Bel Aire Diner
Martha’s Country Bakery
Trattoria Ora
Sac’s Place
Pye Boat Noodle

These are the winners for the best restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, and diners. Bon appétit!

Best American

1st Sanfords Restaurant

30-13 Broadway, (718) 932-9569,

Survey says: “Everything is top notch-never disappointed—always delicious! Cocktails are incredible as well.”
Survey says: “Sanfords is classic New American comfort fare and offers a classy, upscale environment with a mix of eclectic dishes for all tastes.”

2nd The Pomeroy

36-12 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 721-1579,

Survey says: “Everything I get there is always spectacular. Their homemade sausage that they offer at brunch is positively sublime.”

3rd Mom’s Kitchen & Bar

33-01 31st Ave, (718) 267-0142,

Survey says: “The chicken & waffles is amazing! I ate the entire thing.”

Best Bagels

1st Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

36-14 30th Ave, (718) 777-1121; 35-05 Broadway, (718) 204-0141; 35-09 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 932-8280,

Survey says: “Bagels are huge!”
Survey says: “I’ve finally agreed with the rest of the neighborhood about this one.”
Survey says: “Extremely tasty and what a N.Y. bagel should be. Lots of other great breakfast options too.”

2nd New York City Bagel & Coffee House

33-10 30th Ave, (718) 728-9512; 40-05 Broadway, (718) 728-9511; 29-08 23rd Ave, (718) 728-9500,

Survey says: “NYCBCH has incredible bagels and an impressive array of breads including Whole Wheat Everything and Bialys, teas and coffee and plenty of space for friends.”
Survey says: “They have gluten free!”

3rd Bagel House

38-11 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 726-1869,

Survey says: “Who needs Brooklyn in a place such as Astoria? The Bagel House rules. Old-school 4Ever!”

Best Bakery

1st Martha’s Country Bakery

36-21 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-9737,

Survey says: “Great restaurant-like atmosphere which is unique for a bakery.”

2nd Parisi Bakery

30-17 Broadway, (718) 728-5282,

Survey says: “Parisi is a feel-good mom and pop bakery – an absolute gem. The crumb cake is out of this world and so are the amazing other desserts. When you approach and get that ’bakery’ smell it’s absolute heaven.”

3rd Il Fornaio Bakery Cafe

29-14 30th Ave, (718) 267-0052,
Google says: “Delicious coffee, huge selection of pastries.”

Best Brazilian

1st Kilo Astoria

31-27 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 606-9300,

Survey says: “Great Buffet and always friendly service.”

2nd Favela Grill

33-18 28th Ave, (718) 545-8250,

Google says: “Love the ambiance of the restaurant, the Brazilian music, the dim lighting.”

3rd Pao De Queijo

31-90 30th St, (718) 204-1979,

Survey says: “Love their cheese bread!”

Best Brunch

1st Sanfords Restaurant

30-13 Broadway, (718) 932-9569,

Very large brunch menu, and it’s all really good. Be warned that people know about Sanfords weekend brunch, so expect to wait if you get there at a normal brunch time. Or get there earlier and stroll right in.

2nd The Shady Lady

34-19 30th Ave, (718) 440-9081,

Survey says: “There are so many great brunch options in Astoria, but The Shady Lady never disappoints. Great quality and efficient service means you’re never waiting too long to get seated or for your food to come. They even deliver!”

3rd Queen’s Room

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994,

Google says: “Great place for a Saturday brunch, compliments to the cook, awesome menu.”

Best Budget

1st Create

36-03 30th Ave, (718) 204-0333; 29-21 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 777-0504,

Survey says: “Excellent food; you can get very good, fresh salads made to order, sandwiches, burger (beef, turkey, veggie), smoothies, etc. in a casual seat yourself or take-out environment.”

2nd Duzan

24-11 Steinway St, (718) 204-7488,

Google says: “Absolutely delicious on point food with great flavor great price and service.”

3rd King of Falafel & Shawarma

30-15 Broadway, (718) 626-3838,

Survey says: “Where else can you get a filling container with enough food for two people? Even four falafels for two bucks is a filling cheap snack.”

