R40

4.7
167 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
R40 is an innovative Argentinian restaurant located in the heart of Long Island City. We feature an open kitchen equipped with a wood burning parilla, a seasonal backyard oasis and locally sourced food prepared with thoughtfulness.

At R40 we embrace our love for hospitality through community, culture, and creativity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 167 people are saying
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Rooshie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, & wine selection. Was happy to finally check this spot out after their opening last year and definitely looking forward to going back. Like a slice of Manhattan in lic.

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Ronnie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The peach salad and short ribs are a must! Great find in LIC.

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lolavap
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to R40 with a group of 8 people. The majority of my party was late, but the restaurant was very understanding. We were lucky in that it wasn't super busy, otherwise we probably would've lost the table. The hostess is really sweet and accommodating. The food is very good. I had the fish and that was ok. I've had the steak before and that is really good. The empanadas are delicious as is the black rice.

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ANVal
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place exceeds all expectations and has become our go-to spot to celebrate special occasions. From the service, to the food, to the interior design of the space, it is always such a lovely experience visiting R40. You will find authentic Argentinian dishes, coupled with Italian dishes that incorporate Italian influence in Argentina. If you get the chance to try the peach salad (made from the peach tree in the backyard), you will NOT regret it. The outdoor space in the back is beautiful in the day time. Our favorite spot in LIC!

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vipKaitlin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is very heavy and filling and over salted. Very heavy handed on butter / fat and I was burping up my meal for hours after.

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hamburger
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Decided to celebrate a birthday with dinner at R40. We had a delicious meal, attentive and patient service, and even enjoyed a birthday dessert. Many thanks for the staff for making sure we had a memorable dinner.

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food
Great service
Lovely environment

BEST staff team!

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TamaraT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delish and the greeter/Hostess was beautiful and had such a great vibe. She was Asian

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CourtneyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible meal! The service and quality was so high. What a gem this place is!

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DRiv
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was good, not to die for. Overpriced in my opinion. Drinks were great. Visited during a heat wave and it didn’t feel like the AC was on. We were sat next to the kitchen. It was very hot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always fire 🔥

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SAGB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredibly welcoming, professional and friendly. They created a great experience from the moment we came in till when we left. Best experience we’ve had at a restaurant. The food was great, interesting and fresh and the drinks were good. It felt so good to eat out in the backyard. Lovely ambience inside and out. Great for date night, or with friends or with family.

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Mateo
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! Chef Ross is the best, staff is great!!!

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JacquelineS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here 3 times since its opening and every time is just perfect! The food is incredible! We had the choripan, the chitarra and the skirt steak. Everything was soooo delicious. Although we were full, we shared the espresso ice cream. The perfect ending to a perfect dinner! The service was just as wonderful! Definitely recommend R40!!! It's one of the best restaurants we've been to!

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Shargar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

R40 is always a great experience! This was my second time dining here and I am always impressed with the food and service. I find that no matter what I order I am impressed! From the juicy New York strip, to the choripan and empenadas, everything is delicious. Kyla was our server and she has the best suggestions and service I’ve had in a while - thank you for making our dining experience special!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyla was an amazing waitress and would definitely come back.

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Redica
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place. The service was fast and attentive, the staff -extremely diverse and brings out the best part about New York City. The food arrived fast and was super delicious. The prices were steep but totally worth it. If you have a good occasion to celebrate-go there.

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Jamie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

AC doesn't work which makes for an uncomfortable dining experience. Tables in the window are high for people sat at the chairs but low for people sat on the bench in the window; poor attention to detail which ruins the meal. Food is OK if over priced; would not recommend coming to the area specifically to visit this restaurant.

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dianal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food and cooking is excellent. The service is lovely and kind, but overly solicitous. It would be more pleasant if they spoke less and used eyes on tables more. Meals don't have to be descibed when dropped. It's invasive and the menu describes the dishes perfectly. The food was excellent and delicious. The outdoor patio is delightful. The inside was way too loud, with music way too loud! Hard to enjoy such delicious well prepared food in a nosiy room.

