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R40, Long Island City, NY
Award-winning

R40

4.6
4.6
322 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 440-9484
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Giovanni Porto
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Long Island City
  • Cross street
    Vernon Blvd and 47th Rd.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queens

    Innovative

322 Reviews
  1. Darren

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a birthday dinner here on a Tuesday, so it was relatively quiet evening. Food was excellent and without a doubt deliciously prepared. I did have an issue with the waitress. Maybe it was a bad day for her, but she was not very welcoming, and at times, seemed quite impatient or annoyed with us. This kind of ruined our experience, but we tried to ignore it. The whole time, I was kind and friendly to her and the staff, even tipped her nicely since it was a quiet and rainy evening with only 3 tables including us. But boy did she end leave a sour taste in my mouth; on my way out I thanked her, but she didn't acknowledge us nor say thank us for coming. She simply ignored us and walked past us like we didn't exist. Did I tip bad if i tipped 22% or is she just prejudiced against asians? Because I saw a very different treatment on another table. I try not to care about these things in general, but if I'm spending +$250 for a dinner for two, I would hope for a pleasant experience, and not feel like I have to tip toe around my server and make sure I'm not upsetting her. Wouldn't want her as my server again, but definitely open to revisiting.

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  2. CJ784

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled in a lovely walled space adorned with twinkly lights and equipped with heaters for comfort, our dining experience at R40 was nothing short of delightful. Opting for outdoor seating, we were immediately drawn to the inviting ambiance. To start, we indulged in the Warm Olives and Sweet Onion Focaccia appetizers, which set the tone for the culinary journey ahead. The olives were perfectly seasoned, and the focaccia was irresistibly fluffy with a subtle hint of sweetness. For the main course, we savored two standout dishes: the Skirt Steak and the Whole Branzino. The Skirt Steak was cooked to perfection, tender and bursting with flavor, while the Whole Branzino offered a delightful freshness. To accompany our meal, we opted for the refreshing and vibrant Patagonia Spritz. The combination of Lambrusco, Aperol, Orange, Strawberry, Lemon, and Club Soda was a symphony of flavors that perfectly complemented the dishes. What truly elevated our dining experience was the attentive service provided by the staff. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff ensured that we felt welcomed and attended to, adding an extra layer of warmth to our evening. Overall, our experience at R40 was exceptional. From the charming outdoor ambiance to the delectable dishes, refreshing cocktails, and attentive service, every aspect of our dining experience was a true delight. We look forward to returning soon to indulge in more culinary delights!

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  3. Foodie4285

    New York City

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We come pretty often as we live in LIC. Sunday nights are still new for them and they don’t have their A- team working in front of house. However the food was incredible as always.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved every bite: from our oxtail empanadas to chocolate cake at the end!! Everything tasted delicious!! We are definitely coming again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service I’ve received in a while. So attentive and patient. Food was phenomenal.

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  6. GinaS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our meal at R40. The restaurant is a lovely, cozy space. The staff was helpful. The food was delicious. We were a party of 6 and had the focaccia special, a basket of empanadas and all were delicious. The main was the special rib eye which we shared with the addition of the skirt steak, fries and market salad. It was plenty of food and we loved everything we ate. They only had one dessert, a flourless cake which was very good. It is odd that they only have one choice and no coffee, only tea. Maybe they don't want people staying too long? We had two bottles of wine, as well. The lowest price on the list is $70. At the end, including tip it came to $135 each which for a restaurant like this is very fair. I will definitely add this to my list of favorites.

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  7. Douglas

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great Friday night at R40 with amazing food and a great customer experience thanks to Christina, Phill always greets me at the door above and beyond experience.

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  8. Babs

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time at R40 and we loved it as much as we did the first time. All the dishes were delicious, the service was excellent, and the ambience was lovely. The dishes that we particularly loved were: Mussels & Spanish chorizo, the skirt steak with crispy yukon potatoes and butternut squash, and roasted Kabocha squash & chili garlic.

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  9. Rosa

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very grateful to have Courtney again as my Server for she once again excelled in providing efficient and top-notch quality service! She truly is superb in promptly and efficiently attending to every detail and request and in clearly and thoroughly communicating all relevant information pertaining to the menu. Last but most certainly not least, Courtney is always highly courteous, kind and patient!

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  10. Rosa

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the top quality service and ambiance to the delicious meal, wine and dessert, we alI fully enjoyed our dining experience at R40!

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  11. Michael

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    R40 is a gem for a guys' night out! The empanada basket is a true delight – each bite bursts with flavor, and the variety is impressive. The Paradilla is a carnivore's dream, offering a diverse selection of perfectly grilled meats. The cocktails are top-notch, with a range of options that won't disappoint. The waitress was attentive, enhancing our overall experience. R40 is a fantastic choice for a night with the guys – great food, drinks, and service make it a winner!

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  12. AlbertP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cesar Salad had a fishy aftertaste. I know Cesar dressing has anchovies, but I've never had one with a fishy aftertaste. The Chimichurri had no flavor. It just tasted like olive oil: no salt or acidity. However, the drinks were delicious, and the ambiance was amazing. The focaccia was amazing, and so was the chocolate cake. The restaurant has potential, but paying $200+ for a good app and dessert isn't the best restaurant experience, regardless of how good those two portions of the meal were.