Best Burger

1st Burger Club

32-02 30th Ave, (718) 777-7788,

Yes, the burgers are excellent, but have you had the hand-cut french fries with cheddar cheese drizzled with beef short rib? Enough said.

2nd Burgerology

31-29 Ditmars Blvd, (917) 745-0299,

Google says: “Great burgers, fries, shakes and selection of craft beer.”

3rd Sweet Afton

30-09 34th St, (718) 777-2570,

When we saw a picture on Instagram (from Yelp Queens) of the Sweet Afton Breakfast Burger with the yolk dripping off in just the right way, looking so mouth-wateringly good, we knew we had to try one. We ended up going at dinnertime, so our burger did not have an egg on it, but it was still delicious. The patty was prepared well, and the country white bun was excellent. Next time we’ll get one with an egg.

Best Chinese

1st Jujube Tree

35-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-1888,

Survey says: “Jujube Tree has more than just Chinese food (it’s pan-Asian), but it’s your best bet in Astoria if you’re vegetarian or vegan!”

2nd Fatima’s Halal Kitchen

25-25 Broadway, (718) 278-0080,

Google says: “The food has flavor, the price is right and the service is exceptional.”

Best Dessert

1st Vesta

21-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-5550,

Survey says: “The homemade gelato is to die for!”

2nd Ample Hills Creamery

34-02 30th Ave, (347) 242-2026,

A number of flavors, and they’re super creamy, certainly living up to its name.

3rd Chip

30-06 34th St, (917) 745-0101,

Survey says: “Well worth the wait and the size is generous for the price.”

Best Diner

1st Bel Aire Diner

31-91 21st St, (718) 721-3160,

One of the best 24-hour options in Astoria. You can get there by bus, which will drop you off right in front, or have it brought to you by ordering online. They have a large selection of different cuisines and great desserts.

2nd Neptune Diner

31-05 Astoria Blvd S, (718) 278-4853,

This Greek-themed diner is a stone’s throw away from the Astoria Blvd subway station, and if you drive, they have a parking lot! While open 24 hours, best service is before the late night hours.

Best Greek

1st Taverna Kyclades

33-07 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-8666,

Survey says: “Classic Greek taverna with amazing seafood, bread and fun with great wine and dessert.”

2nd Stamatis

29-09 23rd Ave, (718) 932-8596,

Survey says: “There’s no shortage of Greek restaurants in our ’hood, but after trying the rest, I return to the best.”

3rd Telly’s Taverna

28-13 23rd Ave, (718) 728-9056,

Google says: “Excellent food, great service and a quiet location great for conversation.”

Best Indian

1st Seva

30-07 34th St, (718) 626-4440,

Survey says: “I always leave here incredibly full because the food is just so good. Friendly staff too.”

2nd Yaar

22-55 31st St, (718) 721-0205,

Survey says: “Beautiful Decor, great food and always friendly service.”

3rd Tikka Indian Grill

34-14 30th Ave, (718) 255-1085,

Survey says: “Flavorful and delightful! It manages to stand a cut above, despite quite a bit of competition nearby.”

Best Italian

1st Vesta

21-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-5550,

Survey says: “Focused menu, Coravin wine system, epic wine selection, cozy atmosphere.”
Survey says: “You just can’t beat Vesta. They have the best wine on tap too.”


31-09 23rd Ave, (347) 612-4334,

Survey says: “It often gets overlooked or overshadowed by that other great Italian restaurant in the neighborhood, but VIA VAI really hold their own.”

3rd Trattoria Ora

18-01 Astoria Blvd, (718) 433-9680,

We really like this place. Good selection of wine, the food is fresh and flavorful, and the desserts, especially the tiramisu, are decadent.

Best Japanese

1st Watawa Sushi

33-10 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-9596,

Survey says: “The ambience is beautiful. The food is fresh and tasty. Just love it!”

2nd Junko Sushi

33-02 Broadway, (917) 775-0892,

Survey says: “The ambience is beautiful. The food is fresh and tasty. Just love it!”

3rd Kondo

29-13 Broadway, (347) 617-1236,

Survey says: “Everything is always delicious, the owners are very gracious, and they have a charming decor.”