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MikeE
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Service was great! Drinks were awesome!

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MarjorieP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance Always have a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made it so special for my wife’s birthday! Thank you again!

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Grant
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Great dinner! Food and drinks were both great

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ScarlettL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good food, good service, a fun night out near lic!

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AmazingExperience
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a born and raised New Yorker I am glad to see a place like LIC coming up in the food scene. It shows that you don’t have to go to Manhattan to get quality food and service. I really enjoyed my experience. Beschal was extremely accommodating when I realized I made my reservation for the wrong day and was able to seat us. Victor and Lionel made our dining experience quite memorable along with the rest of the staff from the food runners to the server assistants. As someone who has worked in the service industry for 15 years I highly recommend R40 if you are in the mood for great quality food and service! Thank You!

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NativeAstorian87
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Got the meat dish for 2 (I forgot the name), as well as cocktails, salads, filet minion empanadas & fries. Every dish was amazing. Definitely going back to try other menu options!

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Bern
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! The host was phenomenal, so personable and knowledgeable. The wait staff were all friendly, warm and just lovely. The ambiance was beautiful. The repurposed wood, the smell and the outdoor patio were lovely. The food was heaven!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was excellent, but the service was not good. From the moment we sat down, we felt rushed. We were told we had a time limit on the table (?) and then rushed to order, etc. I thought it was odd that our waiter didn’t know what a vodka soda is. After dinner, our waiter disappeared. We would’ve ordered wine and/or dessert, but we waited so long for someone to come over that we just paid and left. We ended up flagging someone down to pay. We are big supporters of this place so it was frustrating to not have the best service experience. Food/drinks were great as always though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing open kitchen concept with indoor and outdoor dining. Very cool ambiance, yummy food and impeccable service and attitude from the staff! Great cocktails and fun vibe. Definitely a place to check out in LIC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I wanted to go to R40 to try their food for a long time. We went 4, we started with 4 apettaizers: black rice, provoleta, pepper shishitos and empanadas (one with meat and the other with mushrooms) We then ordered 2 16oz 30 day dry aged NY strip steak. We also ordered two bottles of wine. I must say that the outstanding thing there is the service, they treated us very well. the quality compared to the price of the food and variety is very poor and fair to poor. I don't recommend the steak, it's not worth $70. I do not recommend the empanadas, they are not good, the black rice delicious. Wines, of four options that we had selected, they did not have any, they served us what the house had, bad. The place is beautiful, but for beautiful there are many better places. In any case, do not be dissatisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was super sweet, friendly and welcoming. Waitress was accommodating. The decor is very, very nice! Food presentation was perfect. Food was DELICIOUS. GREAT flavors. Can’t wait to go back!! Perfect spot.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very friendly staff, but not that knowledgeable. The entrée was great, but overpriced. The appetizers were so-so. The cocktail menu is too ambitious.

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vipElIn4
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipDShi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A bit overpriced for the food, and some dishes were too salty while some were too bland. The empanadas were on point though, but $7-8/ piece.

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cecilleq
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Be prepared to be full when leaving this place!!!!

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vipiwiwi08
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! A gem in LIC. Highly recommend the parrillada for two. We sat in the outdoor area which was very nice.

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vipSteveB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipGregoryS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NYC. So blessed to live around the corner. Everything is amazing!

Shout out to General Manager, Trish. So professional and nice.

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ajfilms
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, the food is just outstanding. Giovanni and his team have built an incredible restaurant. It's truly remarkable to be there, and the food is excellent. Everything was amazing. The service to the drinks was top-notch. The dry-aged steak melted in my mouth. It was delicious. I can't thank everyone at the restaurant for the fantastic night.

FAQs

R40 is rated 4.7 stars by 167 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.