Dee's
Dee's

Dee's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.deesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 7187937553
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:30
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dee Arabian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether catering an intimate party for 10 or an elegant wedding, we can customize our menu to fit your needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ascan Ave
  • Public Transit: Public transportation is the Q54, Q23 and the E, F, R, V & G train to 71st. Continental Ave. , transfer to the Q23 at the south west corner of Continental Ave. get off at the Metropolitan Ave stop and way
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking can be arranged for private events.
A word from Dee's
Established in 1993, DEE’S has been a neighborhood favorite in Forest Hills for almost 20 years. Our specialty is refined comfort food that blends the best of fine and casual dining with an extensive selection of creative dishes, ranging from our authentic wood-burning brick oven pizza to gourmet entrees, innovative pastas, and delicious salads. Choose from a variety of over 25 brick oven pizzas or be creative and design your own.

Enjoy DEE’S excellent selection and quality dining experience in the comfort of a warm, relaxing atmosphere perfect for special events, parties, and work gatherings. Our elegant, inviting dining room features exposed brick walls, our handcrafted brick oven, antique fireplace, elegant bar and a beaded chandelier that gives our space personality.For our youngest guests, we have plenty of crayons, high chairs, and a special Kid’s Menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Dee's reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)kid-friendly (38)good for groups (38)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (17)romantic (10)great for brunch (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • My Favorite in Forest Hills
    CuquetVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good food and wine with a reasonable price. I have never been tired of this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went as a group of 9 and left full and happy!! The good was great and we will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Menu
    Gourmeteater
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very good value for lunch menu. I had the seared tuna, which was light and fresh. The cookies are delicious, even tough I'm not a cookie person...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fab
    dappie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great ambience. Great service courtesy of our waitress Dolores. Very attentive. Dinner was tasty and the portions were sufficient. We did not receive warm bread when we were seated as was the disappointment of others who reviewed this place but my date and I did not even miss it. Ordered shrimp pesto pizza w/ fresh mozzarella to go. Had it for dinner on Sunday and it was well worth the wait! Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A FIRST TIME FIND!!!!
    FoodieSVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    THis was my first time at Dee's, having moved back to Forest Hills for the 3rd time! Took my son and his family there. It was far better than I expected. The food was great, the menu was outstanding with choices for just about anyone! Our server, don't remember her name, was a lovely young lady and great with my granddaughters. I WOULD DEFINITELY go back there again. Great find, and based on Open Table reviews!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gr8food
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Love the pizza!! Every time we go we try a new one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    FrankieEats
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Been here numerous times. One of my faves. Recommend to anybody. Best brick oven pizza you will ever have.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • changing....
    LLGlendale
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been eating at Dee's since before it moved from across Metro. I am noticing lately a change. The portions are smaller, the service is less attentive, and it seems like they are trying to cut corners and make more money while offering less. For example, when you sit down for a full meal, a basket of bread should be put on the table automatically - it wasn't. Some people like to eat the sauce left in their pasta dishes with bread. When asked, we were told we have to buy it. That's ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighborhood Restaurant
    kubert
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The quality of food could be a bit more consistent (e.g. ensuring food is hot, seasoning), but overall, good for a local Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not our first time at Dee's
    RarelyReview
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The first time we ever went to Dee's, we caught a movie nearby and noticed two restaurants, one was Dee's, the other one was not very busy. When we came out of the movie, we noticed that Dee's was still busy so we just had to try it. We have been back three times since. The food and the service have been excellent every time and the portion size is large without being ridiculous. This time I noticed that garlic bread as an option with a very reasonable price and decided to try it. Wow! We had noticed their brick pizza oven before, but had not tried the pizza yet, but the garlic bread is made fresh like a small pizza crust, probably in the same oven and it was amazing. I enjoyed the lasagna and my wife a pasta with chicken basil dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sharonVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Dee's can be noisy and busy. We hit it at the right time - service was great and the food was just what we asked for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it at Dee's!!!!
    RUBYRED53
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have never had a bad plate or bad service. Always the best food. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love to dine
    CuquetVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've been here many times. Always good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good.
    ellymay
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have been going to Dee's for almost 20 years and pizza has always been the best! Calamari is the only one I can eat because it's not greasy....and it is delicious. Waiters/waitresses are professional and sweet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • O.K.
