Dee's

4.8
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

For over twenty five years, Dee's restaurant has been serving up satisfying meals in Forest Hills, New York. Hometown chef Dee Arabian took all the knowledge he learned growing up in his family's restaurant and at culinary school and created a place where good food, great service and a welcoming atmosphere are top priority.



Authentic Brick Oven Pizza is a fan favorite at Dee's. Homemade dough, sauce made from real plum tomatoes, Brooklyn mozzarella and fresh toppings of your choosing create an amazing pizza in just four minutes. If pizza is not what you're craving, the menu also includes a variety of sandwiches, appetizers and dinners from the grill.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 544 people are saying
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Kati
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely mother's day dinner. Always quality food and great, friendly service.

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Christine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Dee’s on Mother’s Day and had a wonderful experience. The staff was very accommodating when we mentioned that we had an extra guest in our party and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

LB
vipLindaB
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we had was sensational! Dee’s does the best salads, soups and pizza in the neighborhood. Worth the trip from Howard Beach!

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edquigley
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back

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ShannonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely recommend Dee's and it has been a go to place for years. We had a great mix of appetizers and 2 delicious pizzas for the table along with some drinks. Waitstaff was extremely attentive and informative. Overall service was fantastic. The indoor ambiance is modern, safe, and the new oven is very cool to see and cooks a mean pie!

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vipPhilipP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always top notch at Dee's. I have been dining there off and on for over 20 years and it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food there and the staff is always pleasant

FS
vipFrancoS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The newly relaunched Dee's is bright and spacious and the food is as consistent and tasty as ever. But where did the pizza oven go? I forgot to ask. New high top tables in the bar area are a nice touch. The famous chicken parm now comes with a savory parmesan risotto, and as always it is filling and comforting. Salmon by Dee's can't be beat. Can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing... always awesome 😎

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janp
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just reopened for indoor dining. Always a favorite of ours in Forest Hills.

Truly a bit too noisy with some club music playing when we came in. Also they were super busy (which is good for them) but we had to wait for our reservation which we never had to do before. I’m sure they will work out the kinks.

Some new staff, great server and hostess. Not so much the woman checking in.

They are following all covid protocols which is great and the food is as outstanding as always.

The Forest Hills pizza with buratta and prosciutto was yummy. My salmon was cooked exactly as I ordered it-on, over, off-very rare!!!! And my hubby loved his burger but wished it were their previous Rosemary turkey burger.

They did tell us that they will bring back old favorites to add to the new limited menu as customers let them know what they like the best.

Always a wonderful meal. Always great service. We will be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall dining experience at a wonderful neighborhood establishment we have been coming in for years always a hit always great .

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, service second is top notch. Love the new look

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner at Dee’s! All the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Love the redecorating they did. Place looks awesome!

Highly recommend the new thai shrimp pizza! Or a new steak dish.

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John
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Dee’s for over 20 years now .Always great food always consistent. Our first choice all the time.

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vipdertz62
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is as good as ever! Service and social distancing was done by the book. Felt very safe.

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SRose
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent: friendly and efficient. Outdoor setup was good - all tables were separated by plexiglass and there was a good amount of airflow in the tent, no-touch menus (scan QR code). Prices are higher than might be expected (entree prices especially were a bit inflated), but understandable during the pandemic. I enjoyed my meal. Overall it's harder to fully enjoy dining out these days for the obvious reasons, but Dee's has done a good job adapting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dee’s. A local favorite of ours.

RC
RickC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dee's we don't get to come as often as we like - we live about 45 minutes away but worth the trip. Food was amazing as usual and out waiter was the best. My family loves this place!!

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee's is already excellent. We've been going there for years. With COVID, they've been following protocols and taking every possible precaution, while still maintaining a pleasant dining experience. They truly have thought of everything in terms of safety. Our waitress was very attentive and sufficient, and the food was just as delicious as ever. Interestingly, the noise level was even more pleasant than usual. (During normal circumstances, the place is buzzing with patrons because the place is so good, which makes it more difficult to hear others at the table; plus the sound usually reverberates against the beautifully architected design.) This time, because of the reduced capacity, it was even easier to hear the people we were with. I can't wait until this pandemic is over though so we can relax even more and they can go back to their extended menu, although there was no shortage of yummy choices. I'm glad to see the place is still busy, and that the virus has not compromised their customer service and food quality.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee's is easy, non - complex food that is delicious and the staff is super friendly! So happy they are serving a full menu again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Dee’s.

FS
vipFrancoS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable and great go to spot if you live in the neighborhood- Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Middle Village, Glendale. Always high quality and fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and efficient. Worth the trip even if you don't live nearby.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dee’s. Going for years, and food is still amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It was cold out, and there were no lamp heaters. Other restaurants have gone to greater lengths to do their best with outdoor dining.. Dee’s didn’t do anything to hide the fact that I was sitting on the curb next to parked cars except hang one piece of plastic that didn’t reach the ground. I made a reservation for 5, and we were put at a table for 4.. so it wasn’t spacious. The food was great, service was good. The automatic 20% tip is not something I am a fan of, had I known about it in advance I would have chosen a different restaurant. Not sure I’d go back with the tip forced on to the bill and lack of atmosphere amenities.

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MARIAANA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent ambience and food. we felt in a very safety environment at all times.

THANK YOU!

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Zammy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to D’’s for years never had a bad meal. Always a very pleasant place to eat and enjoy good food with friends. It was great to be out after being indoors for so many months.

EG
EdwardG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hadn’t been here in a while, however sitting outside on top of the cellar gate wasn’t the most romantic place to eat on our anniversary. Other than that, food and service was great!!!

AD
AnnaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee's was great! Went for my daughter's birthday. Food was perfect! Fried calamari was crispy, burrata was creamy and delicious, chicken milanese was delightful! We had a great time and service was excellent!

JG
JonG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipDottodot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - the pizza is the best in the area and the seafood pasta was cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back.

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NYCMAfan
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pizza and calzone. Everything was tasty and hot

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Susie
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious pizza. Consistenty good.
They have reduced hours due to Covid. We ate outside. Hope they will be able to stay in business with reduced capacity indoor dining.

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vipZeegirl1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great pizza and service. I recommend reservations its a popular local restaurant.

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee's never disappoints. I was leary of the dine-out and expecting the food for some reason not to be as good as when inside. I had some out of town guests and it was fabulous! Nora was our hostess/waitress and she was amazing, personable, friendly + funny. She made it extra great.

Everyone ordered an appetizer and entree and everything was delicious!

UG
UlaG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable price !!! Will come back for more !

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vipFoodie2
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this trying time dees did a wonderful job for their outside dining

JA
vipJAMA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent and service is great. I highly recommend Dee’s. The terrace is lovely!

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Bravo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Prices are a little on the high side but the portions were adequate. Outdoor dining due to Covid so the "ambiance" was, understandably, not optimal. Overall good experience and you know you'll get good food and service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dee's using the Order Online button. Dee's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 793-7553.

Dee's is rated 4.8 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.