of those restaurants where you have to order 'right' for best results, but it doesn't seem that hard to get something good." Falkowitz recommends the diced rabbit with red chili sauce and the spicy radish with peanuts and tofu. [Photo: Yelp]

Loading comments...

Papa's Kitchen

[Photo: Yelp]

Dutch Kills Centraal

[Facebook]

Mezze Place

[Photo: @mezzeplace]

snowdonia

[Photo]

Tamashii Ramen

This cozy new Astoria Japanese restaurant serves 14 varieties of ramen, plus rice bowls, salads, and snacks. Several Yelpers and Foursquare users recommend the cold ramen dishes.

Woodbines

[Photo]

Pata Paplean

[Facebook]

Sayra's Wine Bar

[Photo: Foursquare]

Crescent Grill

[Photo: Facebook]

Mar's

[Photo: Foursquare]

Milkflower

[Photo]

Grill 43

[Yelp]

Bunker

Bunker is one of the biggest dining surprises of the year. This is the new, no-frills Ridgewood Vietnamese restaurant from Eleven Madison Park veteran Jimmy Tu. He originally opened this storefront as a seafood supply company, but after the space was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Tu decided to turn it into a restaurant. The menu includes Vietnamese favorites like banh mi, pho, and banh xeo, as well as dishes that you won't find at many of the city's more popular Vietnamese establishments. In her Hungry City review, Ligaya Mishan notes that Tu is serving "some of the best Vietnamese street-style food in New York." Make sure to try the shrimp chips. Note: The restaurant is not close to any subway trains (the nearest station is in Bushwick), so plan your travel accordingly. [Photo: Facebook]

MP Taverna

In April, chef Michael Psilakis expanded his Greek hit MP Taverna to Astoria. The chef recently told the Times that he wanted to open in the neighborhood because, "It’s the center of Greek culture in New York.” The menu includes mezze, salads, burgers, and a number of lightly-prepared proteins, as well as things like a mixed grill plate and "Greek paella." The space has a tavern room downstairs with a long bar, plus a more formal upstairs dining room with plenty of tables for large parties.

Láo Chéng Dū

The owners of Prince Noodle House in Flushing recently transformed the space into a Sichuan restaurant with a menu from Big Sister Zhu, a chef who earned something of a following among the Chinese food aficionados from her stints at food stalls in the area. In a recent positive review on Serious Eats, editor Max Falkowitz wrote: "Lao Cheng Du might be one of those restaurants where you have to order 'right' for best results, but it doesn't seem that hard to get something good." Falkowitz recommends the diced rabbit with red chili sauce and the spicy radish with peanuts and tofu. [Photo: Yelp]

Related Maps