3rd Matsu Sushi

34-11 30th Ave, (718) 726-7029,

Survey says: “A pleasing environment, a nice menu, and consistently good food.”

Best Mexican

1st Maizal Restaurant

32-07 34th Ave, (718) 406-9431,

Google says: “Such a great place/atmosphere with yummy food and drinks!”

2nd Mojave

22-36 31st St, (718) 545-4100,

The margaritas are excellent, and be sure to check out the carne asada tacos and crab-stuffed shrimp. (Insider’s tip: Try the sangrita.)

3rd Los Portales

25-08 Broadway, (718) 204-6736,

Google says: “Their prices are great for the portion of food they give.”

Best New Restaurant

1st Comfortland

40-09 30th Ave, (631) 457-9815,

Google says: “Wonderful, friendly staff, a cozy environment, great coffee, delicious food.”

2nd Queen’s Room

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994,

We went here on a weekday afternoon, and could have easily stayed a long time. The vibe is chill and relaxed (chillaxed?) and the music is mellow, but not so much that it puts you to sleep—great for chatting or doing work. There’s food served for all three meals, so it could also be considered a bistro. Also, the coffee here is magical. One of the BOAST team members was tempted to drink it black. And he never drinks coffee black! It’s that good.

3rd The Highwater

34-20 Broadway, (917) 745-0407,

Google says: This place has great food, great service and upbeat atmosphere.”

Best Pizza

1st Milkflower

34-12 31st Ave, (718) 204-1300,

Survey says: “This place is paradise. The pizzas are homemade, unique and unbelievable.”

2nd Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

36-08 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 278-4800,

Google says: “The risotto crust is crispy and creamy with warm cheese and sausage inside.”

3rd Sac’s Place

25-41 Broadway, (718) 204-5002,

We absolutely love picking up slices of Mama’s Old Fashioned and Sicilian. For a quick and inexpensive meal, you won’t go wrong here.

Best Sandwich

1st Il Bambino

34-08 31st Ave, (718) 626-0087,

Survey says: “If you are into paninis, this is the place for you.”

2nd Sal, Kris, and Charlie’s Deli

33-12 23rd Ave, (718) 278-9240,

Survey says: “Sandwich Kings.”

3rd Othello’s Deli

26-19 24th Ave, (718) 956-1337,

Google says: “Hot sandwiches had tons of meat and were made quickly!”

Best Thai

1st Hero Thai & Izakaya

34-16 Broadway, (718) 932-8826,

Google says: “Love their spicy basil fried rice, crispy duck salad and duck red curry.”

2nd Pye Boat Noodle

35-13 Broadway, (718) 685-2329,

Survey says: “The food was tasty, and the outdoor seating area makes you feel like you’re eating in a sukkah!”

3rd Enthaice Thai Kitchen

33-20 31st Ave, (718) 932-1111,

Survey says: “Great value and variety.”

Best Vegetarian

1st Jujube Tree

35-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-1888,

Survey says: “Jujube Tree is perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters looking to try something different. I’m a very good customer, with both dining in and takeout. For entrees, I recommend the Kung Po Soy Protein, Tofu Teriyaki, Sauteed Shredded Bean Curd, Black Pepper Seitan, Sizzling Soy Cutlet Platter, and Vegan BBQ Ribs! For appetizers, the BBQ Satay Tempeh and Tender Seitan Skewers are both fantastic.”

2nd Seva

30-07 34th St, (718) 626-4440,

Survey says: “Get amazingly delicious and flavorful classic Indian cuisine at this classic mainstay with great deals and service.”

EAT Write-in

Best Australian Restaurant and Best Gluten-Free Options: The Thirsty Koala

35-12 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 626-5430,

Survey says: “The Thirsty Koala has a nice range of options for vegetarians and vegans. Some of the dishes specifically have an Australian connection, but not everything does.”

Best French Restaurant: Cafe Triskell

33-04 36th Ave, (718) 472-0612,

Best Ramen: Tamashii

29-05 Broadway, (718) 278-5888,

Survey results from December 2018. Click here for the results from December 2017, December 2016, January 2016, July 2015, January 2015.