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  13. Nina

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time at R40. The staff was friendly, attentive and accommodated to our request for seat change. We didn't feel rushed and they allowed us to take our time during our meal. The food was nicely presented and well prepared.

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  14. AlexandraH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great, place is cute, servers and staff knowledgeable and quick. They also have great mocktails which is appreicated!

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  15. vrolmedo

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We expected way more from this experience food was under seasoned and underwhelming definitely not my experience had any other Michelin star restaurants

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious empanadas. Also loved the cocktails and the chocolate olive oil cake.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The main was delicious. Empanadas were basic. Sauces delicious. Cake good, but not amazing. Service was less friendly than expected. I would have liked more explained to me. Thrown by the internet menu. It was overpriced.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    BBQ was tasteless - chicken was the highlight if anything. Cocktails were nice and so to was the dessert. Friendly service. Overall- pretty average.

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  19. VickiT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Good Service. There were 2 orders we placed and they never came out. We asked about it and the waiter said we never ordered them. This was a little frustrating, He eventually put the order in. he felt back about the situation and gave us complimentary olives.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here with friends a few years ago and recently on a date, everything was delicious and great.

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  21. Lilou

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute local restaurant with elevated cuisine and wine list.

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  22. SharronM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice looking restaurant. Food was good but proportion of my pot Ravi was small and think bread should be served with it. Server was rather bland but efficient.

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  23. KiraO

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time dining here and we loved the food. Lovely ambience, friendly and very good service. My favorites are the mussels with chorizo and the spinach and mushroom empanadas. Our friends who dined with us were very impressed. We look forward to returning.

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  24. Seemore

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    R40 is a perfect location, near the Subway stop. The food was average at best and the wine pour was minimal for the $$$$. My companion and I had a nice dinner but we were ready to go explore other establishments rather that stay for another drink and dessert.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food. However, our server Courtney A was rude and dismissive. It ruined the entire experience of coming to this restaurant. Truly a shame that this person is a server at a restaurant that is otherwise doing it’s best.

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  26. MichaelC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good! Pretty expensive, but solid food. Empanadas were great. Eggplant paccheri was ok, very smokey which was nice. but no acid or spice, which would have set it to the top, considering the buratta was world class Garden salad was fine. Chocolate dessert was fine, wouldve loved more marscapone and less blueberries, ratio was off. id come back

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  27. JennyA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is phenomenal: empanadas, chicken milanesa. Wait, I gotta go eat my Eggplant Ragu leftovers, byeeeee

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  28. Jacque

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about our experience except our waiter who was rolling her eyes at us and very impatient when working with a large table.

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  29. DanielG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic spot in LIC. Great pastas, great steaks, great cocktails. Michelin star worthy food at a decent price.

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  30. NoraldM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and experience. Everything was cooked and prepared with excellence. I highly recommend R40.

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  31. SandyM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an AMAZING place!! I was looking for Argentinian restaurant to surprise my bf for his bday and oh boy! I nailed it. I’m so glad I picked this place, Miguel the manager was such an amazing guy. He’s staff so attentive and very professional kind with great charisma. We will definitely come back again! Thank you R40 and Miguel.

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  32. NYCer

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is the perfect neighborhood spot. The food is delicious and there’s an impressive wine list. It’s casual, staff is friendly, and the space is lovely. The rigatoni and empanadas are absolute must-haves!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was not attentive at all. I had made a reservation and decided to sit at the bar. The poor bartender who was working alone making drinks for entire restaurants + patron @ bar was swamped. I waited 25 min to be given the menu - I thought this restaurant was Argentinean ? What is Argentinean about the menu ? Empanadas, pasta ?? It is a fusion style at best … Bar was designed so small that it can’t allow for 2nd waiter I also thought that the staff was not managed properly because it looked like 2 staff members were wondering - refilling water non stop while they could have grloed taking the orders at the bar - The food is good but menu is all over place and lacks true personality - I won’t return there are better upcoming places in LIc

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  34. Kenn

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a good looking restaurant with good food and great service.

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  35. ShaniD

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation and nobody greeted us in the front and we had to stand there for 10 minutes and we ended up seating ourselves. We waited 50 minutes for our food to arrive. The service was poor and the glasses of wine we received barely had anything in them. And the end of the meal, we felt rushed out the door. Overall an unpleasant experience.

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  36. yummmmers

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience all around. Food was absolutely delicious. Empanadas and chocolate olive oil cake are a must. Services was really great, out waiter was very friendly and helpful. Ambiance was lovely. We will definitely be back.

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  37. NYCer

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine list, and vibes. Highly recommend the empanadas, rigatoni, and focaccia.

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  38. LaurenG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We've eaten here a few times, so I was surprised that the food wasn't as tasty as it had been previously. Despite being the first table sat in the restaurant, our server seemed a bit annoyed. Not rude, just not too friendly.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, but sadly, I doubt I’d go back. 1st, even with a reservation, we had to wait for 3 other groups to be seated before us. Service was slow, our first round of drinks were cleared & it took a while to get someone’s attention for another round. The music is WAY TOO LOUD & it doesn’t feel like it matches the vibe the decor is going for. The volume is so loud you can’t really enjoy a cute date night.

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  40. Mary

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little bit overpriced but good overall. Service was great and the drinks were amazing!

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FAQs

R40 is rated 4.6 stars by 322 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for R40

4716 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Vernon Blvd and 47th Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Long Island City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Giovanni Porto
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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