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When You Want To Be A Little Fancy, Stay In Queens, and Not Compromise on Quality

Recently, we asked our followers for upscale suggestions for Valentine's Day; we had already been to many of the higher end places in Queens but we were curious to hear your favorites and see where you would send us. More than not, many of you suggested places in Manhattan or Brooklyn, so in typical QueensEats fashion, we want to show you that you don't have to leave Queens to find a great special occasion spot where you can have a great meal with a loved one on a date or take family for a milestone while also spending money locally. Warning: Be prepared to spend a bit of money as you are paying for a higher quality product, very attentive service, and ambiance. 

Some restaurants to still be considered for this list: Il Trianglo, Tara, Maiella, Sushi Daizen, Levante, Tavern 157, Allora


Restaurants to be revisited (lacking a recent review or picture) but QueensEats recommended: Park Side, Don Peppe, Trattoria L'incontro

SPECIAL OCCASION SUPPERS

CASA DEL CHEF

Woodside, Queens

What to Order: Chef's Tasting Menu
Good For: Dates, small groups

GAIJIN

Astoria, Queens

What to Order: Any of the Omakases
Good For: Dates

CASA ENRIQUE

Long Island City, Queens 


What to Order: Enchiladas, Tres Leches Cake
Good For: Dates, medium sized groups

COTE SOLEIL

Sunnyside, Queens

What to Order: Escargot, Foie Gras, Beef bourguignon, Creme brûlée
Good for: Small groups, dates

CHIVITO D'ORO

Jackson Heights, Queens

What to Order: Parrillada for 2 (feeds 3-4), Empanadas, Grilled provolone
Good for: Large groups

CHRISTO'S STEAKHOUSE

Astoria, Queens

What to Order: Porterhouse for Two
Good for: Groups and dates

CRESENT GRILL

Long Island City, Queens

What to Order: Anything on their specials menu, farm to table meats
Good For: Groups and dates

IKI

Flushing, Queens

What to Order: Omakase
Good for: Dates

RINCON CRIOLLO

Corona, Queens

What to Order: Ropa vieja, lechón, chicharron de pollo, oxtails, flan
Good for: Birthdays, groups

M. WELLS

Long Island City

What to order: Any of the steaks, shellfish platters, bone marrow, foie gras
Good for: Dates and groups