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The Shady Lady, Queens, NY

The Shady Lady

4.5
4.5
132 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Global comfort. Delicious tapas in a warm atmosphere - tasty cocktails, fun & friendly staff. A place where grown-ups take themselves too seriously.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Phone number
    (718) 440-9081
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queens

    Great for brunch

  • Queens

    Great for scenic views

132 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend recommended Shady lady, so I agreed her decision 😉. Did a quick lookup online, but there was not a way to experience the cool vibe of the place. A conversation friendly background music. From the owner, to server, to bartender, a very warming feel. I'm definitely coming back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Divine drinks! Give them a try for Greek week and get the calamari

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  3. Rish

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited over 30 minutes to be seated at our table and were placed directly under the beaming sunlight. Our waitress took an additional 30 minutes to take our food order.

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  4. BarbaraR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very lovely brunch. The wait staff was totally on top of their game. Would highly recommend it.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host/manager with the earrings was fabulous! He was all over the place, made sure everyone was having a good time, taking orders, just doing it all! We enjoyed our time and will be back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Food and ambiance were great and if even possible the service was even better. Love The Shady Lady. Will be back again very soon.

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  7. DianaDaribel

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite brunch spot in Queens! Super tasty food. Consistently tasty and yummy brunch drinks.

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  8. MoeG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been ordering take out from here for years. Never actually ate in the restaurant was very pleasantly Surprised and will visit more often.

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  9. Christinec

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was cold and food was ok. Might consider it in the summer for drinks.

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  10. JackW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    food and experience was awesome but the service could have been MUCH better!

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  11. KimberlyM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and Staff were amazing🫶❤️ The food was really good and loved the bottomless Mimosas ❤️

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  12. MLamb

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch on marathon Sunday and glad we made a reservation! Was busy outside and inside. Servers were hopping. Our table ordered the Avocado toast, chicken and waffles and French toast. All delicious!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good but dishes came dirty and with lipstick stains. Made the entire meal slightly unappetizing

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  14. PHIL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a show that day in queens and my wife and I just wanted to get some brunch before the show. it was easy to make a reservation when we got there we were seated immediately,service was kindda slow (im assuming because it was a saturday)but food and price was good.

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  15. KendallS

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good! My cocktail drink was warm and the music was too loud to hear my family talk. I’d go back but on a day where I can sit outside and not be too hot.

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  16. Hope

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited about 20 minutes until I got the attention of a waiter to take our orders. The food was good, but had way more potential. My toast and fried chicken were drowned in cheese, and my friend ordered 3 things, but found only one of them to be good. For a restaurant that was barely full, we should’ve received better service. Our waitress was kind, but the restaurant did not deserve our coins that day. For the purpose of brunch and being bottomless, it did what it had to do, but the Shady Lady could have executed everything better.

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  17. KarenC4321

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great drinks, great service & good vibes. Definitely going back!

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  18. PATRICKL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server wasn't welcoming and not attentive at all. We had to call other servers for extra condiments and remove a empty bottle.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    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
    Service was great, The food was good. They have bottomless Mimosa for brunch for 90 minutes. Make sure to early to enjoy the space, the restaurant closes at 5.

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  20. CarinaS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and prompt service, amazing food, great drinks especially for boozy brunch. Can’t wait to go back!

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  21. LucieM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the chicken and waffles, the waffles was a little dense, but everything else was tasty.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and drinks love the ambience and friendly waiters got seated right away

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  23. LucyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Staff is very friendly.

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  24. AATabassum

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I Ordered a burger and my friend ordered salmon , it was too dry and no taste. They forgot my sauce replacement too

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  25. Aficionado747

    New York City

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Sunday brunch. The food was very good, and the service was excellent, except that the kitchen was backed up and it took over half an hour for our food to arrive. The ambience was extremely loud indoors. We were not able to get a table outdoors, so cannot compare. Overall a pleasant experience.

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  26. SonyMC

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. They messed up our orders a few times and the food was dry. Servers were kind but seemingly overworked. We also saw them vaping/ smoking down the street whenever they had the chance.

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  27. Tandra

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Grace was so sweet and helpful and the food was amazing

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  28. Kiana

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were good and the value was amazing.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional and, while pricey for brunch, if you are an adult, who drinks tea or coffee, and alcohol - entrees COME WITH coffee/tea AND a drink (mimosa, Bloody Mary, Bellini, well drink….).

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  30. Dalhia

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a reservation was seated right away. Food and drinks were really good.

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  31. Jimbo

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very overrated with slow service. Much better options around area.

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  32. MelissaM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good Drinks were good and so was our waitresses

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service and food. Waitress who took the order made it sound like the entree that we ordered came with a side, just forgot to mention that there’s an additional charge. Very loud. Horrible experience and would not recommend this place to anyone

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  34. yolandag

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has a nice ambiance and the staff is friendly but the food its basically diner food with high prices.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service!!

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  36. StephanieM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I spent about 2 hours looking for bottomless brunch options that would be please my picky father and finally settled on the Shady Lady. My family was in town for my white coat ceremony so we were celebrating. Our time at the Shady Lady was excellent, food was amazing and our server hardly ever let our glasses get empty. I wish we got our servers name (red hair, really sweet!!) she was incredible. I can’t wait to come back here! The fried chicken biscuit was 100/10

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  37. SteveR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service! Seated quickly, good recommendations. All around a good time was had by all.

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  38. BrooklynMickey

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere was buzzing but it seemed to take a good amount of time to have the waiter come over, for the food to come out, and for the bill to be given. It was relatively a buzzing place but not too crowded where the server just couldn't drop in to make sure everything was taken care of. Our server was polite but the timing was just completely off. The food was adequate at best and definitely not the price tag for what you're getting (i.e., $24 for a WAFFLE...no meat and/or sides...just bananas and strawberries w/ nutella)...HOWEVER, you do get a free adult beverage w/ it so I guess it balances itself out. You were able to hear your friends even in the outside space...so pleasant...not 100% sure I'll return since I've already tried it out. Oh, forgot to mention...one of my friends ordered the grits and it was deep fried...interesting concept but was a fan hit.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Burger was bland they forgot the bacon jam and brought it after it didn’t taste very good

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  40. CarolR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Luke was our friendly and terrific server. Manager made rounds to ask how things are going ... very nice staff. Everyone was very accommodating ... even of our baby carriage and its passenger. Loved the Easter costumes and the Easter photo with guests! Thank you!

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FAQs

The Shady Lady offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 440-9081.

The Shady Lady is rated 4.5 stars by 132 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Shady Lady

34-19 30th Ave, Queens, NY 11103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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