    MK1124
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Decent local restaurant, very good for kids, good reasonable kids menu. Main courses varied from OK to good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    DMD29
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    You can always expect great food and service. The staff is very friendly and even the other guests that are dining make conversation. I am a frequent customer and have had parties at the location which have all turned out wonderful. I can't even begin to comment on the menu because there isn't one dish in particular I go for - there are several!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal andexperience
    denver194
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Dees. A wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food, service, ambiance always great and welcome. Very kid friendly in terms of the staff being playful and cordial. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a great meal at affordable prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta is delicious
    maz100
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    If you're not in the mood for pizza, try the other stuff on the menu. The pasta is very delicious and filling.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Choices of Food
    Lovebrunch
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    What I love about Dee's is the different pizzas and pastas. You can always find what you are looking for in an entree.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dee: American Food in Neighborhood
    Zhyv
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We chose it for American Food and family gathering for lunch. Menu seemed to have great variety. We chose Bermuda Triangle appetizers for the table. I had braized sesame tuna. The tuna seemed fresh of reasonable quality, but I did not care much for the pasta side dish. Bermuda Triangle (bowl of fried calamare and 2 crab cakes with side sauce) was a disappointment, expensive and nothing special. Generally, menu is quite pricey, not quite consistent with quality. Our server was superb. 20% gratuity was taken off. As this is Forest Hills, some neigborhood folk will keep this place alive, though it would not survive in Manhattan. We probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza, Great Prices
    Metsgoon
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Dee's has a great variety of brick oven pizzas and amazing faccaccia bread. Their main entrees are good, but not great. They have delicious burgers. The service is excellent as are the prices. It is a neighborhood gem in a neighborhood with very limited parking. Being able to make a reservation is a plus as it is always busy. However, it is quite spacious and never gets too loud. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank
    Frank
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Loud, noisy place with mediocre food. Grilled shrimp was expensive and overcooked. Also, one couple was charged a 20% service charge even though there were separate receipts for a group of six people. It's an over-priced trendy, extremely noisy restaurant in Forest Hills. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    RUBYRED53
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I live in the area and I always try my best to make it to Dee's when ever possible. My family comes from Long Island just to eat at Dee's. Love it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Queens Pizza done right!
    NYCfoodjudgeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    One of the best pizza places I've tried. Also, get the hummus to start, it's divine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pizza
    maz100
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Pizza was delicious (We got the Via Armenia) however, there is a lot more on the menu than just pizza and I can't wait to come back to try more stuff. My only complaint is the calamari. It was a little too chewy for me but to be fair my standards for calamari are extremely high. My boyfriend did enjoy the calamari though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Party of five
    gigi4lunch
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our dining experience was great. The youngest had grilled shrimp with pasta. The eldest had tortellini with peas and Parma ham. Everyone else had pizza. Yum. Thank you for a wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner - Outstanding!
    Tess
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all high quality and absolutely delicious. First time there and can't wait to go back. The place was packed. Service was excellent. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem! Great for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 80th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    celebrated my mother in law's 80th birthday. The food was fantastic as always and I had the best waitress ever
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Solo pepperoni is that best here ! We come here all the time and order the same over and over. We've overheard that they changed the chef , but the pie still remained to be the best we have in all Queens, NY
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    GMJACK
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was there on 5/17/14.The service is consistently EXCELLENT. I travel from Nassau to come to Dee's the food and the service are unbelievable good. Our server this past time was again attentive to all of our need's. The food is consistently good. We have celebrated quite a few graduations and birthday at Dee's and have never been disappointed. Thank you for your high standards of service and food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Looked up good places to eat in Queens and Dee's popped up. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Good menu selection and nice atmosphere. A lot of food choices on the menu and it was hard to make a decision which means I will have to dine at Dee's again. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a better experience before
    lovefood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've eaten many times at Dee's, but this past sunday for Mother's day, I experienced for the first time a meal which was to my dislike. Not only was it me, but my daughter and a friend had to send back our meal, which happen to be the same dish for all of us. They did give me something else at my request, but I must honestly say, I was very disappointed. Hoping this never happens again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full Disclosure for Mother's Day
    Lizzie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I am a long-time patron of Dee's and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. The above review DOES NOT reflect our recent experience on Mother's Day, Sunday May 11, 2014. We had a short wait and after we were seated discovered a pre fixe Mother's Day menu at $36.99 per person. There wasn't any mention on Dee's website nor on Open Table of a special pre fixe menu. We left, very disappointed. This experience was dreadful
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Favorite
    JudiSVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a large group for a Mother's Day brunch. Everything was great-the food, the service and the drinks. The brunch made had a good variety and there was something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the Dee's reviews archive.
  • 3 A's
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Atmospher, Attentive service, Appetizing food & drink. Been there many times before. Will be there again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    Lubee
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great menu and delicious food. A little pricey for the location, but overall, a really good meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    Dee4Diane
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Dee's easily became my favorite restaurant the first time I ate there. From their classic Dee's salad, to their juicy skirt steak, and warm, melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookies, I'm simply in heaven! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very reliable Italian Restaurant
    MDZ20
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We always like Dee's. We have been very satisfied with their pastas and appetizers. The kids really like the pizzas. Good place for a family dinner in Forest Hills.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good quality with good price
    CuquetVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We've been here many times. Even busy nights, they give us the quality food and service consistently. The price is reasonable especially the wines. Only down side is that the tables are too close.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does Not Disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Been coming to Dee's when they originally opened at their corner location a few blocks away. Fantastic place then, even better now. Great place to bring family and friends. Classy but not stuffy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.