Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New York City

Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Queens

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Queens? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Fresco's Grand Cantina restaurant
5.0
5 (98)
$30 and under
Mexican
Astoria
About the restaurant
**** Please note this page is for our 28-50 31st St, Queens, New York location.****

Beautiful Mexican-Fusion establishment with old-world accents and very Instagram-able throughout the restaurant. We pride ourselves with fresh locally sourced ingredients for our Authentic & Modern Mexican fare.

Best Happy Hour around from 3pm to 8pm from Tuesday to Friday. The strong & delicious cocktails and amazing service will keep you coming back week after week for any of our numerous events. Follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop.

If you'd like to make a reservation at our other location ( Fresco's Cantina ) located at 12-14 31st Ave Astoria, NY 11106 - Please call (347) 808-7338.

Thank you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
drag brunch was a vibe, servers were super friendly and attentive and food was pretty good! would def come back again :)
A photo of Mythos Authentic Greek Cuisine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (29)
$31 to $50
Greek
Bayside
About the restaurant
Mythos Authentic Hellenic Cuisine serves traditional Greek fare in a cozy environment that welcomes friends and family members of all ages. Located in Flushing, New York, the venue features a classic ambiance and allows guests to indulge in the sights, smells and tastes of the ancient world. On the menu at Mythos Authentic Hellenic Cuisine, you will find such items as roast chicken, grilled shrimp, grilled quail, lean pork chops, New York steak, veal chops, saut�ed codfish and halibut steak. If you're interested in sharing a plate with the whole table, try the combination specials at Mythos Authentic Hellenic Cuisine. The fried combination comes with calamari, keftedes and fried vegetables for the whole family to share. The char-gilled combination allows you to taste samplings of octopus and whole calamari.
Top review
Bavan
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great food and wonderful service. Parking in the lot and area is a bit tight but still manageable.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Flushing, NY restaurant
4.8
4.8 (810)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Flushing
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
ReginaldO
Dined on May 17, 2024
Great experience and great food first time visit and will definitely return soon
A photo of Truth Lounge Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (23)
$30 and under
Asian
Astoria
About the restaurant
Bringing good times, amazing cocktails, and authentic Asian cuisine to the heart of Queens.
Valet Parking available

Top review
CarolinaM
Dined 1 day ago
Stunning, love it. ❤️ service ,food ,drinks .hookah.
A photo of Dive Bar LIC restaurant
4.7
4.7 (43)
$31 to $50
American
Long Island City
About the restaurant
Dive Bar LIC, a Latin gastropub, offers a chill vibe with great concoctions and a hybrid of dive bar snack classics with some deep dive nautical grub. We are located in between Astoria and Long Island City, steps away from Kaufman Astoria Studios, Museum of Moving Image.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 25, 2024
Absolutely amazing service and accommodations love this place 🫶🏽❤️ Our bartender Amber is simply amazing she’s good at what she does
A photo of Ruta Oaxaca - Astoria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (297)
$30 and under
Mexican
Astoria
About the restaurant
Our Story The goal – to guarantee a wonderful meal with authentic cuisine and fabulous margaritas, serve over 50 artisanal and ancestral mezcals, and over 100 different types of tequila brands in a vibrant unique atmosphere that boasts excellent service. Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine opened in Astoria in 2021 with such a wonderful and successful home run that a second location opened in Patchogue in March 2022. Ruta Oaxaca means “Road to Oaxaca,” a historic state in the southern part of Mexico. Mr. Castillo and his Partners are keenly focused on honoring Oaxacan culinary traditions, whose fame is derived in great part from its many varieties of moles. By legend, these ancient recipes are more than sauces, they are the very focus of the meal. Ruta Oaxaca proudly features four moles, each prepared using the Oaxacan mole recipes that have made the cuisine world famous. Visit us at our locations in Astoria 929-349-1228 Patchogue 631-569-2233 Woodbury 516-515-9620 Brooklyn 718-576-1507
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Excellent food. Took over 15 minutes for someone to come to the table to take drink order. After that service very good. I will definitely good back since the food was great. I am not coming to this place
A photo of Zen Astoria restaurant
4.6
4.6 (29)
$31 to $50
Asian
Astoria
About the restaurant
A vibrant modern asian restaurant in the heart of Astoria.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
My boyfriend brought me to Zen to celebrate my birthday and it was both our first time there. I absolutely loved the ambiance and vibe in the atmosphere. The staff and service was incredible from the moment we arrived to the moment we left and everywhere in between. Our waitress was very helpful in offering some suggestions for us to enjoy. We ordered the tuna tartare as an appetizer and vegetable lo mein with added chicken and a lobster fried rice with added shrimp for our selected entrees. Everything was absolutely delicious and I had enough leftover to bring home and enjoy a second round! 😄 The staff all also brought me a dessert with a candle and sung Happy Birthday to me!🎉💃🏻🍾 It was all very sweet and enjoyable and we will definitely be coming back again! Thank you Zen!
A photo of SALVAJE restaurant
4.5
4.5 (20)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Jackson Heights
About the restaurant
Welcome to Salvaje, Where the Spirits of the Animal Kingdom Come to Life in Decor, Bar and Cuisine. Offering a Gastronomic Experience that Transports you into an Untamed Realm - we invite the Curious, Adventurous, and Lovers of all things Wild to become a part of Our Story. Come for a drink, a bite, or elevate your celebration with us. Our captivating venue, blending elegance and untamed beauty, provides the perfect backdrop for private events, parties, and buyouts.
Top review
JarielyB809
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
The food was amazing and so were the drinks the staff was very attentive and friendly. Sandra our waitress was super helpful in explaining the menu.. will definitely go back and eat there.
A photo of Blend restaurant
4.4
4.4 (445)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Long Island City
About the restaurant
Blend is a Latin Fusion restaurant incorporating dishes and flavors from various Latin American countries. Indulge in our warm and inviting ambiance, where every visit is destined to become a cherished memory. Join us at Blend, where the fusion of flavors and the beauty of Latin culture unite to create an unforgettable dining adventure.

Top review
JenniferSvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Food was excellent, will definitely return. Drinks were great as well.
A photo of What the fish restaurant
4.4
4.4 (98)
$30 and under
Japanese
Astoria
About the restaurant
Sleek Japanese-Latin Fusion lounge located in the heart of Queens! What The Fish offers a dazzling array of artfully prepared sushi and rolls that look too beautiful to eat. Hot Japanese entrées and a touch of Latin flair make What The Fish your new “must go” for a unique, delicious meal that is out of the ordinary.

The red interior is sultry and clubby, illuminated by soft lighting and pretty Japanese lanterns. Clever expressions decorate the walls in neon, and red velvet banquettes invite you in for a cozy, chic dining experience. Inventive cocktails will leave your taste buds buzzing, and each drink is perfectly crafted to accent your meal to the fullest. You are sure to enjoy the cool, inventive, and dazzling cuisine that What The Fish has to offer.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Sushi was fresh , a lot of options. Drinks delicious, great prices. Great DJ, also have Hookah!
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo