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Austin's Ale House

93 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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Austin's Ale House is a bar and grill in the Kew Gardens area of Queens, New York. It has an expansive dining area with a large mahogany bar, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace and a casual dining room. An outdoor patio is available in the warmer months. The bar features multiple HD televisions along the walls, so guests can watch any popular sports games while enjoying a drink and a meal.

The menu at Austin's Ale House is full of delicious American cuisine, ranging from sliders and sandwiches to seafood and specialty salads. Popular options include the shepherd's pie, Austin's chicken sandwich and the penne a la vodka. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are offered on the lunch, dinner and patio menus. Austin's Ale House has more than 40 bottled beers and 20 craft beers on tap, as well as cocktails and wine available at the bar.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

Sunday/Mon: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Tues: 4:00pm-1:00am
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(718) 849-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
At Austin"s, all the fine details that we put into pouring a great tasting beer is equally matched and surpassed by the continued refinement of our dining menu to match your tastes.
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Private party contact
Colleen B: (718) 849-3939
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Interested in having your Showers, Weddings, Rehearsals Graduations or Special Event catered? Let us take care of the work for you because that"s what we do best. We offer a variety of specialties that will suit your needs, served in our tastefully appointed banquet room, at a price with your budget in mind.
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Cross street
Lefferts Blvd & Austin St
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Parking details
LIRR Parking lot and street parking available.
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Public transit
E, F Train to Kew Gardens
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Check special events on our website.
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Special events & promotions
Daily Events:

Early Supper 4pm-6pm

Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm

Monday: Fresh Roasted Prime Rib
Tuesday: Lobster Special
Wednesday: Half Priced Bottles of Wine and 2 for 1 Appetizers
Thursday: Steak and Ale Special

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.5  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2016

It's really amazing how restaurants come and restaurants go but this place remains consistently good after being around for decades. Their food is always pleasing, whether you want the basics or a but more gourmet., with lots of choices on the menu. Prices are very moderate. Our party was there for Sunday brunch which is a really great value and excellent, and the cool live music was a definite plus. TheI outdoor dining in the summer is my favorite. We will keep coming back for more.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was great. Place was very beautiful inside and I really enjoyed my lamb chop dinner. However, I made a reservation for 2 about 3 weeks in advance. When we went to the place I was expecting them to seat us at a table for 2 . Instead, they put us at a table for 4 when a table for 2 was open right next to us. I really wished we had the table of two since it was a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

Great atmosphere and service. Ordered Prime rib so it was a 2 hour dining experience, on top it was a busy Friday evening. Waitress did best she can. Prime rib was ok will probably order something else next time. Enjoyed the tap selection and will definitely revisit.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

The food was mediocre at best. Greasy fries and congealed cocktail sauce. Overly Greasy Everything to be honest! Waiter was very sweet tho!

vipISPROUD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

Great neighborhood place with delicious food. Usually come for dinner and/or late night snack. Brought my neighbor for a birthday lunch.

vipQueensItalian (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

Hamburgers are good and chilli calamari was very good. Not impressed with their other food entrees.. Very bland tasting. Overall nice place and would go back again

vipDutch71 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 8, 2015

Got there, it was almost empty, took them one hour to prepare order, ONE HOUR!
quality was very poor, if you go only for glass of beer, if anything more than that find another place

Lela1960 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 4, 2015

Food was good for a bar food place. We sat outside and unfortunately the waitress tended to forget we were there so our service was slow. She was very nice when she did come out though. I can be a little noisy when the trains go by but the outside seating is nice.
I would recommend it as a convenient place to meet in Kew Gardens if you are an LIRR commuter.

Chick (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

I found the TV screens on the tables very distracting. The service was somewhat chaotic and slow. However, the staff was friendly and therefore I would still recommend the place.

vipFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2015

They feature local artists and it was a very nice meal of burgers and steak sandwiches.

AX88 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 8, 2015

We sat in the dining room as the bar area was crowded with Rangers fans. We were not greeted or brought menus for about 10 minutes. It then took another 15 for a server to come over and ask us if anyone had "taken us." He didn't know the food or beer menu and was confused by our order. When the food arrived one dish was over-cooked, unedible, and not as described on the menu. The other two were fine but nothing special. The server also kept patting us on the shoulder which was just weird.

vipYankeeJeff (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2015

Food is very good to excellent. We had Quesadillas and Lobster Mac n' Cheese for apps--both were excellent. Steaks were very good as was the Hamburger. The Au Poivre sauce lacked the peppery kick I'm used to-save the $2.50 and use the steak sauce they provide--the steak is good enough without fancy sauce. I gave the service a fair rating as it took close to 2 hours to have dinner on a week night with the restaurant more than half empty. One added feature of this establishment is they have a separate room that has a 21" flat screen TV at each table so you can have dinner and not miss the big game or anything else you might want to watch.

vipISPROUD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2015

We are repeat customers. Enjoy their food and are glad it's in our neighborhood. Our dinner was delicious!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

In a word awful,we felt disrespected,waited over an hour for even a bread basket at our table,after chasing our server for the third time,i was told they have two parties going on,overall it was the worst dining experience of my life,and to think we were trying to support local business.

vipASchry (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2015

Its funny, me and my girlfriend had been running errands all day and did not want to go anywhere "fancy", as we were in a simple t-shirt and jeans. We tried to go to miller's ale house and the wait was ridiculous. I went on opentable to find a restaurant that seemed casual and like miller's. So whats a better option than another ale house? This place was actually quite fancy in a sense when you walked into the dining area, and the food was rather pricey. The drink selection was large, which we loved. Im a big twisted tea fan, and its hard to find that at a restaurant. The food was good, waiter was quick and checked in on us enough to feel welcomed. Overall it was a good experience.

queensbabe (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2015

my family and i (10 adults and 4 kids) had a lunch Sunday. We were seated right away. we ordered drinks and appetizers. the drinks came quickly but the appetizers did not. the same with lunch. We ordered burgers. it was a wait. the portions of course were big. medium rare not really rare but only medium. overall everybody liked it. the kids menu has ice-cream included in the meal. kids loved it.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2015

I found it was good, not great but good. The service was a little slow that night, but it wasn't so bad that I had to rate it horrible. The food was delicious, my only quirk was that my burger was kind of charred on the outside, though somehow it was medium-well as I asked for on the inside. It's a mystery I probably will never solve. I really enjoyed the cocktail drinks, and if you aren't driving spring for the bucket sizes, I find it was well worth the money. The have a sit down area where people can have the restaurant experience and the bar where people crowd and listen to the live band that plays, if it's Friday night. Overall experience, I enjoyed it and would recommend it. I'll definitely return for a bucket drink and a steak that my friend had, and I was jealous of. :)

Chick (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2014

Great place for big groups to hang out with. The bar scene is very vibrant and this is also a great place for parties. There could be a wider range of menu items for vegetarians.

momof2haardtoplease (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

Beer list extensive. went early for dinner so can say how do I say it gets.

Jenn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2014

I made a reservation for 7 for brunch on a sunday morning. It was moderately full, so we had plenty of space where we were sitting. The brunch options are pretty typical but, the prices are very good. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the seemingly limitless baskets of mini muffins and bagels was wonderful for keeping us full as we waited for our food. The drinks were good, and the food was very delicious. It made a very fun morning brunch with a large crowd. Already planning a second trip there.