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.
There is something for everyone at the Astoria Bowl. While simulated sports are all the rage these days, nothing can quite match the experience of lugging an actual bowling ball and the adrenaline rush that ensues as it barrels through the pins, sending them crashing down. With bumpers for kids, glow-in-the-dark cosmic lanes with laser shows, a pro shop for serious bowlers and touchscreens to keep score, this bowling alley promises its patrons hours of fun. The sports lounge is a cool and casual place to enjoy a game on one of the many TV screens over a drink with friends, while the dining room serves up delicious eats including burgers, pizza, salads, wraps and more. Whether you stop by for a game of bowling, a drink or a laid-back meal with friends, time spent at the Astoria Bowl promises to time well spent.
La Perrada De Chalo is a example of fast food served at its best. From burgers, hot dogs, Ensaladas to sandwiches, Calientes, Antojitos, Chuzos, Maduros and more, everything is served fresh here and the delicious sauces add the desired melting touch to your fare. The restaurant is open 24 hours on weekends, making it a perfect spot for those heading back home after a long night in the city. Look away from your calorie counts and indulge in a delectable culinary trip down to Central America as La Perrada De Chalo will only delight every inch of your palate. The portions here are generous and prices will make the meal look like a steal.
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 the stalls and the brick and mortar restaurant. For the night birds in Jackson Heights this is a great place to buy yourself some 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 arepas.
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.
Laliguras is tucked away on the 76th Street in Jackson Heights area of Queens. On offer here is a hard-to-find North Indian and Himalayan street food that incorporates a wide variety of kebabs, momos and such. Popular dishes here include choila, thenthuk, sel roti and lots more; there are also Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan varieties of full-meals, called 'thaalis' available for less than 10 USD - these are not only delicious but also quite hearty. Vegetarians have a lot to look forward to here. The prices are quite low and offerings are rare, tasty and interesting. If you've always wondered what food on the Everest tastes like, head here!
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.