U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-30-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Queens
467 posts, read 1,534,308 times
Reputation: 96

Advertisements

So I'm moving to Rego Park (close to Forest Hills) manana!!

Anyone have any recommendations for restaurants, take out, grocery stores, bars etc? I know there is a Key Food close by and Trader Joe's. What else?? I love cooking and eating out...curious to see what's good in the area. Gracias.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-30-2008, 05:06 PM
 
643 posts, read 1,775,720 times
Reputation: 144
If you like Mexican, try Five Burro Cafe on Austin Street.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
317 posts, read 1,040,398 times
Reputation: 104
There's a big organic grocery store on Austin St., by the corner of Ascan Ave (between 72nd and 73rd Rd)... I forget what it's called, but it's across the street from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. Nick's Pizza is right around the corner on Ascan, and really good, too.

I also found this great bakery on Austin around 70th the other day, but I can't remember what it's called, either... they said they'd been open about a year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2008, 07:26 PM
 
3,225 posts, read 7,675,167 times
Reputation: 876
Quote:
Originally Posted by jax78 View Post
So I'm moving to Rego Park (close to Forest Hills) manana!!

Anyone have any recommendations for restaurants, take out, grocery stores, bars etc? I know there is a Key Food close by and Trader Joe's. What else?? I love cooking and eating out...curious to see what's good in the area. Gracias.
There used to be a Sizzler's next to a Red Lobster next to an Indian Restaurant on Queens Boulevard within walking of 63rd Drive. Don't know if they're still around.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
9,845 posts, read 22,189,745 times
Reputation: 3543
For some reason when I think of Rego Park. I think of old Jewish ladies. lol. I don't know why. No offense intended. It's just the first thought that pops into my head for whatever reason.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:10 PM
 
3,225 posts, read 7,675,167 times
Reputation: 876
Quote:
Originally Posted by NooYowkur81 View Post
For some reason when I think of Rego Park. I think of old Jewish ladies. lol. I don't know why. No offense intended. It's just the first thought that pops into my head.
The Forest Hills area and surrounding Rego Park, Kew Gardens areas have traditionally been largely populated by those of the Jewish faith, but demographics have changed there just like they have in many other parts of the city.

There are still many Jews from former Sopviet Union republics like Uzbekistan who settle there but there are also Asians, African-Americans, Protestants, Catholics, Gentiles. It's a pretty well maintaind area and the educational levels of residents are in the top tier. The public schools in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens have a great reputation citywide also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2008, 09:20 PM
 
11,301 posts, read 21,766,482 times
Reputation: 8910
I've heard people raving about DB Wine Bar in Forest Hills.

Also there is a place called Ripe Juice Bar that I would definitely try if I were in Forest Hills. Welcome to Ripe Juice Bar & Grill (broken link)
It's got all kinds of salads and wraps as well as juice.

I've been to something called Cheeses of the World on Ascan but just for a look - didn't buy anything, but I've heard that place is nice too.

There was a new-ish organic place across from the NYSC in Rego Park that was getting mixed reviews. Think it's called Tierra Sanna or something close to that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Queens
536 posts, read 2,139,377 times
Reputation: 167
When I hear Rego Park, I think of my titi who lived on Wetherole st, and I think of Maus. Great book by the way, read it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-01-2008, 08:04 AM
 
11,301 posts, read 21,766,482 times
Reputation: 8910
btw, Jax, good luck on your move today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-01-2008, 08:09 AM
 
3,225 posts, read 7,675,167 times
Reputation: 876
Quote:
Originally Posted by Henna View Post
btw, Jax, good luck on your move today.
second that!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top