Clarion Hotel La Guardia Airport
9400 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Phone: (718) 335-1200
Fax: (718) 458-1239
Located inside LaGuardia Airport, the Figs restaurant serves an elaborate gourmet fare, that is sure to please your taste buds. Nestled in the Central Terminal Building, Figs is known for serving freshly made contemporary dishes. Figs’ white bean soup, olivia's chicken, Napoletana sub and Insalata Bistecca are some of the dishes that are absolutely delicious. Sit down for a quiet meal, as you wait for you flight or just take away a parcel to enjoy later.
La Gloria is one place to be at if you want to get a great break from the mundane and busy life. Enjoy the loud music, relish on the creative meals and have a blast in your favorite company. Some of the dishes you can try here are the empanandas, salmon and mashed potatoes, fish dishes, roasted pork and frijoles negros. Accompany your dishes with a glass of sangria to make it extra special. For your special celebrations, consider their private rooms and catering services. Call ahead for more details.
D'Antigua in Jackson heights has good food, a bright atmosphere for a lounge bar and often hosts live Latin bands. There is not much room on the dance floor, but the music is worthwhile.
Pio Pio is a casual Latin-American restaurant where you would like to come for a lively and fun meal. The atmosphere is fun and crowded. Some of the creatively presented dishes you should try here are parihuela, causa de pollo, chicken pio, matador combo or the ensalada cesar. The special drinks are served in pot style glasses that are quite unique. Reserve a table to avoid disappointed, as the place gets crowded really soon. For special and private events, call ahead.
Gabbana is a real neighborhood gem. This restaurant offers delicious traditional Dominican flavors with a modern twist in a romantic setting. The vibrant bar atmosphere features live Colombian music and a drink menu with extended selection of rums and signature cocktails. Reservations are highly recommended.
Central serves up Mediterranean food to New Yorkers in style. The interior is very impressive- leather banquettes, divided from the main floor by waist high glass partitions, line walls made from wide wooden panels, and in the center rests a white-padded bar. Towards the back sits a sushi bar, but the Greek food is Central's real draw, featuring, among other items, a positively delicious goat cheese salad. Outside is a lovely patio that is open during spring and summer for star-gazers and smokers. DJ's spin Greek music early in the night, then turn to European house later, as the club starts to get crowded and the bar warms up. The largely European crowd adds to the Mediterranean ambiance that Central cultivates. Food and drinks are pricey, which may discourage frequent visits, but Central is worth it, especially for a nightspot in Queens.
Arepa Lady is managed by Maria Piedad Cano who operates this stall only on weekends after 10p. A former judge and lawyer, Maria decided to open this joint only at nights because there are lesser cops manning the streets and will be less of a hindrance. For the night birds in Jackson Heights this is a great place to buy yourself an appetizing grub to satiate those odd-hour hunger pangs. The Arepas prepared by her are in the traditional Colombian style; made of corn batter that is nice and crispy on the outside and has a rich creamy cheese on the inside. Next time you are in the neighborhood do look around for Maria and her Arepa Cart.
This recently renovated restaurant-cum-bar is located in the Queens neighborhood. Executive Chef Mina Newman brings you the best American steakhouse food, with traces of Greek cuisine. Parts of the menu tend to change regularly, as the kitchen relies heavily on seasonally available fruits and vegetables. The lemon sorbets served with meals are quite popular with the crowds. The prices are a little steep but that does not deter foodies from heading here, and parties of 20 to 80 people can be accommodated at a time. Valet Parking is available. For further information, check the website or call for details.
Mumbai Grill's Sweets Shop is nestled in the city of New York. It is not for the health conscious, but for those who savor fried vegetarian Indian bhajias, rich sweets and everything that is not calorie constrained, they will not be disappointed. You will find fresh, delicious onion, potatoes and peas bhajias, samosas and more for just above USD 2.
Jackson Diner is a diner in name only. It actually is a wonderful Indian restaurant that features excellent food at ridiculously low prices. The kitchen mostly focuses on delicacies from Northern India and the Punjab region. The extensive menu includes tikkas, masalas, tandooris and vindaloos. There are also plenty of vegetarian dishes, so there is definitely something for anyone who likes Indian cuisine. There is another location located in the West Village right near NYU on University Place and 11th.
If you are walking by on Elmhurst, you may just get drawn in by Sabay Thai one of the most happening Thai restaurants in New York. This spotless, well-designed place serves sensational dishes. Fresh seafood like shrimps, calamari cooked and seasoned with fresh herbs is fantastic! Shrimp pad thai, chicken with garlic sauce, duck with basil, fried bean curd are some of the local favorites. Service is excellent and the place offers great value for money.
Yearning for some yummy Thai food? Nusara should be your destination. It's one of the few places that serve authentic Thai food in Queens. This small cozy joint serves some of the most delicious Thai and the delicacies worth trying are Siam grilled chicken, som tum, khao mon gai and the pork fried jerky. The menu includes an interesting mix of various Thai curries, noodles and rice. The staff is helpful and friendly, and the place is clean and pocket friendly.